This is defiitly one of the most expensive gadgets that I have ever seen, and one of the strangest. For about fifty dollars you can buy the towel dispenser, which will rip your paper towels right off the roll for you. I would have to say that I dont really see how this product is worth the fifty dollars. After receiving the item as a gift I found out where you could get it from and how much it cost and thought that it was a little on the overpriced side. Of course it is nice if you have kids who often have problems getting a whole piece of paper towel, or who end up taking six pieces of paper towels instead of one. It does require batteries and comes with a warranty but I think that an item like this should be priced around twenty dollars instead of fifty dollars.