So, I just saw this and thought it was pretty nifty:
Its a small NMR machine (about 10lbs and less than 1 cubic foot of space) that sits on the bench for 20,000 USD. its 45 MHz and uses a capillary, not NMR tubes, but still, benchtop NMR, without cryogenic liquids, and its a FT machine.
What do you think, would this be useful for research or teaching with undergraduates? I think the price is a significant benefit, but I get the impression that you need highly concentrated samples to aquire data.
They've got some example spectra on their website, but I'd be curious to see if it could be used for inorganic/organometallic compounds (31P of phosphine complexes, Metal-alkyls, etc). They've got some example spectra on their website, but its all organic compounds. It might be worth contacting the company and seeing if they can get it tailored for inorganic/organometallic use, then I'd really be impressed.