Enso Pearl: The Only Timer Actually Worth Buying

A smartphone makes a lot of little gadgets obsolete. However, even if you're attached at the thumbs to your iPhone, you might still find yourself coveting the Enso Pearl, the mother of all timers. » 4/03/12 5:00pm 4/03/12 5:00pm

Kill-A-Watt's Updated Graphical Version Has Programmable Timer

The original Kill-a-Watt was a barebones, if efficient, way of monitoring how much energy an appliance used. But what if you want more features? Like a timer or programming. Here it is. » 11/24/09 12:52pm 11/24/09 12:52pm

Evangelion iPhone Clock App Is Neat if You Like Evangelion

The Evangelion Clock App hit the App Store today, and it's a pretty damn good clock app (as far as clock apps go) if you've ever seen Evangelion before. » 2/24/09 6:20pm 2/24/09 6:20pm

Countact Lens Case Keeps An Eye On Your Contact's Lifespans

A contact lens case for disposable lenses with a built-in back-lit LCD timer with customizable delay so you know when to replace your lenses. That's about all I need to say about Countact. The battery's built-in, so you can't replace it when it dies after about 3 months: but you all know you should change your case… » 11/04/08 10:30am 11/04/08 10:30am

ECO Showerdrop Guilts You Into Taking Shorter Showers

In another attempt to shrink our global footprint, the ECO Showerdrop encourages you to quit your bad habit of taking girly showers (a.k.a. unnecessarily long showers). Unlike the Eco_Drop Shower » 10/27/08 10:00pm 10/27/08 10:00pm, which made you physically uncomfortable until you removed yourself from the shower, the ECO Showerdrop will beep, time…

Lightning Review: Lego Egg Timer

The Gadget: Lego Egg Timer.
The Price: $7.99
The Verdict: It's cute. It's makes a wonderful tic-tock noise. It helps you do roasted lamb and chicken and Beef Wellington and cakes. It's Lego. Really, it can't get any better than that. I only wish it could do more than one hour. » 7/04/08 8:00pm 7/04/08 8:00pm

Cupcake Kitchen Timer Might Get You a Batch of Cupcakes or Two

This might be the perfect device to get someone to make more cupcakes for you: The Cupcake Kitchen Timer, which at 3.5 inches tall is almost big enough to qualify as a cake. Or you know what? You could take a giant leap and makes some cupcakes yourself! Don't bite into this one, though—it's made of hand-painted resin.… » 10/22/07 1:01pm 10/22/07 1:01pm

CubeTimer Turns Cooking into a Craps Game

Roll the CubeTimer to determine how long you should cook the chicken. Roll it again to determine the length of time to bake the cupcakes. It is all a game of odds. All right, not really. This digital timer has four sides for 5, 15, 30 and 60 minutes. Place the timer with the desired cooking time up and the countdown… » 4/04/07 3:30pm 4/04/07 3:30pm

Simple, Yet Functional: Mark-My-Time Bookmark

Getting the kiddos to read can be in the pain in the ass sometimes—I should know, I have 13 kids (not really). But I can remember back in the day asking my mom over and over how much longer I had to read before going to play some Nintendo. The Mark-My-Time bookmark replaces the parent by including a countdown timer… » 1/24/07 12:00pm 1/24/07 12:00pm

Ramen Noodle Cup Timer

Because I am a poor, malnourished student, I have become one with the ramen noodles. Unfortunately I burn the hell out of my mouth because I am so eager to feed my mouth with scorching hot noodles. This ramen noodle cup timer is really just a basic timer. Dump the boiling water into the cup of noodles and place on the… » 12/29/06 12:47pm 12/29/06 12:47pm

Shower Monitor: Ruining Your Life in Eight Minutes or Less

The Waitek Shower Monitor is a timer that activates automatically when the water is turned on, and then after a predesignated time limit between five and eight minutes, it starts emanating an annoying honk that can be heard all over the house. The only way to turn off that beeper is to turn off the water for at least… » 6/09/06 8:22am 6/09/06 8:22am

No More Excuses: Birth Control Pill Case

Here's a great idea for a birth control pill package, where a 24-hour alarm sounds at the time you designate, and when you twist open the case, it stops the alarm. Take a pill, twist the case closed and that alarm is reset for the next day. Careful, though—might be a bit embarassing if that alarm goes off during Mass. » 5/16/06 2:13pm 5/16/06 2:13pm

Bob: Children Hate Him, Parents Best Friend

Bob will become a hated name in households throughout the world if this product comes to market. Bob lets mom and dad assign each of their kids a pin number, and when parents install this timer in between an AC power source and anything that plugs in such as computers, TV or games, it will precisely control the amount… » 3/24/06 12:30pm 3/24/06 12:30pm