The egg timer came first, but it’s the Duck Timer that you might want to see end up in your kitchen.
Egg timers are pretty much dead anyway, thanks to smartphones. The only way a standalone timer is making it into the kitchen these days is in a Trojan Horse of cute. Enter the Duck Timer, which will sneak an unnecessary gadget into your place in the unassuming guise of a duck. Also, this duck makes a quacking sound when the timer goes off. Can your smartphone do that? Yeah, probably. But this duck definitely can.
You can get the Duck Timer from Alessi’s online shop if you live in Europe for about £34. If you live in or around Tulsa, you can go to an Alessi dealer (Snow Goose or Edit) near you and get one, too.