The Talking Timer. The world’s first deliberately annoying gadget? $19.99.
The trouble with ordinary clocks and timers is that unless they’re in your line of sight, you never know how much time is left before the alarm rings. But that’s not so with the Talking Timer, a revolutionary device that announces how much time is left, eliminating the need to visually check for yourself. Using a pleasant, human voice, the talking timer announces the remaining time every hour, every ten minutes during the last hour, every minute during the last ten minutes, and every second during the last 10 seconds. Choose from six different alarm sounds, including a whistling kettle, car horn, bell, bouncing coil, cuckoo and a standard beep.