By Andrew Liszewski
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to be stuck with entertaining duties this holiday season you’re probably going to be spending a good portion of the month of December in your kitchen. And besides of course being in the kitchen to hide from friends and family you’ll no doubt be doing some cooking too.
So the least you can do is treat your inner geek by dumping that boring old sand-filled cooking timer and replacing it with this digital version instead. When not in use the timer displays a 24-hour clock but flip it over and it becomes a 100 minute countdown timer complete with falling digital pixels representing the progress. It can be stopped, started and set using a series of buttons located on each end and it runs on a single AAA battery.
The Digital Sand Timer is available from Brookstone for $17.95.