iPod lookalike can time an egg

The familiar design can be found all over the house.

Williams-Sonoma

If you think you're seeing iPods wherever you turn, there's good reason. Not only do people carry them everywhere, but their design is being copied increasingly for household appliances.

In the bedroom, for instance, we just saw the " Dr. Light " alarm clock with its iPod-wannabe appearance. And now we've gotten word of a Williams-Sonoma kitchen timer, of all things, that sports the ubiquitous click-wheel look as well.

Gadget Labs notes that the "Triple Timer" will be particularly comfortable for the iPod veteran to use, as long as it's not confused with the real thing while cooking. It could be worse: If it had a touchscreen like the iPhone, it would be eternally greasy.

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