Cooking isn't always as stress free as you'd like it to be, but at least now one part of the chore can be soothing: the kitchen timer. While your average timer might beep or whine, this new timer from Kikkerland plays classical music.
The next time you throw dinner together, set the Mozart timer—when it goes off, it plays the composer's "Rondo Alla Turca," so even if you started to dose off after a long day, at least you'll have Mozart's upbeat Turkish March to remind you to get that pizza out of the oven.
Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).
Harry Potter fans, prepare to go nuts. Toy group Wow! Stuff has officially come out with an invisibility cloak and pre-orders begin on July 1.
According to CNET, the cloak works like a green screen and uses an app to show the wearer disappearing in photos and videos. The user can then save the photos and videos to their phone and show everyone their vanishing skills. The toy company felt compelled to warn users that they won't actually disappear, which is hilarious but worth clarifying in case someone thought they now had access to invisibility cloaks and real magic.
The creators actually examined the original cloak used on Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, now housed at Leavesden Studio, to make sure it was as close to the real one as possible.
The cloak, which is not transparent to the wearer, comes in two different versions: The standard cloak costs $70 and includes a stand to situate one’s phone for pictures. The deluxe version, which costs $80, has a serpent-themed border and a tabletop tripod so you can really go wild with photos.
The cloaks are set for an August 1 release, and have already made an impression on toy lovers, winning Innovative Toy of the Year at Sweden’s Toy Awards.