Silent timer

If you’ve ever used a timer with a toddler, you know such devices can often turn into distractions with their moving digits, dings and beeps. The Soft Glow Silent Timer & Light, invented by a Twin Cities teacher and mom, features only soft glowing colors. Using controls hidden on the underside of this simple sphere, you can set it to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20 and 30 minutes, making it an ideal task timer or even a bedtime light.

$19.99 • amazon.com

The Soft Glow Silent Timer & Light