i love this thing ... the Norpro Egg Rite Egg Timer.
ok ... i am a sucker for soft boiled eggs and this thing makes it really easy to make the perrrrrrfect soft boiler. just through this into the water and wham!, it changes color to indicate what stage the egg is at. for $7, you'll always now get perfect eggs.
thank you to Bree Humphries for getting this for me as a gag gift (that turned out to be a gift i really like and use).