This model allows you to cook both a main dish, whether rice, soup, chili, or something else, and a steamed dish simultaneously. The most notable feature, however, is that it can perform this dual-cooking in synchronic fashion so that your full meal is done all at the same time. There are four settings: white rice, brown rice, slow cooking, and synchrony cooking. Single-push operation makes this model very easy to use, and the non-stick pan coating makes it quite easy to clean as well. A spatula, measuring cup, Tacook cooking plate, and cookbook are also included.
When it comes to dental hygiene, most Americans are slackers: 1 in 2 don’t brush twice a day, and 3 in 4 don’t replace their bristles every three months, no matter how many times they’re warned of the risks (which include cavities and gum disease). “We needed to get people to care a lot more,” says designer Simon Enever. So he and partner Bill May set out to make brushing feel more rewarding. The result is Quip, a simple, affordable, battery-powered toothbrush that works like its counterparts from Oral-B and Sonicare—a two-minute timer vibrates every 30 seconds, reminding users to switch positions—but looks and feels like something you’d find in an Apple store; customers can even opt for a matte metallic finish. “It’s a nicer experience,” says Enever, who adds that he’s already working on his next design challenge: getting you to floss.