BoingBoing Gadgets highlights a new gizmo that heats water for your cuppa in three seconds. Not exactly sure why it’s necessary — my electric kettle only takes a minute or two to heat up my water, and I’ve never felt unduly put out by those 57 extra seconds — but if you’re an extravagant spender, or incredibly impatient, or a collector of all things tea-related, I suppose the Tefal QuickCup’s sorta neat.

… but still not lazy enough to necessitate the purchase of a pot I don’t have to lift.

While Lotte Alpert’s design may be sleek and stylish, I’m still not sure its function is meaningful.