A Great UI in the Most Unlikely of Places

Hose Timer

I recently picked up this Orbit hose timer from Home Depot. I feel like quite often programming little single-purpose devices like these can be quite a pain. But this timer is pleasantly simple: you start the dial at “Set Time” and work your way around. So what you end up with is a very conversational-like programming. You set the time, pick a start time, and then say how long you want it to run for and how often, then move the dial back to “Auto”.

No instruction manual required, just very simple and very intuitive!