I post about cool gadgets frequently on this blog, but it occurred to me that I should also start a transistor-free gadget series, since there are plenty of clever and well-designed non-digital artifacts that can make our lives easier. So I will start with a great kitchen gadget that has been seeing daily use nearly every morning in the McIntyre kitchen: Poach Pods. These flexible silicone cups make perfect poached eggs every time. Crack an egg into the pod, set it into half an inch of boiling water in a saucepan, cover the pot, wait six minutes, and presto, you’ve got a perfectly done poached egg. Better living through silicone.