While not everyone loves the soothing tones of a blaring smoke alarm, people are pretty fond of birds. Designer Louise van der Veld took note of this and combined the two into the Chick-A-Dee smoke alarm, an alarm that’s shaped like a bird, makes bird noises, and can clip on to any available surface so you don’t need to screw it into a wall or ceiling. When it dedicates smoke, it lets out a gentle bird noise. As the smoke spreads, the sound grows to an 85dB “DEE DEE DEE” sound, which in bird-speak translates to “get out of the house.”
The Chick-A-Dee won a Dutch design award in 2006 and is now for sale in the U.S., retailing for $75 at Chick-A-Dee.Eu in six different colors.