When you spend so much time with electronic devices and doodads, using a non-electronic object can feel sort of...weird. So why not make it feel more like what you're used to?
That's the idea behind the Switch salt and pepper shaker. It features salt on one side and pepper on the other with a big ol' switch on top to let you choose between the two. Sure, there are no batteries on board, but just try to ignore that fact.