Lab equipment is changing all the time. A lot of lab equipment once featured a lot of wire wound motors. These motors were still useful components, but they were prone to breaking down, often at the most inconvenient times. Other types of equipment would have to be replaced if there were issues with these motors.
Using components that have fewer mechanical parts has always been useful for the researchers who are trying to get more or less the same results with fewer issues, and magnetic stirrers are part of the picture now.
These are the sorts of devices that will already eliminate the need for a lot of traditional pieces of lab equipment, while also bringing a lot to the table themselves. The simplicity of these devices will make them look a little deceptive to the people who are used to using a lot of other forms of lab equipment, especially if they have a lot of experience in various fields of physics and chemistry.
However, avoiding some of the more mechanical pieces of lab equipment can already give a lot of organizations the chance to save on energy and a lot of other expenses. They will replace equipment less frequently as well.