Feeling old, tired and stressed because you CAN’T manage your time?
Can’t go to your kid’s football game because you didn’t manage your time (again) and have ANOTHER urgent deadline?
Then Datexx The Miracle Cube Timer is for you!
Let’s review this cute little guy.
Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5
- Easy to Use
- Alarm sound last for a full minute
- Portable and can be used anywhere
- Reasonable Price
- Only 4 time denominations
- Light and may damage easily if you accidentally sit on it or drop it (more on the cons below)
Where You Can Buy
You can pick up this little guy at Amazon.com
Why a Timer?
Being a chronic multi-tasker and trying to do too much at the same time has been one of the biggest time wasters for me.
I sit down to read or write and find myself doing a million other things at the same time!
The result: Time wasted and getting little done.
I am not one of those people with strong iron willpower or Zen like powers of concentration so I need something to help me to focus on the task at hand.
So I chose Datexx The Miracle Cube Timer.
This timer by Datexx keeps track of time and boosts your productivity whether you are working out, meditating or doing just plain ole home chores.
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this little cube. It works on the principles of sound science.
Our brains hate it when we have to do super long tasks such as studying for hours at a stretch or working out for 2 hours.
This cube is an effective way to break up those long hours into smaller chunks of time resulting in being more productive and actually having fun doing tasks perceived as boring.
It certainly helps me to stay focused on my writing and reading and doing 90 minute long workouts.
And my new results:
Time flying by as I do my workout, reading 2 books a week on average and writing more than 3,000 words every week! ( while having a full time 8 to 4 job).
You can take it anywhere and its super lightweight.
It weighs only 2.4 ounces and measures 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches…yeah it’s a cube!
This cube timer is for anyone: the busy professional who wants to work away at that important assignment for an uninterrupted period of time, or the avid gardener who wants to tend to her lovely home grown vegetables for a block of time!
I find the price quiet reasonable and is within the expected price range for products of this nature and functionality.
There are also different colors you can choose from! Some of them look really cool!
The really cool thing about this Datexx Cube Timer is how easy it is to use.
Forget fidgeting with some time tracking app on your phone or watch.
In fact your phone or smart watch could be making you much less productive in the first place!
With this timer all you do is flip the ‘On’ switch, turn it on the side that shows the desired time and just rest it down….and it does the rest.
And unlike some other timers the alarm sound lasts for a full minute!
Here is a photo of mine:
This cube timer is an awesome product; but like with everything else there are some limitations.
The timer only comes with 4 time options: 5, 15, 30 and 60 minutes. So you are smoked if you want to set your timer for 20 minutes or 35 minutes.
I don’t think there is much the manufacturer can do about this because there are only so much faces a cube can have!
To overcome these limitations the manufacturer also offers cubes in different time denominations. These cubes have different colors. You can have a look at the other options here.
The cube is also a bit on the lighter side; for me personally I don’t have an issue with the weight but some of my friends have commented on how light it feels.
If a neat, little, effective device is what you want then I would definitely recommend this cube timer which has raving reviews on Amazon (4.5 star average).
Another good alternative, especially if you are a Star Wars fan, is the Star Wars Death Star Kitchen Timer.
This timer can be set for any amount of time up to 60 minutes….so yes you can set it for 22 minutes or 4 minutes!
My major concern with this timer is that the alarm only lasts for around 5 seconds which for me is a deal breaker. I prefer an alarm that rings of for at least 20 seconds or so to ensure I don’t miss the sound.
Here is a photo of mine:
Cool looking but not for me. My mom loves it though and uses it in the kitchen.
If you are interested in this one then it’s available on Amazon.com
Here is a photo the two side by side:
My Final Opinion
I love this timer by Datexx! I use it when I work at home or when I am reading and writing. It makes it much easier to focus for blocks of time.
You may not be the target customer for this product if you don’t have issues focusing for long hours at a time or if you are already highly productive.
However if you are someone like me who hates doing anything for long blocks of time and who needs something broken down into shorter blocks of time to keep working and motivated then this is the perfect timer for you!
If you are interested in purchasing this little fella then you can do so at Amazon.com