Unique time management tool that helps users achieve a higher quality of life.
Do you ever find yourself being less productive because you have unlimited time to complete a task? I know that happens to me frequently. But I rarely think to start a timer for myself in order to keep myself on task. This precise reason is why TickTime was created.
TickTime is a new innovative take on a personal timer. It has a hexagonal case and each side of the hex has a different preset time on it (3, 5, 10, 15, 25, and 30 minutes). Users can also set custom timers by pressing the M+/S+ buttons on the base of the timer. To use the timer, you simply flip the product until the amount of time you want (for example 3 for 3 minutes) is facing up. The timer will run automatically and an alarm will sound once the time is up.
- Adjustable Volume
- Silent Mode (flashes the lights instead of sounding an alarm)
- Easy-to-Read LED Display
- Flip and Switch Mode
- Adjustable Timer
- Magnetic Surface
- Compact Size
TickTime comes in a cube-shaped box. While the sides of the box mimic the countdown clock on the sides of the device itself, there is no image of the product included on the packaging. The bottom of the box provides a small amount of information including contact information for the manufacturer, model number (LJN-TM2), and the website. Because this device is on Indiegogo, I found quite a bit of background information on that page including the company (Nllano Ltd.) that put out the Indiegogo campaign. The website that was on the box (iticktime.com) led to a Shopify page that is not available. When I looked up Nllano Ltd., I was led to a functioning website including a product page for TickTime (https://www.nllano.com/pages/ticktime).
When I opened the box, I found the product, a user manual, and a Micro USB charging cable. The indicator light is on one side and the digital display on the other. Both displays appeared to have scratches on them out of the box, but that’s only because there is a film on them. The user manual indicates that in order to power the device on, you simply press any button. So, I tapped one of the buttons on the bottom of the TickTime device and the indicator on the top lit up. There is a battery level indicator on the same side as the buttons. It’s a part of the timer display.
Getting started with TickTime was very easy. Since the device has preset timers built into the design of the device, I simply flipped the TickTime so the 3 was facing up and watched it countdown to 0:00. When it did, an alarm went off. The sound is a simple high-pitched beep. I found it to be loud enough to hear from another room in my house, but my fiance was unable to hear it due to high-end hearing loss. There is a silent mode built into the device and the lights do flash on an off when the timer goes off in either mode, but if you aren’t sitting right next to the TickTime when it goes off, you don’t know that time is up. This might be one suggestion I have for future versions — different pitch tones for the alarm. This could still be a simple choice between high, mid, and low tone.
The timer seems to be accurate and I like the options the users has for creating a customized timer. The fact that it’s so compact and lightweight is a huge bonus because it can easily go to and from work with me so that I can stay productive no matter where I go.
TickTime is a very unique timing object. I can see it being used a variety of places including classrooms, board meetings, and, of course, offices. The Indiegogo campaign for TickTime surpassed its goal of $1,260 very quickly. The campaign has raised more than $311,000 and is currently in an extended campaign term with 26 more days to go.