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A complete range of Datexx TimeCube timers improve student productivity and focus. And grades!

KENILWORTH, NJ (DATE) – With the school year upon us, parents across the country are looking for ways to keep their kids on the path to academic achievement. Experts agree that time management is one of the keys to success. And a new tool from the innovative engineering team at Datexx is making that happen for families and students across the country.

The “Datexx TimeCube is a wonderful tool! It keeps me and the family on track and focused!” said Alicia Torres, mother of two from Albuquerque. “I love this so much we have two of them.”

The TimeCube is set by simply rotating it to the desired time, so there’s no need to fuss around adjusting a knob. It comes in 10 different colors with various timer options appropriate for students at any grade level.

According to Heather Olsen in Milwaukee, “What I really like is that it doesn’t tick or have any other noise going on as the time goes by. My son, who has ADHD, has found it useful just to get started on homework which is a big plus.”

Even children who know how to tell time don’t necessarily know how to measure time. Setting a timer during a block of time when they’re supposed to be completing a task has proven to be a really helpful strategy.

“Who knew that a timer could be fun enough to encourage kids to do their homework,” gushed Carolyn Levine from Houston.

Parents can also keep a clock nearby and give kids a verbal countdown as the minutes tick by so that children can begin getting an internal feel for these time segments.

“It’s useful in limiting video game time,” noted Miami homeschool mom Gina diGiacomo, “And sometimes we use if for a beat-the-clock game…. can you pickup ALL of your stuff in the living room in 5 minutes?”

Today’s families are busier than ever and kids are bombarded with distractions every minute of every day. So developing time management skills has become increasingly important.

Of course, no tool will be beneficial if it ends up getting tossed into a drawer and forgotten. Because the TimeCube is easy to use and attractive, it’s certain not to meet that fate. “I bought these for everyone in the family as I thought they are great example of how good design can make life simpler,” said San Diego mom Denise Bynum.


Datexx by Teledex is a proud family-owned company founded in 1990 in New Jersey, USA. We are an innovative consumer electronics company that has been developing and marketing attractive, high-quality products worldwide for over two decades and with over 20 million satisfied customers.

Datexx World Headquarters are located at 1 Atlas Street in Kenilworth, NJ. For additional information about the TimeCube and Datexx’s other innovative products, contact Julee Noguchi at 1-908-964-8109 or email

Review: Only fun people should buy this

I love this thing. I’ve had it since 2011. It isn’t loud, at least as I define loud. If I’m in another part of the house, I might not hear it. But then again, if I’m going to be in another part of the house, I usually take it with me. It doesn’t weigh much or take up much space. I keep it on the window sill and plop it to the time I need set whenever I’m cooking something. I tend to get distracted by the next activity and am forever multi-tasking, so having this tool helps me enormously. Only annoying thing was not being able to set it for say 20 min, but now that they make other colors with different time ranges, I’m all set.

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Review: Handy for keeping yourself on task!

I’ve purchased three of these now – just to give you an idea of how much I like them. They’re simple to use, loud enough to hear from another room, have a countdown on the “bottom” (which becomes the side when “setting” it for one of the times), and is perfect for short tasks. I bought one of these for my niece to use so she finishes her meals in 30 minutes (she has to eat on a strict schedule bc she has Type 1 diabetes), and I use one when I’m doing hires bc I’m so easily distracted.

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Review: Awesome timer for kids!

I purchased this timer, along with a few other kinds, for use in my classroom. I teach young children with autism, and I wanted a way for the kids to regulate their time earned playing on the iPad on their own. As they get 5 minutes each, I thought this might be a good bet. (We previously used simple digital timers or “traffic light” visual timers, but they were not as well received as this one!)Not only do I love it, but my students do too! It is incredibly simple to operate, and they quickly learned how to do it themselves.

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Review: Best non-Kindle purchase I’ve ever made on Amazon

Seriously, these cubes – I have the white one that goes up to 60 minutes max, and one that’s 30 minutes max – are absolutely terrific. Nothing could be simpler – switch the cube on (I keep it turned off till ready to use and the batteries last forever), put the time limit you want on the top side of the cube, and go. And for me, that’s ‘go to sleep’. Yep, I’m one of those people who needs naps during the day, and there’s nothing better than coming home for a 50 minute lunch time, sticking something in the microwave, and setting the cube to 10 minutes for a quick nap while lunch cooks.

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Review: Great Shower Monitor

“This is perfect for households with children who empty the entire hot water tank taking a shower. I put a note on the outside of the shower enclosure to remind them to set it and so far it’s been a big help. It couldn’t be any easier to use – just turn the “15” up and it starts. I took a guess about the amount of time needed for a reasonable shower and 15 minutes was just about right for shampoos and leg shaves.”

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Review: This cube might save your life

“I love this thing!!!!!!!! Sooooooooo simple and perfect to use. I’m a writer, which not only means I’m sitting on my a** all day, but also that I get totally lost in my head and completely lose track of time while at the computer. (Random digression: one of my kiddos asked me for something the other day while I was writing, and when I told him “5 minutes” he asked, “5 real minutes or 5 mommy minutes?” … which apparently is like dog years, but in reverse, and roughly equates to an hour later and/or whenever I’m done with the current scene … note, this is NOT a fault of the timer, LOL! In fact, I don’t even use the 5 minute side, instead…) I primarily use the 30 min timer as a reminder to get out of my chair and move for a few minutes…”

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