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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: 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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Review: Up against the clock was never so easy….or immediate.

“So I know I can set a timer on my phone, or the stove, or the microwave or the kitchen timer….but this is so easy that I actually USE it. In clearing out the garage (where you can’t hear the kitchen timers), when your hands are not the cleanest, instead of putting dirty paws all over your phone, you just flip a cube. Done.

It’s so easy that it removes the procrastination factor to many chores – you flip the cube. Done. There’s no getting sidelined into missed texts while navigating the phone to the timer option. There’s no snacking while setting the stove timer.

My favourite part is that I now almost flip it before I know what I’m doing and then that’s the end of the world-wide-waste-of-time. Until the beep.”

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Review: It’s perfect. I’ve had problems with mechanical timers that stop …

“The brilliance is in the simplicity. It has a choice of 4 times (I got the 1-5-10-15 minute combination, but there are others.) Place the side with the time you want face up, and after the set number of minutes, it’ll beep at you. Flip the 0 side back up, and it’ll turn off.

Obviously, if the 4 times don’t fit what you need, you’re out of luck. If you have something for which a fixed timer works (I have a 15-minute task that I use this for), it’s perfect. I’ve had problems with mechanical timers that stop part way through, and electronic timers where the buttons wear out, and though I’ve only had this for a couple of months, I haven’t had any problems yet.”

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Review: I LOVE this thing!

Yeah, yeah, I know. How much effort can it save when you can set the timer on your stove nearly as fast? But this thing is uber-cool. Just turn it so the desired time is facing up and it begins to flash and you’re off.

As soon as you pick it up you realize how it works: There’s a metal ball bearing inside that makes contact with two points and begins a preset timer based on which side is up. It’s simple and absolutely brilliant and makes everything from cooking to laundry just a little easier.

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Review: Great Timer for Families & Individuals Alike!

“We ordered this on the recommendation of a speech therapist that was speaking on Executive Function of the brain. The idea is to help your child learn the feeling of how long it takes to complete things. It’s also useful in limiting video game or computer time.

My son, who has ADHD, has found it useful just to get started on homework which is a big plus. I say, “Just do 15 minutes of math now and then you can take a 45 minute break.” He seems to get most of it done and then usually goes ahead and finishes before taking his break. Sometimes just getting started is the really hard part for him. He’s a teen, so for younger children with the same problem, I might use the 5 min side.

We also use it for him to spend 5 minutes on picking up his room everyday. It keeps his room from becoming such a disaster area by the weekend when the heavy duty cleaning happens.”

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Review: A motivational tool

“I bought this to help motivate myself and my kids to tackle tasks. It has helped all of us way more than I anticipated!
I use it in 2 ways:
1. In a beat-the-clock fashion (ie, “Can we finish <sucky chore> in X minutes?”)
2. In a limited-time fashion (ie, “Let’s do as much as we can of <sucky chore> in X minutes.”)

I’m honestly surprised by how well this is working with my kids. They love to set the timer, even if we don’t need to time something. They have also begun requesting I set it for things like sharing and bath time. Unexpected, excellent additional use!”

Review: Parents put the TimeCube to use

“We love this little cube timer by Datexx. We found these timer perfect for setting time limits for our kids for various activities such as cleaning their rooms, video game/electronics time, time outs, quiet time and reading homework. It also adds a little bit of a fun element to getting their chores done quickly to try and beat the timer. 🙂 It has been a life saver for our family! ”

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