Magnetic Sand Hourglass

Add a meditative element to your desk with the stalagmite-inspired magnets in this hourglass.

$18.00

Timely Attraction

This unique hourglass puts a scientific spin on the sands of time. A magnet in the wood base interacts with the ferrous sand to produce mesmerizing, temporary stalagmites in the lower chamber of the glass. The natural timer magnetically marks one minute and makes a great gift for gadget-loving co-workers, dads, teachers, or your own desktop. Made in China.

Made from
iron, magnet, beech wood, Glass
Measurements
3" L x 3" W x 6.5" H
Ingredients
Care
Dust with a dry cloth.
Notes
One minute timer.
Item ID
27083

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsMagnetic Sand Hourglass
 
4.3

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (44), No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cool Item

glad I got this, have in my office and my students like to look and use it. fun item to have.

glad I got this, have in my office and my students like to look and use it. fun item to have.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cool product

This is a really unique idea. My 5 and 2.5 year olds are very interested in watching the ferrous sand pass through the hourglass.

Unfortunately, I didn't realize it was only...Read complete review

This is a really unique idea. My 5 and 2.5 year olds are very interested in watching the ferrous sand pass through the hourglass.

Unfortunately, I didn't realize it was only designed to allow sand to pass for one minute, which is not long enough for our uses. Also, the hour glass is a little dangerous and too dangerous for our household; if you set the full side of the glass on the magnetic and wood base, it could crack, and that's a deal breaker for me.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not too sure if I would but it again.

By 

from KY

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Magnetic Sand Hourglass:

It's reaaly for adults not young people.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Love concept but it is a minute not an hourglass

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from Nederland, CO

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Comments about UncommonGoods Magnetic Sand Hourglass:

I bought this for work time/breaks for computer work which is supposed to help w productivity. Love the item, wish it were and HOUR not a minute glass. Returned since although a fun concept, more of a toy or science concept demo item. Thought it would be a nice alternative to a timer on a cell phone.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Perfect, unique, reasonable

By 

from House springs, MO

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Magnetic Sand Hourglass:

I could go on and on about the great, unique gift ideas and priced in every range.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cool Item

By 

from az

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Magnetic Sand Hourglass:

glad I got this, have in my office and my students like to look and use it. fun item to have.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

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from Chalmette, LA

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Magnetic Sand Hourglass:

He said this was one of his favorite gifts.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

Interesting look at magnetic influence

By 

from Northern calif

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Magnetic Sand Hourglass:

I bought this for my grandson who likes magnets. The iron? filings can make interesting symmetrical forms from the magnet you set it on.

 
5.0

Awesome gift for teenager

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from Kirklin, IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Magnetic Sand Hourglass:

This was a gift for my teenage granddaughter and she loves it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fun Office Toy

By 

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Magnetic Sand Hourglass:

I bought this for my husband for his promotion at work. He is excited to keep it on his desk and time people when they are talking to him for too long!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great Gift item and conversation piece

By 

from Cathedral City, CA.

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Magnetic Sand Hourglass:

Gave as a gift to a friend for her office desk and was absolutely thrilled with it. Enjoying every day

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very unique!

By 

from Baltimore

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Magnetic Sand Hourglass:

I bought this as a gift for my fiancé for Christmas. I was going to buy him a watch to signifying our time together but he went out and bought himself a watch not knowing my plan. I was looking for something similar and found this and it's perfect. It looks great sitting up on a shelf on our wall.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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