Productivity Timing Hourglass

Inspired by the time boxing system, this hourglass is a beautifully designed way to track your productivity.

$60.00

All In The Timing

How much easier would the work day be if you knew you only had to be productive for 25 minutes at a time? Inspired by the time boxing system, a simple project management tool that allows a fixed time for each task, this hourglass is a beautifully designed way to track your productivity. Simply turn the glass when you're ready to begin filing reports, typing a statement, or even cleaning the kitchen, and the hourglass's soothing metal "sands" serve as a quiet reminder that you're right on track. The gray grains make a relaxing whirring sound as they pool to the bottom of the glass, creating white noise to calm distractions. Once you're done, take a breather before moving on to the next task on your list. Made in China.

Made from
steel, handblown glass
Measurements
5.25" H x 3" dia.
Notes
Handle with care.
Item ID
27234

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UncommonGoodsProductivity Timing Hourglass
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10), No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it!

I use the timer for pomodoro sprints (25 minutes of focused work on one task). I got tired of running them on the computer or phone since it was distracting and this is...Read complete review

I use the timer for pomodoro sprints (25 minutes of focused work on one task). I got tired of running them on the computer or phone since it was distracting and this is a perfect replacement. No loud alarms and simple to use - just flip it.

Bonus Tip - I use a small magnet to pause the timer. Placing it near the neck completely stops the flow of the metal "sand". It's also fun to play with the magnet and make shapes inside the glass.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Timer is not quite 25 minutes

I started using the Pomodoro technique where you focus on a task or project for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break. When I saw this hourglass I thought it would be...Read complete review

I started using the Pomodoro technique where you focus on a task or project for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break. When I saw this hourglass I thought it would be a unique way to implement the technique rather than using a digital timer or stop watch. I timed the hourglass 3 different times and it came out at just under 26 minutes. I know I am being petty but I am an engineer and I appreciate preciseness. That really is my only gripe otherwise it is an amazing product.

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3.0

Timer is not quite 25 minutes

By 

from San Diego, CA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about UncommonGoods Productivity Timing Hourglass:

I started using the Pomodoro technique where you focus on a task or project for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break. When I saw this hourglass I thought it would be a unique way to implement the technique rather than using a digital timer or stop watch. I timed the hourglass 3 different times and it came out at just under 26 minutes. I know I am being petty but I am an engineer and I appreciate preciseness. That really is my only gripe otherwise it is an amazing product.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was as expected.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No, No
 
5.0

Very nice

By 

from USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Productivity Timing Hourglass:

She's an artist and had been setting the timer on the stove for 30 minutes. This is way better and worth it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Neat hourglass

By 

from Midland MI

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Productivity Timing Hourglass:

Good looking and well made. Everyone just wants to watch it, including me. I use it to time how long I sit at the desk. When it runs through it is time to get up and walk around for a bit before sitting down again. Advertising it for use in connection with some esoteric productivity program no one ever heard of is really stupid, unduly limiting. Great item, I love it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

finally a good hour glass.

By 

from fredericksburg, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • 25 Minutes Exactly
  • Heavy - Will Not Tip
  • Well Made

Cons

  • Can't Think Of Any

Best Uses

  • Task Timing

Comments about UncommonGoods Productivity Timing Hourglass:

This is a great gift. sturdy, and classy. I would order it again and recommend it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

beautiful product but service really shines

By 

from Dallas TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Productivity Timing Hourglass:

it makes a soothing sound in a quiet room and forces me to move around a bit

Service and delivery comments:

first shipment was damaged and customer service offered to overnight a replacement (not necessary) they simply asked for a photo and shipped a replacement without a problem they are awesome!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By 

from Seattle, WA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Analog
  • Attractive
  • fun

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Pomodoro Sprints

Comments about UncommonGoods Productivity Timing Hourglass:

I use the timer for pomodoro sprints (25 minutes of focused work on one task). I got tired of running them on the computer or phone since it was distracting and this is a perfect replacement. No loud alarms and simple to use - just flip it.

Bonus Tip - I use a small magnet to pause the timer. Placing it near the neck completely stops the flow of the metal "sand". It's also fun to play with the magnet and make shapes inside the glass.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Pretty but flawed

By 

from Baltimore

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Productivity Timing Hourglass:

      The sand stops flowing at random times so to use it requires watching it continuously. If I had not thrown out the packing it would be going back.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful

      By 

      from Cedar Rapids IA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Classy Beautifyl Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Productivity Timing Hourglass:

          So beautiful I didn't give it away but decid d to keep it myself. Love the modern style, the flat base and leather coaster. Just wish I could get one for an hour too!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Beautiful

          By 

          from Boulder, CO

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about UncommonGoods Productivity Timing Hourglass:

          Nicely crafted and a great gift for someone

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Awesome Gift

          By 

          from Elizabethton, TN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • High Quality
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Productivity Timing Hourglass:

              This was a fantastic gift for my uncle who owns his own business and appreciates unique and fun designs. He seemed to really love it. It looks great, works great, and if nothing else, will be a great conversation starter.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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