Chronic Consumer | Category: Bought it, Love it
Because I work from home, I’m constantly dealing with productivity problems. I have a hard time staying on task, and not surfing the Internet or watching TV when I’m supposed to be working. So in order to help combat this problem, I recently purchased a Polder Digital Timer, with the goal of setting time limits for all of my tasks. I’m much better at getting things done when the clock is ticking, and figured this product would help.
The Polder Digital Timer comes with several features that I absolutely love. For example, I can set the timer to count up or count down. I was specifically interested in the countdown timer because then I can give myself, say, 15 minutes to complete a task and have the alarm beep when the time was up. Much easier than having to keep an eye on a traditional count-up timer.
Another feature that attracted me to this timer was the way I could choose from three different alarm notifications: vibration, sound, and light. I love this because I can use the sound alarm when I’m by myself, and can use one of the other two alarm types when there are other people around so I don’t disturb them. Fantastic!
And finally, I love the little things about this Polder Digital Timer. It has a stand so I can easily keep an eye on the time without having to take my hands off the keyboard to pick it up. It has a very large display that’s nice and easy to read. It takes standard AA batteries so I don’t have to hunt around for obscure replacements.
Overall, this is an awesome little device that I hope will help increase my productivity for the long run. I’ve been using it for about a week now, and have noticed definite improvements in my work habits. As a result, I highly recommend the Polder Digital Timer. It’s the best $10 I’ve spent in a long time!