5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


The time-lock container designed to help us fight temptations. USA today and time magazine call it “brilliant!” here’s how it works: 1) place an item in the Time Locking Container 2) rotate the button to set the timer (from 1 minute to 10 days) 3) press the button to activate the lock once locked, the Time Locking Container cannot be opened until the timer reaches zero. Seriously, there are no overrides, once it’s locked, it’s locked. Studies of highly successful people show that the best strategy for achieving goals is to avoid relying on willpower in all situations. These people are more likely to use something called pre commitment, which significantly improves odds of achieving goals. Pre commitment is the notion of committing to a smart choice early, when we know we will be tempted by a bad choice later. The Time Locking Container is a tool that enables us to pre commit to smart choices.

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The time locking container can be used by students to stop their mobile phone from distracting them when revising or completing homework. A student or parent can place a mobile phone in the container before setting the timer for a certain period. The box remains locked until the timer runs out, giving the student an enforced break from the distractions of their phone.


Mobile phone addiction and the problems mobile phones create are becoming more and more prominent, with Ofcom finding that children are spending as much as 12 hours a day online. Research has shown that it doesn’t matter whether or not the mobile phone is being used – the mere presence of one whilst doing a task has been shown to reduce performance by 20%.

75% of students consider themselves procrastinators, with 50% of them doing so to a level that is seen as problematic – and mobile phones are considered to be one of the most common ways to procrastinate. Therefore, if students’ mobile phones are locked away, this could remove one of the barriers that stops students from working to their full potential.

This is why a time locking container can provide an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach, removing the distraction that mobile phones provide when students should instead be completing homework or revising for exams.


A time locking container is suitable for a student of any age who is often distracted by their mobile phone when completing homework or revision.


Many young people have this perception that they can efficiently multi-task, such that they can complete homework or revision whilst using their mobile phone. However, multi-tasking is actually impossible. Those who revise near their mobile phones find it difficult to concentrate. Evidence suggeststhat even listening to music on a mobile phone reduces one’s ability to perform well during independent study.

Multi-tasking causes errors to be made and reduces productivity, as it takes time to switch from one task to another. Multi-tasking also causes high levels of stress and a decline in performance on a range of cognitive tasks.


It appears that nearly all modern day students are distracted by their phone. The time locking container provides the perfect solution to this problem and it can be used by all students, regardless of their age and ability. Once it arrives, it is ready to be used immediately as no extra equipment is needed nor is it particularly hard to use.


This device offers flexibility. It can be tailored around the student’s revision plan as they and/or their parents can determine the period of time their phone will be locked away for. The time locking container can also be used as a source of motivation, as the student knows that if they complete a pre-determined amount of revision, they will be rewarded with something they want.

That being said, the time locking container does not teach students skills needed to self-regulate and manage their attention, as it simply removes the distraction. It operates on an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ philosophy.

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  1. 5 out of 5


    After I discovered that I could defeat the locking mechanism of the safe by pressing the bolts back through the slots, I emailed the company. In a comprehensive, detailed response, I was told how to address the problem:

    1) Press and hold the top button for 5 seconds. This will realign the gears in the locking mechanism but will not unlock it.

    2) Remove and reinsert the cells to ensure there are solid electrical connections at all contact points. Remove and reinsert the cells, which may have become misaligned. Be sure none of them is installed backwards.

    3) If the problem still persists, replace the cells with fresh, fully charged ones. Energizer, Duracell, and Ray-O-Vac cells are consistently sized and of the correct length. Cells from other manufacturers may be incorrectly sized. It’s important to note that rechargeable cells will not work.

    Customer service is excellent. I sent my email on a Sunday evening and heard back within an hour.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I bought 10 of these. I love them and they gave me back my sanity. My mother was driving me crazy every day for more and more cigarettes. She promised me no more than a pack a day, so that was the deal. I put one pack in each of 10 boxes and set them on the timer to open one 24hrs after the other for a period of 10 days. That was 10 packs and I told my mom that was all she gets was one pack a day and she could not hound me, call me or drive me crazy for cigarettes any more. Every 10 days I filled them back up. It actually gave us quality time together not fighting about her smoking 2 packs a day. It got her down to 1 pack a day and made her ration for herself. She managed to make 1 pack last a day and when she did not, she did not bother me and waited until the timer opened the box. You can not break into this box and nothing will stop the timer. Even taking out the battery does not work. Loved this

  3. 5 out of 5


    This box is amazing. it’s the best tool for postpone satisfaction.
    I am a weed smoker.
    weed is nice for having quality time and rest, and bad while need to work or study effectively since things are taking more time to do while you are high.
    with this, I am able to lock the weed when I need to work, postpone my high satisfaction, and be much more productive.
    and best thing, with this I am able to save my weed twice the time as usual, meaning I consume less, I smoke less.
    This is the best thing for saving weed, or for regulating productive time. also, it has nice volume, so you can save in it a lot of weed easily.
    the cons of this product are:
    1. well, it is plastic made. it can break, it feels fragile.
    2. it is pricey, pretty expensive for a plastic box with a time lock. for that price, I would expect something that is more robust, such as metal can and metal handle, or at list, aluminum.
    for this, I remove 1 star from the maximum level.
    This is a great product to get as gift for postpone satisfactions and regulate bad habits that cannot be stopped without force yourself to do so, also a great gift for productive stoners 🙂

    edit :
    the box is tending to be very fragile, I already have a crack on its base with easy use.
    for that price, this is very disappointing.

  4. 5 out of 5


    This thing is saving me from my weed addiction troubles. Instead of spending every minute of the day wondering whether I should smoke now or later, with this thing I only have to decide once. It’s a huge mental relief. I can’t live without it now, and I enjoy my smoking a lot more without the stress of overdoing it.

  5. 5 out of 5


    I ordered these boxes for my elderly mother who frequently confused the days of the week & subsequently took 2 or 3 days of her meds all in one day. I ordered 7 of your smallest safes (one for each day of the week) & placed each of her filled medicine boxes inside each safe, clearly labeled with the days of the week. I then programmed the boxes to unlock each morning at 6:00 am. We have used them for about a month now & they have worked beautifully. This product has helped my Mom remain independent for a longer period of time. Thank you.

  6. 5 out of 5


    This thing is awesome! I stuck my credit card and debit cards in there (I take them out on Saturday). I’ve saved soooooooo much money. This thing is awesome. I’ve saved 10x times what I invested in this little gizmo. Thank you so much!

  7. 5 out of 5


    We read another review that suggested this box for an automatic cat feeder, and we love it!

    Cat used to wake us up at 4 or 5am to remind us to feed her at 7. Ear plugs didn’t work. We would suffer for hours and then slug upstairs to feed her. We give her the blue food egg featured in the picture so she is simultaneously amused and prevented from inhaling her food like a vacuum.

    We needed a better solution, and none of the automatic cat feeders we researched would accommodate the egg.

    After seeing the other cat owner’s review, we decided to give this a shot. The jar arrived on time and nicely packaged. We spent a few weeks figuring out the best setup, given that the jar had to be tilted and raised up enough that the egg would roll out. Eventually we settled on what you see in the picture below! The black spot is a little bumper I glued to the lid to protect it as it falls off.

    Now Cat sleeps with us peacefully until about 6am, at which time she quietly excuses herself and supposedly goes to sit by the jar with anticipation. She still has a bad yowling habit (particularly right after meals, oddly enough), but we’re using other methods like clicker training and positive reinforcement to fix it. Other than that, she’s a wonderful kitty, and this jar has made it so much easier to enjoy her company.

    My only issue is that it would be nice to have a clock instead of a timer featured. We always have her egg roll out at the same time, so depending on when we put it in the night before we have to carefully count the hours and minutes. Then again, that’s not the true purpose of this jar, so I have no reason not to give this five stars.

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