4.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$69.99 $49.99

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


    I love this thing. We use it to keep the kids cell phones and tablets in at night. They wanted to play on them instead of going to bed. Then they wake up complaining that they were tired. No more of that. I like that they can see the count down and if they try messing with the dial, it will either stop the time or May had more. Thinking of getting another one for other things.

  2. 2 out of 5


    Bought this about a year ago. I LOVE IT! Well Loved it. Considering it stopped working recently. I’ll set the amount of time, it’ll count down from 5 to 1 and then I can hear the mechanics working inside the top but the locking arms don’t come out. So now I had to wait the amount of time for it to ‘unlock’ before I can try again. Tried again and the countdown happened but the locking arms didn’t move. 🙁
    I loved this thing and relied on it but it failed me.

  3. 5 out of 5


    A great thing for psychologically additive personalities battling whatever weakness it might be: cookies, cigarettes, pot, small food in general (it comes in a larger base, same price), small bottles of alcohol, other recreational drugs, sex toys, etc. It’s worth the money; otherwise, it is degradation as you keep going back to it, even if you don’t want to, not good for self esteem. But the Kitchen Safe works great and saves your pride. Be careful not to make a mistake in figuring out the time locked up; if you make a mistake, you might have to wait a half hour more, to get to your fix. So, don’t worry, be happy; get one and be free.

  4. 4 out of 5


    So I’ve got a problem. I’ll buy a bag or candy or chips or any other goodies and have the best of intentions to “just eat one” but many of us know how that goes. Next thing you know I’m halfway through the bag and that’s not good for the waistline!

    This is exactly what I was looking for. I deducted a star, only because it seems really expensive for what it is. I’d think this should be around the 20-30 dollar range but what are you going to do?

    Pro tip, if you need to put bigger items or items that need to be refrigerated that obviously won’t work with this. What I did is get a couple of those insulated lunch bags (make sure they’ve got 2 zippers so they can lock) and then get a couple padlocks. The travel TSA types ones worked for me. Then you can lock up your goodies and put them in the fridge. Then just put the key in the Kitchen Safe, set the timer and you’re golden.

    It’s worked for me so far. I bought a box of those granola bars and USUALLY I would have probably finished them off during the weekend, but I set the timer so it wouldn’t open up until Monday morning!

    Suggestion for future improvements. Perhaps some sort of built in calendar so you can set it for Monday at 8AM, instead of 32 hours…When I set the timer on Friday afternoon I had to do math in my head to figure out what Monday 8AM was. Not a biggie, but just a suggestion.

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