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Fantastic except for the sound,
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This is an extremely cool little device, but with one big flaw for me: the alarm is a really shrill, jarring sound, like a smoke alarm. Other than that, I love it. I just wish they could make it with a different alarm option. I'd use it so much more often if I didn't have to hear that alarm every time!
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Initial post: Mar 31, 2013 11:48:17 AM PDT
Entirely agree. Wanted a less annoying timer and this is it .. except the sound has not improved. As least it doesn't tick.
Posted on Apr 13, 2013 12:15:08 PM PDT
Hey Fox, is there a button to turn off the alarm?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2013 12:41:20 PM PDT
I plan to use it in the library (perfect silence), while I write. I could probably flip it, but I'd have to be really alert to notice it's coming close to 0, right? I'd hate to wait too long and have it beep. Your answer suggests there's no way to turn it off. I was hoping something like this cube exists that simply has a visual way to signal that time is up.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2013 12:57:48 PM PDT
The bottom (visible when it's not on 0) has a small digital clock. I check that if I'm timing something and hope it's over soon !
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2013 12:13:40 PM PDT
Quick Red Fox says:
Yeah, this definitely isn't right for writing in the library! The only way to use it silently would be to watch that little countdown screen like a hawk so you could intervene just before it hits 0:00 - which would pretty much defeat the purpose, since you wouldn't be able to concentrate on writing.
Hope you can find something else that lets you disable the sound!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2013 12:19:55 PM PDT
Thank you Red Fox!
Posted on Mar 13, 2014 3:40:13 PM PDT
J. Foley says:
Thanks! I WANT a shrill smoke alarm type timer.
Posted on Oct 3, 2014 5:39:11 PM PDT
I wish I had read your review before buying. I first bought the white one, which has a softer beep, and just assumed the others in the collection sounded the same. I cannot use this cube discreetly anywhere around the home.
Posted on Jun 10, 2015 6:19:28 AM PDT
The sound is a deal-breaker for me. My Samsung phone, god bless it's soul, has an alarm option where the first sounds are gentle and quiet and I mean very gentle and quiet. If you don't shut the alarm off after 3 minutes (you designate how long actually) then it gets louder.
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