Best Cube Timer To Make Your Life Easier And More Organized

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Timers can make your life easier in many ways. Cooking, exercising, studying and playing games are all activities that can benefit from good time management. We have found an awesome type of timer that makes all the others obsolete for most purposes. Here we will introduce you to this revolutionary new timer and compare all of the different models available so you can pick the one that will work best for you. 

These cube timers are very simple to operate. There are no complicated settings at all. You just set the cube down so the time setting you want is facing up. That's it. The countdown begins, and the alarm goes off when the time is up.

Comparison Data 

NOTE: ALL MODELS REQUIRE 2 AAA BATTERIES AND ARE A 2.38" (6cm) CUBE

Product name:

White TimeCube

Pre-sets:

5-15-30-60 Minutes

User-sets?:

No

Adjustable Volume?:

High/Low

MSRP:

$25

Color:

White

Product name:

Purple TimeCube 

Pre-sets:

5-10-20-30 Minutes

User-sets?:

No

Adjustable Volume?:

High/Low

MSRP:

$25

Color:

Purple

Product name:

Blue TimeCube 

Pre-sets:

1-3-5-7 Minutes

User-sets?:

No

Adjustable Volume?:

High/Low

MSRP:

$25

Color:

Blue

Product name:

Yellow TimeCube 

Pre-sets:

5-10-20-45 Minutes

User-sets?:

No

Adjustable Volume?:

High/Low

MSRP:

$25

Color:

Yellow

Product name:

Green TimeCube 

Pre-sets:

1-5-10-15 Minutes

User-sets?:

No

Adjustable Volume?:

High/Low

MSRP:

$25

Color:

Green

Product name:

Productivity TimeCube 

Pre-sets:

5-10-20-25 Minutes

User-sets?:

No

Adjustable Volume?:

High/Medium/Low

MSRP:

$25

Color:

Red

Product name:

High-Intensity Interval Workout Timer 

Pre-sets:

10-20-30-60 Seconds

User-sets?:

No

Adjustable Volume?:

High/Low

MSRP:

$25

Color:

Dark Blue

Product name:

Bamboo TimeCube - Short 

Pre-sets:

1-2-3-4 Minutes

User-sets?:

Yes

Adjustable Volume?:

High/Medium/low

MSRP:

$36

Color:

Natural Bamboo

Product name:

Bamboo TimeCube - Long 

Pre-sets:

5-10-20-25 Minutes

User-sets?:

Yes

Adjustable Volume?:

High/Medium/low

MSRP:

$36

Color:

Natural Bamboo

Product name:

Cooking Smartly TimeCube Combo  

Include:

White and Blue TimeCubes

MSRP:

$44

Color:

White/Red

Note:

Best Budget Pick

Product name:

Complete TimeCube Combo Pack

Include:

ALL TimeCube MODELS ABOVE EXCLUDING BAMBOO MODELS All colors, settings etc

MSRP:

$139

Color:

White/Red

Note:

Best Overall

​How We Reviewed These Cube Timers

We looked for the simplest and most dependable cube timers that have only the best reviews from people who have bought and use them regularly. Then we compared their essential features to make sure that everyone will find them useful.

Interestingly, all of the models that we have chosen as the best are manufactured by one company: Datexx. Datexx is well-known for its interesting, and sometimes odd, gadgets that can make people's lives easier. They have now apparently set the bar for cube timers with their TimeCubes! Take a look at these reviews so you can pick the one that will make your life easier.

The Products

The basic TimeCubes come in five different colors, and each color cube has its own preset times. There is also a cube that is specially made for enhancing productivity, a cube designed for high-intensity workouts and two gorgeous bamboo cubes.

We reviewed each one individually, and we highlight suitable uses in each review. Be sure to check out our picks for the best budget and best overall combos.

White TimeCube Review

TimeCube® 5-15-30-60 Minute Preset Timer- White

This is one of the basic TimeCube models. It has 5, 15, 30 and 60 minute settings. These presets make it a great kitchen timer, but there are numerous other uses as well.

It features the longest time setting of all the TimeCubes. This one-hour setting can come in handy for baking and setting television or video game limits for the kids. Its shortest time setting, five minutes, just happens to be the perfect duration for a toddler's time out. Are you beginning to see how useful TimeCubes can be?

We like the classic white color of this model. It goes well with any decor. And, as with all of the other TimeCubes, cleaning is as simple as wiping with a damp cloth. You can use mild detergent for stubborn messes like dried pasta sauce and gravy.

Pros

  • Classic white color
  • 60 minute setting

Cons

  • Minimum setting is five minutes
  • Light colors show more dirt and grime

Blue TimeCube Review

The only differences between this model and the white one is the color and the time presets. Actually, those are the only two differences between any of the five basic TimeCubes.

This model is best for timing short events like doing a short crossword puzzle or frying an egg.

The light blue color of this cube may stand out a little, depending on the color scheme of the room in which you use it most often. It's not an unattractive color, but it is unique. Many people prefer pastel colors in their bathroom. That could make it a good toothbrushing timer when you use its three-minute setting, which is one minute longer than the two minutes recommended by the American Dental Association.

Pros

  • Useful short time settings
  • Unique color

Cons

  • Some may not like the unique color
  • Minimum setting is seven minutes

Purple TimeCube Review

This cube times events in intervals of 5, 10, 20 and 30 minutes. Most cleaning jobs fall into these ranges, so this can be a fun way to challenge yourself and become more productive at that most dreaded domestic task.

It can also be used to divide your child's study time up. Set a 20-minute limit for complex subjects like math, and choose a shorter time for subjects that are best absorbed in small doses.

Not everyone likes purple. Luckily, this is a more demure shade, not a bright and gaudy hue.

Pros

  • Evenly spaced time intervals
  • Girls love purple!

Cons

  • Not everyone will like the color
  • Minimum setting is five minutes

Yellow TimeCube Review

The yellow cube has all the same time settings as the purple one, except the longest setting is 45 minutes instead of 30. This extra 15 minutes can be pretty useful. You still have all of the commonly used short five and ten minute settings, but you also have a longer one. Hey, its a timer. What else do you want?

Now let's look at the color. On the list of America's favorite colors, yellow comes in dead last. Only two percent of Americans say it's their favorite. On the other hand, yellow stands out. It is easier to find something with a glance around the room if you are looking for something that has the color of danger and caution!

Green TimeCube Review

1, 5, 10 and 15 minute settings make this cube the ideal kitchen timer. Most searing, frying and boiling falls into one of these durations. We like that this one offers a one-minute option like the blue one does.

This lovely color is just the right shade. It is not so bright that it stands out, yet it is not so dark that is more at home in a den or living room. You can use it anywhere for any purpose.

Pros

  • Great cooking timer
  • Nice color

Cons

  • Maximum setting is only 15 minutes
  • Of course, not everyone likes green

Short-duration Bamboo TimeCube Review

Are these bamboo cubes actually timers or are they works of art? I say they're both!

This one features four presets: 1, 2, 3 and 4 minutes. You can also set a custom timer. This is great for timing short events, just like the blue timer, but you have the added versatility a custom setting.

You can also adjust the volume on this cube. There are three volume settings, and the highest is pretty loud. You can hear it above the noise in a busy daycare center from a distance of at least thirty feet. Now that is a loud beep! The lowest volume setting is good for a quiet room when you are close to the cube.

We are impressed with the natural beauty of this cube. Bravo to Datexx for this elegant combination of style and function!

Pros

  • Attractive natural bamboo
  • Custom timer
  • Adjustable volume

Cons

  • Natural bamboo may stain
  • Short time settings

Long-duration Bamboo TimeCube Review

This is just like the short-duration bamboo TimeCube, but its presets are 5, 10, 20 and 25 minutes. It also has the adjustable volume, custom timer and beautiful bamboo finish.

Pros

  • Attractive bamboo
  • Custom timer
  • Adjustable volume

Cons

  • Natural bamboo may stain

Productivity TimeCube Review

This model is specially designed to help make you more productive. Its 5, 10, 15 and 20 minute settings are best use for time management. For example: As a professional product review writer, I don't want to spend more than five minutes writing an introduction to any of the amazing products that I write about because that takes away from the time I should be writing about that particular product's useful features. So I set this cube down on my desk with the "5" showing when I begin writing an intro.

The 20-minute setting is great for power naps. 20 minutes is long enough to give your brain a rest, but not so long that your brain feels like it was just cheated out of a full night of sleep.

This model has an adjustable alarm volume. Set it to high to wake you up from a nap, or set it to low for a gentle reminder of how much time you have spent on any one task.

Pros

  • Adjustable volume
  • Loud 72 dB alarm at highest volume setting

Cons

  • No custom timer option - This would be expected in any productivity timer
  • One color option - Red

High-intensity Workout TimeCube Review

Ringside High Intensity Interval Timer

This cube is made to time your high-intensity workouts. You really don't want to mess with a complicated timer and all of its confusing buttons and timers when you are exercising. So you just set this cube down with the 10, 20, 30 or 60 second side facing up and get to sweating!

Pros

  • Perfect presets for high-intensity workouts
  • Loud alarm
  • List Element

Cons

  • No custom timer option
  • List Element
  • List Element

Cooking Smartly TimeCube Combo Review

 Miracle TimeCube Exercise Timer for Fitness

This combo is advertised as a set of cooking timers, but I have no idea why. It is simply the basic white and blue cubes offered as a set at a discount. We chose this as our budget pick because you get the versatility of the two best basic cube timers at a lower price than you would if you bought them separately.

Between the two cubes, you can choose a timer of 1, 3, 5, 7, 15, 30 or 60 minutes.

Complete TimeCube Combo Pack Review

This combo includes every TimeCube that we reviewed here, except for the bamboo ones.

This combo offers the ultimate in versatility at a steep discount. You can have a dedicated timer cube for multiple purposes. You can even buy one of these combos and have seven gifts to give for any occasion.

This is our pick for the best overall value because you get seven timers, all with their own unique presets and features, for the price of less than six individual cubes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Loud Are The Alarms On These Timers?

I Picked The One With The Presets I Want, But I Don't Like The Color. Now What?

How Do I Know How Much Time Is Remaining On The Timer?

The Final Verdict

All of these timers are simple and easy to operate. You can kiss those old complicated dials and keypads goodbye.

The basic models are great multi-purpose timers that you will find endless uses for.

The high-intensity workout timer is suitable mainly for, well, high-intensity workouts. The highest setting on this cube is only one minute.

Check out the red cube for help with time management at work or home.

There are few finishes more beautiful than natural bamboo. Imagine how great one of the bamboo cubes would look on your desk!

With the "cooking" combo, you get the two most useful cube timers.

If you have about a hundred dollars to spend, go all out with the complete TimeCube combo and get them all, except for the bamboo cubes. This is the best value. Why not keep the ones you want and give a few away as gifts?

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