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  • 2 Minute Timer

    Any suggestions for a 2-minute timer? I'm thinking that I don't want to hit more than one button to reset (or start) it. Basically hit a button, it resets to 2 minutes, and go.

    Most timers I've seen have variable time setting but no presets. Any ideas or suggestions?

    Why do I want this you ask? Primarily because I don't have a real concept of how long two minutes is. I won't stop a task after 2 minutes have passed, but spending a few bucks to get a better idea of how much I can do in 2 minutes will be very helpful.

    Thanks,
    --Adam

  • #2
    Originally posted by admsteiner View Post
    Any suggestions for a 2-minute timer? I'm thinking that I don't want to hit more than one button to reset (or start) it. Basically hit a button, it resets to 2 minutes, and go.
    The Polder variable timer on a lanyard, sold in kitchen cooking places has a feature that once you set the time you just hit stop and then start and it saves the last time you set. We use it all the time when making waffles. I also use it on my Flylady stuff to count down either 15 or 30 minute times.

    Here is the model I have

    http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=159438

    The lanyard is especially useful as is the magnet on the back. I can attach it to the refrigerator door if I need to.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by admsteiner View Post
      Most timers I've seen have variable time setting but no presets. Any ideas or suggestions?
      In addition to Oogiem excellent hardware suggestion, there are many computer based timers. A google search offers lots of ideas.

      http://www.google.com/search?q=gtd+2+minute+timer

      Personally, I have and use the iphone app. It's quite slick, and starts a 2 minute countdown when the app loads.

      - Don

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      • #4
        this is a timer you could try. it offers many mutiple timers.

        http://www.spacejock.com/yTimer.html

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        • #5
          Originally posted by dschaffner View Post
          there are many computer based timers
          Good point, I never think of those because I am not always near a computer.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll take a look at the lanyard one, I think I'd prefer a non-computer one (for the many times I'm not in front of a PC)

            --a

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            • #7
              Try an egg-timer. David has one on his desk.

              But seriously, it's not about two minutes. The two minutes is a rule-of-thumb not a do or die!

              If it'll take you longer to put it into your system and retrieve it again then you should just do it.

              David

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