Time to touch

Does anyone really know which buttons to press to program a timer? Why bother to learn when you can just tap the screen to set it quickly and easily?

A touch-screen timer counting down.
Time, time, time. CDN

Once you adjust to using a touch screen, other technologies can quickly seem clunky and outdated. Why mess around with buttons when it's so much easier to just touch what you want to change? That's the theory behind the TSM2 touch-screen timer and clock from CDN. Touch the screen, follow the prompts, and the timer counts up or down up to 100 hours. You can also stop and restart the timer quickly if you're juggling multiple food prep tasks.

The unit is made from food-safe ABS plastic and housed in a black and stainless steel casing that looks sleek enough to be on display in any kitchen. And it's easy to take it wherever you need it; clip it to your apron, stick it on the fridge, stand it on the counter, or loop it anywhere. Switch from timer to clock and back in sliding mode, and lock the screen to save your settings. Find it online for around $12.

About the author

    Abbi Perets has been writing about technology and family and consumer issues for over ten years. Her work has been featured in print and on the Web, and she has taught courses on consumer and business electronics for HP, Sony, AOL, and other companies. Abbi has also written extensively about business technology for Tech Republic, Gantthead, and other tech sites. Abbi's passion for home appliances stems from the kitchen remodel she managed in her new home in Houston, TX where she lives with her husband and four children.


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