A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Time Out

This is the little kitchen timer I use.  It lasts around 6 months or so before the battery starts to peter out and the numbers in the display don't display all that well.  But it will still keep track of time and if I hold it just right I can see the numbers.  Eventually it gets to the point that the battery should be replaced.  Now the strange thing is, and why the post here on the blog, I can buy a new timer for half the price of a new battery.  If anyone can explain that I'd be interested.

In case you ever wondered what the inside of one of these gadgets looks like.

I popped out the little magnet on the back and saved it.  Might come in handy someday.


  1. Make sure you put the magnet in a safe place.... you want to be able to find it if/when you need it.

  2. This is kind of a funny and interesting post to me because I use an old flip phone as my alarm clock. I've had this phone for probably 12 or 13 years. When the battery died, I went on eBay to find another. I have no idea why I just don't use my current iPhone as my alarm clock, but I love that old flip phone alarm.


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