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Curb Your Bad Habits With This Smart Device

September 15, 2013, 10:56 AM
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You never intended to eat the whole bag of chips, or smoke the entire pack of cigarettes; to keep participating in the mindless WhatsApp fight with your friend, or continue flipping through the channels even though there was nothing on. You just couldn't help it. Well, The Kitchen Safe is here to help you. It is a smart, easy-to-use container, that aids your willpower in keeping you or your kids from the temptations in the house. 

To use the Kitchen Safe, simply place an item in it, close the lid, and set the timer. Once the timer is set, and the button is pressed, no cheating is allowed. The safe locks and cannot be opened until the timer reaches zero. Things can be locked for anywhere from a minute to 10 days.

 

KitchenSafe

 

You could fit a lot of items in the 6 x 6 x 6.5 container. For example, the creators suggest locking TV remotes, game controllers, toys, credit cards, snacks, cigarettes, cell phones, even a gift or a reward for yourself or another, in order to build anticipation. 

 

photo: thekitchensafe.com

 

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