Top critical review
A good idea, but...
3 January 2018
I liked the idea of this: I do tend to forget to drink at work when I get into a flow and thought this would help. The good news: it has. The flashing does catch my eye and is enough to make me stop and remember to drink. So it basically works.
The cons: the first two I received had to be returned, one because it didn't work and the second (the replacement for the first!) because it arrived damaged. Returns were straightforward, but they do need to sort out their quality control, as this led to delays and frustrations. It's also really annoying not being able to switch it off. If I go to a meeting, it absolutely does not know I am away from my desk, as advertised, and continues to flash, annoying colleagues. I am the first in the office most mornings, and I always find it flashing, so it doesn't even know when the building is empty and dark: it continues to flash overnight, wasting the battery. The description explicitly states it will not do this, and so it was really disappointing to discover it wasn't functioning as advertised.
Overall, this is a good idea, and it has the potential to work really well, but poor quality and design flaws make it a frustrating product to use.