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Esington Glass 25 Minute Timer Medium


Raised $196,560 on   Kickstarter

Stylish hourglass filled with iron nanospheres

The Esington Glass is a captivating timer designed to enhance productivity and mindfulness. Combining elegance with functionality, it offers a mesmerizing visual experience that inspires focus.

A Perfect Gift For...

Busy professionals striving for work-life balance will appreciate its ability to help them stay focused and manage their time effectively. Loved ones dedicated to personal growth and self-improvement will find the timer inspiring and conducive to achieving their goals. Mindfulness practitioners can benefit from the calming visual experience, integrating the timer into their daily meditation and relaxation routines. Lastly, those with a passion for innovative, aesthetically pleasing design will be captivated by its elegance and unique functionality, making it a meaningful addition to their living or working spaces.

More about the Glass

In 2015 we introduced Esington to the world. In 2019 we were back with a new and improved 2.0. In total, more than 3500 people contributed more than $300,000 to turn the Esington Glass into a reality. Since that first Kickstarter, over 100,000 people in over 100 countries have joined the Esington family.

"Got my Esington today and I am ecstatic! I can't believe how great you handled everything. I am really impressed and grateful for putting this great idea out to the public... I just can't wait to change my life and discipline myself a step at a time to accomplish what I've always wanted to do." - Vanessa C, backer of the original Esington glass.

Esington 2.0

Did you know the average worker gets interrupted after only 11 minutes of work? The crazy thing is it takes 25 minutes to get re-focused on the job.

With Esington 2.0, the magnetic time-stopper will keep your place in the sprint and act as a bookmark for your brain, waiting to be unleashed to restart your work.

New: Stop Time!

We invented a new way to control the time on your glass. Simply place the magnetic stopper over the neck of the glass and the timer stops!

The magnetic stopper interrupts the flow of the solid iron nanospheres and keeps your place during your timeboxing sprint.

Hand Blown Artisan Glass

Each Esington Glass is hand blown from a single piece of glass making each vessel unique. They are then quality checked for finish and filled by hand for accurate timing.

Millions of Iron Nanospheres

Each glass is filled with millions of solid iron nanospheres. These make the glasses unique and give them a wonderful visual effect as the spheres bounce chaotically around the glass. This also produces a wonderful white noise.

The most beautiful productivity timer ever made.

The solid Iron nanospheres flow freely, even after thousands of magnetic stops.

Soothing White Noise

Millions of iron nanospheres produce a soothing white noise for the first 15 seconds after turning over the glass. This activates your aural cue to start your sprint.

Magnetic Silicone Stopper

The silicone stopper is designed to have a unique feeling and a satisfying soft "click" into place to stop the timer. This will make it easy to engrain the "bookmark for your brain", and bring you back exactly to where you left off your work when you're ready to resume.

An elegant addition to any executive desk.

While the stopper is in place, your brain senses incompletion and will subtly pull you back to your work. You will get a satisfying reward when you pull out the stopper and unlock the timer.

How it works: The Esington Method

The Esington Method uses the Esington Glass as the timer and boils down to 3 simple steps:

  • Turn off all distractions
  • Turn over the glass to activate the 3 cues
  • Work on a single task until your time runs out

The Esignton glass is designed to help you develop a timeboxing habit as quickly and easily as possible. It does this by giving you three powerful cues to train your initial habit:

This unique combination of cues was designed to lower the activation energy required to form the habit. High activation energy is the prime reason habits don’t stick (and why only 8% of people are successful in achieving their New Year's resolutions).


The Esington Method trains your brain to go into the “hyperfocus” mode (also known as "flow") when the above cues are given. This gives you the ability to destroy procrastination with the simple action of turning over the glass. It's the famous "Click-Whirr" phenomenon Robert Cialdini popularized in the book Influence.


  1. You are setting up an ultra fast work/reward cycle. Once the 25 minutes are up, you are filled with a sense of accomplishment and rewarded with a break. A dopamine rush will ultimately cement the habit in place and change you fundamentally as a person.

  2. Studies show periodic resting increases the quality, quantity and creativity of your work.

  3. You destroy what’s known as Parkinson’s law, which states that people and organizations will fill up and use all of the available time given to a particular task. For example, if you’re told you have a week to write a report, it will likely take you an entire week to get it done. Once you implement timeboxing, since you are given so little time to “sprint”, you may finish that report in one or two sprints.


The Esington timer has a “soft stop”. There are no annoying bells or beeps to signal the end of your cycle.

The timer runs out gracefully.

Sometimes, your focus can take you well beyond 25 minutes, and that’s ok (especially if working on lower-energy tasks like answering emails). You don’t want to lose a valuable train of thought. Just be sure to rest proportionally to the energy spent working.


  • Diameter: 12cm
  • Height: 14cm
  • Weight: 1.9lbs

An elegant addition to any desk or table.

About Esington

Esington has raised over $300,000 on their Esington glasses on Kickstarter since 2015. Get yours now!

Customer Reviews

Based on 46 reviews

Wish that it had traditional protective wood frame around the glass other than that it's perfect.

Timothy Hare
For the college sophomore

He's delighted with it and was truly impressed with the idea.

K Kordes
Using the Esington Timer as a lecture Aid

I'll be using the timer as a visual and demonstration aid during a lecture I'm giving on June 10th, this coming Saturday. It's titled, The Hourglass and the Scythe. I will be happy to post how it was received. As for the quality if the product, service and candor of the staff, you have been nothing buy top tier.

It was verry good

Arrived earlier than I expected.
It was packed neatly and the design was good.
Work went well today, thank you

David Meidell


Kerry Johnson
Great product

Very nice! Well made and a unique item.

Mark S

Bought as a Christmas present; will have a better review after 🤷‍♂️

We look forward to hearing your review Mark and hope the Esington Glass will be a very well received Christmas present! :)

Remi Murao

Esington Glass 2.0: Solid Iron Nanospheres + Time stopper

Got mine.

Got mine this morning. I like the pomodoro timer. Well packaged and looks fashionable.

<p></p><p>Hi Amiller, thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we are so pleased to hear your comments. We hope your Esington glass is helping to achieve your goals - please get in touch with us at any time if you need some tips on using it effectively! . :)</p>

Daniel H.
Got mine.

Got mine. It is beautiful.

Thank you. :)

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