Esington Glass 2.0: Solid Iron Nanospheres + Time stopper


Quickly program your brain to reach the flow state. The Esington Glass 2.0 contains solid Iron nanospheres that do an entertaining, chaotic, white noise producing dance. 

The world's first solid iron nanosphere timer with a magnetic time stopper!

An animated GIF showing the magnetic time-stopper pausing the Esington nanosphere timer flow.

When you get interrupted mid-sprint, you can now stop time!

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 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

he 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. 


The Large glass is our executive edition: 40% larger and 3x bigger. The Large glass has louder white noise. Both are 25-minute timers. Borosilicate glass with 4 million iron nanospheres.

An elegant addition to any desk or table.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
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. :)

Anthony Henderson
The design is pretty fashionable.

It looks elegant and fashionable. Well packaged.

Thank you for your feedback.

Sean Allen
Works well.

Perfect for homework and quick family clean up times. Works well.

Adam W.
These houglass are fantastics.

I absolutely love these hourglasses. They are the perfect size and works well. I haven't used them for time management yet, but they look great on desk. The cork base is an elegant touch. I'm very happy with it.

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