BOB: Parent's TV, video game timer/control for kids
Parents love BOB because it's their practical tool for managing the amount of time their kids spend watching TV, surfing the web or playing video games.
Better health, improved grades for children are associated with reduced TV and game time. BOB is the solution to put an end to this child-parent conflict with TV watching and game playing hours. With BOB, parents set time limits. Once the time is up, then the electronics shut off.
How BOB Works
• Plug any device into BOB through its lockable compartment.
Benefits of BOB
• BOB becomes the bad guy in screentime negotiations
• Safe for all gadgets and electronics
Normal Mode - The default setting. No need to change this unless you are using it for a projection TV, or if the device must be properly shut down.
Cool Down Mode - Critical for projection TVs. Ensures a proper shutdown by letting the internal fan cool the TV down as it shuts off.
Always On - For devices that should not be turned off abruptly. When a user has reached a limit or block, a 60-second countdown will start, and then an alarm to notify the user to turn the device off. Then, if the user does not turn it off, BOB will.
We love television, computers, and video games. Why then should we limit things that we love? Because too much of a good thing creates imbalance.
Did you know that the average American child spends time in front of a TV or computer screen 3-5 hours a day, every day? Bring that time down to 2 hours per day, and you've just given your child up to 1000 extra hours of childhood each year. A thousand more hours of just being a kid....That is a precious gift.
Q: How many devices will BOB control at once? Ideally, I would like to use it for TV, iMac, laptop and 3DS.