having trouble staying still long enough to study?? it happens to all of us. you have three hours left of study time but you just have to get up to make yourself a sandwich, see what's on tv, get your phone to call a friend, or whatever else you do. then, you look back at the clock and realize all your study time is gone. with the study ball you dont have to worry about this. the manufacture's description of the study ball is:
a prison-style ball and chain that you can program to keep track of how much time you spend studying. Once you’ve selected the desired duration, you chain the ball to your ankle and the manacle won’t come off until the schedule study time is up. A red LED indicator displays the “Study Time Left“ and keeps you informed as to how much longer you’ve got to keep studying. The ball and chain are made of highly durable steel and weighs a total of 9.5 kg / 20.95 pounds, which makes it difficult to move while wearing it.
it costs over 100 dollars and i dunno how efficient it'll actually be with laptops available for procrastination, but i still thought it was a cool/funny invention. definitely creative.
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