Cue is going to help you rewire your brain to improve on three different areas:
In order to build a habit, you need a consistent reminder. You need a cue. Then, you need a routine, and finally, a reward. That creates what scientists call the habit loop and after some repetitions, a habit is formed in your brain.
Cue comes with an app that will guide you to set up a simple and small routine you want to turn into a habit. When it’s time for action, Cue will chime and make sure you get it done. If you follow through, it will reward you with different celebrations, and it will also keep track of your progress to keep you accountable and motivated.
You can read more on the science of building habits here.
We’ve implemented a method called timeboxing, which is an incredibly useful tool to fight procrastination. All you have to do is focus on a single task for just 25 minutes and then rest for a little bit before starting again. Cue manages the times and intervals, it lets you know when to stop working and when to start over, and gradually changes color so you can see how your time is moving.
The timeboxing method has been proven to be extremely effective because you work over short periods of time, which allows you to achieve your maximum level of focus and avoid distractions without burning out.
Learn more about timeboxing and its benefits here.
When you are able to live in the present you experience time differently, you realize the significance of every moment, you are in control.
Cue gives you a constant reminder to do just that. BE PRESENT. It chimes every hour to gently remind you of the passage of time. Sometimes, a little nudge is all you need to prevent the day from slipping by.
You can also use the smartphone app to customize chime intervals, set different alarms, recurring reminders, or anything else that’s important to you.
Here's some info on the importance of mindfulness.
As a physical object, Cue promotes real engagement. Instead of being impersonal and easy to ignore like other productivity gadgets or apps, it feels more like a friend who’s there for you to help you get things done. You can keep Cue in your home, your bedroom, or your office helping you in whatever it is you need to improve.
The smartphone app is designed to make the Cue experience perfect for your specific needs. You can customize chime intervals, sounds, and even Cue’s colors to match your tastes and personality and really make it your own.
Build a habit mode will guide you to set up small and concise actions to form a habit. Enter your action, frequency and time, and Cue takes care of the rest. You can enter up to three different habits at a time, and the app will keep track of your progress and show you how you are improving overtime.
Focus mode allows you to enter your work time quickly so you don’t have to worry about complicated setups. Cue takes it from there and splits your time in small minute chunks so you can really focus and work with no distractions.
Be mindful mode has the basic functions of a cuckoo clock by default so Cue will chime every hour. Through the app, you can customize it to change the chime intervals and create specific reminders at unique times.
Knock three times on Cue to wirelessly sync with the smartphone app via bluetooth
Small & beautiful
With its minimal, timeless design, Cue blends in while adding a nice touch to your space.
Tech meets craft
Cue doesn't look or feel like any other tech product. It is the perfect combination of a smart gadget packed in a beautiful, hand crafted housing of natural wood.
Backed by science
Cue's behavior is based on years of research and studies on the psychology behind habit forming, productivity methods, and mindfulness.
The experience of using Cue was thoughtfully designed around making you feel good, happy, and motivated to keep improving every day.
The gentle cuckoo sounds and soft lights will help you stay focused and aware without disturbing your atmosphere.
The Cue app offers endless opportunities for customization depending on what your needs are and what really matters to you.
Loves the planet
Cue's wood is FSC certified, which means it is sustainable and comes from responsibly managed forests.
Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 4" / 9 x 9 x 10 cm
Phone compatibility: iOS 7 or higher & Android 5 or higher.
Phone connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
Materials: Certified encino oak
Power source: 4 AAA batteries
Battery life: 1 year
We are an industrial design studio that creates all kinds of products out of different needs we see in our lives; from electronic and tech products to every day items.
We actually built Cue as a personal project just for fun. We created our own version of a cuckoo clock to have something that would help us stay aware of the passage of time. And it worked better than expected! It really helped us remain conscious during the day and be in a better mental state while working.
We immediately knew this had the potential to become a product that could help a lot of people, so we worked to refine the design, did lots of research on different methods for productivity and self improvement, and learned everything we could about behavioral science to create the best product possible that would truly make a difference.
The team is composed of experienced industrial designers and engineers, and we've been developing and building tech products together since 2012.
Cue’s housing will be machined from a solid block of encino oak in our wood shop in Mexico City while electronic components are produced in China. All the parts will be sent to San Francisco, where we will assemble and ship the finished Cues to the world!
Hardware and software design is 100% finalized, and the smartphone apps for iOS and Android are currently in development.
Risks and challenges
Before coming to Kickstarter, we have made sure the design is fully functional by making several prototypes and testing them in all possible scenarios. We've selected materials and components that are easy to source and assemble, and we already have a trusted net of experienced suppliers all ready for us green light production.
There are always risks of delays in a manufacturing process, so we are adding a cushion to our timeline for any unexpected issues. If everything goes well, we hope we'll be able to deliver even sooner!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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