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The timers are in transition. The original manufacturer, Creatime, has stopped operations and sold their product design to a German manufacturer. The new manufacturer states they plan to be in production in 2020. We plan to start carrying the timers sometime in 2021.
The Meditation Pyramid Gong Timer is an interval gonging timer that can be used to time Meditation, Reiki, and Yoga sessions. The beautiful wood pyramid is made from your choice of Sycamore or European Cherry wood and is plain on all four sides. The pyramid shape is modeled to the proportions of the Great Pyramids of Giza.
The electronics are contained inside the pyramid and the controls are accessible on the bottom of the timer so that the pyramid top is undisturbed.
The Meditation Timer's precise controls allow you to set a repeating gong interval from 1 minute to 60 minutes and a duration of 1 minute to 199 minutes. An interval setting of "0" will program the duration of the session with no interval gongs.
For example, you can set the timer for a 1 hour session with single gong sounds every 5 minutes. Setting the timer is quite easy with the controls. Click here to review the Instruction Booklet.
Audio Timer Option
The Audio Option provides an SD Memory Chip Slot (memory chip not included), which allows you to add up to 10 of your own sound tracks to be played by the timer. For example, you can load an MP3 file of meditation instruction onto the chip. Start the timer and the recording will be played on the internal speaker of the timer. You can also install your own music or other chime sounds on the SD Chip. Click here to review the Instruction Booklet with the Audio Option.
This option allows you to substitute the built-in gong sounds with your own recordings, which can be short (a few seconds) or long recordings (up to the limit of the file size that the SD Chip can hold).
Built-In Gong Sounds
The timer has four built-in gong sounds from which to select. The Audio Option allows you to substitute these sounds with one of your own. The session will begin and end with 3 rings of either one of these four sounds. If you use the Interval setting as well, a single ring will be played. You may select only one gong sound for the beginning, interval, and ending gongs. The sounds are digital recordings. There are no mechanical parts to break or malfunction.
Listen to the Four Gong Options
- Dimensions: 5-1/4" square base by 4-14" tall
- Weight: about 1 pound with batteries installed
- Requires 4 AA batteries (not included) - Alkaline or Rechargeable Batteries Recommended
- Audio Option requires one Micro SD Memory Chip of any capacity (not included)
- Materials: Sycamore or European Cherry (merisier) wood pyramid top, Black Plastic base
- PLEASE NOTE: The actual color and grain of the wood you receive may vary from the images above
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The timer for contemplative prayer performs perfectly
The timer is quite wonderful. It is lovely to look at, the different options for the chime are more than adequate, the tone of the chime is lovely. We meditate every day and are thoroughly enjoying the timer to begin and end the meditation.
I like this product very much and it is easy to use. My only complaint would be that you can only choose full minutes and not half minutes. In other words, I can only choose 2 or 3 minutes instead of 2 1/2 minutes.
Forget visions of a woodish piece- the veneer must be nano thickness. On the other hand, the sound is good and probably better than most phone apps (I have not tried them all). I wanted flexibility as to timing and it has that and I wanted something that I could use without headphones, so it is good there as well. The pyramid shape is amusing and actually makes a good base when tipped up so you can get at the controls, which are on the bottom. But the price? [Sage Note] The price is high because this is a low-production item with a low demand. It is highly specialized, made in France, and the Wood Pyramid top is real wood with a craftsman quality finish. That being said, there is nothing else like it in the world.
I have been using one of these for 4 years and find it perfect for my practice.