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Maintain Healthy Limits on Children’s Video Game Time with the GameDr® Video Game Timer

Digital Innovations, an industry leader for consumer electronics care and maintenance products, has announced the release of the GameDr® Video Game Timer, a revolutionary product that allows parents to easily monitor their children’s electronic video game access.

Arlington Heights, IL, May 09, 2009 --( The GameDr® Video Game Timer solves a problem that parents have with regulating how much time children spend play video games. Until now, it was very difficult to set limits for playtime without arguments or tantrums. With GameDr® Video Game Timer parents now have an affordable, easy and effective time management solution. Their research shows that 50% of parents interviewed disclosed they have serious concerns about how much time their children play video games. 62 percent of parents suggested that they would use a timer if it were available to help them regulate the number of hours their children’s game-playing consumed. Sixty-six percent of parents polled say they impose rules about the amount of time their children can spend each day playing video games.

Now a critically important game timer device is available. The GameDr® Video Game Timer’s tamper-proof controls let parents set it and forget it. This simple-to-use electronic device locks onto the power cord of all video game consoles. Parents just set the built-in clock and plug the game console into the GameDr® Video Game Timer. The device fits any wall outlet or power cord.

GameDr® Video Game Timer eliminates conflicts. It puts an end to confrontations over, “Just a few more minutes” or “Just until I reach the next level.” Instead, GameDr® Video Game Timer warns players when the time limit is approaching. The message alerts players when 10 minutes and one minute are reached. Once the pre-set time limit is reached, the timer automatically powers off the game system.

A recent article about video game play behavior by children supports the need for a better way that parents can help their children avoid excessive game playing. Kimberly Young, director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery, advises parents who want to head off serious trouble to find ways to limit video game play without blaming or criticizing. She says, “It is better to set–and enforce–time restrictions. Games should never be a child’s main focus.” [Wagner, Jennifer Seter, Addiction to Video Games a Growing Concern, U.S. News & World Report, May 7, 2008]

“That is precisely is what GameDr® Video Game Timer does for parents. It lets them set and enforce video game-playing limits for their children. Our timer device enables parents to establish responsible guidelines that are flexible so parents can modify them as situations change. This also helps children learn to become more responsible for their behavior. Both parents and their children win because GameDr® Video Game Timer eliminates stress and removes the cause of duress that often jeopardizes a peaceful home environment,” said Gary Masching, CEO of Digital Innovations.

Features Include:

Compatible with any game system
Power cord of the game system plugs and securely locks into the timer
Set a block of time to limit how much the game system can be used
Time limit can be programmed to repeat every 24 hours
Lock tabs fit over console power plug to prevent disengaging the timer device
4-digit pass code prevents unauthorized timer changes
Pause function lets players temporarily turn off game and resume later without losing remaining time

Price and Availability:
The GameDr® Video Game Timer is available June 2009 at [ $29.99 ]

About Digital Innovations:

Established in 1997, Digital Innovations has gone from the humblest of beginnings to the world leader for consumer electronics care and maintenance. With patented technology across the line, Digital Innovations has developed a solid reputation for establishing the industry's leading edge. Identify a problem, create the solution. That's how Digital Innovations' products came to be the undisputed world standard for disc repair, disc cleaning, laser lens cleaning, and electronics and screen cleaning. Not to mention the fact that each is an essential tool for the care, repair and maintenance of today's highly sensitive consumer electronics and optical media.

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