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The Lockbox v1.0

The Lockbox v1.0

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  • Conquer Your Phone Addiction
  • Reclaim Your Focus & Attention
  • Make Every Day More Productive

The device designed to place you back in control of your phone - Lock your phone away for a chosen time period, up to 48 hours.

product details

Make sure your phone fits before you order!

 

The Lockbox is a powerful tool to unlock your best, most productive, self.  Reinvent your phone habits, transform your life.

 

Features:

- Internal size: 17.2cm x 8.5cm x 1.6cm

- Up to 30 days battery life on standby.

- Lock your phone for up to 48 hours in one go.

- A small mid-lock hatch for cancelling alarms or answering calls.

- A phone charging hole at the bottom, so you can charge your phone during the lock.

- Two lifetime emergency unlocks for when you really need to access your phone.

 

What's included?

  • 1x The Lockbox
  • 1x USB Cable
  • 1x Instructions
  • 1x The Lockbox Guide
  • 1x Productivity Printout Bundle

shipping & delivery

We ship all orders from the North West of England.

Delivery options are as follows:

UK (domestic)
Royal Mail Tracked 24 (2-3 Days) - FREE

 

European Union

Royal Mail International Tracked (4-7 Days) - £10.45

 

USA + Other

Royal Mail International Tracked (7-17 Days) - £18.99

returns

We have a 1 year warranty policy, which means you have 365 days after receiving your item to request a return.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in its original packaging.

To start a return, you can contact us at contact@thevirtusproject.com

science

Countless studies show external precommitment as an extremely effective method to conquer bad habits. By locking your phone away, you remove the need for willpower.

 

Excessive phone usage has been linked to:

-Impaired cognitive function
-Lower life satisfaction
-Reduced productivity
-Worsened academic performance
-Depression
-Low self-esteem/negative self image
-Sleep problems
-Anxiety
-Deterioration of personal relationships
-Increased impulsivity
-ADHD/Attention problems
-Decreased emotional regulation
-Changes in the brain’s grey matter volume
-Reduced physical fitness
-Unhealthy eating habits
-Migraines
-Shyness
-Addiction to social networking

Read more on the science page.

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The reviews speak for themselves...

"A genuine game changer. My screen time is now down by an hour. Much needed in today's world."

Brad B.

"I can honestly say that it has increased my concentration 10 fold. It keeps me from constantly looking at my phone."

Lily H.

"Great for a digital detox. Like many I can get a bit addicted to my phone. It's now locked away for at least 12 hours a day."

Paul C.

"Excellent for spending quality time with the other half without letting my phone distract me."

Michael O.

"It takes the option of getting my phone away; it's broken the addiction."

Alex

"It's uncomfortable locking my phone in it, which is exactly why I need it. It's habit changer."

Oly

"A genuine game changer. My screen time is now down by an hour. Much needed in today's world."

Brad B.

"I can honestly say that it has increased my concentration 10 fold. It keeps me from constantly looking at my phone."

Lily H.

"Great for a digital detox. Like many I can get a bit addicted to my phone. It's now locked away for at least 12 hours a day."

Paul C.

"Excellent for spending quality time with the other half without letting my phone distract me."

Michael O.

"It takes the option of getting my phone away; it's broken the addiction."

Alex

"It's uncomfortable locking my phone in it, which is exactly why I need it. It's habit changer."

Oly

Cut your screen time in half within 30 days or get your money back, seriously.

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1 Year Warranty

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Be More Present
Experience life & enjoy the precious moments, without constant phone interruptions.
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Make Every Day More Productive
Free up your time so you can focus on what actually matters.
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Eliminate Mindless Scrolling
No more endless, guilty social media sessions.
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Unlock Deeper Focus
Enhance your concentration & reclaim your attention; upgrade your brain.
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Conquer Your Phone Addiction
Say goodbye to your unhealthy phone habits, once and for all.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
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Oly
A Habit Changer

The device works exactly as I hoped. Its uncomfortable locking my phone in it, which is exactly why i need it!

No reflection of the rating. But as feedback, some felt or cloth lining inside would be great for future models.

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Brad Burton
Wow. Wow. Wow.

A GENUINE game changer.

I use my phone to run business, but it also runs my life. This isn’t in anyway healthy, i darent share my daily screen time. But it’s down one hour a day now cos of this case. Baby steps. But they working. Absolutely would recommend. A genuine 10/10.

Much needed in today’s world.

BB 🦁✨

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Jon
Does exactly what it states

Works exactly as described. My time on social media has gone down, I spend less time watching tv AND being on my phone. I’m more in the moment. Case is a bit bulky, you don’t really want to carry it around with you - maybe a slimmer skeletal style version for carrying around? think face hugger from aliens but for phones. I digress. The case is ace. Definitely recommend for people who want to spend less time on their phones.

4/5 only because of the bulkiness

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Lewis Broadbent
Only two emergency unlocks is a terrible design flaw

The concept is great and I like the aesthetics. It does have design flaws. It has a removable rubber insert that should allow you answer an incoming call if needed in an emergency, however, the box triggers my phone's 'pocket mode' so I can't answer it in the box. No problem, I thought, it's got an emergency unlocks setting. The device is limited to 2 emergency unlocks over the lifetime of the product and no apparent way of resetting it.

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Sarah
Quite the remedy for those glued to their phones!

Until i came across this product, I hadn't been aware such a thing existed. On opening the V1.0 Lockbox, i was pleasantly surprised with the feel and finish of the product. It's made mostly of plastic, with the rubber insert intended to make your phone accessible in case of a phone call. It left a good impression on me, but what left an even great impression on me was the functionality, and how good the lock was. At first sight, it didn't look like it could possibly withstand even a modest amount of force, but after making an attempt to open the top cover, I was instantly proven wrong. Therefore it gets my certification for a high quality lock, as it works exactly as intended and with plenty of force to withstand even the strongest of people.
I can attest to it's rugged dependability as a phone lock, and can thus happily recommend it.

The no.1 screen-time solution ⌛

The no.1 screen-time solution ⌛

The no.1 screen-time solution ⌛

'Much needed in today's world'

- Brad

'A Habit Changer.'

– Oly

'It's broken the addiction!'

– Alex

'Helps me concentrate 10 fold.'

– Lily

'Great for digital detoxing.'

– Paul

'The case is ace.'

– Jon

'Much needed in today's world'

- Brad

'A Habit Changer.'

– Oly

'It's broken the addiction!'

– Alex

'Helps me concentrate 10 fold.'

– Lily

'Great for digital detoxing.'

– Paul

'The case is ace.'

– Jon

'Much needed in today's world'

- Brad

'A Habit Changer.'

– Oly

'It's broken the addiction!'

– Alex

'Helps me concentrate 10 fold.'

– Lily

'Great for digital detoxing.'

– Paul

'The case is ace.'

– Jon

'Much needed in today's world'

- Brad

'A Habit Changer.'

– Oly

'It's broken the addiction!'

– Alex

'Helps me concentrate 10 fold.'

– Lily

'Great for digital detoxing.'

– Paul

'The case is ace.'

– Jon

Frequently Asked Questions...

What if I need to access my phone?

Hold down the main button for around 10 seconds to use an emergency unlock. This can only be done twice per device, so use it wisely.

Does my phone fit?

The internal dimensions of the box are around 17.2cm x 8.5cm x 1.6cm. This is enough space for almost all uncased phones, e.g. iPhone 14 Pro Max. However, you may have to remove your case for your phone to fit. We recommend you measure your phone before ordering to ensure it is compatible.

Why not just put my phone down instead?

With habit forming behaviours, willpower alone usually isn't enough. Pre-commitment has been proven as a much more effective strategy for self-control. By restricting temptation, the device prevents the failures of willpower.

 

Ever tried to use your phone less? It's much harder than it seems. But we made it easy. Simply put your phone in a box, and watch your screen time shrink.

What if it breaks with my phone inside?

This is extremely unlikely but if it happens, it is possible to force open the lid with a knife or any tool, irreversibly damaging the box. Email us and we will replace the device as soon as possible.

Why not just use an app?

We know from experience, they are way too easy to get around, making them ineffective at creating any real impact on your phone usage. The Lockbox is a physical solution that is guaranteed to change the way you use your phone, once and for all.

What's the best way to use the device?

The Lockbox is a super versatile & convenient productivity tool - you could choose to detox from your phone for 48 hours, for 90 minute focus periods, or to chill before you go to bed, it's all up to you - The Lockbox is designed to be useful no matter your unique lifestyle or phone needs.

What if I'm not completely satisfied with my purchase?

We believe that you will not regret your purchase, however, if for whatever reason you aren't 100% happy with your order, contact us for a refund or replacement, and we will get back to you ASAP - make sure you keep the product & packaging in it's original condition.

Where is The Virtus Project based?

We're located in Manchester, UK.

Are you environmentally friendly?

We made sure to be environmentally conscious - all of our packaging is recyclable and/or reusable.

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Built for Phone Addicts.
1

Open the box and place your phone in.

2

Choose a time period and set the lock.

3

Make the most of your phone-free time.