ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Monday, August 27, 2012

An Electrical Timer

A simple electrical timer switch (see photo) is a useful gadget. You set a daily schedule with 15-minute resolution, and then plug in any electrical device, such as radiator or water geyser. The timer will turn the appliance on and off according to the daily schedule. Can save electricity, help the environment and reduce your monthly bill!

I've looked around Thimphu for this device but none of the hardware shops stock it. I ended up getting it abroad. Hopefully an enterprising shop owner will decide to import this timer to Bhutan!


  1. can we get it from india? what are the specs?

    1. Not sure about models available in India.
      However, for import from China, lists plenty of different models


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