We here at Engadget never shirk our duty to inform parents in clever schemes to allow them to shirk theirs, so today we bring you the B.O.B. from Hopscotch, a media time management system to allot TV access time to your offspring. We've seen plenty of this type of device, but the B.O.B. helps get the kids all ready for the rat race with an individual PIN to sign in and out of viewing time, so major props for that. You can set daily or weekly viewing time allotments, black-out certain times, and of course override the system to kick back with the TiVo for few hours after the kids are asleep.

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