One of the few advantages of my tiny darkroom is that I can place the RH Process Master on a shelf underneath the tray level and shield the trays from any possibility of light. RH Designs believe that even on bench level it is OK in that respect.
The talking timer from Dick Smith is the one which gave me the willies: it does beep when you start it, then remains silent for a whole minute, during which time you wonder whether you have hit the right one of 6 small, closely placed, identical buttons (which eventually become gummed up BTW)
If you programme a time for count down what do you do after the elapsed development time? Go through the whole angst once more, plus stopping and restarting (more little keys in the dark) for stop and fix?
Maybe I'm just scared of the dark!
Regards - Ross