I drop stuff. I fumble with packaging. I even need a pair of scissors to open a packet of Wispa Bites.
So when a very nice man called Simon sent me a Nimble in the post, along with a bag of sweets, I was more than a little curious.
The enclosed leaflet promised that the Nimble would let me say goodbye to wrap rage, thanks to it’s clever ultra-hard zirconia ceramic blade. Excellent. I gave it a whirl.
Well. I’m impressed. I’ve never blogged about products before, but this is the exception. I love the back story even more – Simon came up with the idea for Nimble when he entered a design competition run by Bath University, choosing to tackle the problem people like me have with opening packaging, especially in the kitchen.
I tried it on that packaging you get round batteries, thick cardboard envelopes and the horrible shrink-wrapped plastic on The Teenager’s 7-pack of sweetcorn tins. It was a relief not to stab myself with the scissors I normally use. It worked, even though the blade is tiny.
Most importantly, it passed The Teenager’s ‘cool test’. He came home from school one day and found me using it on a multipack of Diet Coke:
‘Wha’sat on your finger?’
‘Ah. This is The Nimble’ – behold.’
(effortless swipe, cans released)
‘Mint. Give us a shot.’
He then proceeded to slice through pretty much everything to hand – my shopping list written on the back of a Special-K box, a sachet of cat food and the cover of a cookery book (thanks for that).
Anyway, don’t take just take our word for it, if you want to try it for yourself, here’s the link to the online store.