Everybody who wishes they had more hands, raise...er...whatever you've got.
I've always wanted more hands so I could wear more rings. But that's not what this post is about. It's about a really cool new product called the CADDi!
Beverage CADDi is one of those products that you don't know you need until you start using it. It does exactly what its name implies; it allows you to carry a beverage. Not impressed yet? You will be. The CADDi was developed as a solution to a problem we all have: too much stuff to carry and not enough hands to carry it all...comfortably, at least. It allows you to carry books, boxes, or bags along with your favorite hot or cold beverage without spilling or hurting your wrist. You only need one finger to carry your drink with the CADDi!
Dublin is a walking city. On any given day you can see hundreds of people on the sidewalks, rushing to get to work, class or the next great sale. Most of these people are carrying bags of some sort, and a lot of them carry a drink, as well. Many are struggling to manage it all. Now that I've used one, I can't help seeing these people trying to juggle everything on and in their hands without thinking 'If only they knew about CADDi!'
I have to admit, when the package containing my Beverage CADDi arrived in the mail I wondered if this little gadget could really do what it claimed. It arrived in a flat envelope, and it just seemed too simple to actually work. I was, however, very eager to put it to the test, and I immediately dropped an empty plastic cup into it. It's super easy to use! You literally just slip the little vinyl holder over the bottom of your cup, slide it up to the top or as far as it needs to go to get a firm grip, then pull the strings up and slide them over your finger. And it really did work! But I still wasn't convinced. After all, I had only been using an empty cup. So I tried something more daring; I filled the cup with water! Okay, the weight of the liquid didn't seem to affect CADDi's ability to keep a grip on things. If anything, it seemed to grab onto the cup even more tightly. Still, all this was happening while I sat at the kitchen table, not moving, not carrying a gazillion things. So I started carrying my cup--with no lid!--around the kitchen, CADDi on my finger, picking things up and moving all around the place, almost trying to get my drink to spill. It didn't.
Then I tried something really crazy.
I remembered something from science class years ago about centrifugal force, and how water won't fall out of a swinging bucket because of the inertial effects associated with rotation. But surely that wouldn't work here, would it? Could the CADDi keep my drink in its proper receptacle even while it's upside-down above my head?! Surely it would spill! I took a deep breath and gave it a go, swinging my CADDi-cradled drink in a full circle at my side...around and around and around.
It didn't spill a drop!
Ain't science cool?! Now, I don't recommend you go around swinging your coffee all over the place, but you know...it's nice to know you could, innit?
'Kay, then. Back to more practical matters. The CADDi really does grip your cup. It's designed to fit most standard to-go cups that you would get at your local coffee shop, but will fit virtually any standard tapered cup with a lip at the top, with or without a lid. I actually even tried it on a glass tumbler with no lip, and it held onto it just fine. You can carry all your shopping bags, purse and totes, books, or whatever else you need to take with you, and have your drink swinging from one little finger at your side.
See the CADDi in action here:
And it's not just about carrying stuff. The CADDi lets you text, talk on the phone, hold your dog's leash, or hold your honey's hand, all while keeping your drink safe and sound and at your side. And the CADDi is convenient to carry when not in use, too! It folds flat, and can be easily tucked into a purse, briefcase, diaper bag or even a wallet. It makes a great gift, and was recently featured on the Rachael Ray Show as one of the Top 20 Gifts of the Year! You can purchase one for only $5.50, or skip the doughnuts and buy a dozen of them for your coworkers for $32.40. That's only $2.70 each! And it comes in a whole range of designs, all very cute. I received the Quotes design, and I love it!
If your organization is looking for a unique and useful promotional gift, look no further. The CADDi is totally customizable with your group's name and logo. You can learn more about these options here.
I truly am impressed with the CADDi. It is usually the simplest ideas that are the best, and this is no exception. I think it ticks all the right boxes--it's cute, simple to use and carry, affordable, and it really works! There's only one tiny reservation I have about this product, and that is that I don't think it would appeal to men quite as much as to women. But then, men don't usually carry as much as we multi-tasking women, do they? ;)
You can buy your CADDi at www.getthecaddi.com, and remember to order an extra one as a great gift to have on hand! Trust me...once you've used the CADDi, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!
Barb from CADDi has generously offered to give one of my readers his or her very own CADDi in the design of the winner's choice! All you have to do is enter below.
Visit the CADDi website, then come back here and leave a comment telling me which design you would choose if you were to win.
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Contest is open WORLDWIDE! Ends May 12th, 2010 at 10:00pm GMT.
Winner will be selected using Random.org (which was created here in Dublin...cool little fact for ya!) and will be contacted by email. If prize is not claimed within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn from other entries.
Disclosure: I was given a sample of this product for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation, and the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are mine.