Wednesday 21 April 2010

Beverage CADDi Review and Giveaway

  
Everybody who wishes they had more hands, raise...er...whatever you've got.

 If you don't have as many hands as this guy, read on.

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!


 The 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.


Mandatory Entry: 
Visit the CADDi website, then come back here and leave a comment telling me which design you would choose if you were to win.

*The Mandatory Entry must be done before subsequent Bonus Entries.*


Bonus Entries:
(You can do as many or as few of the following as you like, just be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.)

~Follow I Digress. via Blogger or Google Friend Connect, and tell me in a comment that you are following.  (2 entries)

~Become a follower of Beverage CADDi blog.  Leave a comment telling me how you follow.  (1 entry) 
 
~Follow CADDi on Twitter, and tell me your Twitter id.  (1 entry)

~Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a link to that tweet.  (1 entry) 
  (You can right click on the part under your tweet that says how long ago you tweeted, select 'Copy Link Location', then paste the link here in a comment.)
  You can tweet once a day for the duration of the contest.
  You can use the following tweet: 
Win a Beverage CADDi from I Digress.  http://tinyurl.com/y8357x7  @hybroanglid!  Ends 5/12.


~Follow ME on Twitter, and tell me your Twitter id.  (1 entry)

~Grab my brand-spankin'-new button!  Leave a comment telling me where I can find it. (3 entries!)

~Enter my Skin MD Natural giveaway here. (1 entry)

~Subscribe to my blog's RSS feed in a reader.  (2 entries)

Please make sure you leave separate comments for each entry, including separate comments for multiple-entry activities.  Please also make sure your email address is either included in your comment or easily accessed through your profile so I can let you know if you win!


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.

147 comments:

Spiralstyle said...

I'm a follower of I Digress and I like the Big Beans. Great post and great idea. Thanks and hope I win.

CountessLaurie said...

I would totally get the gumdrops one. That is super cute!!

They gave you a shout out on their website too! How fun!

Frugal Science Gal said...

If I won I would choose the Quotes design!

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Linda Kish said...

I would choose the gumdrops design

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Elena said...

I would choose the deco design

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Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

I like the quotes caddi!

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lollimom said...

Gumdrops caddy - definitely - so bright and cheerful!
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katia said...

i really like the deco one! this is such a great idea! i don't know how many times i have been stuck trying to balance my coffee cup ontop of a stack of books to bring to class!

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Christian Farm Girl said...

I am now a follower... Your site is pretty awsome!!

Christian Farm Girl said...

The caddi thing is soooo cool.. I hate purses so this will be great when all I've got is a bottle of soda!!

Michele P. said...

I like the big beans print, and that caddy sounds awesome!

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Short Stuff said...

The green and white caddy is my favorite!

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Elana said...

I would get the "quotes" design.

Elana said...

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Elana said...

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Elana said...

I'm a follower of Beverage CADDi's blog

Elana said...

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Anonymous said...

I like quotes...its cute!

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Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I would get the black one.

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daunfamily said...

LOVE gumdrops!!! As a mom of three boys three and under this will be my much needed extra hand!
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Esmerelda Johnson said...

I like the Red/White stripes one. It's bold but simple.

Stephanie said...

I love the plain black one. Simple. Perfect for me :)

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Marci J said...

Such a cool product - this would come in handy for me all the time! Fingers crossed. I would choose "black"
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hjw101 said...

I love the Big Beans!!!
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Patricia said...

I think this is the kind of product you get addicted to... please sign me up, I would choose the quotes one!

Thanks!!!

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Patricia said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect

Thanks!

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Patricia said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect

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Thanks!

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Patricia said...

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Kathryn said...

I like the gumdrops.

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Anonymous said...

I would choose the quotes.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

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julia said...

I think I would go with blue and white. Thanks!

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Oksana said...

I would love to win big beans, so stylish, and so coffee!!!

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Carapace said...

I would love to have the Green and White CADDi- simple and fresh for the morning!

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Ryan said...

I like the black Caddi the best!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is gumdrops. This is too cool. With a toddler I never have enough hands.

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Izzatul Iman said...

Hi there...

I'm Yuni from Malaysia... If I were to win, I would choose the deco design as it somehow inspires me... and also it can blend in with any design on the cups...

Izzatul Iman said...

I'm following your blog... follower #64...

Izzatul Iman said...

I follow the Beverage CADDi blog... I just click the link you gave and click the follow... it will appear in my blog soon.

Izzatul Iman said...

Which one is your giveaway button?

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I already blog the button...

You can find it here

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so total entries: 7

Randi said...

I would choose the quotes design. This is perfect for Mom's, just the other day when walking out of a coffee shop with a Star in it's name we were wishing we could have some sort of bag to hold our drinks to leave hands free to hang onto the little ones. :)

Sunnymay said...

It's a toss up between Deco and Quotes. I'm leaning more towards Quotes because I enjoy reading, writing and poetry. What a carefree fashion accessory to help us juggle more without spilling a drop.

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JenniferB said...

I like the quotes beverage caddi
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Nancy said...

I'd choose the blue/white design!

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Anonymous said...

gum drops!

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Anonymous said...

I would pick the gumdrops design!

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gustosa said...

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gustosa said...

i like the quote design

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SueBooBadoos said...

Love the quotes caddi :)Thanks for the fun giveaway

Amy said...

I would get the black and gold one...those are my sons' school colors!

Cool product!

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I would get Gumdrops!

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grace said...

Great product! Fave design is deco. ^^

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Ginny said...

I think I'd pick the quotes one. What a cool idea!~

Ginny said...

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Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

This is too cool and bizarre. I hope I get to try it out! I love your thorough review, all in the name of science. ;) I would love the Deco version.

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Abby said...

I'm a follower and I like the Big Beans.

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Selene said...

I like the Quotes one

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Izzatul Iman said...

So who win the Caddi?

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