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Ingenious Ideas: Strawberi – The Smart Straw Holder

Ingenious Ideas: Strawberis

After discussing both the DUO and the Bridgit recently, both products from the Such and Such Design Company, we thought we’d also include their Strawberi into our directory. All three products were introduced at the New Product Showcase at Naidex National 2012 in May and all three have major benefits for a range of different users. For now, let’s take a closer look at the Strawberi – smart straw holder.

Drink Hands Free

The Strawberi smart straw holder attaches your drinking straw safely to the side of your drinking vessel, allowing you to enjoy your drink without having to worry about spills or splashes. In fact, you can drink completely hands free. It’s perfect for anybody who perhaps lives with tremors or unexpected muscle spasms as you don’t need to steady your glass or cup with your hand. What’s more, for young children (aged three and over) who often decide that they’ll only drink from a straw, it removes some of the mess and stress from cleaning up all those spilt drinks as they struggle to keep the straw in the correct position.

Also, if you ever get annoyed with straws being popped out of your fizzy drinks because of all the bubbles, you need no longer worry. Strawberi is simple clip which holds the straw securely so you can enjoy your favourite fizzy drink. A very simple idea which you can reuse and are on sale in packs of five or ten. Once you’ve started using one, the whole family will want to get involved and as a dishwasher safe product it’s extremely easy to use and reuse again and again.

There are a multitude of accessible drinking products on the market all designed to ensure there is something out there to suit your specific needs and whilst other products may be more appealing to some users, we’re sure the Strawberi will be the perfect for others and they’re also great value. To buy, click in the box below:


Betterware Jar and Bottle Opener Aid

Have you ever struggled to open a jar or bottle? I know I have, particularly as my hands have become weaker. Manufacturers use special machinery to tighten the jars. That makes them airtight, but also gives us huge problems accessing that jar of coffee, jam or pickled onions. If only we could get a better grip…

That’s why I was so delighted to discover the Betterware Jar and Bottle Opener Aid. No more running lids under hot water; no more banging them on the edge of the worktop; no more sore hands! The Opener Aid’s textured rubber surface grips the lid and is easy to hold, while its conical shape means it fits any size of jar or large bottle.

Betterware Jar and Bottle Opener Aid shown with a jar of jam and the rubber cap

Betterware Jar opener uses a rubber cap to make gripping easier

It’s also remarkably simple to use. Just hold the lid as normal, but with the Jar and Bottle Opener Aid already in your hand. The extra grip it gives you means you will find it far easier to open the jar.

It even helps with jars far bigger than its own size. Get a grip on one part of the lid, and the rest will follow!

Other uses

This blog recently looked at the Baby Boa Constrictor Jar and Bottle opener, but I prefer this one from Betterware, because it isn’t just useful for jars. You can also use it to turn on taps, or even to change bulbs in hard-to-reach places or that are “sticking” and difficult to remove. This Aid will become an essential tool in your home. I don’t know how I managed without mine!


Reviewers give this item great feedback. One says it works so well, and is delighted with her purchase. She is also pleased with the fast, cheap delivery. Another describes it as a “Super gripping device”. He has found it to work well on a variety of items including a difficult (small area to grip) oven bulb.

If you’d like to get find out more or buy a jar and bottle opener aid, please click in the box below.

Baby Boa Constrictor – Jar and Bottle Opener

Low-tech Lifesavers: Baby Boa Constrictor

A really innovative jar and bottle opener that fits almost any sized lid.  Another essential kitchen gadget if you struggle with difficult to open jars, lids and bottles.


When you take a look at your kitchen there are probably many things you couldn’t access or utlise without help from additional gadgets. One of these is a Baby Boa Constrictor and of course, we’re not talking about snakes but an innovative little device which will become an essential part of your home within days of purchase.

This tweeter testifies how helpful a Baby Boa can be:

EZ Opener/Boa Constrictor (or similar) which I use to open jars and bottles #disabilitygadgets

What is a Baby Boa?

The Baby Boa

The Baby Boa is a cleverly designed strap wrench which you can simple attach and use to open jars, bottles, tins and other tight lids. It’s a great gadget for anybody who has difficulty with grip, dexterity problems or related conditions. It can be used for hundreds of different tasks but is most known for its role in the kitchen, opening the morning jar of marmalade or pasta sauce for tea. It can unscrew almost any shaped lid without causing any scratches or damage; it’s a simply perfect design. It also has a soft grip handle which makes it easy to keep hold of.

The Baby Boa is designed to provide great grip for any item from 10 to 100m in diameter and is very simple to use. All you do is place the loop of the device over the item and pull the tail end until fully tightened, at which point you can turn it in the direction of the arrow labelled on the lid.

Reviewers also give this product great feedback, describing it as ‘very versatile and fits any size of top’ and ‘will be good for any tight lids’, which shows that it really does work and could be something that could make your cooking and dining experience much easier.

If you’re looking for a gadget to help aid independence in the kitchen, you should certainly consider a Baby Boa. For more information about this innovative jar and bottle opener, please click the box below.