Hi guys I hope you’re all well today, and if not – sending spoons/love your way! Today’s post is all about a handy new gizmo that is currently making my life much easier. This gadget – the Nimble – is tiny, but you’d be surprised how much it can do. I’m already imagining all the different uses for it!
This is a sponsored post. I was provided the product in exchange for an honest review and have been compensated for my time through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by Version22 Designs or Chronic Illness Bloggers. As always, I will only tell you I like something if I truly do.
What is the Nimble?
What I’m reviewing today is called the Nimble! What is the Nimble? Well it’s a small flexible cap that fits over your finger (similar size to a thimble), which has a tiny blade at the end. The blade is at the perfect angle to help you open parcels, get into packets and even cut things out, as it’s very precise. It can be used by anyone in your family, even children, as it will not cut skin. It will fit everyone, as the thimble part expands to fit different finger sizes.
The reason it is safe to use, even for children, is that although the blade is sharp, it is too small to penetrate skin and cause injury. I can just about see it, but it is really tiny! As the skin is tough and flexible, it will simply bend out of the way of the Nimble’s head, so the blade won’t cut the skin. I’m assured this has been tested by lots of people! For those of you with children, this could be a useful substitute for sharp scissors.
Why I Like It
Version 22 Design specialise in products that solve everyday problems. This means you can save time to use on more important things (like browsing makeup, if you’re like me)! What I like about this is that it has so many more uses than I first realised. I initially tested it out for opening up well taped-up parcels and tricky envelopes. Although it works perfectly for those, that’s not something you need to do everyday. I needed to put it through its paces!
I have used it to cut wrapping paper and sticky tape (argh, this saves sooo much time and messing around… is it Christmas yet?!) I’ve also used it to get into those nightmarish vacuum-sealed hard packages that are hard to get into even with scissors – yep, another test passed! I also make cards and it is PERFECT for cutting the delicate bits of paper and shapes I use for those. If you’re into journalling or scrapbooking, you’d probably love this.
How It Helps Open Packaging With My ME/Fibro
As you may know, I suffer from ME and fibromyalgia. One of my worst areas of pain is my arms, hands and wrists. On days where my pain is really bad, I struggle to lift or hold things, and have trouble with dexterity. Something as simple as tearing open a parcel can genuinely cause me days of pain, so this device is going to be a godsend for me. Yes, I could ask my husband to open everything for me, but I’m 30 years old and want to retain my independence. Anything that helps me do that is really valuable.
How You Can Get One
If you have trouble with pain or dexterity like me, or just fancy a gizmo that makes your life easier, you can now pre-order a Nimble. They are currently running a Kickstarter, and the Nimble is not currently available from anywhere else. However, you will get a significant discount on the RRP (paying between just £5 and £7) by backing the Kickstarter, which you can find here. The reason they are using Kickstarter is that although they have produced a small batch (of which mine is one), they have pretty much sold out of these. In order to produce an upgraded Nimble on a larger scale, they need to make new moulds and place a much larger minimum order. Obviously this is very expensive.
The great thing about Kickstarter in my mind is that if something is not fully backed, you will never actually pay out your pledge money. This means there is no risk of losing out. If you haven’t used it before, you basically pledge x amount of money in return for a product. You are only charged that amount if and when the campaign meets the goal it has set (which is clearly displayed on their page). In this case, it may take a little while between pledging and receiving your Nimble, as of course they have to actually make it!
Early Bird Deals
From today onwards, there will be a few early bird deals available. These have an extra discount on top of the standard Kickstarter discount (plus you will be one of the first to receive one). You will get a Nimble for just £5 or £6! These won’t last very long, so if you do want a Nimble, move quickly to save as much money as possible! I know a lot of my fellow spoonies don’t have a lot of money to spare.
Had I not been sent one, this is something I would definitely spend my own money on! If you get the early bird deal, it’s only £5 which I think is pretty good value for a gadget that has so many uses! Unlike some gadgets, I can’t see this one lying at the back of a dusty drawer (the gadget graveyard)! If you decide to try a Nimble, do let me know how you get on and what you think of it!Never miss another post from me! Click below to follow me on Bloglovin. If RSS or social media are more your style, check out my sidebar! Follow