Monday, 18 April 2016

Nimble - The One Finger Package Opener*

"This is a sponsored post. I was provided with the product in exchange for an honest review, I 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."

A bit of a deviation from my normal blog schedule, but I have a post for you today as well as Thursday!!

I'm going to be talking about a cool project called Nimble.

Nimble is an innovative product which does as the name would suggest, it is a knife in a thimble form. 

The function of this product is to act in the place of a more bulky or more dangerous pair of scissors or small knife.This product is useful for opening things such as letters, parcels, or plastic packaged items. In terms of the aesthetics, the Nimble is brightly coloured, which makes sure that it both looks nice but also is useful, as it makes it easier to find when stored with other objects. 

The knife part of this is really interesting, despite being very sharp and effective, the way in which the product is structured means that it is also extremely safe, it is almost impossible to injure yourself with it. 

The product could be useful for many different groups of people, but would be particularly useful for those of us that struggle with pain or difficulty in our hands, using a small product such as this is likely to be more comfortable and safer than the standard pair of scissors. While I wouldn't say letting children use any type of knife is a brilliant idea, I think that this product is suitable for older children to use if they are supervised.

With regards to my own experience, I have a few points to talk about. Delivery was very speedy and the product was nicely packaged, which is always a positive point for me! I also really liked that they included a little bag of sweets, I thought that was very cute and shows for good customer service :P On the day I received my Nimble, I had no other post or packages to open so I had to wait a couple of days to use it. When I actually got the chance to use it, I was quite impressed. Since my hands are quite shaky at times, it took me a little while to get the right angle but it was very effective in opening my letter. The only little negative thing I have to say is that when I received my new wheelchair (exciting times!! I'll be posting more about this soon), I used the Nimble to open part of the package, it cut through the sello-tape well but I was a bit hasty and as I finished cutting I pulled back my hand and the little knife part of my Nimble fell off :( Luckily it is quite easy to put back on, the part detaches rather than actually breaking and my Dad was able to fix it for me. On the whole, I was very impressed and will definitely be using it more in the future.

If you want to know more about the product, there are more details and reviews here on their website.       

The company, Version 22, have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new and improved version of the Nimble which you can check out here, so if you are interested in purchasing one you can pre-order it there.

In case you don't know a lot about Kickstarter, essentially, you pledge an amount of money (usually it's the price of the product, but you can donate more if you so wish) in return for the product. If you take the opportunity to order one via Kickstarter, you will be getting your Nimble at a reduced price and will also be one of the first to get the new version. As it is a campaign i.e a certain amount of money needs to be raised, you will only be charged if the goal is met. Since these Nimbles are new and improved it may take slightly longer for them to be shipped as the batches can only be made after the campaign finishes. 

Version 22 are also on Facebook and Twitter, if you want to contact them or know more about the company.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Glad you liked yours too! Your blog logo is beautiful by the way! Xx

    1. it's so useful! and thank you so much!! :) xo


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