This is a sponsored post. I was provided 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 the company.
As someone who lives with arthritis in their hands, opening anything has become an absolute nightmare. I struggle to open envelopes, packages, cans, or to even cut something with scissors. I wear arthritis gloves almost all the time to give me more support, but they don’t help me when it comes to opening frustrating packages. More often than not I have to resort to waiting for my husband to get home so he can open things for me. I hate having to do that because I feel like it takes away my independence. So I was excited to get a chance to try out a new product called the Nimble, the one finger package opener.
It seems like such a simple concept, but I’ve never seen anything the the Nimble before. My first thought was that it was so tiny and simple there was no way it would be strong enough to cut into a box. The blade does not cut the skin in any way, so I was interested to see if it was sharp enough.
This opportunity came at a great time because my six year old just had a birthday and I have lots of toys to pry out of their plastic. I started small with a box of PlayDough
I slid the nimble along the edge, and it opened easily!
I also opened my mail, and an Amazon package with no problems whatsoever. As you can see in the picture below, the Nimble sliced the top of my envelope which was much easier for me that ripping it open.
I was very impressed. The Nimble can really be used to open any type of packaging, tape, or wrapping paper. It took me a few minutes to figure out, but I also ended up using it to cut coupons which is an activity that always kills my hands. Overall it seems like a great replacement for scissors and knives, and it’s a much safer option. I even let my daughter try it and she loves it as well. The Nimble’s special sleeve contracts to fit all finger sizes, so it worked even on her smaller hands.
There are a couple ways for you to get involved with this new product. Nimble is currently running a Kickstarter campaign. If you aren’t familiar with Kickstarter it is a funding platform for creative projects. Kickstarter works by allowing people to pledge money in return for the product. You are only charged if the campaign meets its goal. If it does meet the goal, after some time you will receive the product. You can visit the Nimble’s Kickstarter page and pledge a small amount and you will receive your Nimble after it is manufactured. You can also share their campaign and get something a little extra. The money from the Kickstarter campaign will be used to help get the production of the Nimble into full swing. I was blown away by the usefulness of the Nimble. It seems like such a simple concept and yet it made my life so much easier, so consider pledging to the Kickstarter campaign.