Category Archives: bottle opener

Gadget talk – Swiss Army traveling tool

A blog entry about gadgets caught my eye today, one that offered such novel ideas as a money and credit card “safe” in a flip-flop, and a brow-raising product, a pair of men’s briefs, complete with skid marks, designed to make even a thief think twice before touching it.

A cumbersome Swiss-Army-type tool was featured–hey, it only weighs 2 lbs 11 oz, and features 85 tools.  And it’s “only” $1200!

Hand Key-per, an 8-way Swiss Army travel gadget that opens bags, envelopes, medicine jars, pop-top cans, aspirin bottles and turns keys and features a magnet, key ring and emery board

Hand Key-per, an 8-way Swiss Army travel gadget that opens bags, envelopes, medicine jars, pop-top cans, aspirin bottles and turns keys and features a magnet, key ring and emery board

If your budget falls more in the line of the less-than-ten-dollars category, check out the more practical Hand Key-per traveling opener. It has eight helpful  functions — and it weighs just 2.2 ounces.  You can learn more about it by clicking here.

And if you’d like to see the flip-flop or skid-mark “safes” or 24 other wild gadgets, check out Mike Richard’s travel gadget column at ttp://tinyurl.com/yg3cfn2

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Make life a little happier – spread sunshine!

How will you spread sunshine today?  Please let us know!

How will you spread sunshine today? Please let us know!

Some days are just sunnier than others, thanks to wonderful people who share good news and good will.

Such was the case today when I received this letter from Mary John Thomas of Newnan, Georgia.

“Dear Janet,

You cannot imagine how THRILLED I am to be able to buy a replacement UNSKRU jar opener.  Since mine broke several years ago (after more than ten years of use), I have been trying to find one just like it. During this time, I’ve bought several “fool-proof” jar openers – even one from a shop for the disabled.  All were unsatisfactory!

This is, by far, the BEST jar opener that I’ve ever had.  There is no strain on your wrists and you don’t need THREE HANDS to try to open a stubborn jar lid.  It is everything you say it is and I just love it.

Enclosed is my order form for 3 openers.

You may use any part of this letter for your web site.”

Have you spread some sunshine lately?  I vow to look for proof of things that work properly, that fulfill their promise(s) and that make my life easier, and let the people responsible for that success know I appreciate them.

Meanwhile, thank you, Mary, for brightening my day and for letting us know that our product makes your life easier!

Mother’s Day Contest – win gift basket or buy/save with $6 off code!

Mother's Day gift basket is filled to over-flowing with hand care openers - the UN-SKRU, the Hand Key-per and DOORNUTS! Doorknob/faucet turners. Also dreamy soft gloves & moisturizing lotion!

Great way to pamper Mom's hands! Mother's Day gift basket is filled to over-flowing with hand care openers - the UN-SKRU, the Hand Key-per and DOORNUTS! Doorknob/faucet turners. Also dreamy soft gloves & moisturizing lotion! Win it, or buy it and use the special code to take $6 off!

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT BASKET – Overflowing with hand-friendly household openers and whisper-soft night-time gloves and lotion for overnight skin pampering.  $42.95 + $8 S/H

(continental US only)

WIN IT FOR FREE, OR BUY AND USE THIS SPECIAL CODE TO TAKE SIX DOLLARS OFF: Code MDGB0905

DEADLINE May 5 TO WIN IT:

Write a short story (100-200 words) of the best Mother’s Day present you’ve given or received in the past, and why it was so great, and you could win first prize in our “Best Mother’s Day Present” contest.  Then you can give your mom or grandmother this beautiful hand care gift basket filled with helpful household openers … the UN-SKRU under-cabinet jar opener, the HAND KEY-PER 8-way traveling opener, and DOORNUTS! doorknob and faucet turners.  We’ve also included a soft, nurturing pair of night gloves and moisturizing lotion to pamper her.

Best Mother’s Day Present Contest Rules

Send a short story (100-200 words) of the best Mother’s Day present you’ve given or received in the past.  If you have a photo, send that along, too, and we’ll post it with your story.  If your story is chosen, we’ll send you a FREE hand-care gift basket.

Send by e-mail or as a comment right after this post by clicking just after this article on the link that says “no comment” or “o comment” (it really should say something like “click here to comment), and if you have one, email the photo.   Or you can e-mail us directly at:  multimarketing @ comcast.net (take out the spaces before and after the @-sign.)

We WILL NOT SELL, SHARE OR LOAN your address or e-mail address to any firm or organization.  This is just a fun contest to celebrate our customers, Mother’s day, spring, and effective ways to protect and pamper our hands.

So, you have nothing to lose, and a lovely Mother’s Day present to win.  C’mon.  Send us your story!  DEADLINE:  Stories must be received  by May 5, 2009.

TOO BUSY FOR A CONTEST?  SKIP IT AND ORDER THE BASKET:  Call 1-800-506-0248.  Multi Marketing & Mfg., hand-friendly household products since 1977.

Arthritis and Tools for Daily Living

The UN-SKRU is an easy to use, affordable, long-lasting tool.

The UN-SKRU is an easy to use, affordable, long-lasting tool.

Best tools answer ongoing need, are simple and practical

Many of our customers have a touch of arthritis and find the UN-SKRU helps protect their joints from strain while opening stubborn jar lids.

The Arthritis Foundation offers these guidelines when selecting kitchen and gardening tools that help protect your hands from strain and injury during normal daily living.

•Be selective. Think about the tasks that are difficult for you on a regular basis and look for products that can make them easier.

•Select products with texture. For example, when selecting glassware, drinking glasses with bumpy exteriors are easier to grasp than glasses with smooth exteriors.

•Seek lightweight products that require minimal upkeep and are safe to use.

•Avoid products that are difficult to grasp or require twisting with your fingers to open and close. Instead, look for flip-top caps, zippers and larger, easy-to-open lids.

•Avoid the bells and whistles. Look for products that are simple and practical, rather than fancy gadgets with intricate pieces.

Following these guidelines will also help you select tools that make thoughtful and welcome gifts.

Alcohol potential help for arthritis?

This Bud's for your arthritis?

This Bud's for your arthritis?

Many of our customers have a touch of arthritis and find the UN-SKRU helps protect their joints from strain while opening stubborn jar lids.

In a recent New Scientist article about arthritis, findings were released that suggest moderate consumption of alcohol may offer protection against arthritis.  Don’t roll out the barrel here, because they’re speaking of moderate consumption.  Tests involved (presumably) happy male mice, who were first injected with a collagen to induce rheumatoid arthritis, then given water with 10% ethanol.  At the end of six weeks, 100% of the mice who were only given standard tap water developed rheumatoid arthritis, but only 60% of the tipsy mice who’d been given diluted ethanol developed it.

“This is an interesting and important paper,” says John Hardin, chief scientific officer at the Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia, US. “To my knowledge this is the first time that anyone has looked at the ability of alcohol to suppress inflammatory arthritis.”

Old AARP Ad from 1970s, customer comments

AARP Ad from the 1970s

AARP Ad from the 1970s

Many of our customers remember the several years when we advertised in the AARP newsletter.  Unfortunately, advertising costs continued to rise so sharply that we were faced with a decision:  raise the price of the UN-SKRU sharply, or find other ways to reach our loyal customers.

We now find, as many fine retails have discovered, that the Internet is a friendly business environment that allows us to better showcase our products and more easily communicate with our customers. With this new endeavor, we welcome your comments.

As promised, here are a couple of comments from owners of the UN-SKRU jar opener.

We received this letter from Florida …
“As a retired Engineer I believe that I am qualified to say that your device is the most cleverly designed jar opener that I have ever seen.  You may use this letter as a testimonial if you so desire.”  …Edgar Althouse, Spring Hill, FL

… and from Michigan …
“My neighbor had a stroke and has no use of his right hand.  No way I can describe the smile on his face when he opened a bottle of pop with a screw cap!”
… Orin Mercer, Grandville, MI

Do you have a story to share about the UN-SKRU?  We welcome your email and photo(s).  You can become a permanent part of this forum.  We made it for you.

UN-SKRU-America’s favorite since 1977

UN-SKRU under-cabinet jar opener opens 3/4" to 5" diam. lids

UN-SKRU under-cabinet jar opener opens 3/4" to 5" diam. lids

It’s our pleasure to offer this site to our customers, both our long-standing customers, who swear by the UN-SKRU under-cabinet jar opener’s effectiveness and reliability, and our new customers, who are just discovering how easy it can be to open tight screw-top lids and jars.  All this yet still friendly to the environment, needing no batteries with their potentially jarring surges of power and earth-unfriendly disposal problems.

The UN-SKRU is always available, out of sight, under the cabinet and not crowding your kitchen drawers, always effective in opening ALL sizes of screw-top lids, from tiny 1/2 inch lids like nail polish or toothpaste tubes, all the way up to the big 5-inch diameter lids found on large pickle and mayonnaise jars and special containers.

I’ll list some customer comments to get us started, then we hope to hear from you.  Share your stories and photos, too, if you wish.  Let’s  have fun, and spread the word about the effectiveness of this simple, long-standing favorite.

Just click on the “comments” and follow the instructions.  We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Janet and John