Regardless of what you need to open, you are supposed to be able to open it with Open It. If you’ve ever struggled when opening any sort of box or package, you’ve probably tried any tool you could find, including scissors and a steak knife. Using the wrong tool for the wrong job can be dangerous. You can end up cutting yourself, and you also run the risk of damaging what’s inside what you’re trying to open.
But does Open It really do what it’s supposed to and allow you to open just about anything?
Most of us have the experience of trying to open a new product that is in one of those blister packs, or oyster packs. You know, the ones that small pieces of electronics come in? You can fight with them for several minutes, trying to free the product inside.
If you try cutting them with scissors you find that it’s not as easy as it might seem because by the time you get to the other side of the package, there is razor sharp jagged plastic right where your hand is trying to finish cutting.
Open It says that they’ve figured out the solution to all of your opening needs, and put it in one product. It’s got 90 degree shears on it for opening oyster packs, it’s got retractable Philip’s head and flat screwdrivers, and even comes with an X-acto style knife built into it.
You should be able to open a variety of packaging, from cardboard boxes, to anything with a wire tie, to those pesky blister packs. It should be very easy and provide you with almost no struggle or strife.
Unless you’re a bona fide shopaholic, it’s not as if you’re opening new products every day, so this is something that you might not use but a handful of times per month.
However, it’s not too much hype if you can’t stand trying to open packages.
Open It doesn’t cost very much at all. It’s just $12 plus a modest shipping charge.
They also have a prescription version that allows you to open all types of pill bottles and foil packs of vitamins and other medications.
Any time you need to open something make sure you think of Open It. You might have to consciously use it for the first several packages you need to open, but after a few times you probably will think about it automatically any time a situation arises where you can use it.
When testing out Open It the first thing you’ll notice is its ergonomic design. Manufacturers have gotten really good at making things fit securely in the hand, and Open It is no exception. It’s made of just the right material so that it’s comfortable and sturdy.
The next thing you’ll notice is the 90 degree cutting shears. The way they work is they keep your hand just far enough away from the cutting path so that you can cut the packages a little off to the side instead of straight on like you have to with regular scissors.
The other tools can be handy, but they don’t work quite as well as the shears. The utility knife works well enough, and they don’t let you replace it so hopefully it lasts for a while. The screwdriver was probably the last thing they thought to put into it, because it’s the least helpful, and the one feature you’ll probably use the least.
Does Open It Really Work?
Yes, it’s great for opening all sorts of packages. The shears let you cut things with ease, and are worth it all by themselves. By including the utility knife as well you really have two tools in one.
Grab a pair of Open It shears, and also pick up their prescription opener for good measure. They’re very reasonably priced, and a great addition to a modern home. Even if you just use it a few times a month you’ll still get your money’s worth, and you might even save yourself from a few cuts, scratches, and aggravation.