Chicago 3D designer Jim Elliott has created the Throttle Opener, an ingenious magnetic bottle opener design that allows the user to open their bottled beverages with only one hand. Jim is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to help with production costs.
Opening a bottle is an odd movement if you think about it. For such a small cap, there is a lot of arm and wrist movement. I wanted to create a minimal and unique bottle opener that was also extremely easy to use. But simply making a bottle opener smaller can reduce mechanical efficiency. I took a step back to think about how the hand works and redesigned the opener to take advantage of grip strength. By locking the thumb and gripping the neck of the bottle, the cap pops right off with the Throttle Opener. (read more)
images via Jim Elliott
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