You know they way they say "oh don't reinvent the wheel".. well the team at Quirky have obviously taken that to heart, because they have only gone and reinvented the spoon.
News about the launch of the Quirky MugStir filled me with deep joy. More because rebranding the humble spoon as a MugStir was so innately hilarious than because it is actually a great technological advancement that will improve the world.
So it may look like a bent spoon to you, but let them explain it in their own words:
"MugStir is a community-designed portable spoon that hangs onto the side of a coffee mug or cup of tea. Bring your MugStir to work to replace those communal spoons, or to avoid wasting a new plastic spoon every time you need to stir a hot beverage."
[Surely, most spoons are portable? It would really be the exception to find a non-portable spoon]
"MugStir has a handle that clips to the side of your mug that is rubber-coated to protect the mug from scratches and your fingers from burns. It holds about 1/2 a teaspoon of liquid and acts as an ideal stirrer for your hot (or cold) beverage."
This PR team could sell anything.
I mock - I haven't tried it yet, and there are some positive comments on the product page in Quirky, though others complain that the bend prevents the spoon reaching to the bottom of the cup when stirring, and that the bend doesn't always 'clip' firmly in place but sort of hangs on the mug and slides around. Well, only one way to find out.
But kudos to Quirky for their ethos - bringing community-designed products to production, see more here.
A pack of 3 MugStirs costs $7.50 from the Quirky Store