Nimble By Version22

For people whose fingers misbehave, plastic containers of any description are something of a devil. Personally, I have many years since, lost any sense of embarrassment asking friends, family and casual acquaintances to open my sandwich.

The alternative? Risk using a blade that with a mere slip of the hand, would slip me open…

That was until…

Drum roll…

The Nimble. Nimble is a clever little device that attaches to your finger and allows you to cut any manner of plastic covered puzzle.

Nimble is the second product from Version 22, a small design studio based down in Bristol. The founder Simon, is a clever guy with a clear eye of simple innovative design. It’s clear when you first look at Nimble that simplicity is at the core of the underpinning philosophy. It’s just molded rubber with tiny ceramic blade on the end. That is it.
Nimble By Version22

Nimble is the second product from Version 22, a small design studio based down in Bristol. The founder Simon, is a clever guy with a clear eye of simple innovative design. It’s clear when you first look at Nimble that simplicity is at the core of the underpinning philosophy. It’s just molded rubber with tiny ceramic blade on the end. That is it.

If it had room for a label – all that label would say; ‘Open’s plastic things’.

So does it work?

The short answer is, yes.

Truthfully, I was surprised at how well it did work. I tried it on a range of different plastic packaging and found little to no problems with it (although it should be noted that heavy plastic is a no, no).

What I like

  • Nimble is lightweight and flexible.
  • Completely safe (you CANNOT cut yourself).
  • It is versatile and can be used on a range of different packaging.

Things That Could Improved

  • Nimble is one of those small things that are easy to loose.
  • The packaging is tricky to open and not useable as storage.

Nimble By Version22
Editorial Rating:
3.5 out of 5

On the packaging front, I emailed Simon at Version22 and he assured me that was something that they were working on. Expect improvements in later editions.

What I would like to see is packaging that could be used as storage, to prevent Nimble being a clever little knick-knack that disappears into the black hole, people call kitchen draws.

I also would like future editions of Nimble be made more portable. Where I really found Nimble useful was 5 minutes after exiting Sainsbury’s and thinking, “how do I get into this pasta salad?”

At that point, I had Nimble in the office but normally this would not be the case. I think it would be relatively simple to attach Nimble to keychain etc.

It is worth saying that Nimble is very much in its early stages and will only get better in later editions. That being said, I still think it’s a good buy right now.

Version 22 are design studio to watch.

Who Is It Good For?

  • Muscle Weakness
  • Coordination Difficulties
  • Stroke Suffers
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Quadriplegics

You can pre-order Nimble here: http://version22.com/product/nimble/