We thought we’d seen it all in Stainless Steel water bottles. But here’s a new one, fresh from Kickstarter: a water bottle with a magnetic tether. A convenient way to keep the lid at hand while drinking, filling, cleaning, or whatever. Keeps it out of your pocket or forgotten on some horizontal surface somewhere.
The Quick Stick Lid uses a strong rare-earth Neodymium magnet that attaches to a a magnetic ring at the neck. So strong they advise you to keep it away from memory chips and magnetic credit card strips. But, as we found, not strong enough to say stow it against a metal part of your car to keep it from rolling around. And not really strong enough to stick to other parts of the stainless bottle. Stainless is notoriously not magnet friendly. They tell us a Super Stick Lid is the way to facilitate locking a full bottle to something ferrous.
Liquid Hardware also has plans for a vacuum version and perhaps a growler down the road. Crafted from food grade 304 stainless steel with a BPA free plastic lid. The boys from Idaho promised one-handed operation, but the one-fisted jujitsu was beyond me.