Kickstarting a metal, reusable, self-extracting straw


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/30/suckitude.html


#2

Wouldn’t a straw made out of a conductive metal change the taste of whatever you were drinking?


#3

@doctorow Except it’s called the final straw. Not last.


#4

I would think some. Did you ever use aluminum tumblers? I didn’t have them at my house, but did at my friends. Koolaid tasted weird, but also cool.


#5

Daily Heil? No thanks.


#6

Straw hate is real, and the mermaid theme was inspiring.


#7

So no discount for 5?


#8

There’s still a rubber sleeve inside the straw itself, which can wear out, why not just buy a normal metal straw? Or do one better and just drink your drink straight from the cup and skip the step of having someone manufacture crapware that has no real purpose.


#9

Or just drink out of a cup like the crazy people we all are?


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#11

Hate straws - and not only because of the environmental impacts. I’m a big kid now and can actually drink liquid from a glass without spilling.

I go to a restaurant and the waiter/waitress serves us water then throws down a handful of straws which go unused. I assume they just get tossed when they clean up the table. Why not ask if I want one first? Senseless and wasteful.

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#12

Also at home i have two of these, never ever actually used them and still feel these were a better purchase


#13

#14

Not hispter enough. we need to go full hipster.

*I do think these look dope though


#15

Also, full Ninja, for when you are lying in wait underwater.


#17

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#18

Came to say this.

Seems like there’s little benefit to making it collapsible or putting it in a cute case, and the environmental impact will be greatly reduced by the energy required to make the thing.

This seems like a highly over engineered solution to a simple problem. Stainless steel tubing can be had for a couple bucks per foot. Buy 12 ft and a tubing cutter, and your set on drinking straws for the rest of your life.


#19

That was my idea! That’s it! That’s the final straw!


#20

Every seam is 360 degrees of opportunities for small air leaks. Have they never experienced a cracked plastic straw?


#21

Agreed. Why insert a Daily Hate video when there must be one on the Kicksterter page … is this the only source of the weird mermaid presentation?