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Bottle Tops: Dunce Caps for Canned Drinks

by Lambert Varias

When I first saw this I thought it was one of those so-simple-it’s-brilliant kind of things,  but then I remembered how dirty the tops of canned drinks usually are. No rat piss on my Coke please, thank you. Not that rats piss on Coke cans here. They don’t, honest. I think.


But seriously the tops of canned drinks can be really dirty; one commenter on Boing Boing Gadgets agrees with me and gives the thumbs down to the Bottle Tops as well. But the others say that it’s perfect for beer for a couple of reasons – one, because it keeps the carbon dioxide from escaping, so you don’t have to worry about not being able to empty huge cans of booze, and two, because if you cover the can itself the bottle top makes it look like you’re drinking an energy drink. In other words, it keeps the fizz in and keeps the fuzz out.

But the dagger ended up to be the product’s quality: several commenters claimed that the edge of the bottle tops wore off after a while and couldn’t snap on cans anymore. It’s cheap though: $10 (USD) at Taylor Gifts for a pack of 12.

Comments (5):

  1. Callisto says:

    I could use something like this. I don’t drink soda much, and when I do buy some, I can’t finish an entire can in one sitting. Nor do I want to, that’s a lot of sugar in one go. I’ve been wrapping the top in cling wrap and a rubber band, but you can still taste a vague flatness after a few hours.

  2. ham says:

    If you are worried about rat piss on the top of your can, shouldn’t you wash the can whether there is a Bottle Top snapped on it or not. The Bottle Top doesn’t claim to wash your can for you. Seems like your blaming this product for something that has nothing to do with it’s purpose. Bottle Tops work great for what they are meant to do.

  3. Mark Kory says:

    So, are you seriously telling me that you can’t take the 5-10 seconds it takes to clean off the top of a can before opening it? That’s half of your argument right there. Next time, learn to use common sense in your review. It’s obvious you forgotten it @ home the day you wrote this.

    Bottle Tops = ingenious and worth it…especially when you’re driving long distances and the drink you want @ the convenient store only comes in cans.

  4. Barry says:

    I hated drinking from a can but these make it like drinking from a bottle which I love. They paid for themselves in just a few days. Goodbye Bottles – Hello Bottle Top.

  5. Dayana says:

    I think this is a good product. Only that, it was not promoted correctly. It shouldnt be used to avoid rat piss or whatever chemicals, but, as a device to prevent spilliage or for convenient storage. My workplace requires us to use spill proof mugs. so can drinks at workstations was not allowed. this invention right here, might be the solution that we are looking for. :)
    However, my colleague did buy this when she was in the states, but it could not fit our local can drinks. damn! hahaha…

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