Lookingwood Sunglasses and Contigo Water Bottle – A review
Reviewing the Contigo Water bottle and the Lookingwood sunglasses.
The next products in our weekly look at some of the newest promotional products on offer is a unique Contigo water bottle and a pair of sunglasses. You can check out our growing bank of reviews by clicking here. Each review will link to the products at the end of the post.
These sunglasses are a stylish throw-back to the 90s. The plastic material is made to look like wood and it does a good job of looking realistic.
The Ray-Ban inspired glasses are a cheap to buy promotional product that look far more expensive than they are, and that’s what you want in a promotional product.
The glasses have UV400 protection (according to European standards), so although we’d never advise you to start looking at the sun they’re perfect to wear out and about on a bright day. We’ve been using them to drive in and they are great for that.
Contigo Swish Water Bottle
We like to look at products that will suit all kinds of promotions. The sunglasses are a cheap, simple but effective way to promote your brand. The Contigo Swish water bottle is a little less cheap and simple, but we still think it could be effective.
The water bottle is made from BPA-free Tritan plastic. The main selling point is the autoseal technology. It’s advertised is 100% spill and leak free. I personally don’t know if this is a selling point or not. You have to press and hold down a button to be able to drink. If you let go of the button the hole seals up.
It’s perfect for not spilling in a bag or if you knock it over, but I don’t know if it offers anything a standard bottle doesn’t have. The water flows through smoothly when the button is pressed.
The 500ml bottle is extremely well made and is dishwasher safe but it can only be printed in one colour which might be an issue with some company’s logos. The bottle is available in good range of colours which may make up for that issue. In a completely accidental test it can also survive a drop of a couple of feet onto concrete without cracking or scuffing. Although I wouldn’t make a habit of it.
Contigo water bottle has an excellent design and stands out from other water bottles. The autoseal technology is nifty – even though it could get annoying having to press a button every time you want a drink. Where the button-pushing technique works is when you’re driving and need a drink. You don’t have to take your eyes off the road to fumble with a lid and you can keep hold of the steering wheel as you’re opening the bottle too.