Prevent spills with the Vector Cupholder

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The Vector Cupholder is a solid aluminum cup holder that clamps to tables, desks and trays up to 1.5 inches in thickness. It has the ability to support a wide variety of containers and mugs up to 3 inches in diameter; paper and plastic cups holding from 6 to 30 ounces of liquid; thermos bottles; even the odd little cup you get on airplanes. The Vector Cupholder weighs only 3.5 oz and folds flat for easy transport. I would love one of these for my next flight. The little indentation built into airplane tray tables to hold a cup isn’t always the most effective. On my last flight the tray table itself wasn’t level and we had some turbulence. I was worried that my cup of water was going to end up in my lap at any moment. The only down side that I see to the Vector is the price. It’s listed at $50, but when you initiate a pre-order with Amazon, the price comes up at $35, which I still think is too high. What would you pay for a gadget like this?

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  • Julie Strietelmeier October 23, 2013, 8:18 am

    More info:

    “We will be offering the Vector Cupholder for half-price to early-bird Backers on Kickstarter shortly. People can Like us on Facebook and be notified as soon as the Early Bird offer goes live on Kickstarter.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vector-Cupholder/401138483321471

    Amazon is not yet active and the Kickstarter early-bird price will be better.”

  • PGD October 23, 2013, 2:55 pm

    I spilled hot chocolate on my precious Mac Air and fried it. It started making a low sizzling noise and then the screen went snowy. Finally, it died in my arms.

    I went to the Apple Store clutching the computer to my chest. As usual, the store was busier than a beehive. One of the chipper sales staff sent me to another sales associate–this one clutching an iPad to his chest. “Do you have an appointment?” An appointment? I am incredulous. Appointments with the tech staff are like appointments with doctors. They must be made well in advance. This is no walk-in clinic, ya know.

    So I was given an appointment for 3 1/2 hours later in the day. I had lunch, I browsed the mall and I wasted half a day. I got to the appointment where a 19 year-old pried the computer out of my sweaty hands and took it to a back room to crack it open. He returned to give me the bad news: the patient is dead. In fact, it’s still wet inside. But for a mere $775 he can send it to California where the nice Apple people will try to revive it. That might take 3 weeks or so. Do I have a back up computer to tide me over until this one gets home?

    The choice was a no brainer. I could spend almost $800 to try to repair the computer, or for $1000 I could buy a new one. Or I could have used a Vector Cupholder and saved myself the expense, the aggravation and the trip to the Apple Store.

  • Maxine October 23, 2013, 7:02 pm

    I wish I had one of these! Just yesterday I spilled my tea over my computer……..I can’t wait to receive it! What a GREAT invention! I’m sending this link to everyone I know.

  • Janet Cloninger October 24, 2013, 9:46 am

    @PGD I read your comment to my daughter, who has killed two MacBook Pros (luckily the second one could be repaired, but the first was DOA). When I read her the part about the sizzling, she interrupted to say “yes! And then it goes all snowy before it dies!” It’s apparently an experience that makes a lasting impression. ;)

  • Henry October 27, 2013, 9:37 pm

    I love my Macbook Pro but its kinda wide when you fly coach and lower the tray table. I have to choose: give up the drink (unthinkable — its all they give you) because there’s no room, or put the laptop down for a spell. This Vector cupholder will end the long nightmare of this dilemma and I look forward to it.

  • Cliff Thier December 12, 2013, 9:51 pm

    We’re up on Kickstarter with an early-bird price and an even lower earliest-bird price:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1030552097/vector-cupholder-protect-your-laptop-and-your-lap

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