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Bottle lid hides a rare earth magnet. Just stick it to the side of the stainless steel bottle & never lose your lid again.

Hey Kickstarters! 

PROJECT UPDATE**Happy Holidays! Here is a Holiday card for anyone thinking about giving a Liquid Hardware bottle to a friend or loved one over the holidays. Just Click Here and print:
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PROJECT UPDATE ** For now, Liquid Hardware bottles will all come with black BPA-free polypropylene lids. I needed to make sure that the lids were all BPA- free and to make sure for now, the lids need to be black. I hope to offer colored lids in the future.

Here are the bottle colors that will be available:

               Pink          Purple       Orange         Red           Blue          Green

           Digital Camo                    Brushed stainless                      Black

First, thanks for stopping by to check out my project: The Liquid Hardware Magnetic Top Water Bottle (Patent Pending).

My name's Steve and the name of my company is Liquid Hardware.

I am trying to get a reusable, stainlesss steel water bottle with a magnetic lid into the hands of as many people as I can. My bottles are BPA-free, leakproof, and guaranteed for life with a cool lid that won't get dropped or lost. If a lifelong water bottle with an innovative twist sounds to you like something people could use, please support me and enjoy one of the rewards on your right.  You and the planet won't regret it! 

Why Another Water Bottle?

Over 36 billion disposable plastic water bottles are bought, used and tossed into landfills each year. That's enough bottles to circle the earth 150 times.  By purchasing a reusable water bottle we'll all be better off. And Liquid Hardware bottles are built to last a lifetime--guaranteed. You'll never need to buy another one as long as you walk this earth. And these precision-crafted BPA-free bottles won't leak, drip, break or change the taste of the liquids inside them.

Key Features

  • Magnetic Top
  • Ferromagnetic ring
  • BPA-Free
  • Leakproof
  • 18/8 Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher safe
  • One-handed operation
  • Guaranteed for life

Never lose your lid! 

Every Liquid Hardware stainless steel bottle hides a rare earth magnet in its lid--a simple and effective way to ensure you never lose your lid or need two hands for a one handed task.  Just stick the lid to the side of the bottle's ferromagnetic ring.

What's the attraction? 

If you're like me, you drink a lot of water. And if you've ever placed your water bottle lid down somewhere and later forgot it, or have driven down the road holding your bottle's lid in one hand while taking a drink with the other, you'll recognize how this simple innovation will make your life easier.

Why stainless steel?

It's durable and taste and toxin free. I chose 18/8 stainless steel for Liquid Hardware's first bottle because it is used in the dairy, brewing and medical industries.  18/8 stainless steel does not rust or stain and more importantly, it doesn't retain any flavor from the liquids used in it or impart a metallic taste.  That means that after you clean it with soapy water, the fruit drink you drank last night won't be in the taste of the water you drink this morning. Stainless steel is tough and almost impossible to break. That's important when you're building a bottle to last a lifetime. Or two. Think of it as an heirloom water bottle so simple, useful and durable that your grandkid may use it someday.

What have you done so far?

The project has gone through the utility patent application process; that means no one else out there can create a container with a magnetic lid. I have tested the bottle extensively to make sure the magnet is strong enough to hold the lid on, no matter how many bumps it takes, yet easy to pull off when you want to put it back on top. I have designed the bottle and developed 3-D modelling.  I have CAD drawings finished and IGES files created (these are the data files used to make tools).  Renderings have been created from the models and tooling is being built. A complete set of Q&A reports have been developed. And I'm wrapping up a website with ordering capability. 

Is Liquid Hardware Patented?

Liquid Hardware is US Patent Pending with international patent rights reserved.  The patent covers any container with a lid  (glass, plastic, aluminum etc.).  Liquid Hardware reserves the rights to Liquid Hardware, Liquid Hardware logos and the Quick Stick Lid.

What do I need?

I need your support for a large enough purchase order to help make pricing per unit affordable enough for a first run. With a phone call and a few bucks, the bottle manufacturing can begin and this will go from dream to reality. The first bottles shipped will go to you. And I'm working on a beer growler next.

This all depends on you. If you think the magnetic lid and a high quality lifelong bottle are cool, please let others know.  From friends and family to store owners, it could really make the difference!   I know you won't remember how you got along without a Liquid Hardware bottle once you have one in your hands. Thanks for your support. Please donate now because the more of these bottles that I can get into people's hands, the fewer plastic bottles my daughter and her children will have to see and deal with decades from now. 

Music in video:  Written emotions by Mitis

Hydration, health and happiness,

Steve

FAQ

  • Liquid Hardware bottles will all come with black BPA-free polypropylene lids. I needed to make sure that the lids were all BPA- free and to make sure for now, the lids need to be black. I hope to offer colored lids in the furture.

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  • Once this project is funded you will recieve a questionaire where you can choose your bottle color(s).

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