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Bottle stoppers with an airtight silicone seal and a low-profile design that allows them to fit in all sorts of tight spaces.
Bottle stoppers with an airtight silicone seal and a low-profile design that allows them to fit in all sorts of tight spaces.
Bottle stoppers with an airtight silicone seal and a low-profile design that allows them to fit in all sorts of tight spaces.
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After reviewing hundreds of bottle stoppers (from the plain to the pretentious), we were bummed that we couldn’t find any that hit that magical “get it right” combination of phenomenal design AND superior functionality. One huge issue was that the most eye-catching options were almost by definition the most unwieldy.

We knew we could do better, so we turned the problem on its head. What if we could take a gorgeous, tall bottle stopper and send it in the other direction?

Instead of finding design space in the three inches above the bottle opening, we found it below. Meet GIR’s latest designs: three low-profile bottle stoppers that are designed to fit in tight spaces.

Low-Profile Design - Looks pretty, sits tight
Low-Profile Design - Looks pretty, sits tight

 

Let’s take a moment for science. We totally get that optimal storage conditions for oxidation-prone liquids (wine and olive oil, we’re looking at you) are highly restrictive. Oxygen free, low-light, humidity controlled. We’re all for it. But sometimes you just need something simple to pop in the bottle for a few minutes or overnight. These stoppers are for those practical moments when ease-of-use outweighs everything else. Nuff said.

 

Two of our stoppers have hidden corks and an elegant outer body that hugs any bottle neck. The third is a simple, streamlined design inspired by our silicone storage lids. They each feature dozens of geometric facets that reflect ambient light and make a modern, elegant statement.

 

Designing these stoppers was about more than just making the product look awesome. Each cork has several fins that provide a multi-stage airtight seal. They all fit standard wine, beer, liquor, and olive oil bottles; we tested them on every bottle we could get our hands on, and were never disappointed. The multi-stage seal works, hands-down, better than every other cork we tried, too. It’s tight but not impossible to remove. It allows you to store bottles on their sides without worrying about drips. And it’ll keep even champagne, beer, or sparkling water carbonated overnight or longer.

 

 

We’ve manufactured a small test run of these stoppers in just a couple colors each. But to make a full batch, we need your help. We’re ready to pull the trigger on mass production in the following colors:

 

These stoppers are a perfect fit for dozens of bottle types. The multi-stage airtight seal ensures no-drip coverage for:

Champagne
Wine
Magnums
Liquor
Beer
Large Format Beer
Cider
Soda
Mixers
Olive Oil
Salad Dressing
Spring Water (sparking and still)
...and even Mexican Coca-Cola 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We've run four previous successful Kickstarter campaigns and have a great sense of the roadmap here. Our biggest risks are to production timing, as unforeseen obstacles (or even an outstandingly over-funded campaign) can put a wrench in timely delivery. Fortunately, one of the biggest challenges - successful tooling for a quality product - has already been overcome. We've got more than just working prototypes: we have a fully molded, manufacturing-ready product just waiting for the funds to get production up and running. We hope we don't run into any snags between now and when the mailman comes to deliver each package, but if we do we're ready to do whatever it takes to make sure everyone is super happy with the end result.

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    Solar Spike

    One (1) Solar Spike Stopper in the color of your choice. MSRP will be $5.95. Delivered in time for holiday gift-giving!

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    Fractal Tower

    One (1) Fractal Tower Stopper in the color of your choice. MSRP will be $9.95. Delivered in time for holiday gift-giving!

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    Geo Drip

    One (1) Fractal Tower Stopper in the color of your choice. MSRP will be $9.95. Delivered in time for holiday gift-giving!

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    SOLAR SPIKE: $5
    FRACTAL TOWER: $8
    GEO DRIP: $8
    GIR COASTERS: $15

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    GIR Coasters

    Serve and protect! One (1) 4pc set of GIR Coasters in the color of your choice. MSRP will be $16.95. Delivered in time for holiday gift-giving with free US shipping!

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    The Stopper Set

    One (1) Solar Spike, one (1) Fractal Tower, and one (1) Geo Drip Stopper in the colors of your choice. Delivered in time for holiday gift-giving with free US shipping!

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    The Mixer Pack

    One (1) Solar Spike and One (1) Fractal Tower OR Geo Drip Stopper, plus one (1) 4pc set of GIR Coasters in the colors of your choice. Delivered in time for holiday gift-giving with free US shipping!

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    The Bar Pack

    One (1) Solar Spike, One (1) Fractal Tower, One (1) Geo Drip, and one (1) 4pc set of GIR Coasters in the colors of your choice. Delivered in time for holiday gift-giving with free US shipping!

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    • Fractal Tower Stopper
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    Double Stopper Set

    Two (2) Solar Spikes, two (2) Fractal Towers, and two (2) Geo Drip Stoppers in the colors of your choice. Delivered in time for holiday gift-giving with free US shipping!

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    Party Pack!

    Two (2) Solar Spikes, two (2) Fractal Towers, and two (2) Geo Drip Stoppers in the colors of your choice, plus one (1) 4pc set of GIR Coasters. Delivered in time for holiday gift-giving with free US shipping!

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    • Solar Spike Stopper
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    Triple Stopper Set

    Triple Stopper Set. Three (3) Solar Spikes, three (3) Fractal Towers, and three (3) Geo Drip Stoppers in the colors of your choice. Delivered in time for holiday gift-giving with free US shipping!

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    Double Party Pack!

    Four (4) Solar Spikes, four (4) Fractal Towers, and four (4) Geo Drip Stoppers in the colors of your choice, plus two (2) 4pc sets of GIR Coasters. Delivered in time for holiday gift-giving with free US shipping!

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