Monday, February 27, 2012

How to Hold the Rubber Bands

rubber bands on a doorknob
Photo by Michael Basial, found on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons.

No one needs a product specifically intended to hold rubber bands. Any little basket, bin or box will do — or you can use the approach that Michael Basial's relatives did, and just use the doorknob to hold them. (That's what I do, personally, with the few rubber bands I keep.) But if you'd like a fun way to store them, read on!

rubber band holder shaped like standing person

The newest product, available for preorder, is the Rafael rubber band holder from J-Me. There are three color choices, and each one ships with three rubber bands to start you out. [via Book of Joe]

rubber band holder shaped like seated person

Oomy makes this one: the Fitness Addict, which you can see on the company's Facebook page. This one comes with a few rubber bands, too. You can buy the Fitness Addict at Perpetual Kid. Oomy says it can also make these as branded products — that's a promotional product that would grab some attention!

rubber bands stretched between two metal hands

The Rubber Bando comes from India, and you can order it shipped from there. If you're in Australia, you can get it from Roaring Hippo.

You can also go see the Metaphys desk organizer, with a container designed specifically for rubber bands, mentioned in my February 2009 newsletter.

rubber bands made from recycled bicycle tubes

And finally, let me mention some special rubber bands, which come to us from Switzerland: the Plattfuss rubber bands by tät-tat, made from recycled bicycle tubes. Each package has 70 rubber bands, in various sizes. You can buy them from tät-tat or Pico Bollo or Pigr. In the U.S., you can get them through Spitfire Girl.

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