The Sizzler is a brilliant little doohickey that’s apparently been around in Japan for many years, but RocketNews24 just brought it to our attention, for which we owe them a beer.
Photo: Flickr/ Thom Wong
The retro packaging belies how forward-thinking this tool is—it allows you to open a bottle of suds or soda, and then seal it shut again so you can finish drinking it later.
Here’s a RocketNews24 reporter demonstrating the Sizzler in action.
We’re not entirely sure why it’s called the Sizzler, but it might have something to do with the fizzy sound your carbonated drink will continue to make each time you pour it, thanks to the cap that stopped it from going flat.
And since some small-batch craft brews are only available in large format bottles—like Bell’s 750 ml series and The Bruery‘s entire catalog—this totally opens up new drinking horizons for solo sippers.
Despite how obviously useful this is, few American retailers are currently carrying the Sizzler. Amazon has it listed for just under $35, but you’d be better off ordering it from Jasper Morrison in the U.K. for £6 ($9), or Japanese site Rakuten for $3, plus shipping.