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Zibra Open It! Easy to Use Package Opener- Review and Giveaway

Am I the only one that has noticed that product packaging these days is beyond insane?  I recently opened a toy for Mister, and getting to the actual toy was a herculean effort.  The thing was tied, taped, and tethered to the box and it took me twenty minutes to free it.  My kitchen scissors have gone dull from being used to slice tape and cut clamshell packages.  I have next to no nails, and opening DVD’s and CD’s frustrates me to no end.  Ah, but no more!

As a product reviewer that receives quite a few packages, I was intrigued when I received a pitch for the Zibra Open It! Easy to Use Package Opener.

Once I received it, I thought now THIS is a must have tool if you ever need to open electronics, toys, batteries, or other packages.

The Open It can be used to:

  • cut sealed plastic packaging, blisters, cardboard, paper
  • snip toy packaging, twist ties, zip ties, straps
  • slice boxes, CDs, DVDs, plastic wraps
  • open battery compartments and more
  • pop off bottle tops
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    Hubs likes it, as well, and has used it quite a few times.  He’s even been known to come ask me where I put it so he can use it instead of the kitchen scissors.

    The only thing I would change about the Open It is I would somehow make the cap for the razor be attached to the tool, whether by string or plastic or whatever.  I can’t tell you how many times I have had to move the microwave to fish the little cap out because I knocked it under while opening a package.

    Buy it… The Open It retails for $11.99 and can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond, Walgreens, Home Depot, and on the Zibra website, as well as on

    Win it… Zibra would like to give two lucky Lady V dZine readers their own Zibra Open It!

    Mandatory entry… Tell me what type of package frustrates you the most when trying to Open It.

    ***Please note- this must be done before any bonus entries will count***

    Bonus entries–

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    • +1-  Follow Lady V dZine on Twitter AND tweet this contest using @ladyvdzine and linking back to this post- comment with your tweet status (may be done up to 4x/day, at least 30 minutes apart)
      • May use “#win Zibra Open It package opener @ladyvdzine (11/15) #gadget #giveaway #Christmas
    • +1-  Share this giveaway on your Facebook page and comment back with a link to the share (may be done 1x/day).
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    • +5-  Blog this contest linking to this post- leave 5 comments here with a link to your post

    The fine print…

    Contest open to US addresses..  Contest ends at 11:59 a.m. CST on 11/15/2010.  Winner will be selected randomly.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address.  If no response is received from the winning entrant, a new winner will be selected.  Prize will be forfeited and donated to charity if not claimed by primary or alternate winners.

    The fine folks at Zibra provided me with a Zibra Open It! set to facilitate this review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions express are 100% my own and are based on my own experience.  Your experience may differ.

    This site uses affiliate links. See Disclosure. All Opinions are My Own
    About Virginia

    Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


    1. Any type of toys! They are so frustrating….like baby dolls. Something to help this Christmas would be awesome!

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    4. So many frustrating packages! Lately I’ve been getting some that I actually have to unscrew! This ticks me of more than all the rest.
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    11. This would be great to have around the house

    12. Shannon Baas says:

      to open all the toys at christmas.

    13. Childrens toys frustrate me the most.

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    14. I absolutely hate those packages that are fused hard plastic. There is no way to open them! I have tried kitchen knives, box cutters….I want to scream!

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    15. Many toys are sealed in tough plastic that probable could withstand a small nuclear blast.

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    18. Monique Rizzo says:

      Definately hard plastic packaging, I have cut myself on it many a time.
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    19. The blister type packs frustrate me the most. I always end up with a cut on my finger.

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    22. Anything wrapped in plastic is awful!

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    28. Ok, not sure what they are called, but those hard plastic encasings that cover CD’s, small electronics, etc. No seam, no pull tab…do they think I am a magician?! I want to scream every time I try to remove the item without damaging it!!!! 🙂 Thank you.

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    30. Richard T. says:

      The hard plastic that many items are completely sealed inside.

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    33. Mistysunrise says:

      The packages that are sealed and crimped up, are the hardest to open. I am afraid I am going to chop my arm or fingers off, opening it with a knife. I think this is much safer.

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    38. Tonya Dean says:

      I bought some headphones and I tried and tried to get it open. Ended up cutting myself with a knife that I was using to saw through the package. So mad!!


    39. Shaunda Eppes says:

      I find it frustrating when cutting through the paper tape and packing tape on cardboard boxes.
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      those puffy envelopes that use way to much glue

    50. Razor packages and electronic package are always so hard to open. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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    55. Hard plastic packaging drives me crazy! I always end up cutting myself on it too.

    56. Michelle Tucker says:

      Those shrink wrapped hard plastic things. Every time I try to open them I’m sure I’m going to cut off my hand.
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    62. I would say the plastic packages that locks come in. I cut myself something fierce on one of those a couple of weeks ago.

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    64. Charlene Kuser says:

      Trying to open CD’s packaging is a real hassle for me

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    70. susan smoaks says:

      opening a cd is very frustrating

    71. That strong tape drives me insane! This tool seems as if it would be an awesome answer to package opening issues!:)

    72. I hate the packages that seemed to be sealed by heat… It drives me crazy trying to get things out, I have even cut myself of this jagged plastic when I didn’t open it “properly”

    73. Veronica Garrett says:

      The heavy cardboard boxes that have staples in them are frustrating. They are almost impossible to open and the staples are dangerous.

    74. The plastic toy holders are the hardest to open, suelee1998 @

    75. CD and DVD packages.