When GadgetGuy was asked to review the CouchCoaster and TableCoaster we said, “Sure, send it over”. After all, if it plugs in and there is an app for that, we will review it.
Sadly neither CouchCoaster nor TableCoaster plugin have an app, or steal your data, or listen to your conversation – they are as dumb as bricks. And that is why we like them – it appeals to the inner nerd.
Nerds are wont to drink beer or Coke (the liquid kind) and eat pizza. These devices are for them. They may even make a good Secret Santa gift!
CouchCoaster (website here) and TableCoaster (website here) fill a need in a messy nerd life.
CouchCoaster is a weighty little beast that looks a little like it took its inspiration from the
Flying Nun’s Cornette. In fact, I have it
on good authority that the designing engineer watches BBC TV and likes Sally
In any case, the weighted arms fit over most couch flat-topped arms from 140mm wide. The weights firmly hold down the top cup holder. We even tried tipping and hitting the drink can in it, and the centre of gravity was sufficiently low that it was safe – although we suggest those tall Red Bull rip-offs may topple.
It does not mind if the arms are slightly rounded, square firm or soft – as long as it has a good flat surface to sit on.
Using supplied adaptor holds cans up to 75mm wide – hot or cold
Without adaptor can hold larger coffee/tea mugs to 90mm
Weight – over 700g
Works on couch arms over 140mm
Arms made from silicon rubber with integrated iron weights
Overengineered to blazes, great quality and surprisingly
useful to couch potatoes and nerds. Does what it says – no marketing BS in
Obviously, after the
British engineer finished CouchCoaster,
he had a little time on his hands. Table Coaster is the same concept sans the silicone
arm bits. It is made from an ABS-like material
and has a ‘micro-suction’ base (sticky but leaves no residue) that can be repositioned
many times – just give it an alcohol wipe
occasionally to renew the stick! (Hey Mr Engineer – why don’t you market a pack
of 10 for £10 – make a killing).
In fact, this may be
more useful as you can use it without the companion couch. It works on any flat
surface at least 110mm wide. That is a desk, in grey nomad moto homes, senior’s
meal trays, bedside tables or even the grandkids high chair.
It is available in Jet Black or Glacier White for £11.99.
GadgetGuy’s take: Perhaps more indespensible
It may be useful to
store other low centre of gravity items like
TV remotes, pens, pencils, crayons or things that fall off your desk or couch.