In my refrigerator you can find a wide assortment of leftovers. My wife and I will often cook meals that feed four so that we have leftovers for subsequent meals, such as lunches. Housing these assorted leftovers are Tupperware, bowls covered in plastic-wrap, and half-used cans covered in foil. Too often, the foil is too loose and the plastic-wrap does not stick. So, if the food is not devoured in a matter of days and forgotten, it is tossed out.
Brian Gibson, founder of Simpliuniik Inc. (pronounced simply unique), is putting the fresh back into produce and leftovers. His patent-pending product, the Seally Cap, will be the flagship project for launching his company. The idea for the Seally Cap came to Gibson while drinking an energy drink. He drank half of the can’s content, placed the remaining portion in the fridge, and came back later to a flat drink. The lesson learned: Not doing that again.
The Seally Cap is a stretchy price of colorful silicone that guards the freshness of your food. It conforms to cans, bottles, bowls, fruits and vegetables and maybe more. For those with children in the home, or who like to eat smaller portions, or are constantly mixing and matching ingredients, the Seally Cap may be what you have been needing. The Seally Cap comes in three vibrant shades of blue, orange, and pink. It is durable and can handle the expansion and contraction caused by dishwashers, microwaves, and freezers. The dome-top of the Seally Cap is designed to aid in the preservation process. Pressing down releases excess air (which breaks down food faster) and creates a vacuum seal. For as little as $12 you can back this project on Kiskstarter and expect to receive three Seally Caps by August of this year.
The Seally Cap is very practical for on-the-go lifestyles. Here is a real-life example. We recently spent Memorial Day with some friends at Topgolf—a trendy teched-up golf range. While waiting for our food to arrive one of our friends dug around in her over-sized handbag to pull out a partially eaten apple (from her child). It had only been an hour or so and the exposed apple was already turning brown and, needless to say, undesirable. Had she placed a Seally Cap on it, the apple would have been preserved—clean and crisp.
Right now Simpliuniik is a one-man-show startup with high hopes. “You have to aim high so that you get something worthwhile if you fall short.” In the next five years, Gibson hopes to have three to five products introduced to the market place under the Simpliuniik banner. Seally Cap is the first of those products. “After a lot of work, we are excited to get this product rolling with our Kickstarter campaign,” commented Gibson. When asked about the ten-year outlook for Simpliuniik Gibson expressed his desire to have enough market reach to fund a non-profit division creating mobility toys for disabled youth. Gibson is all-in and excited about the future. “I just don’t want to be that guy at 67 that says, I could have done that.”
If you like Brian Gibson’s idea let us know in the comments below. Give him an additional POP by contributing to his Kickstarter campaign.