Review & Giveaway: Skil Offers A Perfect Guy & DIYer Gift

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Skil iXo Vivo Power Corkscrew contents

Skil iXo Vivo Power Corkscrew contents.

This past weekend, one of my gal-pal besties, Andrea came over for a “girl’s night in” glass of wine (or, rather, glass-ES). I thought, what better time to check out my new Skil iXO Vivo cordless driver and wine opener and take it out for a spin…literally. If you’ll allow me to set down my glass, I’ll share some of my thoughts and musings…

Skaie using Skil accessories

Skaie using Skil accessories.

Skaie opening a wine bottle with Skil

Skaie opening a wine bottle with Skil.

The Skil Review…

Here’s what I liked about the Skil iXO Vivo power corkscrew:

• First impressions? Nice packaging, nicely compacted cordless tool, simple and concise accessories. In other words, figuring out how it worked looked totally doable.

• Anything dual purpose and practical gets a thumb-up with this decor nerd (and wine lovuh!)

• The included charger is always a “yippee!” moment.

• I loved the size of this. I could really see using the cordless screwdriver, like, daily!

• Once I figured out how to place the corkscrew housing onto my wine bottle, removing it was fast and easy. It also had a nifty reverse button to easily extract the cork from the screw.

• It’s just fun! And…oh, so great for that man in your life…or, if  you’re a DIYer like me…buy one for yourself!

My overall rating: 4 stars!

Here’s what would have made it 5 starts:

• It could be a bit more intuitive. It took Andrea and I a few minutes (and a bit of shredding into the cork, bah!) to figure out how to place the housing onto the wine bottle in order for the screw to properly enter the cork. Note to self: don’t be such a guy…READ the instructions!

• Where to store this gadget is a bit of a head-scratcher…do I keep it in my kitchen junk drawer or out near my tool box. Hmm…?

• It would have been nice to have a simple case to keep everything neat and in its place.

Other than that…I think this is a fun and fantastic multipurpose gift and gadget for the holidays and any other time of year! Cheers!

The Giveaway…!

Here are a few ways to win your very own Skil iOX Vivo Cordless Driver & Wine Opener! (choose one or do all three!)

  1. Leave a comment below telling us what your favorite wine is (and for 10 extra points…send us a bottle-wink!)
  2. Go to our HomeJelly Facebook page, “like us”, then leave a comment with your favorite wine.
  3. Retweet: Holiday Gift Giveaway on HomeJelly-Skil iXO Vivo Cordless Driver & Wine Opener #HomeJelly http://tinyurl.com/bu5rufd

The giveaway will end Thursday, December 20th at noon PST. Goooooooood luck!

Skil wine stopper

Skil wine stopper.

P.S. This wine stopper is FAB! It gives a shout out to the brand, yet is subtle, and dare I say, elegant.

SKIL iXO Vivo 2354-10 Compact 4-Volt Max Cordless Lithium-Ion Driver Combo Kit with Wine Opener

SKIL iXO Vivo 2354-10 Compact 4-Volt Max Cordless Lithium-Ion Driver Combo Kit with Wine Opener. source: skil and amazon.com

Pick up or enter to win the Skil iXO Vivo for a do-it-yourself Christmas! You can also check out the other wonderful Skil tools on amazon.com.

The contest is now CLOSED! Congratulations Skeie Berg!!!

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).