My coffee cup just got much more useful
October 16, 2012 6:59 AM Subscribe
Sometimes little details make you smack your forehead and say, "Of course! How clever!" What are some little-known useful features and small but practical design elements built into everyday things that people either take for granted, or aren't aware of?
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy to grab bag (45 answers total) 81 users marked this as a favorite
So I was driving to work this morning with my cup of McDonald's coffee when I realized that instead of flipping the little tab up at the drinking area so it stays stuck to the top of the lid, leaving the hole open; I could instead push it down with my lip and still get a drink without leaving an opening exposed. This is great to prevent splashing while going over bumps while driving.
There must be loads of these little "secret features" on various products that we don't even think about, but if we were aware of them would make the minutiae of daily life just a little easier or more comfortable. What are some other examples of these often-unnoticed details?