The Good: Keeps very hot liquids well-insulated without burning your hand, comes in a wide variety of colors, great price.
The Bad: Closer lid is awkward, product feels flimsy.
The Bottom Line: Though a nice selection for large giveaways, the Traveler Mug with Closer Lid lacks the zing required for concentrated marketing efforts.
Design (6/10): (top)
There’s nothing particularly wrong with the custom Traveler Mug with Closer Lid, but it simply feels flimsy. Although being lightweight is definitely an asset in terms of shipping weight charges, the first impression of the product is that it is weak, whether or not that is truly the case. However, if a client can get past that initial feeling, he or she will notice that it fit into a standard car cup holder. The Closer Lid didn’t impress me; it’s simply a flap of plastic over a slot in the lid that can be lifted by pressing a lever with your thumb. If that sounds complicated, just imagine how awkward it is to operate. Each Closer Lid comes with a small instruction manual that directs users how to drink, remove lid, clean lid, and reassemble with both text and images. Although it is a lot of trouble to operate, it does offer the advantage of being spill proof, which is important especially in child-focused campaigns. Additionally, the imprint is high quality, presenting a very sharp image even down to thin detail.
Features (8/10): (top)
Colors available include Black/Black, Cabernet, Granite, Harvest Green, Silver/Black, Sunset Red, and Vintage Blue. Every Traveler Mug automatically comes with the Closer Lid without any additional charge. 5-7 standard service and 2 day rush are available for this item, so last minute orders are always an option. Also, this item is okay for washing on the top rack of dishwasher. If you would like us to ship to California, please be aware that your order will incur an additional $0.15 per piece charge for Proposition 65 labeling.
Price (7/10): (top)
While the flimsy weight and awkward lid are certainly notable drawbacks to the personalized Traveler Mug with Closer Lid, the price is exceptional. The item definitely falls on the very low end of the price spectrum when you considering comparable products, and if you’re aiming to snag a large audience with a relatively small investment, the customized Travel Mug with Closer Lid could be the way to go.
Whether or not you use the imprinted Traveler Mug for your next promotional is mainly dependent on audience size. If you want to give a high retention product to the masses, the Traveler Mug with Closer Lid is an economical choice. However, if your target group is a little smaller, we recommend putting a little more money into your promotional product with a comparable item like the Hemisphere Travel Mug.
Published by Jana Tropper
Date of Publication: Feb. 18, 2008
Image Gallery: (top)