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Excellent secret Santa/ last minute gift. Loodini

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http://www.loodini.com/ Hope it's ok to share on this site. My friend has invented and produced this device. It's certainly different and I think it'd make a great last minute Christmas gift or sec… Read More
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
http://www.loodini.com/

Hope it's ok to share on this site. My friend has invented and produced this device. It's certainly different and I think it'd make a great last minute Christmas gift or secret Santa.

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- iCoxyyyy
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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#1
That is pretty cool lol
#2
Had a look on the website. Not for me, but thanks for the information.
1 Like #3
Where do you keep the loodini once it has touched all of those dirty surfaces?
#4
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My lazy link when I tried to add to the description didn't work :(

Edited By: iCoxyyyy on Dec 14, 2014 22:40
#5
Why do people bother inventing this kind of crap ?
1 Like #6
Tbh, I take a bit of extra clean toilet tissue or hand towel for my "escape" after washing hands.... Use the same piece to turn the tap off, to pull the door handle with and once out throw it in the nearest bin.

As spider said where you keep loodini after use.. I'd chuck it! £3.50 for a p!ss a bit expensive.
2 Likes #7
(Hmm... tough crowd! :)

Loodini was invented because in the UK surveys show (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19834975) two in three men and one in three women don't wash their hands after using a public toilet. Unfortunately, whether we wash our hands or not, we are all forced to use the same door handles when we leave.

Loodini is designed to open toilet doors. It is made from polypropylene containing a silver-based antibacterial agent which actively kills bacteria which come into contact with the surface, so there is no need to worry about putting it in your pocket (unlike money, which is generally filthy and not antibacterial at all!)

Loodini is not meant to be a disposable item. It is about the size of a credit card, so it is easy to carry and use if and when you need it (for example, if you in a restaurant, and would like to eat your pizza free of any unwelcome additives).

Loodini is for people who would rather not get other people's poo on their fingers :)

"... as an ex-microbiologist, public toilets make my skin crawl!"
Dr J. Jenkins
Loodini customer
#8
Loodini
(Hmm... tough crowd! :)
Loodini was invented because in the UK surveys show (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19834975) two in three men and one in three women don't wash their hands after using a public toilet. Unfortunately, whether we wash our hands or not, we are all forced to use the same door handles when we leave.
Loodini is designed to open toilet doors. It is made from polypropylene containing a silver-based antibacterial agent which actively kills bacteria which come into contact with the surface, so there is no need to worry about putting it in your pocket (unlike money, which is generally filthy and not antibacterial at all!)
Loodini is not meant to be a disposable item. It is about the size of a credit card, so it is easy to carry and use if and when you need it (for example, if you in a restaurant, and would like to eat your pizza free of any unwelcome additives).
Loodini is for people who would rather not get other people's poo on their fingers :)
"... as an ex-microbiologist, public toilets make my skin crawl!"
Dr J. Jenkins
Loodini customer

Hi. Did you invent this product?
1 Like #9
Why bother with public toilets in a crowded pub? Simply **** discreetly in an empty pint glass under a table then place glass back on table where it will not look out of place with similar coloured beverages.

Leave pub with your bladder fully relieved at your leisure, making sure your unwashed hands have a good rummage in the free peanuts bowl before you leave.

Isn't that what everyone does?
#10
Loodini
(Hmm... tough crowd! :)

Loodini was invented because in the UK surveys show (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19834975) two in three men and one in three women don't wash their hands after using a public toilet. Unfortunately, whether we wash our hands or not, we are all forced to use the same door handles when we leave.

Loodini is designed to open toilet doors. It is made from polypropylene containing a silver-based antibacterial agent which actively kills bacteria which come into contact with the surface, so there is no need to worry about putting it in your pocket (unlike money, which is generally filthy and not antibacterial at all!)

Loodini is not meant to be a disposable item. It is about the size of a credit card, so it is easy to carry and use if and when you need it (for example, if you in a restaurant, and would like to eat your pizza free of any unwelcome additives).

Loodini is for people who would rather not get other people's poo on their fingers :)

"... as an ex-microbiologist, public toilets make my skin crawl!"
Dr J. Jenkins
Loodini customer

What about the poo in the pizza from the hands of the people that made it or on your hands when you touch the table and others have touched before.

I've found with food that its the stuff that's in it, the stuff that goes on whilst its being made is what you should worry about.
4 Likes #11
Pro tip - get to the peanuts before Mark.
#12
On a serious note my wife carries in her handbag a small bottle of no water needed antibacterial gel soap. When I come back from the bogs I can have a squirt of that stuff and my hands are germ free in seconds.
#13
Hi. Did you invent this product?[/quote]


Hi miikkeyblue

lol - yes :)

(Great film by the way!)
#14
[quote=BlackJax][quote=Loodini] (Hmm... tough crowd! :)

Hi BlackJax

What can I say - you make a great point! If only other people's personal hygiene remained a personal issue (!) - but yes, poor hygiene in the kitchen is a big problem.

On a brighter note, from a biological perspective, your mouth is actually relatively well adapted to dealing with (at least some) germs - if you think about it, a mouth is designed for eating "foreign bodies". Disease transmission through dirty hands is a more serious issue, as it generally occurs through us touching our faces (which we do subconsciously on a regular basis). This leads to introduction of disease through the eyes, which, unlike the mouth, are not designed to deal with that sort of thing.

(Nose picking is also a good way of introducing germs from your hands INTO your body).

Okay... I am going to stop now ;)
#15
Mark2111
On a serious note my wife carries in her handbag a small bottle of no water needed antibacterial gel soap. When I come back from the bogs I can have a squirt of that stuff and my hands are germ free in seconds.

Hi Mark2111!

Yes, as awareness of the issue is growing, more and more people are using hand sanitizer. It works great! The only problem with hand sanitizer is that it can be like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Sanitizers kill 99.99etc % of bacteria, and they do not discriminate between the "bad" bacteria (eg. from someone else's poo) and the "good" bacteria (e.g. those which make up part of your skin's natural immune system). As such, hand sanitizer should really be used as "and emergency measure" rather than as standard. Loodini functions as a physical barrier, keeping the good stuff on your skin and the bad stuff where it belongs - it is just another option to consider, along with hand sanitiser, bits of tissue, shirt sleeves and the odd discrete pint glass ;)
#16
Loodini
Mark2111
On a serious note my wife carries in her handbag a small bottle of no water needed antibacterial gel soap. When I come back from the bogs I can have a squirt of that stuff and my hands are germ free in seconds.

Hi Mark2111!

Yes, as awareness of the issue is growing, more and more people are using hand sanitizer. It works great! The only problem with hand sanitizer is that it can be like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Sanitizers kill 99.99etc % of bacteria, and they do not discriminate between the "bad" bacteria (eg. from someone else's poo) and the "good" bacteria (e.g. those which make up part of your skin's natural immune system). As such, hand sanitizer should really be used as "and emergency measure" rather than as standard. Loodini functions as a physical barrier, keeping the good stuff on your skin and the bad stuff where it belongs - it is just another option to consider, along with hand sanitiser, bits of tissue, shirt sleeves and the odd discrete pint glass ;)

Thank you for an intelligent and well reasoned reply.

Once you've used the loodini, it will now be 'unclean'. My wife won't want it back in her handbag, so it would have to be placed in a sealable plastic pouch before being taken home and washed, is that correct?
1 Like #17
Loodini
Hi. Did you invent this product?



Hi miikkeyblue

lol - yes :)

(Great film by the way!)[/quote]If you are the representative of these people did you get permission to post here ?
#18
thewongwing101
Loodini
Hi. Did you invent this product?



Hi thewongwing101

Sorry, do you mean - "did I get permission to post from the Loodini folk" or "did I get permission to post from the HUKD folk"? This thread just came up on my browser - I was replying to the posters which expressed a concern about putting the item in their pockets...?

(Great film by the way!)
If you are the representative of these people did you get permission to post here ?[/quote]
1 Like #19
Loodini
thewongwing101
Loodini
Hi. Did you invent this product?



Hi thewongwing101

Sorry, do you mean - "did I get permission to post from the Loodini folk" or "did I get permission to post from the HUKD folk"? This thread just came up on my browser - I was replying to the posters which expressed a concern about putting the item in their pockets...?

(Great film by the way!)
If you are the representative of these people did you get permission to post here ?
[/quote]OoooooKaay
take that as a no then oO
#20
Mark2111
Loodini
Mark2111
On a serious note my wife carries in her handbag a small bottle of no water needed antibacterial gel soap. When I come back from the bogs I can have a squirt of that stuff and my hands are germ free in seconds.

Hi Mark2111!

Yes, as awareness of the issue is growing, more and more people are using hand sanitizer. It works great! The only problem with hand sanitizer is that it can be like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Sanitizers kill 99.99etc % of bacteria, and they do not discriminate between the "bad" bacteria (eg. from someone else's poo) and the "good" bacteria (e.g. those which make up part of your skin's natural immune system). As such, hand sanitizer should really be used as "and emergency measure" rather than as standard. Loodini functions as a physical barrier, keeping the good stuff on your skin and the bad stuff where it belongs - it is just another option to consider, along with hand sanitiser, bits of tissue, shirt sleeves and the odd discrete pint glass ;)

Thank you for an intelligent and well reasoned reply.

Once you've used the loodini, it will now be 'unclean'. My wife won't want it back in her handbag, so it would have to be placed in a sealable plastic pouch before being taken home and washed, is that correct?

Hi Mark

Thanks for this.

Okay, first of all, this really is down to personal comfort, so there is no right or wrong answer to this.

For me, personally, a plastic pouch is unnecessary for two reasons:

1. Whatever we like to think, our pockets and purses are not sterile environments - in fact they are quite dirty. Money and cell phones are especially dirty... and they are not antibacterial. We also put our hands in our pockets and purses, and if you just opened a toilet door, your hands are unlikely to be clean either. If you think about it, your hands are dirty when you pick up and handle a bottle of hand sanitizer... and you put that bottle back in your bag also...

2. The contact area of Loodini is very small (compared to using your hand, or even using little finger!), so initial contamination is minimized. Unlike the other things in your pocket or bag, Loodini is also antibacterial, so the silver-based antibacterial agent will kill bacteria on the surface. From this perspective, I personally regard Loodini to be the least of my worries, as far as things in my wallet go.

Having said that, like I said, it is all down to personal preference. A pouch would make Loodini more expensive to produce and less quick and discrete to use, however, you are not the first to inquire about this - so it is definitely something we would consider if enough people showed an interest. Thanks for the feedback! :)
#21
thewongwing101
Loodini
thewongwing101
Loodini
Hi. Did you invent this product?



Hi thewongwing101

Sorry, do you mean - "did I get permission to post from the Loodini folk" or "did I get permission to post from the HUKD folk"? This thread just came up on my browser - I was replying to the posters which expressed a concern about putting the item in their pockets...?

(Great film by the way!)
If you are the representative of these people did you get permission to post here ?

OoooooKaay
take that as a no then oO

Why would you need permission to reply to a thread on a public forum?

Edited By: g8spur on Jan 11, 2015 23:05
#22
thewongwing101
Loodini
thewongwing101
Loodini
Hi. Did you invent this product?



Hi thewongwing101

Sorry, do you mean - "did I get permission to post from the Loodini folk" or "did I get permission to post from the HUKD folk"? This thread just came up on my browser - I was replying to the posters which expressed a concern about putting the item in their pockets...?

(Great film by the way!)
If you are the representative of these people did you get permission to post here ?
OoooooKaay
take that as a no then oO[/quote]
Sorry - I am new to this! :)

I just contacted the site folk to make sure me replying to these posts was okay.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention :)
#23
Mark2111
Loodini
Mark2111
On a serious note my wife carries in her handbag a small bottle of no water needed antibacterial gel soap. When I come back from the bogs I can have a squirt of that stuff and my hands are germ free in seconds.

Hi Mark2111!

Yes, as awareness of the issue is growing, more and more people are using hand sanitizer. It works great! The only problem with hand sanitizer is that it can be like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Sanitizers kill 99.99etc % of bacteria, and they do not discriminate between the "bad" bacteria (eg. from someone else's poo) and the "good" bacteria (e.g. those which make up part of your skin's natural immune system). As such, hand sanitizer should really be used as "and emergency measure" rather than as standard. Loodini functions as a physical barrier, keeping the good stuff on your skin and the bad stuff where it belongs - it is just another option to consider, along with hand sanitiser, bits of tissue, shirt sleeves and the odd discrete pint glass ;)

Thank you for an intelligent and well reasoned reply.

Once you've used the loodini, it will now be 'unclean'. My wife won't want it back in her handbag, so it would have to be placed in a sealable plastic pouch before being taken home and washed, is that correct?

... I should add that washing Loodini does not effect its antibacterial properties, and it is dishwasher proof.
#24
It's everywhere, if you don't get it on your hands from opening a toilet door then you'll get it on your hands from picking up a pen or as has been mentioned handling money. The only thing this is good for is a psychological tool for those who are freaked out by the though. Physically, about as useful as a chocolate tea pot. The two in three men aren't just touching handles.

The only thing that can really protect us is our own immune system. Best to try keep that in check.
#25
SoullessMinion
It's everywhere, if you don't get it on your hands from opening a toilet door then you'll get it on your hands from picking up a pen or as has been mentioned handling money. The only thing this is good for is a psychological tool for those who are freaked out by the though. Physically, about as useful as a chocolate tea pot. The two in three men aren't just touching handles.

The only thing that can really protect us is our own immune system. Best to try keep that in check.


Hi SoullessMinion

You are right - germs are (nearly) everywhere, and ultimately the only thing which can protect us is our own immune system - but even the healthiest immune system can be overwhelmed by a severe challenge - that is how you get sick - and that is the reason why you don't see many people licking toilet door handles in order to boost their own immune systems.

Germs are a feature of the natural environment, and different sorts of beneficial bacteria are a natural feature of our own immune system. The problem is, people get the natural environment confused with the environment we actually live in. In the natural environment, people move away from others when they need to poo. In a modern, crowded environment, public toilets bring people together to perform the same function. This aids transmission of diseases, such as norovirus. The reason norovirus does so well in hospitals is that not everyone is blessed with a great immune system either. It is not a psychological "thought" which makes these people ill... it is the norovirus. Our immune function varies with age, stress, disease, medical treatments and a whole load of other factors... making our own immunity difficult to gauge day-to-day. Norovirus also does well on cruise ships... so even a decent immune system is no guarantee. The commonality in these infections is poor personal hygiene amongst people living in close proximity to one another.

It is interesting that you mention pens. Studies have shown that doctor's pens are carriers of many diseases, MRSA in particular. This has led to the development of antibacterial pens for doctors (http://www.core-bs.co.uk/combat-mrsa/). I assume you would equally regard this invention as being of questionable value, on the basis that you can still pick up germs from money and toilet door handles? While I certainly respect your personal choice, for me, personalty, I would prefer my doctor used an antibacterial pen, so I didn't have to rely on my immune system, and if I have handled money, I prefer to wash my hands before I eat. It's not always possible, but I think a little hygiene is better than none at all. I also eat right and exercise regularly, to keep as healthy as possible - that way I feel I have reasonably covered my bases :)
#26
For some lively toilet door opener debate, which covers many of the topics touched on above - check out Loodini on BBC Radio Stoke today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gb3sx... FAST FORWARD to 01:44:08 for the Loodini segment... (though the previous segment on Norovirus from the Chief Executive of the University Hospital of North Midlands is kinda relevant too) :)
#27
Loodini
For some lively toilet door opener debate, which covers many of the topics touched on above - check out Loodini on BBC Radio Stoke today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gb3sx... FAST FORWARD to 01:44:08 for the Loodini segment... (though the previous segment on Norovirus from the Chief Executive of the University Hospital of North Midlands is kinda relevant too) :)

I dare you to type at least 5 paragraphs without mentioning the annoying word "loodini" loodini ;)

And then I dare you to vanish like houdini X)

Edited By: markq on Jan 12, 2015 22:48
1 Like #28
I would also like to take this opportunity to release my new incontinence pads for old men (bulk discount for my mate deeky ;)), I have named it "poopanties" :|
1 Like #29
markq
I would also like to take this opportunity to release my new incontinence pads for old men (bulk discount for my mate deeky ;)), I have named it "poopanties" :|

markq

I'll do my best, but I can't promise anything.
#30
Loodini
markq
I would also like to take this opportunity to release my new incontinence pads for old men (bulk discount for my mate deeky ;)), I have named it "poopanties" :|

markq

I'll do my best, but I can't promise anything.

Well it's a good start ;)
1 Like #31
I just use tissue to open the doors, taps etc, then discard it behind the door on the way out.
#33
and rightly got rejected and slated...
#34
Don't agree - I've just ordered 3 of them (although I'm not happy that I've had to create a Paypal account to buy them :(

I saw them on Dragons Den last night and was amazed they didn't get investment. I absolutely hate having to touch toilet doors etc - especially when you grab it and find out it's wet [shudder]
1 Like #35
I saw Dragons Den last night and it all looked very badly edited and a bit like a setup to me. They didn't show how the thing actually worked or mention the silver anti-bacterial qualities. I think it's actually a really good product and not too expensive either.
#36
I agree with Slippy Sloppy. The dragons - as they often are - were very silly (although that may also be part of the editing issue).

Deborah's glove idea is insane. She's going to put a glove on after washing her hands every time then dispose them? A) expensive B) ridiculous C) very eco-friendly.

I agree it wasn't investible. The sales figures show that it isn't catching on. I don't think its such a crazy idea though. The last comment about it just being generally inconvenient to get something out a wallet each time is right. Perhaps a key fob version or something.

My personal issue would be that you're not really solving the problem. Are taps in the bathrooms any less clean? You can wash your hands but then you're immediately turning off a tap which is suffering from the same problems as the door handle.
#37
very weird pitch with those 2 guys pretending to have a pee...put your todgers away lads because I'M OUT !!
#38
Jarreth68
Don't agree - I've just ordered 3 of them (although I'm not happy that I've had to create a Paypal account to buy them :(
I saw them on Dragons Den last night and was amazed they didn't get investment. I absolutely hate having to touch toilet doors etc - especially when you grab it and find out it's wet [shudder]

Just use tissue mate
#39
DarkEnergy2012
very weird pitch with those 2 guys pretending to have a pee...put your todgers away lads because I'M OUT !!

I'd bet my money that was the producers idea. As I said, the whole thing stunk of a setup and the decision to poo poo it (pun intended) was likely pre-ordained. Same for the seaweed woman they decided to attack - they have a TV show to make first and foremost and sometimes people are just fodder.

My only advice would be to stick it up on Amazon as part of Prime, sell it for a reasonable price, £4.95 would be fine and I'm sure it'll find a market.

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