The history of modern civilization is replete with such inventions that seem just so intuitive in today’s world that we cannot help but wonder how humanity managed to survive before their discovery. Today I will talk about one such accessory that has become such an indispensible part of our lives that we take its existence almost for granted.
If you have lived in any modern day city then without a doubt you would have used a cup holder. Granted that cup holders are not one of those path breaking, awe-inspiring inventions of our times. But their beauty lies in the fact that they have become such integral part of our daily routine that life would be pretty inconvenient without them. The bulk of cup holder usage occurs in our automobiles. Be it the daily morning coffee during office commute or the chilled soda during the drive upstate, these cup holders really do make life much easier when travelling. After all, you wouldn’t want your neatly ironed suit soaked in your morning coffee just before your all important meeting. Avoiding these types of mistakes is easy enough if you have a cup holder in your car.
Then we have what are commonly known as poker table cup holders. These are made to hold a beer or other beverage while you enjoy Texas Hold’em or any other poker game at the table. A very common sight in casinos, they are made out of stainless steel and are affixed into the table edge using a thin plate, providing a simple yet elegant way of securing your drinks.
Another creative variant is the rotating cup holder. These are usually built into tables, chairs or even cars. Most are on a hinge that allows them to be rotated closer or father away depending on convenience. One unique feature about rotating cup holders is that they are also available as stand-alone fittings, letting you install one where ever you need them.
A rather advanced type is the insulated cup holder. Although not so sleek, it packs the utility of temperature control for your beverage. It is simply an insulated container that is made to hold cups, bottles, or cans.
The bottom line is that when looking for the perfect cup holder; just make sure to remember exactly what you’ll be using it for. This will help you find the cup holder that’s just right for whatever application you need.