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Personal Cup Holder

Like a sort of cup-holster
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I walk to work, I often stop on the way and buy a coffee. Alone, this action would be fine. I have two hands, one for the coffee and one kept in reserve for itches and doors. However, I often like to buy a breakfast sandwich. This puts me in a very awkward position. I can hold both the coffee and the sandwich easily, but then I can't really unwrap the sandwich. So I have to stop and put the coffee down, eat about half the sandwich, so that it's manageable with one hand. Then I can carry on, sandwich in one hand, coffee in the other and a dangerously low hand-reserve. Imagine you had a cup holder about your person. Cars have long had a variety of folding arrangements that would prove a useful cup-holder resource. The belt seems initially logical, but moving legs might interfere here, so I think some form of cross-chest strap or possibly build it into a sturdy jacket, some form of gimbal arrangement may be appropriate for those fussy about relative beverage- gravity orientation. This would free up both hands for eating the sandwich, while holding it may be effectively achieved with one hand on a temporary basis. For example while attending to an itch, opening a door or investigating a newly-acquired sauce stain. Every now and then, the coffee could be accessed for the usual reasons. Such a device would be a boon to sandwich eaters, standing-around-in-very-cold-weather enthusiasts and the one-handed alike.
bs0u0155, Dec 05 2013

Folding cup holder http://www.germansu...7551&cat=387&page=1
Needs a gimbal and a shoulder strap [bs0u0155, Dec 05 2013]

Two Cups Of Coffee Two_20Cups_20Of_20Coffee
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best … [8th of 7, Dec 05 2013]

The basic model just holds a book, but the luxury model comes with cupholder and sandwich slot. Reading_20while_20walking
[normzone, Dec 05 2013]

No-spill coffee cup http://www.gocontig...ess-travel-mug.html
Get one like this. This one in particular is excellent. [Custardguts, Dec 05 2013]

http://www.youtube....watch?v=cTiXtnlhZYU [spidermother, Dec 09 2013]

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       A belt-mounted cup-holder would work, and would have a sort of Batman utility belt resonance.
hippo, Dec 05 2013
  

       I heard utility belt resonance was a small, but significant cause of infertility?
bs0u0155, Dec 05 2013
  

       That's why Batman wore such tight clothing in the groinal area.
hippo, Dec 05 2013
  

       The answer to the problem is a cupholding hat, shirley ?   

       Hats to carry cans of beer are WKTE. They have a holder on each side to allow balance to be maintained.   

       This inevitably leads to the idea of the Two Cups of Coffee hat.   

       <link>
8th of 7, Dec 05 2013
  

       As an alternative, we could make adult sippy cups fashionable.
RayfordSteele, Dec 05 2013
  

       Starbucks already have, handles or no, you still need at least one hand.
bs0u0155, Dec 05 2013
  

       //Hats to carry cans of beer are WKTE.//   

       My dentist suggested that I drink coffee through a straw. I will resist this to my last breath.
bs0u0155, Dec 05 2013
  

       [+] for the notion, but mostly //cupholding hat//
FlyingToaster, Dec 05 2013
  

       + for attending to an itch and low hand reserve
zeno, Dec 05 2013
  

       This is a great idea, I would suggest using a no-spill coffee cup such as the one I linked (that way you don't need to be as good at gimballing the cup).   

       In fact, a side-hip holster would work fine with something like this.
Custardguts, Dec 05 2013
  

       I already have one of those! Mine is orange. It's currently sat on my kitchen counter with some no- longer fresh green tea in it.
bs0u0155, Dec 05 2013
  

       Oh they are the very devil to clean if you were to say, leave sweet milky tea in them for a couple weeks by mistake.   

       Another solution would be a hot drinks-compatible camelbak.
Custardguts, Dec 06 2013
  

       An insulated CamelBak would be a useful development. What with recent rucksack developments, bags are no longer in contact with your back, so I took my CamelBak-equipped bag up a mountain recently only for all the water to freeze. Most inconvenient. I already knew there was plenty of FROZEN water up there, I didn't need my own liquid water submitting to peer pressure.
bs0u0155, Dec 06 2013
  

       [Bs0] - you just need enough ethanol in the water so that it doesn't freeze.....   

       Oh, and I thought insulated camelbak's were already a thing. Could be wrong..
Custardguts, Dec 09 2013
  

       they are, as standalone units, not as part of my climbing bag though. I found using warm water and an old bubble-wrap envelope the key.
bs0u0155, Dec 09 2013
  
      
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