Thursday, November 29, 2012

The iXO Vivo: First-Ever Power Corkscrew from SKIL Tools {Review & Giveaway}

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Once in a while I stop and realize just how much technology and inventions make my life easier.

I don't want to think of how much time I would have spent over the years washing dishes if I didn't have a dishwasher. I can't imagine how long it would take for my carrier pigeon to get a message to my husband if I couldn't just call his cell phone. And don't even get me started on my life without a computer.

But another area where I enjoy using less effort and energy is with tools. While I can wield a traditional screwdriver with the best of them, why would I when there are power screwdrivers that only require me to press a button?

And when it comes to the very best in lightweight, versatile, easy to use cordless power screwdrivers, there is no need to look any further than the iXO from SKIL Tools.

SKIL iXO

Whether you’re changing batteries in a toy, installing blinds or replacing a taillight, this handy screwdriver is equipped to handle hard to reach spaces, is innovative in design and concept, and can generally just make life easier for small or large projects.

So, while the SKIL iXO isn't new, SKIL Tools has come up with a way to make it even more useful — particularly with all of the holiday entertaining happening from coast to coast — by introducing their new version. Taking convenience to the next level, SKIL Tools has recently debuted the first-ever power corkscrew, the iXO Vivo.

SKIL iXO vivo

Yes, that's right. The iXO Vivo offers all the handyman features of the original iXO Cordless Screwdriver while also including a unique corkscrew attachment that safely and securely removes a wine bottle cork in under 10 seconds.

Sure, opening a bottle of wine isn't actually as difficult as doing Calculus... but, you know, sometimes it sure feels like it! The last time I host my neighborhood's wine night here at my house, I was highly embarrassed by the fact that I could only dig out an old-fashioned corkscrew that seemed to barely work.

Knowing that my turn will come around again before I know it, I couldn't wait to check out the iXO Vivo to see just how much more advanced my wine opening skills would soon be.

SKIL iXO vivo review

Containing the 4-volt lithium-ion power iXO itself, one five-piece bit set, the innovative corkscrew attachment, a foil cutter, a wine bottle stopper and a charger, the iXO Vivo has everything you need to do some DIY around the house or impress your friends and family at your next gathering.

One peek into the sleek storage box and I already had a mental list of people that I know who would love to receive this as a gift!

SKIL Tools iXO vivo review

This really couldn't be much easier and truly, if you can tighten a screw (with a power screwdriver), you can use the iXO Vivo to open a bottle of wine. It's just done with the press of a button!

First, use the included foil cutter, if necessary. Second, simply place the corkscrew right onto your bottle, attach the palm-sized iXO, flip the switch next to your finger, and voila! Quick and efficient opening of your bottle of wine literally only in seconds!


When you're ready to close up your bottle, the included stopper is a sleek, modern way to save your remaining wine without any worry about crushing a cork back into the top. Easy peasy!

iXO Vivo review

Lest you think that you would only reach for this SKIL iXO Vivo when you have company coming over or when you're enjoying a relaxing glass of wine after the kids have gone to bed, don't forget that the five-piece bit set makes this an exemplary power screwdriver all in itself.

I love the way that it fits easily in your hand, can easily be switched from forward to reverse, includes an LED Work Light so that you can see what you're doing, has a Battery Fuel Gauge so that you aren't surprised when it stops working, and includes a high quality battery that holds a charge for up to 18 months.

Whether you're reaching for the iXO Vivo at your next dinner party or to tighten a loose doorknob, it will be charged, ready and just the tool that you need!

SKIL Tools power screwdriver

For all of the wine drinkers (or the handyman who would get a kick out of the novelty aspect of pulling this out for friends) on your holiday shopping list, the SKIL iXO Vivo Power Corkscrew is sure to make the perfect gift. This handy gadget has a retail price of $79.99 but is currently on sale on Amazon and elsewhere for around $49.99.

Find out more information about SKIL Tools' iXO at SKILiXO.com and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter as well.

And, thanks to the generosity of SKIL Tools, one person will be prepared to keep their home in tip top shape as well as their wine glasses full and their guests entertained in the New Year, because...

One lucky person will win a SKIL iXO Vivo Power Corkscrew!

SKIL iXO Vivo giveaway

Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below — simply enter your name and email address and click on each entry that you would like to complete. Follow the directions for each individual method, entering in the necessary information when asked. If you have any questions or problems, feel free to let me know.

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A big thank you to SKIL Tools for providing an iXO Vivo for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

197 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

Me, of course :)

suburban prep said...

What a great gift for my husband.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

me, since I have such a hard time using a conventional corkscrew
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Laurel said...

I would love to win this for my husband!
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sheila musselman askins said...

would love to give this to my Brother In law!

jbmthill said...

This become my own!
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Beth H

Marti Parks said...

I would definitely keep this for myself.

Think about it said...

i would keep it for myself, so i could tease hubby with it. he would be so jealous. hehehhe


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wigget said...

me!

scottsgal said...

my 22 year old is building up his tool supply so this would be for him
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Jmstrunk said...

If I win it, it's mine!

Michelle Dehowy said...

the lucky recipient of this SKIL iXO Vivo would be my father

apple blossom said...

probably go to hubby

carole said...

to ME!!!!

aperry said...

Dad or hubby

HarleyC said...

I'd keep this for myself!

mtbears819 said...

this would be for hubby

trisha said...

It would so be for me so i can get some projects around the house done

Jackie said...

It would be for my husband...he'd love it.
Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Frugalista Mama said...

My hubby

Sylvia said...

I would give this to my brother

dfraley3 said...

I would give it to my son.

cupcake mama said...

My in laws would love this! They are getting older and it is hard for them to open wine bottles with their old fashioned opener.
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myfolly said...

It would be me!

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Magela G. said...

My husband

Kathy Davis said...

This would be for my husband Joe. He loves tools and gadgets.
Katy Davis
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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

This would be for me.
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Anonymous said...

This would be a great gift for my brother-in-law.

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Tanya M said...

That would be a gift for my husband.
Thank you for the giveaway.

tawndam said...

Dad

Carrie Phelps said...

I would keep this for myself!

Bethany C. said...

I'd keep it for myself.

Kelly Massman said...

i likely would give this to my hubby or my niece who has a new home

Ken Ohl said...

I'm afraid to say this would be for me

Darlene said...

This would be for my husband.

ann said...

I think I would keep this for myself since the men have all their tools in the garage and I need something to keep in the house for me to use

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I'd keep this for me :)

Ann Fantom said...

If I won, I would give this to my dad

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April said...

I would give this to my hubby

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Sonya Sanderson said...


I would give this to my mother.

J. Cannon said...

For myself!
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Diane W said...

My hubby would love this.

Rebecca Graham said...

This would be a gift for my husband.

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Jose Benavides said...

it would be for me because i am a handy man ..

jim said...

I've always liked the SKIL brand. Not too pricey, but good quality. I've owned their tools in the past, and never had one crap out on me, and I'm rough on all my tools. I have their circular saw now, and it's made very well. I wanna win this tool now!

wildcat32 said...

This would be for my husband.

gbelous said...

Neat idea...I'd probably give it to my parents

Laura Lane said...

My husband, Lowell

Jessica Rose said...

My mom!

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Jess Norden said...

It would be ME!! And my husband ;)

polly said...

for my husband but he will share!

Linda W. said...

My husband.

Dave said...

my wife !

Cserafini said...

I would give this to my husband.

brad howard said...

this prize would go to my husband... hopefully he'd use it!

Kimberly said...

This would be perfect for my wine loving step mother

Gina F. said...

The SKIL iXO Vivo power corkscrew would be for me.

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Kelly R. said...

It would be for myself.

John Stetson said...

My son in law would definitely love to have this tool for both the screwdriver function and the wine opener function.
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Soccer Mom said...

i could so use this, thanks for hosting this giveaway

mogrill said...

My hubby!
Thanks for the chance.
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heather said...

my husband would love this

Anonymous said...

my husband of course

JohnZ said...

All mine

Kimberly said...

Umm...Me!!

john said...

I will keeep it !!!!
JohnB

steve stone said...

my wife so its easy for her to screw things
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Anonymous said...

Me! like it

Brittany said...

I'd either keep it or give it to the fiance.

julis55 said...

I would keep it for myself

Eileen said...

We have so many projects half started around our house, I am afraid this would be a joint gift to my husband and me from Santa;)

Thanks much!

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Jenny Stanek said...

My husband and I!

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Carole Ingram said...

It would be for either me or my mother in law since she drinks a lot of wine :)

Roy Cagle said...

The fortunate user and lucky winner of this ingenious SKIL tool would be me!

Erica Heft said...

For my husband!

Helen Keeler said...

Daid my son.

Erin Rok said...

I would give it to my mom for christmas
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LaurKnotter said...

For myself!

channallocks said...

for my son

jlafount said...

I would use it

Jessica Snook said...

I'd give it to my in-laws.

Stephanie Larison said...

This would be for me!! :)

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Me and hubby will share it
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Daniel M said...

my dad, he loves tools! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Kristen said...

I'd give this to my best friend.

Marianna said...

my husband Kevin

Jean said...

No husband. It would be for me

Amanda Drennen said...

My Wonderful Husband!!! (:

Sarah MomE25 said...

It would be for my neighbor. She is a single mom and this would help her out.

amweeks said...

My hubby would love this!

Heather! said...

Totally ME!! I love tools! I'm not necessarily any good with them, but I love using them.

Thanks!
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Some Lucky Dog said...

It's me!

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Kim said...

my sweet husband!
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Fangirl Jen said...

This would be a joint gift for my husband and myself.

Mya Murphy said...

my life is filled with awesome wine...lol

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Anonymous said...

I'd give this to my hubby. He's the wine drinker around here, and it's super manly! :)

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playswithclay said...

My father

Romapr said...

I would keep this for myself. Thanks!


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smilekisses said...

I'd give it to my husband.

Karen said...

I would love to have this, I would share with my hubby!!
Thanks, Karen
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LeeAnn said...

I would be the lucky recipient! :-)

Leah Elizabeth said...

Me me me! Happy Christmas to me :)

seaburd said...

This will be gifted to my husband if I win .

kim burnett said...

gifted to my husband

Timshaun said...

This would be for us.
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Paul T / Pauline T said...

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Tamar said...

definitely me.

Roy F. said...

My Mom. She could use it.

Elizabeth Pyo said...

It would be me. I need a tool to fix things :)

Jan Messali said...

I'd give this to my son.

Anonymous said...

Keep it for myself :)
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Debra said...

i'd keep it i do my own repairs

Stevie said...

my hubby - he loves new gadgets & tools!

Angela Marion said...

it would be me! I lost everything about 2 years ago and tools are definitely needed!

Anonymous said...

This would go to Darrell R. - aka me.

freddie said...

This would be great for me. dwelchert@yahoo.com

mandala said...

This is really handy for our family esp for me

Karen said...

It would be me. thanks for the giveaway.

Laurie P said...

Me ! Totally need something like this!

kathy pease said...

id love this for myself hubbys tools are so heavy I can barely hold them..This looks perfect :)

brich2222 said...

I would keep this for myself as it is so handy!

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Jen said...

I would keep it

Gianna said...

My husband.

Erika P. said...

I would give it to my Mom

~Kelly said...

I'd give it to my husband.

Holly said...

Me!

Donnie said...

My poor tool starved hubby would be tearing this box open...lol...Thanks
Donnie W
ki4ggs(at)gmail(dot)com

Alison said...

I would give this to my grandparents. They love wine, but are having a harder time with traditional corkscrews as they get older.

sparkedcat said...

I would give this to my mom who needs help with a regular corkscrew.

paula michele said...

I would keep it for myself :)

Whitney said...

Ummmm me. Definitely me. Haha!

Erica C. said...

It would be for my cousin.
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Anonymous said...

It would stay with me, thanks for the great giveaway

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Stephanie Phelps said...

It would be for my friend

Laura Love said...

If I won, this would be for my husband. He loves a glass of wine.
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Anonymous said...

For my husband.
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heatherhouse12 said...

For me!!

Molly Grosbauer said...

My Husband

1porkchop said...

I would keep it for myself because I am a believer in having a tool for every task.

Nickolay said...

I would keep this for myself! I have always wanted one

A Roach said...

I would give this to my dad! He would love it!

harolde said...

It would be for me, I'm always looking for new tools for my toolbox.

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Charlene said...

I'd give this to my son :)

tracey said...

my husband would get it
ty
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Leslie S. said...

It would be for me.Some days I have trouble gripping and can not use a regular screwdriver.

dario moniz said...

For my sister who just bought her first home

Christine Jessamine said...

i would love this for my husband

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Lindsay Durflinger said...

My hubby

Melanie said...

Me....and hubby. I share. :)

csue said...

I need it!

corey1971 said...

I would keep it myself (Corey Olomon)

Sonya said...

This would be for hubby!

Breanne said...

My husband

Tanya Bartlett said...

I would keep it for myself

Candace Barrow said...

This would be for my hubby :)

Kari Flores said...

It would be for my boss, he loves wine.

Bella T. said...

The Fiance :)

Susan Climan said...

My husband and I would use it. sleveene@hotmail.com

carol lewis said...

This would be for my "you couldn't ask for a better SIL than Nick" son in law-for his birthday. He is into wine.

Saver Sara said...

We'd keep it - so for myself and my husband!

Melanie Montgomery said...

My mom would love this

Leenburke said...

My hubby would be the lucky recipient!
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Sarah said...

Me! But I'd let my husband use it to open me a bottle of wine...

Tricia316 said...

I would keep it for myself!

amy16323 said...

for my husband
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sottovoce said...

This amazing tool would be for me...love it! :-) Thank you.

Kelsea Eaton said...

I would give it to my husband for Christmas.

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CHELESA sims said...

i would keep it for myself.

sandra davis said...

it would be a gift for my sister and brother-in-law

Susan Smoaks said...

i would give this to my newly single sister, she would be able to use it
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mperkins37 said...

I'd give it to my son

Jemima Puddleduck said...

It would definitely be me!

McKim said...

I would give it to my husband.

Brad Merrell said...

My father

thescribbler said...

It would be all mine! No one else drinks wine in our house, thankfully! lol

Hoa said...

I would give this to my husband.

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buzzd said...

my dad

D. Wood said...

I would give it to my brother in law

michedt said...

I'd keep it for ourselves. Hubby would love this.

Laurie Barreca said...

I would keep it for myself, like you, my corkscrew is old, I got it from my parents years ago, because they never used it.

steve mccuan said...

i am in it to win it for myself

bev said...

I would love this for myself. I always have a hard time getting those wine bottles opened. Thanks for having this contest!

Nicole W said...

it would be my fiance-he always needs one of these!

Kendra Warstler said...

My father..he would love this.

Julie Jones said...

I would definitely keep this for myself!

lknott said...

My Darling Husband would love this as a surprise should I win! He works hard andcould use all the help he could get!!!!

cassandra m said...

i would love this for my family

sarah79harding said...

My husband would love this!!

purango said...

It would be for me. garrettsambo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I think my dad would get a kick out of this. He's a handyman and he likes wine.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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shanta spradlin said...

It would be for me.

/\Heather/\ said...

Me, me, me, me, me, me, me. I was singing that, just so you know...

elangomatt said...

I would have to keep it for myself. I don't get wine all that often, but every time I do I forget how crappy my current corkscrew is.

Aaron Bretveld
elangomatt at gmail dot com

lilyk said...

I would give the SKIL iXO Vivo to my friend.