(whimsical, upbeat music) – Howdy folks, it's Barry here. Hope you, you watching right now are well. Welcome to our kitchen. Today's gadget of the week are these. This is the Mantis very
heavily glary chopsticks. Ideal for situations like this. – Ahh, what a lovely bowl of ramen. Argh, I can't work out
what utensil to use. It's so annoying. Annoying. Ooh!
(ding) My life has changed. Changed, changed, changed. – Yeah, sorry about that. Just thought we'd try
something a bit different. If you like that we'll do it every time. But anyhow, what is this thing? It's the Mantis, it's not an insect. It is the most glariest box in the world.
Luckily I did those clips
with it out of the box. But it's basically
three in one chopsticks. It's chopsticks, it forms the spoon. A mantis has a triangular head but it has those bulging eyes so that's I guess where they went there. But then also apparently this bit detaches and becomes a fork. "Think of it as chopsticks
2.0 that can be used to handle rice and liquids
in place of a spoon and as a tonsil for fine
manipulation in place of a fork." That's amazing. I never thought about the fact that, when you use a fork or a tonsil, you do manipulate your food, don't you? Yeah. So it's got normal mode,
which is your chopsticks, spoon mode, the two pieces
can interlock together to form a spoon. (mimics explosion) Like Captain Planet, remember that? That was amazing.
"And the seam is precise enough to facilitate handling of liquids," the terminology is fantastic, "such as soup with a low drip." I like how they've put that. We're gonna use the
spoon, but it could drip. We'll find out. And the last one which I
don't fully understand yet is the pinch mode, "which
turns the spoon sideways providing pointed ends," hence the whole mantis thing "that can be used like tonsils," aah, "in scenarios where a fork
would normally be needed." I haven't quite understood
what that's gonna be yet.
And other than that, a bit
of materials and safety and it does actually say that it can take high heat
applications of up to 260C. Never had a 260 degree ramen. For peace of mind. So basically, with Gadget of the Week, what I'm hoping to do
and that you will enjoy is that I'm going to give it Barry's, yes, Seal of Approval.
So, let's get this open. We've got a ramen going cold behind us. So we'll have a quick look at it and then we've got three tests
to see if it gets my, yes. Love this, very nice indeed. Very professional, very smooth. It does feel fairly high quality. I will so far get quite excited. (water gushes) So we've got the chopsticks one end, which I feel is gonna be perfect, but already I'm seeing,
oh that's where it is. Ah, can you see there's grooves actually on the chopstick itself. There's a bump here and an indent and hopefully there is the opposite, yes. There's an indent and a bump
so hopefully they'll line up. (Barry laughs) It creates our spoon but I
don't know if you can see. There is a gap through there and I really don't know
where the fork comes in. Alright, so it's time for test number one. (dramatic sound) Alright, will it chopstick? I'm not that amazing at holding them.
I was always told to
sort of tap down there and hold it like a pen. I'm okay at it. I mean, it will chopstick. I feel like you can chopstick
with anything, can't you? So let's just get some noodles. (Barry sniggers) Doesn't account for user error, okay. I didn't, you know that's
the small print, come on. Ugh. Oh my gosh, come on. (Barry laughs) It's definitely me. Is it these at the top, is
it the way these are angled? Come on. (Barry gasps) Test number one, will it chopstick? Um yes it will. (whispering) Test number
two, will it spoon? So here we have a bowl of water and we are interlocking
the mantis back together. Okay, so we've got our sp- Well, I want to see the drippage.
I really want to see that drippage. 'Cause what I'm thinking, is it gonna be one of those
things where you're like, (breathes rapidly)
you've gotta drink- That's fine. Let's face it, when you have
that huge wooden ladle thing, I don't know the name but
when you go to restaurants where you have ramen, they tend to give you that
big spoon ladle thing, you go like that anyway, you're getting it all over your face. Maybe it's part of the
satisfaction of enjoying it. Straight up like that and look, that's actually all gone. It does hold for about a second, but then it constantly
drips through and yeah.
So we're gonna have to be
blooming quick with this. Let's see what happens. Feeling its gonna be a little bit like that "Indiana Jones" scene, you know? It's like (imitates wind blowing softly) or even "Ashens and the
Quest for the Gamechild", it's like that. This is actually my version
of being Ashens right now. I'm literally eating and it's in date. What I think I might do, (laughing) that is still really slippy. I need to get, oh gosh. Argh. (relaxing electronic music) Look, I've got one, two, three, oh that's actually holding! That's holding way more than the water. I wonder why, because
perhaps it's a stock, it's a little bit thicker, it's not as smooth and
fluid as category one. Did you know about categories of water? I learned about that at college. There's a category one water which is, I don't know why I did it.
That was maths. That is letting a little drippage through, but look that actually, is it gonna stop? Excuse the mess. If you're new here, this is normal. I was dreading it when I
just moved to do this thing I was like "Oh no, I'm
gonna have to be like," like I'm in an eating
contest, but you don't. And that folks, as I use
it as another device, you know to pick up some sweetcorn and some spring onion in there. Yes it will spoon, surprisingly. (whispering) The final test, will it fork? (ominous sound) This is a bit that I genuinely
cant get my head round. Now that it's out the
packet, hopefully I can. Pinch mode, "Turning the
spoon portion sideways provides pointed ends that
can be used like tonsils in scenarios where a fork
would normally be used." Turning the spoon portion
sideways, sideways, sideways. Wait that's, sideways? Sideways, is it like that? No, 'cause that still where it would be, I just want to- (clattering) (laughing) I just started
Googling it and what came up was actually a genuine
article on praying mantis and it's moving.
Is that a new thing? Apparently there's over
2400 species of mantis, "with their triangular
heads and bulging eyes." Everyone is showing it as a
spoon or just neatly displayed. Again, the spoon is amazing. That's fine. I just want to fork. I feel like this should have
been in the packaging with me, because it's exactly the same. Normal mode, chopsticks, spoon mode, okay, so we've got that
and then pinch mode. Oh, so it's not a fork at all. Commence pinch mode test. (ominous sound) We kind of go semi chopstick mode again and pinch it together. Pinch mode activated. Well it's not a fork and to be fair, it did say pinch mode and the tonsils and the fork wording did confuse me. But, pinch mode. You gotta have your pinch point. They should trademark that. There, you've gotta hit that to grab it. Wow, what a mess. (Barry laughs) Now, before deciding if
Rose likes this gadget, I think it's only fair
that we combine the three into the ultimate can we do three combo.
Pinchy, forky, no. Chopsticky, spoony pinch test. Now. (ominous sound) I've had to just give it a quick wash but we're in our restaurant. We've got our lovely neat bowl of ramen. We're gonna start off, we're gonna, "Yes, I think I'll start
with a little noodle." And I'm gonna switch it up, we're gonna interlock this spoon. I'm gonna have a little bit of the broth. That is impressive, it holds it so well. Okay, and the pinch, cor it
doesn't feel very strong, d'you know? But my golly gosh we got there. (laughs) Alright, tension. Do the Mantis chopsticks
get my Seal of Approval? Yes.
Yes, they do, Rose. I'm not getting you dirty
with lukewarm ramen. It really is just about warm. Totally gonna do my own
recipe on that, but it does. How would I improve it? I would probably try and get
some sort of joiny click on it. Hang on. These I think, I can't
remember what they were called, but they do, look they have
the pinch bit at the top. I'm not the worst at chopsticks, I know after doing that
your probably like, "What?" but there are people that
can't even use them at all and I fell like just
having that at the top really does help chopsticks work and then, whoa, you can
turn it into knife and fork. The only thing it needs
is a spoon on the bottom, then, (clattering) you wouldn't need the Mantis. But I do like the Mantis
because it's perfect for getting a ramen broth out and I could s-, I could s-, yeah. I could s-, I could s-, I could s-. I don't know what I was gonna say there.
I know what I was gonna say there. I hope you enjoyed the video, folks. Don't forget to subscribe
if you have not already. If you've seen any cool
gadgets that I've probably not got in my box that I'm
going to work my way through regularly now, do let me know down below and I'll see you very soon. It's a seal of approval. (soft percussion music)
♪ Check your level player ♪ ♪ No matter what your style ♪ ♪ The kitchen'S for me ♪ ♪ Sideburns, moustache, goatee ♪ ♪ Maybe all three ♪ Hi, you want to buy a car?.