The Go Plate Review: Does it Stack up?
• Works as expected
• Double shipping costs for online offer
The Go Plate is a specially-designed plate which allows consumers to hold a drink and plate of food in a single hand.
Claims & Features
- BPA Free
- Hold drink and plate with one hand
- 4 large compartments
- Cold or hot food
- Always have a hand free
- Works with most cups, bottles, and cans
- Made of food grade resin
Cost & Availability
Go Plate costs $9.99 for a package of 10. There is a “special offer” online to get a set of 10 Go Plates for $9.99 + $8.99 shipping and another set of 10 for an additional $8.99 shipping, for a total cost of $27.97.
You can purchase from the official website, thegoplate.com, or at select stores such as KMart and Walgreens.
Go Plate Commercial
The TV commercial below has been airing as of August 2015.
Go Plate Reviews
Although The Go Plate appears to be in the middle of a new marketing campaign, it would appear – based on the age of the product’s Facebook page – that it is a not new item. Whereas the Facebook page promotes 7 colors, the official website only lists two (blue and red). It may be a safe assumption that the marketing and product have been taken over by a third party which does not offer the original colors.
Go Plate has a tapered, hollowed center which allows the plate to be placed on a cup, can or glass – or for a bottle to be inserted through it. The design does allow consumers to hold a plate and drink in a single hand with ease. The only time you may need to use two hands is when taking a drink.
The plate itself is more sturdy than a paper plate, and would be perfect for parties or other functions involving standing and mingling. The four compartments seem ample enough to hold plenty of food, and cups hold the plate securely enough so that you don’t feel like you’re balancing everything.
Although the specific design of Go Plate is unique, it is not the first product to allow one-handed holding of a drink and plate. Competing products would include Holdaplate and Closer Plate. As Seen on TV aficionados may also recall a kids product called Snackeez, which allows the holding of a drink and snack in a single unit.
The Go Plate is a winning design which performs exactly as expected and advertised. We suggest looking for it at Kmart or Walgreens to inspect them in person, and to avoid shipping costs and delays.
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