Heineken wants you to stop working

Heineken's 'The Closer' bottle opener leaning against a bottle of Heineken lager, in front of open laptop showing coloured spreadsheet
(Image credit: Heineken)

A lot of us are guilty of poor work/life balance, of checking Slack or catching up on emails when we should be enjoying our free time. I know I am – which is why this unorthodox solution from Heineken caught my attention.

It’s a bottle opener, but no ordinary one. It’s actually capable of shutting down your work devices like a laptop or a phone at the precise moment you use it to crack open a cold beer. It’s called ‘The Closer’ (get it?), and you can see it in action in the short promotional film Heineken has released, below.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.