As Seen On TV: Kangaroo Keeper

Many women will tell you they keep their most of their daily essentials in their purse, but most women have more than one purse, sometimes making the transfer of those essentials to another bag a real hassle.

The Kangaroo Keeper is actually a bag that fits inside your purse to keep things organized and supposedly makes it easy to transfer your stuff from one purse to the next.

You actually get two Kangaroo Keepers in a box, one for small purses and one for larger bags.

But would the kangaroo keeper get "bounced" in our "As Seen on TV “ test ?

It's no secret that women often change purses, sometimes almost on a daily basis.
And one of the problems is you're on the go and really the best way to do it is just to dump everything out and then move it in to the next purse. You're kind of putting stuff in there, kind of nilly willy in a hurry and, let's face it, we're all bust and that happens.

But then, if you're out and your phone rings you sometimes have trouble finding the phone because you've thrown it in there. That's where the Kangaroo Keeper comes into play. It has seventy pockets, you can fit seventy items in there and, like a kangaroo, it's a pouch and what it allows you to do is go from essentially one purse to the next without having to transfer everything individually.

It has several small pouches for putting things like your phone or your lipstick or rouge or whatever the case may be. We put about forty items in here and they're all fairly neat, you can look in and see exactly what need when you need it. And you just take the Kangaroo Keeper and you slide it inside your purse and you're ready to go. Now, here's the beauty of the Kangaroo Keeper: Let's say you've decided "oh, my goodness I need the black purse, the brown purse will clash" you just pull the pouch, the Kangaroo Keeper pouch out, you find the black purse and you just slide it in and you're ready to go.

We had Newscenter 16 web journalist, Sarah Rodts, try the Kangaroo Keeper out for a couple of weeks to get her impressions. Sarah said, "It's not for me. This is the small version of it. I decided to stick with the small one. The big one's a little too big for the purse. But the small one's a little too small. It always kind of pops out when you put your purse down. The nice thing about the small one is that it doesn't get quite as cluttered when you put stuff in it, but with the bigger one I found myself tossing things in there the way I did into a purse and it defeated the purpose. Some of the pockets ripped and didn't fit everything. My phone has kind of a stickier out cover, so it won't slip out of my hand, but it makes it really hard to put it into the pocket … it was okay changing from purse to purse, but changing from a purse to a work bag, it didn’t really work out that well because my work bags are so deep and it just kind of sank to the bottom. I found my self tossing things in and out of the bag the way I normally would; didn't even think about it being here. It terms of transferring from purse to purse, it works pretty well but if you're changing from purse to work bag, not that great or kind of too small and pops out of a normal size bag, too."

So, the Kangaroo Keeper works fairly well if you're going between two like sized bags. But it has a number of issues that you just heard. We give the Kangaroo Keeper a partial thumbs up.

We bought out Kangaroo Keeper at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $10.

You can find them in a lot of stores and they're all over the internet. For more information, click on the Big Red Bar.

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