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Right Size & Speed

Lauren Levy created this mini power screwdriver to make changing batteries on toys easier. But this pint-sized driver has many uses, like small appliances, luggage, or electronics. Lauren’s inspiration struck when she got fed up with constantly changing (or trying to change) batteries in her kids’ toys. A regular power tool is too large and fast, and it can strip the screw—if it can even reach it. And an old-school screwdriver is often too tedious to bother with. She designed Toydriver to be just the right size and speed to work specifically on small, recessed screws. It comes with both a Phillips and slotted bit that are magnetized for a secure fit. They’re longer than usual to reach the tight spots that mini screws are typically in, and the bits store in the base when you’re done. This pint-sized tool makes loosening and tightening screws as easy as it should be.

Toydriver

Mini Power Screwdriver

Right Size & Speed

Lauren Levy created this mini power screwdriver to make changing batteries on toys easier. But this pint-sized driver has many uses, like small appliances, luggage, or electronics. Lauren’s inspiration struck when she got fed up with constantly changing (or trying to change) batteries in her kids’ toys. A regular power tool is too large and fast, and it can strip the screw—if it can even reach it. And an old-school screwdriver is often too tedious to bother with. She designed Toydriver to be just the right size and speed to work specifically on small, recessed screws. It comes with both a Phillips and slotted bit that are magnetized for a secure fit. They’re longer than usual to reach the tight spots that mini screws are typically in, and the bits store in the base when you’re done. This pint-sized tool makes loosening and tightening screws as easy as it should be.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Lauren
    Lauren

    Hi Grommet fans! I'm Lauren, Founder of Toydriver. I am thrilled to have Toydriver featured as today's Grommet. As a mom of 3 little ones, I created this product to bring toys back to life because dealing with those small screws on toy battery covers is such as hassle. Now, it's actually kinda fun and I know you'll find this product to be handy for a million other uses too! Please let me know if you have any questions! I'd be happy to help!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/5/2016 6:09 PM

    This solves a problem that parents have faced for decades. How did you get the idea and were you surprised there was nothing else like it already?

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/5/2016 6:11 PM

    Like many parents, I have in my kitchen what I call a Parent Toolbox (a junk drawer filled with random stuff). It has all different sized batteries and like 10 screwdrivers with different heads of varying sizes. When I go to change my kids'; toy batteries, I grab a handful of screwdrivers and it's like Goldilocks - you gotta find one that's juuussst right!

    And forget about recessed screws...Those are the worst! After changing out the batteries in bubble guns nearly every day last summer, I had had enough. I looked around for an electric one that was small enough for toys and wouldn't strip small screws.

  • Nicole
    Nicole
    6/6/2016 10:41 AM

    This is brilliant! And a great price... my husband and I struggle with those tiny screws every single week! I'm totally buying one for me and will get several to add to baby gifts along with the spare batteries (we love giving those crib aquariums and those screws are HORRIBLE).

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 10:46 AM

    @Nicole Totally know what you mean! I just changed the screws in my daughter's crib mobile this weekend! What's nice was that she had no downtime in her sleep routine from me being too lazy to change them out. Whoo hoo!

  • Adrienne
    Adrienne
    6/6/2016 10:50 AM

    How is this powered? Regular batteries? Internal batteries with a charging cord or base? Thanks. Great idea.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 10:57 AM

    Hi Adrienne! Thanks so much! Toydriver is powered by 2 AAA batteries which come included.

  • Martin
    Martin
    6/6/2016 10:54 AM

    Just ordered one; thank you for giving me back the 5 minutes of every day I spend searching for the proper screwdriver when switching out toy batteries!

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 10:59 AM

    Ha! My pleasure! You'll see that changing out batteries becomes, dare I say, fun!!

  • Gene
    Gene
    6/6/2016 10:55 AM

    What power supply drives the unit? Rechargeable, or more batteries to change? If batteries, how does one access the compartment - screws?

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:00 AM

    2 AAA batteries power Toydriver (which come included). You change out the batteries by easily twisting off the base and popping them in. You do not need a Toydriver to change the batteries in a Toydriver :)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/6/2016 11:01 AM

    Oh man, needing a Toydriver to change the batteries on Toydriver would be cruel, Lauren :)

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:04 AM

    Haha! Indeed!

  • Kami
    Kami
    6/6/2016 10:56 AM

    What a great idea - I love that the bits store in the handle and are magnetized. You've thought of everything! This will be great for other electronic repairs (like laptops), too. This is at the top of the Father's Day gift list for sure.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:02 AM

    Thanks Kami!! We debuted this item at Toyfair and we were tightening screws on our buyer's wheely luggage handles all day!

  • Stella
    Stella
    6/6/2016 11:45 AM

    @Lauren What bits come with the power screwdriver?

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:52 AM

    @Stella Hi Stella! It comes with 2 bits - Phillips & slotted (aka flathead). Both bits are (what I call) magically sized and will essentially replace every screwdriver in your tool box that you would have otherwise taken out to replace a small screw.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    6/6/2016 10:56 AM

    This is genius! My husband thanks you in advance for his awesome Father's Day gift. I should probably grab a few extra for the baby showers I have coming up. Parents don't realize how handy this will be until they do! :)

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:06 AM

    So glad! Wonder if could get my husband one for Father's Day too? And as for baby showers, we got so many wooden sound puzzles as baby shower gifts and even THOSE have batteries (and the screw is tiny!)!!

  • Patrick
    Patrick
    6/6/2016 11:53 AM

    Brilliant concept and adaptation for todays powertool user (did I just hear Tim the Toolman in the background?) Anyhow as a father of many and a grandfather of many more I have multiple toys that constantly need a battery change. Even though I do have a set of screw drivers you can use with one finger on top and the correct sized cross tip or flat blade this really is an inspiration to add to my tool set. Again thanks for thinking smaller and making my battery changes a lot easier. Patrick

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 12:02 PM

    @Patrick Thanks so much for your lovely note! With three under 3, I'm forced to think small - it's basically all I do :). I hope I'm able to save your wrist-power for fun things with your grandkids like flying kites (not changing toy batteries)! Happy early Father's Day!!

  • Marianne
    Marianne
    6/6/2016 12:02 PM

    Can this be used on eyeglass screws?

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 12:10 PM

    @Marianne I just did an experiment here at my desk and Toydriver's bit was too big for my teeny tiny eyeglass screw. Thankfully, screws on toys (and most screws in general) do not come that small. Woah, those eyeglass screws are tiny!! Blech.

  • Sally
    Sally
    6/6/2016 1:01 PM

    @Lauren Would it be possible for you to make a bit for the Toydriver that WOULD work for eyeglasses? I have no kids or grandkids but I have multiple pairs of reading glasses and sunglasses, all needing to have screws tightened or replaced all the time! There might be an entire new market out there for this product if you add an eyeglass bit!

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 1:28 PM

    @Sally This is a great idea. I hadn't thought of just offering a separate bit that fits those micro screws (or a double sided Phillips head). I could totally see that helping a lot of people. You totally just made my day and I'm on it! Thanks!!

  • Doug
    Doug
    6/6/2016 2:10 PM

    @Lauren AS you have discovered, you have had a really neat idea and your price point is attractive. In addition to a smaller bit for eyeglasses, have you considered the possibility of small drill bits. I occasionally work on small things where your more manageable device would be welcome. I don't know if 2 AAs would be sufficient power for a small drill, that would be for you to say.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 2:54 PM

    @Doug Hi Doug! Toydriver is more of a total screwdriver replacement rather than a mini drill. You are correct... it's not nearly powerful enough with 2 AAA batteries. We did that on purpose - anything stronger than 100 RPMs would strip screws. For small screw jobs, Toydriver is kind of perfect, if I do say so myself. :)

  • Andy
    Andy
    6/6/2016 12:07 PM

    Is the torque adjustable? In other words does it go faster when you squeeze the trigger all the way?

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 1:20 PM

    @Andy Hi Andy! Nope, it's just one speed ~ 100 RPMs and there are two buttons that forward and reverse. I follow the Apple philosophy - less is more :)

  • Mark
    Mark
    6/6/2016 4:00 PM

    Lauren, this is THE device my wife and I have been waiting for like....forever. My wife is an assistant teacher she often will take these animated toys to school for different times of the year. For Halloween she take a dancing animated spider, or something that is associated with Halloween of the fall season. For Thanksgiving it will be a dancing turkey or something similar. This she does for not just the 2 holdays I mentioned but for Christmas, Easter, and anything else she figures the little kids she teaches would enjoy. By the way my wife works in an elementary school in special education. We have a 29 year old son with Down Syndrome, so she was a natural fit in special ed. Well we need to get these toys ready, there maybe as many as 7, up to 9 different toys, (she has a LOT of these animated toys). We have to install batteries in ALL the toys that are going to school. When whatever holiday or season is over the toys come home and....yup, gotta take the batteries OUT of these toys. Your little Toydriver will be perfect for this as I am usually the one who has to install/remove the batteries. Today 6 June 2016 is the last day off school for the summer, but school starts up again the middle of August and I'll be back at installing/removing batteries for my wife's animated toys. We also have our grandson down to visit, our grandaughter just yesterday is 13 months old, so by Christmas I can see lots of battery operated toys for both grandkids. You know what I'll be doing....changing batteries, with this nifty neat device it will save my hands from using a regular screwdriver, it will also save on the amount of as my wife calls them....bad words being uttered as well. Thank you for this timely invention, will have to order at least ne in the very near future.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 4:14 PM

    @Mark So much goodness to unpack here! You are so right - there are tons of battery operated home decor items with small screws that need Toydriver! We are also very glad you found us! Thanks to your wife for the amazing work she does and Happy Father's Day to you!

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 10:29 PM

    I've had such a great day answering everyone's questions. Thank you for making our Grommet launch such a success. I hope you get lots of great use out of your Toydriver!

  • Josh
    Josh
    6/6/2016 10:34 PM

    How can you claim to create a product I bought 10 years ago at Ace hardware? It happens to be green instead of yellow. Even amazon was selling these back in 2005 under the IGO Home #991 branding. Thegrommet is pulling a fast one on us.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/6/2016 10:49 PM

    Toydriver may not be the first of its kind, Josh, but it's size, functionality, and price combined with the absence of IGO Home online, make a strong case for it to be the best of its kind. You have to be careful with those As Seen on TV products ;)

    They are infinitely more likely to pull a fast one on you than we are.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:11 PM

    @Mike @Josh For sure if this product was around when I needed it, I would have just bought it and spent more time with my little ones instead of launching a small business (and all that entails) :). Glad to see whatever small screwdriver you have has lasted so long. That is awesome!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Toydriver

Mini Power Screwdriver

Right Size & Speed

Lauren Levy created this mini power screwdriver to make changing batteries on toys easier. But this pint-sized driver has many uses, like small appliances, luggage, or electronics.

Lauren’s inspiration struck when she got fed up with constantly changing (or trying to change) batteries in her kids’ toys. A regular power tool is
too large and fast, and it can strip the screw—if it can even reach it. And an old-school screwdriver is often too tedious to bother with. She designed Toydriver to be just the right size and speed to work specifically on small, recessed screws.

It comes with both a Phillips and slotted bit that are magnetized for a secure fit. They’re longer than usual to reach the tight spots that mini screws are typically in, and the bits store in the base when you’re done.

This pint-sized tool makes loosening and tightening screws as easy as it should be.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Lauren
    Lauren

    Hi Grommet fans! I'm Lauren, Founder of Toydriver. I am thrilled to have Toydriver featured as today's Grommet. As a mom of 3 little ones, I created this product to bring toys back to life because dealing with those small screws on toy battery covers is such as hassle. Now, it's actually kinda fun and I know you'll find this product to be handy for a million other uses too! Please let me know if you have any questions! I'd be happy to help!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/5/2016 6:09 PM

    This solves a problem that parents have faced for decades. How did you get the idea and were you surprised there was nothing else like it already?

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/5/2016 6:11 PM

    Like many parents, I have in my kitchen what I call a Parent Toolbox (a junk drawer filled with random stuff). It has all different sized batteries and like 10 screwdrivers with different heads of varying sizes. When I go to change my kids'; toy batteries, I grab a handful of screwdrivers and it's like Goldilocks - you gotta find one that's juuussst right!

    And forget about recessed screws...Those are the worst! After changing out the batteries in bubble guns nearly every day last summer, I had had enough. I looked around for an electric one that was small enough for toys and wouldn't strip small screws.

  • Nicole
    Nicole
    6/6/2016 10:41 AM

    This is brilliant! And a great price... my husband and I struggle with those tiny screws every single week! I'm totally buying one for me and will get several to add to baby gifts along with the spare batteries (we love giving those crib aquariums and those screws are HORRIBLE).

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 10:46 AM

    @Nicole Totally know what you mean! I just changed the screws in my daughter's crib mobile this weekend! What's nice was that she had no downtime in her sleep routine from me being too lazy to change them out. Whoo hoo!

  • Adrienne
    Adrienne
    6/6/2016 10:50 AM

    How is this powered? Regular batteries? Internal batteries with a charging cord or base? Thanks. Great idea.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 10:57 AM

    Hi Adrienne! Thanks so much! Toydriver is powered by 2 AAA batteries which come included.

  • Martin
    Martin
    6/6/2016 10:54 AM

    Just ordered one; thank you for giving me back the 5 minutes of every day I spend searching for the proper screwdriver when switching out toy batteries!

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 10:59 AM

    Ha! My pleasure! You'll see that changing out batteries becomes, dare I say, fun!!

  • Gene
    Gene
    6/6/2016 10:55 AM

    What power supply drives the unit? Rechargeable, or more batteries to change? If batteries, how does one access the compartment - screws?

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:00 AM

    2 AAA batteries power Toydriver (which come included). You change out the batteries by easily twisting off the base and popping them in. You do not need a Toydriver to change the batteries in a Toydriver :)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/6/2016 11:01 AM

    Oh man, needing a Toydriver to change the batteries on Toydriver would be cruel, Lauren :)

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:04 AM

    Haha! Indeed!

  • Kami
    Kami
    6/6/2016 10:56 AM

    What a great idea - I love that the bits store in the handle and are magnetized. You've thought of everything! This will be great for other electronic repairs (like laptops), too. This is at the top of the Father's Day gift list for sure.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:02 AM

    Thanks Kami!! We debuted this item at Toyfair and we were tightening screws on our buyer's wheely luggage handles all day!

  • Stella
    Stella
    6/6/2016 11:45 AM

    @Lauren What bits come with the power screwdriver?

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:52 AM

    @Stella Hi Stella! It comes with 2 bits - Phillips & slotted (aka flathead). Both bits are (what I call) magically sized and will essentially replace every screwdriver in your tool box that you would have otherwise taken out to replace a small screw.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    6/6/2016 10:56 AM

    This is genius! My husband thanks you in advance for his awesome Father's Day gift. I should probably grab a few extra for the baby showers I have coming up. Parents don't realize how handy this will be until they do! :)

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:06 AM

    So glad! Wonder if could get my husband one for Father's Day too? And as for baby showers, we got so many wooden sound puzzles as baby shower gifts and even THOSE have batteries (and the screw is tiny!)!!

  • Patrick
    Patrick
    6/6/2016 11:53 AM

    Brilliant concept and adaptation for todays powertool user (did I just hear Tim the Toolman in the background?) Anyhow as a father of many and a grandfather of many more I have multiple toys that constantly need a battery change. Even though I do have a set of screw drivers you can use with one finger on top and the correct sized cross tip or flat blade this really is an inspiration to add to my tool set. Again thanks for thinking smaller and making my battery changes a lot easier. Patrick

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 12:02 PM

    @Patrick Thanks so much for your lovely note! With three under 3, I'm forced to think small - it's basically all I do :). I hope I'm able to save your wrist-power for fun things with your grandkids like flying kites (not changing toy batteries)! Happy early Father's Day!!

  • Marianne
    Marianne
    6/6/2016 12:02 PM

    Can this be used on eyeglass screws?

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 12:10 PM

    @Marianne I just did an experiment here at my desk and Toydriver's bit was too big for my teeny tiny eyeglass screw. Thankfully, screws on toys (and most screws in general) do not come that small. Woah, those eyeglass screws are tiny!! Blech.

  • Sally
    Sally
    6/6/2016 1:01 PM

    @Lauren Would it be possible for you to make a bit for the Toydriver that WOULD work for eyeglasses? I have no kids or grandkids but I have multiple pairs of reading glasses and sunglasses, all needing to have screws tightened or replaced all the time! There might be an entire new market out there for this product if you add an eyeglass bit!

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 1:28 PM

    @Sally This is a great idea. I hadn't thought of just offering a separate bit that fits those micro screws (or a double sided Phillips head). I could totally see that helping a lot of people. You totally just made my day and I'm on it! Thanks!!

  • Doug
    Doug
    6/6/2016 2:10 PM

    @Lauren AS you have discovered, you have had a really neat idea and your price point is attractive. In addition to a smaller bit for eyeglasses, have you considered the possibility of small drill bits. I occasionally work on small things where your more manageable device would be welcome. I don't know if 2 AAs would be sufficient power for a small drill, that would be for you to say.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 2:54 PM

    @Doug Hi Doug! Toydriver is more of a total screwdriver replacement rather than a mini drill. You are correct... it's not nearly powerful enough with 2 AAA batteries. We did that on purpose - anything stronger than 100 RPMs would strip screws. For small screw jobs, Toydriver is kind of perfect, if I do say so myself. :)

  • Andy
    Andy
    6/6/2016 12:07 PM

    Is the torque adjustable? In other words does it go faster when you squeeze the trigger all the way?

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 1:20 PM

    @Andy Hi Andy! Nope, it's just one speed ~ 100 RPMs and there are two buttons that forward and reverse. I follow the Apple philosophy - less is more :)

  • Mark
    Mark
    6/6/2016 4:00 PM

    Lauren, this is THE device my wife and I have been waiting for like....forever. My wife is an assistant teacher she often will take these animated toys to school for different times of the year. For Halloween she take a dancing animated spider, or something that is associated with Halloween of the fall season. For Thanksgiving it will be a dancing turkey or something similar. This she does for not just the 2 holdays I mentioned but for Christmas, Easter, and anything else she figures the little kids she teaches would enjoy. By the way my wife works in an elementary school in special education. We have a 29 year old son with Down Syndrome, so she was a natural fit in special ed. Well we need to get these toys ready, there maybe as many as 7, up to 9 different toys, (she has a LOT of these animated toys). We have to install batteries in ALL the toys that are going to school. When whatever holiday or season is over the toys come home and....yup, gotta take the batteries OUT of these toys. Your little Toydriver will be perfect for this as I am usually the one who has to install/remove the batteries. Today 6 June 2016 is the last day off school for the summer, but school starts up again the middle of August and I'll be back at installing/removing batteries for my wife's animated toys. We also have our grandson down to visit, our grandaughter just yesterday is 13 months old, so by Christmas I can see lots of battery operated toys for both grandkids. You know what I'll be doing....changing batteries, with this nifty neat device it will save my hands from using a regular screwdriver, it will also save on the amount of as my wife calls them....bad words being uttered as well. Thank you for this timely invention, will have to order at least ne in the very near future.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 4:14 PM

    @Mark So much goodness to unpack here! You are so right - there are tons of battery operated home decor items with small screws that need Toydriver! We are also very glad you found us! Thanks to your wife for the amazing work she does and Happy Father's Day to you!

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 10:29 PM

    I've had such a great day answering everyone's questions. Thank you for making our Grommet launch such a success. I hope you get lots of great use out of your Toydriver!

  • Josh
    Josh
    6/6/2016 10:34 PM

    How can you claim to create a product I bought 10 years ago at Ace hardware? It happens to be green instead of yellow. Even amazon was selling these back in 2005 under the IGO Home #991 branding. Thegrommet is pulling a fast one on us.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/6/2016 10:49 PM

    Toydriver may not be the first of its kind, Josh, but it's size, functionality, and price combined with the absence of IGO Home online, make a strong case for it to be the best of its kind. You have to be careful with those As Seen on TV products ;)

    They are infinitely more likely to pull a fast one on you than we are.

  • Lauren
    Lauren – Special Guest
    6/6/2016 11:11 PM

    @Mike @Josh For sure if this product was around when I needed it, I would have just bought it and spent more time with my little ones instead of launching a small business (and all that entails) :). Glad to see whatever small screwdriver you have has lasted so long. That is awesome!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.