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SnackMan® Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser

Automatically dispenses a healthy handful of your favorite snack.


SnackMan makes healthy munching easy–wave your hand beneath the sensor, and out pops a treat!
  • Ideal for kitchen counter or desktop
  • Dispenses unsalted nuts, sunflower seeds, unwrapped candy and more
  • Touch-free operation helps prevent spread of germs
  • 3 pre-set serving sizes: Small Handful, Large Handful, Bowlful
  • Easy-fill top with 6 cup capacity
  • Runs on 4 AA batteries (not included) or AC power adapter (sold separately)
Irresistible for office, school, parties or the kitchen.
Want to satisfy hunger pangs without binging on junk food? Get a handout from SnackMan. When you place your hand under its sensor, out pours your favorite treat. Soon everyone will stop by! The easy-fill top lets you load 5-6 cups of unsalted nuts, sunflower seeds, unwrapped candy or other wholesome snacks.*

The smart way to healthy portion control.
Perfect for families with youngsters, SnackMan automatically limits portion size. Just choose from three settings: Small Handful, Large Handful or Bowlful. Once set, the same perfect portion is dispensed every time.

Also helps prevent the spread of germs.
Touch-free operation isn’t just fun–it’s a big improvement over dirty, germ-filled snack bowls. SnackMan runs on 4 AA batteries (not included) or AC power adapter (sold separately).

Share wholesome snacks cleanly and easily with the SnackMan Motion-Activated Dispenser. Order it from Brookstone today!

*Note: SnackMan is not airtight and is not meant to be used for food storage.
SnackMan  Motion Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser
SnackMan  Motion Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser
SnackMan  Motion Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser
SnackMan  Motion Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser
SnackMan  Motion Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser
SnackMan  Motion Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser

SnackMan® Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser

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SnackMan™ Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser
 
3.0

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

51%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Convenient (3)
  • Sanitary (3)

Cons

  • Jams (3)

Best Uses

  • Office (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Everyone Loves It!

Using mine at work as I keep nuts and candy near my desk. This is so much more sanitary than people sticking their hands in the bowl. So far, it dispenses the correct...Read complete review

Using mine at work as I keep nuts and candy near my desk. This is so much more sanitary than people sticking their hands in the bowl. So far, it dispenses the correct amount to both men and women. We are thinking of buying several more to accomodate other snacks. Three people headed to the mall to get one of their own, so I think it's a winner.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not always reliable

This is a very cool product. I had bought my dad the larger version and it worked fine. However this smaller version only works probably 1 in 4 times you swipe your hand under...Read complete review

This is a very cool product. I had bought my dad the larger version and it worked fine. However this smaller version only works probably 1 in 4 times you swipe your hand under it. If I put a tissue on my hand it almost assuredly dispenses. It's like the sensor isn't strong enough or isn't sensitive enought and requires and larger surface area to be covered than the average hand. Oddly enough, men have the hardest time getting it to work. I was going to return it but now the novelty is "can i get it to work this time". I've used m&m and candy corn. It's functionality doesn't discriminate between candy types.

They offered to replace it, but the UPS guy had the return label and I had to leave the product on my doorstep and wait till Brookstone got it and then they'd send me a new one. Seemed a hassle to me. I'd rather they email me the label and I return it at my leisure. There is just so much going on at my house I kept forgetting to box it and leave it! I give up.

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1.0

Does not work

By Cindy J at HP

from Suunyvale, CA

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Does not work
  • One Worked And The Other

Best Uses

  • Office

Comments about SnackMan™ Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser:

We have two of these for the office. One to dispense peanuts and one to dispense M&Ms. One of them was assembled and filled with M&Ms and it does not work. We have all tried new batteries and cleaning it out and re filling etc. and it still does not work. How do I return for a new one?

  • I Am A:
  • Single Female
 
5.0

"More function than expected"

By Curmudgeon

from Oxnard, CA

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Works Fine On Batteries

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about SnackMan™ Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser:

    The sensor works extremely well. Its a hit in our office. Looking forward to trying it with different items.

    • I Am A:
    • Single Male
     
    3.0

    Looks great but.....

    By Melissanmemphis

    from Memphis, tn

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Assemble

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about SnackMan™ Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser:

        I bought this for my office to replace my candy dish. While it looks very cool it seems like candy gets stuck in it or sometimes candy comes out when your not ready. The sensor seems very unreliable. I think it would be best if it were a push button.

        • I Am A:
        • Single Female
         
        5.0

        REALLY LIKE

        By CAROL C

        from ROANOKE, VA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Quantity Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Kitchen

          Comments about SnackMan™ Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser:

          Keeps husband from taking so much at one time and not closing up the bags, etc. I LOVE THIS MACHINE. It gives appropriate handfuls, I use the adapter and it is easy to clean. Bought as a gift but KEPT for myself :)

          • I Am A:
          • Couple No Kids
           
          5.0

          Motions of Fun

          By Jelly Bean

          from Ontario, Ca

          Pros

          • Portion control
          • Sanitary

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office
            • Parties

            Comments about SnackMan™ Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser:

            I purchased this as a gift for someone who already has one, it was such a great product he wanted two and was excited and pleased when he received this as a gift. Now he has one for office and home.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Bad Sensor

            By Florida Gator

            from Florida

            Pros

              Cons

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                  Comments about SnackMan™ Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser:

                  The sensor responds to changes in light levels. Every time you turn the kitchen light on or off, the machine dumps candy all over the floor and countertop. It simply doesn't work.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  2.0

                  Version 1.0, so I hope it gets better

                  By Ballroom Dancer

                  from Washington, D.C.

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SnackMan™ Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser:

                        It's clever in concept, but not a mature product. It needs work. The auger is too small to dispense nuts, and so the unit often jams up, even with peanuts. Cashews are impossible. But the unit works well with small, smooth candies, such as M&Ms.

                        The motion-sensing electronics, that start the dispensing process, operate erratically (like those faucets at airport facilities). The user gets no sense of when a product (e.g. nuts) will be dispensed, or when the dispensing will stop, resulting in product landing all over the floor. Often, the user places her/his hand to start the unit, but nothing happens. The user pulls her/his hand away, *then* the dispensing operation begins, resulting in nuts/candies all over the table or floor. A light on the product, indicating when the unit starts to dispense and end, would be very helpful.

                        There is an on-off switch on the back, that also controls the length of the dispensing process. This is good.

                        I thank Brookstone for this opportunity to review their product.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        1.0

                        Candy misfires

                        By hadtotryit

                        from chicago, IL

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                              Comments about SnackMan™ Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser:

                              Candy doesn't come out when you're trying to get it out. But misfires at all other times when you are just moving you hands near it. We end up turning it on just to get that handful then turning it off again when we are done. We had tried a generic brand first at half the price and it works at least as well. PLus it has a tray around the bottom to catch all of the misfired candy. I guess they know it doesn't work right. But I'm pretty sure you know that too.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                               
                              1.0

                              Engineering Disaster

                              By cmd

                              from valencia, CA

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                                Cons

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                                    Comments about SnackMan™ Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser:

                                    What a horrible product. I got two for the office... it works about 10% of the time and thats only if I put peanut m&ms in it. It sometimes releases huge amounts all over the counter and other times it simply refuses to sense your hand. DO NOT purchase this product for any reason. I suggest a manual dispenser.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    Doesn't work well

                                    By VegiMom

                                    from Clinton Township, MI

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                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about SnackMan™ Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser:

                                          It's great when it actually functions properly, but it's easily jammed and it has to be kept off, so the sensor feature is actually pointless. I have kept it around for 9 months thinking I would try it again, but I think I'll just toss it & put out a regular ol' candy dish for my trail mix. It's just as easy to remove a lid and take a handful... maybe easier.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes

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