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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
 
2.9

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Convenient (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Sanitary (3)

Cons

  • Jams (3)

Best Uses

  • Office (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (4)
    • I Am A:
    • Family older kids (3)
    • 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

no stars

By papa the dad

from San Mateo, CA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        was a gift. hate this thing. save your money and put candy in a "bowl"...what a concept. Bad design. Why put the control on the back and the output on the front? it just keeps coming out and spills all over the floor.

        • I Am A:
        • Family Older Kids

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Dispenses when nobody's around

        By Bald Ben

        from Reno, NV

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Dispenses Erratically

          Best Uses

          • Expensive Storage Box

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

          Hadn't used this for a long time, it was just sitting on the counter. Filled it with peanuts, turned on the switch on the back and then remembered why I hadn't used it. Peanuts were in a pile on the counter and floor this morning. We have tried different locations, cleaning everything we could clean on the unit and use the AC adapter, so power is not the problem.

          Bad design, that apparently hasn't gotten better.

          Would not recommend.

          • I Am A:
          • Family Older Kids
           
          4.0

          LARGERTHAN I EXPECTED

          By NONE

          from KANSAS CITY, MO

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

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

            THIS WAS DELIVERED QUICK. I WAS IMPRESSED.
            THE PRODUCT WAS VERY NICE. THEY WERE JUST MUCH BIGGER THAN I THOUGHT, SO I RETURNED THEM. I RETURNED THEM ON DECEMBER 22,2014, STILL NO REFUND AS OF TODAY JAN 4, 2015. THE REFUND IS TAKING MUCH LONGER THAN THE RECEIVEING DID.

            • I Am A:
            • Family Older Kids

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Bad Sensor

                      By Florida Gator

                      from Florida

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            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 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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

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