A handy kitchen device that may just save dinner—and your digits

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With their limited space, New York City kitchens are challenging to cook in at the best of times. But if you aren’t a professional chef with excellent knife skills, the lack of elbow room can prove not only difficult but also downright dangerous.

To the rescue: FinShield. Made of premium grade stainless steel, the one-size-fits-all device slips onto your middle finger to create a physical barrier between the knife and your fingertips that makes slicing and dicing a less harrowing experience. FinShield's quality construction and oversized, fin-shaped design protects more of your fingers than any other similar device on the market, claim its creators (who are cooking enthusiasts rather than chefs themselves).

Clearly, the dilemma solved by FinShield resonates: With 31 days still to go in its Kickstarter campaign, FinShield has already surpassed its $2,980 fundraising goal. You can still contribute to the cause, though; a $116 investment will score you eight FinShields (enough to protect the digits of all your family members). For $43, you get four from the first production run, and $18 gets you a single FinShield to call your own. Expect delivery in August 2015, and in the meantime, check out their full demonstration video here.


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