The Monkey Hook in the Test Lab

published Jan 18, 2007
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Product: The Monkey Hook picture hanger
Designer: A Monkey & A Marketer
Price: $11.25/30 hooks (10 original, 10 gorilla grade, 10 flush mount)

Rating: Recommend*

Like trying to reinvent the mousetrap, a product comes along every now and then that DOES make a significant improvement in an ancient field. The Monkey Hook is one of them.

An ingenious and simple design, The Monkey Hook uses one rigid piece of wire to replace the need for a hammer, pin and hook. Able to hold 50lbs per hook, these guys can be doubled and even tripled for heavy loads such as mirrors.

The upside of this is that Monkey Hooks are super handy and work really well in drywall. We had no trouble putting one in the wall with our bare hands.

The downside is that they only work on drywall and they seem like overkill if you are hanging a few small pictures.

We say – go buy some of these and have fun using them. But don’t plan on having them totally replace the glorious OOKs picture hangers that we swear by. A complete toolbox will carry both.

(Re-edited from original post on 2005-07-12)
(Re-edited from original post on 2006-01-26)

*Rating System:
Strong Recommend
Strong Avoid!