I ended up buying myself one of these. I was surprised to see how popular these bottles are. After all, its just a water bottle! If I was back in India and I told someone I spent 8$ on a water bottle, and mind you, it doesnt have a thermos or anything, they would really think I am crazy....If you just google this, you would be amazingly surprised how many uses people have for these bottles; and how much opinion/feedback is there on them on the web. To me its amazing marketing!