KONG HandiPOD Review
Name: KONG HandiPOD – Flashlight Dispenser – Dog Waste and Poop Bag Dispenser with Built-in Flashlight
KONG HandiPOD Description
The KONG HandiPOD Interchangeable Starter Kit Dog Poop Bag Dispenser helps you keep the tools you need ready to go when your pooch is begging to head out the door. After her potty break, use the biodegradable waste bags for confident clean up. In the day, attach the hand sanitizer to the dispenser for cleanup after a slobbery playtime or potty pick up. At night,
attach the flashlight to the dispenser for illuminating walks. For hands-free holding, the carabiner clip attaches to your leash, bag or belt loop. Hang the HandiPOD by her leash and you’ll never be stuck without the dog-walking necessities.
The Good & the Bad
PRO #1 This kit includes waste bag dispenser with 3 rolls of 10 bags.
PRO #2 Comes with a hand sanitizer attachment.
PRO #3 Carabiner clip allows you to attach the kit to your belt loop, bag or dog’s leash for hands-free holding.
CON #1 Falls apart
CON #2 Only KONG branded replacement bags fit well into this dispenser
KONG HandiPOD is for all dog walkers.
This product is for all individuals interacting on a regular basis with a dog. Veterinarians, Trainers, Breeders, Shelters, Laboratories, Dog Walkers, Groomers, Dog owners and Dog enthusiasts. And Pet Hotels, Doggie Daycares, etc.too. All will benefit from this dog care product.
KongHandiPOD Tools & Training
There is no training required to use a KongHandiPOD. I will offer you this information from my own personal experience with this product. I purchased the deluxe kit with flashlight and with sanitizer to give myself all of the upgrade options. The flashlight will require replacement batteries, AAA. The dispenser will require replacement bags. Choose whatever you prefer. A word of caution here because the best fitting replacement rolls will be directly from KongHandiPod. I tried several brands to no avail. Most rolls contained too many bags for a fresh roll to fit properly. I tried removing several bags from the roll first, to give a proper slim profile. That worked for a moment, but then, removing one baggie from the dispenser when needed was terribly troublesome. I also tried carrying what I could guess the dog would need, loosely from the roll. This defeated the purpose of carrying a dispenser in the first place. And finally, because the cartridge of sanitizer and the flashlight may be disassembled for convenience, I found the product flimsy and unstable once put back together. Ultimately, our KONG HandiPOD fell apart. The flashlight mechanism became completely unusable after the adjustable ring fell off. From there, the reflective surfaces and light bulb were like confetti. Falling.
Up until the product fell apart, I did enjoy it. Ours had a life span of approximately six months with daily usage.
The support offered with the product is standard. For primary issues, refer to the retailer where purchased. KONG does offer customers support directly at the link above.
Or, you can reach them at
The KONG Company
16191 Table Mountain Parkway
Golden, CO 80403-1670
You won’t necessarily find a forum or other community support, just more reviews. The general consensus star rating is fairly low. 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 stars out of a possible five stars. Most likely due to falling apart [my personal opinion.] I do, however, support this product. My rating? 3.75 out of a possible 5.0 stars. It looks good, is sleek, and offered everything I was looking for. Even without the poo bags installed, the flashlight is extremely handy for dog walks. And, who doesn’t benefit from gel sanitizer? The refill options were the best at chewy.com. Two rolls of bags, and then again, a toy supplement if you were seeking a sanitizer refill. I could not score this a 5.0 because, for me the price was not the best. There were not enough bags on the roll to do the long term job. My recommendation? Don’t throw this product under the bus. Place this into your dog’s travel case so that you’ll be prepared for an emergency. That should increase the lifespan of this product significantly.
KONG HandiPOD Price
You will need $14.39 to obtain the kit, and then $6.29 for refills. If you’d like the mini dispenser simple version, you’ll spend only $10.79. Refills will be the same price as before, $6.29. That’s about it. I’ve done the research for you. Chewy.com has the best price and most comprehensive collection of this product. If you are considering investing into the KONG HandiPOD, Chewy.com will have everything you need.
My Final Opinion of KONG HandiPOD
I have to say that my experience with this product was more positive than negative. The design of the product is a winner. It is available in more than one style, which I like, and I could keep my hands clean as well as the dog’s environment. I had a hard time with replacement bags, though, and the product was on the hefty side, weight wise. The HandiPOD was most comfortably carried in a jacket pocket vs attached to the leash or attached to a belt loop. After using the product all the way to destruction, my final opinion is good, not great. While I enjoyed, the product, I would not repurchase.
KONG HandiPOD at a Glance…
VERDICT: LEGIT/NOT LEGIT
I vote LEGIT.
The Doggy Perspective