As mentioned earlier in the month, we made a trip out to the Javits Center for the ASI New York trade show. Besides getting a chance to see the renovations on the main building (which already show promising signs of new-age design and space management) it gave us a chance to see some new products available on the market. They are being added to our website on a daily basis but I'd like to point out some of my favorites and what makes them so great.
Telescopic Flashlight - 3 LED
As part of my spring cleaning ritual, I cleaned every part of my house over the weekend. I enjoy the idea of having a super-clean house but don't look forward to the bending and reaching involved in cleaning behind the couch, under the bed, etc. I blindly vacuum under the couch and bed sometimes only to run the risk of damaging my vacuum with small bits of metal like coins and nails/screws. (yes, there are more nails/screws than I'd like there to be) This product makes this task much easier to clean these items up,especially for those who have disabilities or injuries. This piece has a telescopic handle that is magnetic to pick up small metal items and works great in tight-quarters. To confirm that everything is picked up, use the flashlight - the 3 LED lights are great for emergency use too.
Rolly Guy Bottle Opener
Just as I start to relax with a bottle of soda, sparking water or beer, I find that I need a bottle opener. I get up to rummage through my drawers of miscellaneous kitchen junk to find it always at the bottom and dangerously close to knives and pizza cutters. So I brought home the Rolly Guy Bottle Opener and leave it out on the table. It wobbles around when poked, making it a fun conversation piece and its shape/design is meant to be left out. Your imprint can be located on the "guys chest" - guaranteed to be seen by anyone who sits down at the table.
Travel Toothpick Dispenser
There are two unenjoyable things about going to the movies. The first is the prices but that can be overlooked with a great movie. The second is when popcorn gets caught in the back of the throat and in teeth. We spend the rest of the movie (and rest of the day) with fingers in our mouth and tonguing kernels in our teeth until it comes out. I never have toothpicks on me but I know the Travel Toothpick Dispenser is the perfect way to solve this problem. It includes room for 12 toothpicks and comes in a futuristic plastic case. I can see restaurants having this in the near future. (and hopefully, movie theatres too)
Zoom Energy Bar Pro
High-tech gadget giveaways are becoming huge and it makes sense. If given a gift basket or the Zoom Energy Bar Pro, I would get more use out of (and thus, pay closer attention to) the Zoom Energy Bar Pro. This portable electronics battery is really tiny, measuring less than 3" x 2" x 2" and with 8,400mAh capacity, can charge many electronics close to 100% and even have room leftover for other charges. It looks stellar in white and comes in super low minimums (starting at 6) for giving out to a select few.
So why mention all of these products? These products and several others not mentioned were discovered by attending a trade show and being active.
It pays to pay attention at industry trade shows.