Design 1st announces three essential customer products for
OTTAWA, June 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Design 1st, one of North America’s most trusted full-service product design engineering firms, today announced a series of custom products that are experiencing a increased demand for niche markets as families indulge in summer activities. The products, co-developed by Design 1st, include Lily Chillers, an easy-to-use water lily pool cover that saves energy, keeping pools cooler when the outdoor heat index increases; Toddler Monitor ™, a portable child safety device to keep children safe on family trips; and Planet E’s Food Cube, a patent-pending multipurpose lunch box that’s perfect for on-the-go meals for kids going on camping trips and family camping trips.
“It’s wonderful to see families start to emerge from the pandemic and enjoy the summer activities we all know and love, from camping to trips to a favorite destination,” said Kevin Bailey, CEO of Design 1st. “We are very proud of all of our clients’ projects and it is incredibly rewarding to see the success of their products and their business. Toddlers, Lily Chillers and Planet E are no exception and we are delighted to see the positive results of our design partnership where all intellectual property is transferred to our customers at zero cost.
All-in-one “less litter” lunch box
The Planet E ‘Food Cube’ lunch box is a perfect summer camp item for kids as it features multiple compartments, dividers and removable trays to store whole meals – snacks, drinks, sandwiches and desserts – all in one box. Kids and families who enjoy camping trips benefit from the slow lid openers to keep messes at bay, slit lids for easy grabbing and closing of snacks, and an included insulated ice pack to keep all dishes cool until you are ready to eat. “Design 1st was the perfect partner to guide us through end-to-end development and manufacturing, especially since this was the first time we’ve taken a fully customized product in this category,” Joe said. Assi, Vice President of Sales, Travelway Group. “Since starting production just over a year ago, we have sold over 200,000 products and have generated incredible interest from major retailers around the world. We recently had an official launch in North America and look forward to growing success in this market. “
Child safety monitor on the go
Toddlermonitor ™ is a child safety device that was inspired by a mother’s frightening discovery that her two year old had left home undetected at night. At the time, no product existed to monitor and alert parents to the movements of toddlers. Available in the market since 2018, the Toddler Monitor is a next-generation monitoring device that addresses a market need for parents. The product clings to any door handle and detects movement to alert parents on their iOS device if their child is moving. The toddler monitor uses the latest Bluetooth LE technology to keep parents connected and children safe and can be easily taken with you when traveling. Co-designed by Design 1st, the toddler monitor is cute, lightweight and portable. As families reach their travel destinations this summer, they can rest assured that their young children are safely supervised by their toddler instructor. According to Krista Teare, co-founder of Toddler Monitors, “We wouldn’t have been able to get to the market without Design 1st. They provided the necessary expertise in design, engineering, manufacturing and market readiness that allowed us to get into the market quickly and successfully.
Keep swimming pools cool despite rising temperatures
Demand from families looking to install a new swimming pool has skyrocketed during the pandemic, with consumers apparently on waiting lists until the first quarter of this year. With existing and growing demand for swimming pools and higher energy costs, a product launched last year and co-designed by Design 1st, Lily Chillers, targeted an untapped market need for a product that maintains water. from the swimming pool to the cool despite the soaring seasonal temperatures. outside. Lily Chillers allows families to enjoy the pool year round without having an expensive system to cool the pool water. Designed as a durable, lightweight liner that floats above water and is easy to store, it features a unique heat blocking system to ensure that the heat from rising outdoor temperatures does not affect the Cooling relief from maintaining a lower water temperature in your pool. It also helps customers save money on pool chemical costs by eliminating the chemical burn factor caused by UV rays. During the colder months, Lily coolers can be used as a “warming mechanism” to retain heat and heat your pool 50% faster than a traditional pool heater. “Design 1st has helped us bring a product to market that keeps pool water 10 degrees cooler than without it,” said Lily Chiller founder John Smith. “Product sales were unprecedented during the summer of 2020 and we look forward to continued growth. “
About Design 1st
Design 1st is one of the most trusted full-service product design companies in North America, with a seasoned team of diverse technical expertise, over 1,000 projects developed, and 130 customer patents obtained. From start-up to business, we enable companies to rapidly expand their capabilities throughout their new product development programs by leveraging our core competencies in industrial design, mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, embedded firmware and configuration. Manufacturing. Design 1st’s experienced plug-in team has helped clients turn their physical ideas into material products marketed in a variety of industries and influenced millions of people around the world. To learn more, visit www.design1st.com.
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