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Inventive Advertising: In the Bag


As our readers know, we have started a weekly series of Inventive Marketing articles to highlight some of the most creative and innovative ways of advertising and marketing a product.

Dark Roasted Blend has pulled together an extensive collection of advertising that I thought was pretty awesome. I think some of the bag concepts were pretty fun. read more »

Invention Video: The 3000+ Inventions of Dr. NakaMats


Dr. Yoshiro NakaMats has shattered the world record for most patents held that was formerly held by Thomas Edison. He currently holds over 3000 patents and is Japan's most prolific inventors. One of this most influential inventions was the floppy disk, which he invented when he was 23 years old as a student.

BBC's series "Adam and Joe go Tokyo", interviews Dr. NakaMats. Adam and Joe Go Tokyo was a eight episode series that was aired on BBC Three and BBC One in 2003. The show was originally rumoured to be called Asian Invasion, and showed Adam and Joe looking at Japanese culture, music, meeting famous Japanese people and unforgettably trying to become famous in eight weeks.

This invention video is an amusing and fascinating opportunity to see Dr. NakaMats, one of the most prolific inventors of all time, show off a few of his inventions. I wonder how sales for his Love Spray is doing. You can learn more about Dr. NakaMats on his website Dr.Nakamats.com



The video is about 6 minutes long. Enjoy. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $14,000 for a Tea Bag


Diamond Tea BagDiamond Tea BagPG Tips is a British company that makes tea (otherwise, this story would be even odder than it already it is).

Boodles jewelers (an exclusive jeweller based in the UK) made a diamond teabag to celebrate PG Tips 75th birthday. The tea bag was hand-crafted using 280 diamonds. The tea bag is valued at around $14,000. read more »

Intelliscanner Mini- An Easy Way To Get Organized


Intelliscanner - MiniIntelliscanner - Mini

If you have an attic full of old comics, a pantry full of all kinds of food stuff, and perhaps a wine cellar with wines whose vintage you no longer remember...

You need an Intelliscanner Mini to organize your stuff and your life for you.

The Intelliscanner Mini simply scans barcodes, loads the info on your computer and organizes it.

Easy Living Indeed. read more »

11 Alarm Clocks to Wake the Living Dead

Do you hate your alarm clock? The snooze button is one of my favorite things. Whoever invented the snooze button must surely be the most popular guy in the Land of The Living Lazies! I mean imagine the alarm clock ringing at an unearthly hour in the morning and all you have to do is press the snooze button. Uninterrupted sleep for another 5-10 minutes! Ahh... a few minutes more of precious sleep.


Staples® Announces 2007 Staples Invention Quest® Kid, Adult and Associate Winners


From an ingenious dry erase page called the "Problem Pad" to "No Poke Pins," an innovative twist on traditional thumbtacks, Staples Inc. today announced the winners of the third Staples Invention Quest®, its national search to find the next great product that makes school- or work-life easier. read more »

Yellow Pages Booster Seat


When I was a kid, I remember every Thanksgiving following my uncle into the hallway so he could retrieve the phone book from his closet.

He would hold it high above his head, shuffle to the table, and with a flourish, place it firmly on the black vinyl dining room seat.

Reluctantly, I re-lived that glorious holiday again when I came across Boost, the Yellow Pages booster seat. read more »

License My Idea or Sell It Myself?


You have a great idea for a new invention. But should you try to license it out or try to manufacture and sell it yourself?

Our Guest Bloggers, Stephen Key & Andrew Krauss co-Founded inventRight to teach inventors how to license their products. Stephen Key is a successful inventor who has licensed over 20 products in many different industries.Celebrities such as Alex Trebek & Michael Jordan have endorsed his products. Andrew Krauss heads up one of the largest and most successful inventors' associations in the world (www.InventorsAlliance.org ).inventRight is a simple, effective 10 step system for licensing your products. For more information about Stephen, Andrew and inventRight, check out www.inventRight.com.

Stephen and Andrew wanted to share their hands on how to advice on the invention process with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's their article:

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Rolling Out Your Inventions: An Interview With Roger Brown


Quick Clip: Available at Sunglass HutsQuick Clip: Available at Sunglass HutsRoger Brown is nothing short of incredible.


When it comes to inventions, he's prolific with a capital P, and I don't know any free-lancer with a successful licensing approach like his. With six inventions licensed, another six about to be licensed, and 247 inventions in his Power Point file on call at all times, I think he might be on to something. ...Read and Learn! read more »

Listen Up To All The Things That You Shouldn't


Listen Up Personal Sound AmplifierListen Up Personal Sound AmplifierWife is sleeping but you just cannot miss that fav match. It's too loud. Listen Up!

Those two are chatting away with a side glance at you every now and then.You'd give anything to know the topic of their conversation.

Well, Listen Up!

 

 

Poke, Pry, Snoop and much more with the Listen-Up Personal Sound Amplifier.

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Laptops To Satisfy Your Ego


Ego LaptopEgo LaptopWhat is the big deal with Ego laptops?

Ego laptops come with changeable designer skins. Don't blame you for wondering what they are...

So now you can match your laptop to your tie, or change its color to reflect your mood. Apart from this, Ego laptops are home to a host of innovative features and functions that just might justify its price tag.
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Obtaining Accurate Cost Estimates for Offshore Manufacturing


Trying to manufacture your product overseas?

Our Guest Blogger, Ashton Udall, is a partner at Global Sourcing Specialists, a product development and sourcing firm that assists businesses, inventors, and
start-ups tap overseas resources to succeed in the global economy. He has helpful advice on on getting accurate cost estimates from manufactueres for the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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Junk Mail Makes Great Gems


How much junk mail do you receive in the mail everyday?

According to New American Dream, "More than 100 million trees' worth of bulk mail arrive in American mail boxes each year - that's the equivalent of deforesting the entire Rocky Mountain National Park every four months." Most of us, if we don't recycle our junk mail, we throw it away, but we never really think much more of it. Fortunately, there are people like Gretchen Fleener, an industrial designer, who have found ways to make good use of junk mail. read more »

Inventive Marketing: Che Men's Magazine Legs


To highlight the mens' magazine Che, ads were placed under the checkout counters at various stores.  The ad image was a series ofprovocative pictures of women's legs, creating an eye-catching image of the checkout person's legs. I think it's even funnier and more effective advertisement with a man at the cash register counter. Their tag line was "Let us keep on dreaming of a better world".

Che Magazine Legs AdChe Magazine Legs Ad

 

Do you think this marketing ad is effective? Do you like it? How would you have improeved upon it? read more »

Invention Videos: Weird Inventions on the Jon Stewart Show


Here's a video on 10 Weird Inventions presented on the Jon Stewart Show:

Amusing? Stupid? Weird? or Brilliant? You decide... This video is about 5 minutes.

Enjoy. read more »

The Long History of the Condom


Geocomo CasanovaGeocomo CasanovaCurious about the history of the condom?

Here's a bit of the obvious for you: men and women have been having sex for as long as there have been humans. Discounting any origin of the species theories involving extraterrestrials, that works out to around 250,000 years for Homo sapiens as a distinct species of primate. read more »

Laughing Pen: Write Away Your Blues


The Laughing PenThe Laughing PenOhh! to see a smile on the faces around...why is everyone so down these days?

Gift a pen, which is guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone's face. No, it does not write in multicolored ink, nor is it engraved with cartoon characters...read on to discover the secret of The Laughing Pen.

And yes, it is also a pen...it writes like all normal pens do. read more »

USB Keylogger: A Spy for your Keyboard


USB KeyloggerUSB KeyloggerSpying was never so easy or so much fun.

No need to snoop around or try to be discreet.

The USB Keylogger shall do it effortlessly stroke for stroke.

No Software, No Installation.

Just Plug and Spy!! read more »

For Reasons of Spirit


Youth, creativity, dynamism, style all come together in the furniture line by Animi Causa.

The furniture is created ‘for reasons of spirit' and is an ode to the relationships between objects and the body.

The designers have managed to create furniture that is a reflection of both the sensory and emotional experience. read more »

Eco-Friendly Millet Mobile Charger


The Millet Mobile Charger is like any other charger, just another gadget.

But it's special as it works anywhere and everywhere. And, more importantly, it requires no electricity! read more »