The GermBlitzer© Wristband Keeps Sanitizer on Hand
The GermBlitzer© wristband is designed to deliver a spritz of hand sanitizer any time you need it. This Invaluable Inventions’ design came about several years ago, but recently interest in this product has exploded. It is not surprising, given our increased need to stay safe from germs. You can’t always count on being able to have access to hand sanitizer, so a device that lets you keep a supply literally on-hand is a no brainer.
It was approximately five years ago that we first envisioned a wearable product that could make it more convenient to carry hand sanitizer without worrying about leaks or spills in a pocket, purse, or backpack. At the time, we believed this product would appeal primarily to frequent travelers or people who attend festivals, concerts, or tradeshows. It is an ideal solution for people who have to touch a lot of public surfaces or shake a lot of hands. We saw potential for manufacturers to customize the wristbands with their own colors or branding. They could be sold at retail or possibly be used as a giveaway premium at special events. We pictured people wearing the wristbands in airports, at Disneyland, at Burning Man, and at SXSW.
The initial feedback we received five years ago was that the product had potential, but the target market was somewhat limited. It was a great niche product, but not for everyone. Not to be flippant, but what a difference a pandemic makes. It takes no imagination to see that a wearable hand sanitizer product now has broad appeal and unlimited potential. This is a great example of a product that was perhaps ahead of its time. As our world changed, the GermBlitzer© wristband became even more relevant. It’s a reminder to not give up on your inventions just because initial feedback isn’t as strong as you would like. If you believe in your innovations, stick with them, and be ready to push them forward when the time is right.