Welcome to the Accidental Inventor’s very first blog entry. I love the name, because it captures how my
husband and I came to invent a product.
For as long as I have known my husband (we met almost 25 years ago), he has always wanted to invent a
product. Over the years he has had some interesting ideas, but nothing that really made me stop and
say “that’s great, we should make it.” Well, that was until May of 2012, when we were vacationing in
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
During our trip, my husband (Jim) had to slam on the brakes to avoid what could have been a terrible
crash. The velocity at which we stopped caused our two sons’ tablets to fly out of their hands and land
in the front of the car. Almost immediately (after gathering our bearings), Jim and I looked at each other
and said “we should invent a case with a strap that prevents tablets from becoming projectile objects.”
Well, that wasn’t exactly what we said, but you get the idea.
Over the next several months we continued to talk about this idea and began rough sketching
how the case would look and work. We ultimately landed on a case that offered all that current iPad cases on the market offer, but with a strap system that would allow consumers to use their tablets with both hands, providing a more productive and comfortable use of their device, while protecting it from
being dropped, or in our case, propelled through the air.
Four years later, the zoodi was launched to market. Yes, it literally took four years to design, develop, test
and manufacture our iPad case. Stay tuned as I continue to share our story on becoming an "accidental inventor" through this blog, and how we took an idea and made it a reality.
Thanks for reading!
Kelly – Co-inventor of the zoodi