Product design is one of the most central components when developing a new invention. It is always important to have a strong product design, as it draws consumers in and makes a dynamic first impression. At MAKO Design + Invent we believe that product design should be visually appealing, while at the same time relate back to functionality and fill a market need. Having a product that is both easy to use and has a positive impact is a major factor in the overall impression of a consumer product. A product design that has all of the above characteristics and more is the Crush N Count. The Crush N Count does exactly what its name reads; it crushes cans while counting them simultaneously. Not only is it a fun, simple andeffective product, the Crush N Count is eco-friendly and is a North American made unit helping to bring long-term environmental change to Canada and the USA. For these reasons, MAKO has taken the appropriate steps needed to turn this product design into a user friendly, functioning consumer product.
How does this Product Design Work?
The Crush N Count’s product design is made up of a durable construction of metal and nylon materials that features an ergonomic handle for comfort. Simply lay a can down within the confines of the device and pull back on the crushing arm. The can will then be crushed into a compact form and distributed on the other end of the device into a recycling bin or bag. The unit has long-term wear and tear and has been designed with consumer safety and functionality as its number one priority. The product design of the Crush N Count is equipped with a digital counter, saving you from the hassle of counting each can. What’s more, the Crush N Count allows home consumers to manage their recycling, and helps restaurants and bars manage their bar space. Both consumers and restobars benefit from transporting more cans to the Beer store without hassle, saving them time and energy while enabling financial profit. This not only benefits your wallet but also benefits the environment, as returned cans are recycled into new ones.
The team at MAKO is extremely supportive of the Crush N Count and all of the innovative product design features it incorporates. As a proudly North American manufactured product, the Crush N Count not only reduces consumers and restobars space, money, and environmental footprints, but is also fun for everyone. Whether you’re hosting a family barbeque, attending summer camp or at football Sunday, the Crush N Count truly meets the needs of everybody. Stay tuned for the Crush N Count’s Kickstarter campaign in the coming months. Cheers!
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!