Back to School Means Awesome New Tech Inventions

by | Sep 6, 2017 | Company News, Electronic Design, Internet of Things (IoT), Invention Tips, Inventors, IoT

It’s that time of year again! A time when students are heading back to the classrooms, teachers are heading back to their podiums, and a time when new tech gadgets are on everybody’s minds. So our electrical design firm rounded up some of the top gadgets for back to school for a little invention inspiration!

Reusable Smart Notebook:

This little gem isn’t your average lined notebook. You can fill the book entirely and then use the app to scan each uniquely QR-coded page to wherever you want on the cloud. When you’re done, or want to start over, you wipe the pages with a damp cloth, and you have a brand-new note book! As an electrical design firm, we appreciate the intricate work that would have gone into this invention.


A simple idea but our electrical design firm thinks it's a great solution.

A charging backpack with a 10, 000 mAH battery with enough power to charge your iPhone 6 times!

Charging Backpacks:

The Sidewinder Charging Backpack is style mixed with convenience, and a dash of utility. The padded laptop compartment has a built in 10, 000 mAH lithium-polymer charger to keep you juiced up between classes. That’s enough power to charge your iPhone 6 times! While the over all concept is simple, our electrical design firm can appreciate the fact that necessity is certainly the mother of invention. Have a problem? Invent a solution.

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HomeSpot Rugged Waterproof Speakers.

Waterproof Speakers:

When you’re having a little fun between classes, fire up some waterproof Bluetooth speakers. The tough as nails soundboxes, like the HomeSpot Rugged Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers, are dirt, dust, and water-resistant. Our electrical design firm opted for this speaker because of these features and because it offers serious sound through 6W speakers with a bass subwoofer. It’s an all in one solution!

It just goes to show, invention inspiration can come from anywhere. Wherever there is a problem, there is a solution. We hope these creative solutions have inspired your next invention idea! Feel free to call our electrical design firm if you have an idea you’d like to discuss.

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.



  1. Gary Bradley

    Speakers have evolved in sound engineering and design. They’ve become versatile in a sense that the speakers are designed to meet specific expectations. But even though like that people these days seem to prefer owning a waterproof wireless speaker.

  2. Helen Brooks

    I thought I was so fortunate starting University with a portable typewriter….

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      Thanks for your comment, Helen! Isn’t it amazing how technology and products can change so quickly. We love it!


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