The Best Tech Inventions Inspired by Back to School!

Back to School Means Awesome New Tech Inventions

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.

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 designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, 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!


  1. Gary Bradley

    February 8, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    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

    September 1, 2019 at 4:55 pm

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

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      September 5, 2019 at 11:28 am

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


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