Top industrial Design Services: Packhopper | MAKO Design + Invent

MAKO Client Highlight: Rover Packhopper for Tennis Players

At MAKO Design + Invent, we get a lot of questions about the types of products we can or cannot make. With our team of world-class designers, we have the privilege of offering top industrial design services and are greatly versed in being able to make any type of product!

We’ve noticed as the weather starts to get warmer, more and more inventions and product ideas have revolved around physical activity and sports! Seeing as how the sport, fitness, and wellness fields are particularly popular for product design and do well in targeting audiences of all ages and genders, creating sport and fitness-related products is an exciting opportunity for MAKO’s design team!

With an extensive background and collection of work from the sports and fitness field, one of the most recent projects and pieces of work created with our top industrial design services for our client, Eric Coffman, is the ROVER Packhopper!

About the ROVER Packhopper

The ROVER Packhopper is a sport, fitness and recreational product invention created by MAKO’s team of seasoned engineers and designers, and ideated by our client, Eric Coffman! Made for tennis players and fans everywhere, Eric’s inspiration for the ROVER Packhopper was to create a way to make it easier to carry everything you need to practice and play a great and efficient session of tennis.

The ROVER Packhopper is a backpack specially made for tennis that is able to hold up to 85 tennis balls, as well as a large pocket for racquets, numerous small pockets for accessories and mesh pockets for water bottles. The backpack is easy to carry and can be wheeled around easily around tennis courts and other terrains.

With extendable legs, the Packhopper can raise tennis balls to the exact height that you need to help feed tennis balls to help work and practice on your service. If you want to watch yourself serve and practice, the ROVER Packhopper can hold your phone through a handy compartment and film you while you practice, making it possible to monitor and watch your progress.

Using Our Top Industrial Design Services for the Packhopper

The MAKO Design team is a big fan of taking on projects and product ideas that involve numerous functions and interesting concepts. Upon hearing about the idea for the ROVER Packhopper, the team was excited to create and plan the execution for how the product will be built given all of its amazing details and multi-functional capabilities!

For this project, the ROVER Packhopper was designed and engineered by our team members at the MAKO’s Austin office. Our Director of Design, Tim Uys, helped create the internal and external 2D and 3D CAD files and schematics for the design, and after reviewing the design concept, material and product execution with Eric, we immediately began to work on sourcing the right material in order to make the first prototype for the Packhopper!

After some prototyping and a final review of the product, MAKO was able to accommodate and find the right material, colour and measurement changes to find a satisfactory look and design for the project. Thus, leveraging our top industrial design services, we were able to create a fully functioning tennis sports equipment product with all of its multifunctional capabilities packed within a durable and aesthetically-pleasing design, available in different colours!

The ROVER Packhopper was able to successfully reach its Kickstarter campaign goal and has made its way into mass production for tennis fans and athletes around the world to enjoy!

Visit the ROVER Packhopper website to learn more about this amazing product and see how MAKO’s top industrial design services work in action!

If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO today and visit our website to find out more. Or feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO, and we can set you up on a call with our product strategist!

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!

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