Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Mr. Clean Febreze - Mix 60 ml per 4L

What is this 'Mix 60 ml per 4L'?
How would I measure 60 ml? Would I need to buy something else?
They should have made the cap of 60 ml and just say 'Mix one cup per 4L'. I would still have trouble with the 4L, but at least I knew I could measure it using 1L or 2L water bottles.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


TV-Do-Sport - Device to lock the TV set.

The user of such a device would have to exercise in order to be able to watch TV

1. The TV would be connected through this device to a Rowing Machine or Exercise Bike or Other Gym Machine.
Only when the user exercises can she/he watch TV, otherwise not; so if a movie lasts 2 hours the user will need to pedal for 2 hours

2. The user has to exercise for a certain duration (previously set) daily/weekly and so she/he can get ‘the right’ to watch any time TV during the day/week.
The duration of the exercise will be stored and according to the initial settings the TV set will be ‘unlocked’.
The lock could be removed (no more exercises, subsequently ‘free’ TV) using a code obtained by Internet.
But, here is the catch; the customer would have to pay a certain fee for it so he will think twice before giving up.  People usually have no will but when it is the matter about money, they wouldn’t give up so easily. The fee could be tied perhaps to the duration of using the lock, so the faster they give up the more they have to pay.

Note: The device could be used for PCs as well.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pay to be Read

There are so many people, who would like to write to a celebrity, but of course they (the celebrities) would not have time to read all the e-mails addressed to them and moreover to acknowledge they have read them.

A website could be set up to enable people to bid for the ‘privilege’ the e-mail they send to be read by a certain celebrity. The bid would be open so they would see how many e-mails are ahead of them.

The celebrity the e-mails are addressed to would be contacted later and told for example that 50 emails worth $3000 are waiting to be read and s/he could either directly receive the money or donate it to a charity of their own choice; of course s/he could choose to read only some of them based on the sender's name, subject, number of words and other criteria.

There would be a registration fee (people would get to see the bids so it is not like they do not get something in exchange just to avoid the surfers that would have no intention at all of writing to a celebrity).

After 30-90 days if is there no answer the person would receive the money back minus a very small administration fee .

And because a picture is worth 1,000 words, see also a Power Point presentation about the idea.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Can Cover

Urban legends ? 'Wash Your Pop Cans'

Perhap, but the answer is this:

Carlsberg can after I sent them the my idea (perhaps just a coincidence):
However my idea is better as it is environmentally more friendly - paper instead of plastic.

Also, San Pellegrino has a cover but it is made of Aluminum, again not best solution environment wise (and cost wise I suppose).

And another variation of this idea: Spinnakers beers.
It seems the above type is spreading: Uncommon Brewers . I do not know who was the first but 'Uncommon' should be 'uncommon' and use my idea: paper not plastic, cheaper and better for the environment.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cool Pillow

There is a group on Facebook I FLIP MY PILLOW OVER TO GET TO THE COLD SIDE that had 710,783 members some 2 years ago and now 915,919.

From the group’s description:
"Do u have trouble sleeping? Do u find urself waking up in the middle of the night, and the only remedy to a good night's rest is turning that pillow over so u can feel the cold side on ur face and head. Thought u were the only one who did this? think again. If you experience this same issue night after night, this is the group for you."

I bought the product Chillow, thinking it was the ‘cure’ even if I was wondering how it could keep a constant temperature. Unfortunately it did not work as I had expected so I had to return it.

The pillow was too cold at the beginning so I had to put my palm under my head, otherwise it would have been too uncomfortable to sleep on it and in the morning it was as warm as a ‘normal’ pillow.

The solution should be an electric pillow (like an electric blanket) so you can adjust the temperature and keep it constant.

The market would be huge. If 700,000 900,000 Facebook users cared to join the group perhaps there are at least 10 mil people in the world bothered by a warm pillow so if only 1% would buy the product it would mean $10,000,000 profit (considering $100 profit per product).

My pillow (actually it looks much worse after one night's sleep)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Roger Waters Concert on Dvd

I went to the concert part of his 2010/2011 tour and I wish Roger Waters released a DVD after each concert. I would be interested in the DVD of the concert I went to not the DVD of the tour.

I am sure he would make lots of money, because almost everyone who went there would buy it.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

100 Sneakers in One

A sneaker would be covered in Velcro or other suitable material and the customer would buy a kit of patches to cover his/hers sneakers - to customize it so to speak  so s/he would be able to get lots of combinations. I realize this would be a fad appealing mostly to kids but perhaps it would be worth looking into it.

I am no graphic designer to illustrate this concept, but some time ago I found a few web pages which give an idea about it:

For an art project children painted the sneakers. Of course the sneakers were spoiled so why not achieve almost the same result by using a Velcro sneaker + kits.

There is a Chinese company that already produces sneakers that can have
different images attached,

so something similar to my idea but not to the extent I envision (i.e. a fully 'customizable' sneaker).

Perhaps my idea is not so far-fetched as Ralph Lauren was selling at some point 'Paint Your Own Polo' kits .

This is an ad for a charity run: