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With the U-hook, You'll Never Search for Your Bluetooth Again

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Indianapolis inventor has created a lightweight, inexpensive device that always keeps a Bluetooth close at hand

INDIANAPOLIS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bluetooth is a handy device for people on the go, connecting to a Smartphone or other mobile device and providing hands-free operation. This is particularly critical for people driving in states where it is illegal to operate an automobile while talking on a mobile phone.

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That being said, the Bluetooth – small and lightweight – is easy to misplace if you're not wearing it. Donald Ham of Indianapolis has the solution.

It's called the Bluetooth U-hook and it's a simple plastic gadget that attaches the Bluetooth to a mobile phone, the inside of a car, a desk or anywhere else that makes it easier to find.

"This product came to mind when I bought my first Bluetooth," said Ham, who develops specialty software and builds websites for a living. "After wearing it for a while I wondered where to put it. I knew I could just put it in my pocket, but I thought it would be better to attach it to my phone for easy storage.

"After doing some research I was surprised to find that nothing like this existed."

So he developed a prototype and tested it out. The hook attached to the Bluetooth with a strong, peel-off adhesive. "Since the hooks are small and inexpensive, you can buy several of them," he explained.

The next step was to secure patents for the Bluetooth U-hooks. Now he's ready to finalize the design and hit the market.

Ham figures he needs about $15,000 for design work, a professional 3D product rendering, testing, materials, production and marketing. In order to generate this start-up capital, he has launched a Kickstarter campaign that can be viewed at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1375156765/bluetooth-u-hook-universal-bluetooth-easy-storage.

Those who would like to support this project can donate any amount by visiting the page. For donations of $10 or more, backers will receive the first copies of the Bluetooth U-hooks.

Ham would like to create personalized versions of the hooks, in different colors and with specially made designs.

"We want to be able to customize the U-hooks so they don't look so plain and become a fun item to have," he said. "We want people to be able to put their favorite photos on the product and have preset design options."

For further information, including a video demonstration of the Bluetooth U-hook, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/1375156765/bluetooth-u-hook-universal-bluetooth-easy-storage


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