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SunBuddy Lotion Applicator – Interactive 360 Degree View

- Thursday, February 28, 2013

SunBuddy Lotion Applicator - Interactive 360 Degree View

Still unsure how the SunBuddy looks and works after viewing all its product images? Then we have the perfect solution for you. We are pleased to launch an Interactive 360° view of the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator.

Using your mouse, press and hold the right mouse button while moving it left or right to control the rotation of the SunBuddy. Spin the SunBuddy around and be awed as it smoothly transitions from its folded, compact orientation to its full opened and extended orientation. Click here to experience it now!

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Design: The Perfect Weight of the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator

- Monday, November 26, 2012

During the design process for the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator, one of our major tasks was to determine its ‘perfect’ weight. To determine this perfect weight, we manufactured several samples weighing between 130 to 165 grams.

Unlike other lotion applicators from our competitors, the SunBuddy is assembled using separate components that join together to create a feature-rich product. Thus, we needed to ensure that the weight is properly distributed among the pieces to create a balanced product.

At and around 130 grams, our initial tests concluded that the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator was too light and lacking the necessary balance and mass to precisely control it. At and around 165 grams, the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator was a bit too heavy, causing our testers’ arms to quickly fatigue.

Like the story Golilocks and the Three Bears, we found that using a weight inbetween 130 grams (too light) and 165 grams (too heavy) was ‘just right’. At 145 grams, the SunBuddy Lotion Applicator is light, yet heavy enough to easily control and reach all areas of your back. Our testers couldn’t agree more.

We also discovered that 145 grams is about the same weight as a smartphone like the iPhone 4S or a large bar of soap – things that we commonly use on a daily basis with weights our bodies have subconsciously accepted to feel ‘just right’.

The next time you pick up SunBuddy Lotion Applicator, feel its weight on your palm. You may find that your head automatically nods up and down in agreeance.

Tags: Design
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