From an ingenious dry erase page called the â€śProblem Padâ€? to â€śNo Poke Pins,â€? an innovative twist on traditional thumbtacks, Staples Inc. today announced the winners of the third Staples Invention Quest, its national search to find the next great product that makes school- or work-life easier.
The 2007 Staples Invention Quest winners in the Kid, Adult and Staples Associate contests offer three unique product ideas that can make the lives of students and office professionals easier and more productive.
Keagan Bolibol is a 10-year-old fourth-grader from Woodinville, Wash. Her invention, the Problem Pad, is a dry erase page with various learning tools that fits into a binder. While working on a difficult homework assignment, Keagan realized there had to be an easy way to keep her homework from turning out so messy. After talking with her father, she came up with the Problem Pad.
Mark Trageser is a toy inventor from Los Angeles, Calif. His invention, the No Poke Pinâ„˘, is a unique take on thumbtacks that stick anywhere a thumbtack would, but wonâ€™t leave holes in items. No Poke Pins easily attach to walls and support any note, photo, receipt and more, without damaging them.
Rebecca Lurie works at the Staples home office in the human resources department. Her invention, the Drawerganizer, is a unique system of folding shelves that easily attaches to most desk drawers or filing cabinets. The shelves expand and collapse in a tiered manner, much like a jewelry box, when needed.
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