Obtineo: Verb, pronounced /opˈti.ne.oː/
- to Hold, Keep, Process, and Maintain.
Help Obtineo become a reality!
With your contribution through Kickstarter, you can help get Obtineo get produced inside the United States of America! and with your help you can keep this resurgence of the traditional wet shaving technique alive!
Reward yourself! Our Economy! and also ..... Our Planet!
What's so special about Obtineo?
Obtineo is a long lasting product that can be handed down from generation to generation. It takes up a small space on your bathroom countertop or sits nicely on the back of a toilet.
It hang dries your favorite daily razor and puts it on display in companies full view. It fits nicely into the palm of your hand while you use it to create your lather and it washes out clean every time.
How did Obtineo come about?
Obtineo was created during my Industrial Design senior show. During my research I noticed a trend taking place with the use of the traditional wet shaving technique.
The reason for this trend is the cost saving attributes involved and also the eco-friendly benefits with this type of shaving.
An average cartridge razor can cost up to $3.00 each or more!!!
A double edge razor when bought in quantities can be close to $0.20 a piece and can last up to 4 to 5 shaves each!
When combined with the proper shave soaps the savings can also add up!
Saving the daily shaver close to $100 yearly!
The environmental impact also decreases what a daily shaver contributes throughout an entire year.
People all over the world are getting into this eco-friendly, cost saving way of shaving.
With this in mind I wanted to develop a product that would keep this resurgence of the wet shaving technique alive.
I went through many blogs and websites and researched possible areas to Ideate on to keep this trend going strong and well.
There were many areas that needed to be improved upon and be addressed in the lathering and storing of shaving supplies.
Most people, from the blogs and websites I ran across, have the usual coffee cup and towel method on their countertop which take up plenty of space.
With Obtineo I wanted to create an smaller footprint in the environment and help influence people to save and explore the traditional shaving method.
As I worked on Obtineo, the demand for a product like this became more and more apparent. Ultimately, I soon realized that Obtineo could be something great for the community, and that the best way to get the word out was through Kickstarter.
With your pledge of $125 or more...
You will receive Obtineo along with a complete wet shave starter kit that includes a personalized razor!
Risks and challenges
There are challenges that everyone else faces when trying to fund their first product, but what I like about using kickstarter is the challenge of harnessing the powers of the community.
It's hard to create and develop a product that everyone likes and wants to use. With Kickstarter, this initial shave display mug concept idea can be brought to life through the contribution of the Kickstarters and the online wet shaving communities out there. They can help develop this product into what it needs to be in the end and help influence the newer versions to come with their feedback and suggestions.
These first few hundred offered through the Kickstarter site are already at a level of research and development. I think giving feedback to a young designer through this way on a site like kickstarter is important not just to myself, but to the future of the products we use and to the others that we influence to go out and create a better world we live in.
Its up to you guys on kickstarter whose total contribution is what it will take to get this product to a whole new level!
I really feel there is a need for this type of device for the shaving community. Not to just make things simpler in the bathroom, but to take this practice of traditional shaving to another level of its recent popular resurgence by incorporating the new technologies available.
Obtineo is a great aid to show the benefits involved of this sustainable act of shaving.
Thank you, and please Enjoy!
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