SOURCE: Lowboz, Inc.

Lowboz, Inc.

December 02, 2008 20:24 ET

Update: Lowboz, Inc. -- Part Quirky Conversation Piece, Completely Practical -- Promises to Silence Chairs Forever

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - Most of us have had that moment when we saw a great product or innovation and said, "Why didn't I think of that?" Meir Frankel had one of those moments, and he parlayed it into one of the most interesting, quirky -- and utterly practical -- ideas to come along in a while. Meir is the creator of Lowboz™ (, a simple yet stylish glide that is easily attached -- no tools required -- to the legs of just about any chair. Lowboz instantly eliminates that grinding, screeching noise as a chair is moved under a table or across the floor, and it protects the floor at the same time.

For Meir, his "light-bulb moment" was inspired by elderly women at a nursing home. He noticed that several seniors had accessorized their walkers by placing balls on the leg bottoms to eliminate the disturbing noise and to increase smoothness as they walked. After experimenting with many temporary solutions, Frankel -- who lives in Woodmere, N.Y., with his wife and four young children, with a tenant living in the apartment below -- wondered why the same design couldn't also be adapted to chairs. He set about to make it a reality: using those walkers as inspiration, he created a completely new product utilizing a custom-made felt ball that fits virtually any chair -- and comes complete with a fashionable, removable sleeve that is available in a variety of colors.

Not just a curious idea, Lowboz (rhymes with "oboes") is a "quality of life" product. It eliminates the potentially maddening noise of chairs, providing a more tranquil environment for family, visitors, neighbors, tenants, passersby -- anyone who wants to enjoy a dinner conversation, take an afternoon nap, play some music, or just read a book and relax. Lowboz also helps to quiet the background noise and reverberation that makes conversation more difficult for the hearing-impaired. At the same time, Lowboz protects the legs of other furniture from scuffs, scratches, and dents, and it also protects the surface of the floor or rug. It can be used outdoors, as well; with Lowboz, your chair will no longer stab into the lawn or fall through the slats of the deck.

Lowboz is the perfect innovation, usable in homes, classrooms, restaurants, convention centers, bars, and pubs -- to name a few. Meir Frankel has been focused on creating more than just a needed product; he's been strategically planning a brand experience integrating many gift and promotional programs. From start to finish, Lowboz is of the highest quality. Every component is custom designed and manufactured in the United States. More than that, Frankel is developing a Lowboz online community that will welcome customer feedback -- every package comes with branded material detailing the company's unique vision and history. Lowboz is poised to become part conversation piece, part quirky, fashion-friendly innovation -- and an all-practical solution to an age-old pet peeve. And they make a great gift!

Frankel has already fielded inquiries from potential customers who are excited about the convenience and novelty of the product -- as well as the potential branding opportunities for their own corporate or institutional entities. "I love the fact that we've taken an improvised solution for an everyday problem and turned it into a real product that will find a place across America," he says.

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