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April 09, 2017

The Evolution of the Carabiner

Did you know that despite the carabiner being one of the most widely used and versatile gadgets around, it has had very little innovation since first invented in the early 1900s?  In fact, there have been only 50 patents filed with "carabiner" in the title (compare this to 4400 patents granted for mousetraps and 833 patents for kayaks).  This was shocking to me.   The carabiner was originally developed for climbing purposes, but there is now a plethora of non-climbing carabiners that seem to come in every shape and color (holding water bottles, keys, bags, etc.).   Why has there...

April 09, 2017

5 Ways the Qlipter Kicks the Carabiner’s Butt

n the past year that I have been developing the qlipter, when people asked me what it was, I would stumble along and give a long monologue about all the wonderful things it can do (the opposite of an elevator pitch).  Then, a new friend said, “Just tell me how it’s different from a regular carabiner.”  Yes!  That is the perfect way to talk about the qlipter (why didn’t I think to do that?).  So, here it is -- my elevator pitch version of the qlipter (at least closer to an elevator pitch):  The qlipter is a carabiner that got...

August 29, 2016

Debut of our first product

We are very excited to be able to debut our first product at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas from Oct 15-18, 2013. Lulabop's mission is to design and create products that improve the lives of those who use them. We believe that this product, the LulaBiner is one such example. Ever feel like you need an extra pair of hands? Especially when you are traveling with kids in tow?  The LulaBiner is a stylish multi-purpose tool that combines inventive design with function.  Its unique design helps you keep your hands free and things close, wherever you are, allowing you...

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