It's that time of the year. Slowly, we breeze into the middle of
Fall and prepare ourselves for the colder weather. Before we know it, Winter will be here, bringing with it snow, ice, and everything in between. Whether you enjoy the cold or not, it's safe to say that regardless of where you live, you'd rather avoid one particular task in the mornings, before heading out. What am I referring to? Scraping off the ice from your windshield, of course.
Let's face it, instead of wasting time scraping your life away,
you could be using that time attending to other important matters in your life. You could take a longer hot shower, take the time to enjoy your breakfast, look at your vision board and visualize your goals, or spend a few extra minutes in bed catching up on sleep. The possibilities are endless. Instead, you'll be out in the cold, trying to get the ice off, while at the same time trying to maintain your balance on the ice you're standing on. The only benefit of this activity is the fact that you'll get a "great" arm workout.
Having tried out many products that fail to fully solve the problem, Dan Miller and Andy Wright set out to create a workable solution for keeping the windshield clear and ice-free. After testing different materials and several types of magnets, the duo put their windshield cover prototype to work during one of the harshest winters in England. After experiencing success in the European market, Dan and Andy are now raising funds to introduce a newer and improved version of their product here in the States.
Dan and Andy's evolutionized prototype has now turned into iceScreen, a magnetic ice shield cover that will keep your "windshield free from ice, snow and frost through the worst of winter." As explained, by using the iceScreen, "A clean window in the middle of winter no longer has to be considered a luxury, reserved only for those with a garage – now anyone can drive away with a clean windshield in less time than it takes to locate your scraper."
The cover is made from a high quality material that is tough enough to withstand harsh weather conditions. The edges of the iceScreen are covered with magnets that will attach to the framework of the car, keeping the cover stable and effective over time. Also, in order to keep the cover from blowing off due to high speed winds, the iceScreen comes with two flaps found on either side of it. The flaps are placed inside the doors to not only maintain the cover from flying off, but to also prevent it from being stolen.
However, that's not all. After getting introduced to the hot Florida sun, Dan and Andy decided to make iceScreen into a cover that we would be able to use all year long. During the summer heat, the deluxe edition of the iceScreen can be reversed and used to keep the inside of the car from getting too hot. The way that the team explains it, "Dark interior and leather seats are no longer an issue – no more burning or waiting for the air conditioning to cool things down!"
I had the opportunity to talk with Dan about their product and how it has progressed over the past couple of years. It's interesting to see the growth the team has seen. They started out hand making the product in their living room. Soon after, they began seeing growth online and did their best to keep up with demand. Now, iceScreen is ready for another round of mass production.
With 20 days still left in the campaign, iceScreen has already reached 200% of its intended goal. As it continues to grow, it will attract the eyes of many, from car owners to sellers to producers. With the goal of building iceScreen into a dominant brand, Dan and Andy's line of products has the potential of becoming a major hit around the globe, serving many during all year long.
Overall, being able to hit the snooze button just one more time and not have to worry about scrapping off ice from my car POPs.
iceScreen's campaign page