If you've ever met an industrial designer before, or know one, then you already know that they are creative individuals. They question the ordinary, sketching away new opportunities and bringing them to life. They are doers and focus on intriguing products.
This concept holds true for Dominic Peralta and Jon Corpuz, two San Jose State University Industrial Design alumni. With years of experience, and having the joy for developing new products for family and friends, Dominic and Jon are currently working on a new style of stylus for the everyday smart devices.
Focused on producing an interesting, yet an eco-friendly stylus, Dominic and Jon have finished up their mock-ups and are ready to introduce Timbrr, a cedar and copper stylus. Shaped like a pencil, every Timbrr is made from real wood, making each one similar, yet different than the next. As the guys express, "Each Timbrr is unique to the grain of the tree it was born from. This stylus brings the warmth and natural feel of wood with the aroma of cedar to your finger tips." Beautifully finished, Timbrr is compatible for iOS, Andriod, and Windows devices.
With cedar on its outside frame, Timbrr's core is made up of a copper rod and capped off by a rubber tip. It's mention worthy to note that aside from Timbrr's elegance and functionality, it is produced 100% here in the United States, specifically in California. The cedar is grown, harvested, and milled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while the untreated copper, along with the natural silicone tip, are purchased locally. Also, to make sure they don't contribute any waste and put all materials into good use, Jon and Dominic "reuse the scrap to make things like Soap and Incense."
Timbrr has a stylish look to it, yet it brings back the classic look of pencils, as we transition from paper to smart devices. I love the fact that each one is developed from cedar wood, which will give the end user a great experience. With tablet usage growing, having a stylus that not only works efficiently, but has a great feel to it will be essential, giving Timbrr the potential of making its way onto the market. And whether used for taking notes, playing games, and everything in-between, it's noticeable that Timbrr will get the job done.
Overall, producing a neat and sustainable stylus POPs.