During the visit to the Red Dot Museum, I saw 3 interesting inventions that caught my eye.
The 1st invention that captured my interest was Aqua Tunes, a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker that allows the user to listen to music while showering.
I find this device interesting and unique as this is my first time seeing an invention that is dedicated to people who enjoy listening to music while showering; It is something that I have never seen before. I believe that this invention is created to meet the needs of people that enjoy listening to music in the shower.
If this is true, then the invention meets these needs as it does allow users to be able to listen to music in the shower without having to worry about their music getting blocked by other sounds such as the sound of water coming out from the shower and entering the drain (something commonly heard while showering).
The 2nd invention that captured my interest was a portable instant coffee box that allows the user to have coffee on the go. It is not only easy to carry around, but also easy to prepare; all the user has to is to add hot water and the coffee is ready. I am certain that this invention is designed for people, probably working adults, who want to drink coffee but do not have the time to do so. However, I do not think that the invention does meet some of the needs of its target audience; while it does save a lot of time for the user, the need to have coffee on the go can be easily fulfilled by buying coffee from a café; such places serve coffee in Styrofoam cups that can easily be carried and consumed anywhere at any time. Coffee from such places cost the same price, if not less than the cost of the coffee box.
The last invention that caught my eye was the ESPIRE mask, an improved version of full-face gas mask that is more comfortable and easier to wear. This mask is created for people who have occupations that require them to wear full-face gas masks. However, such people do not wear them as conventional gas masks are bulky and difficult to wear, risking their health in the process.
With this mask, workers no longer have to expose themselves to such dangerous risks by creating a mask that is much lighter and less complicated. As a result, workers will feel more safer as they now have masks which are much more easier to wear.
From this, I can infer that this invention fulfils the user’s needs.