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# 1 Homework help / question
04-22-2014, 12:43 PM
(Hypothetical)

We have to design a hypothetical product and other things to do with it for a project at school.

My team is relying on some feedback, and I promised that the STO forums have helped me from caring for plants, to confirming that we are being mind controlled by Undine.

Anywho, here the question:

Would you buy a service that made your item of furniture, clothing, fabric, gadget

Water Proof?
EDIT: I would say it would be reasonable to charge ~$10 for a phone or gadget, ~$20 for a tool [small - medium] or clothing (more than one). For a sofa, ~ $50 - $100. The chemicals used are completely safe for humans and for the items. Applications: Keep your phone safe from aqueous solutions and water based materials. Keep clothes dry. Keep your sofa stain free with this agent which helps with cleaning up any stain; ranging from wine to coffee (or Tea, Earl Grey, Hot)

Simple yes or no will suffice; longer answers also welcome.


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Last edited by jumpingjs; 04-22-2014 at 02:00 PM.
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# 2
04-22-2014, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jumpingjs View Post
(Hypothetical)

We have to design a hypothetical product and other things to do with it for a project at school.

My team is relying on some feedback, and I promised that the STO forums have helped me from caring for plants, to confirming that we are being mind controlled by Undine.

Anywho, here the question:

Would you buy a service that made your item of furnature, clothing, fabric, gadget

Water Proof?


Simple yes or no will suffice; longer answers also welcome.


Yes... depending on price of course....
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# 3
04-22-2014, 01:15 PM
Depends on what the product is made from.

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# 4
04-22-2014, 01:22 PM
http://thumbsnap.com/9imQqR6C

Bottom line is where is your product on the graph.


You need to tell us how effective the product is, and where do you intend the product to be used. Once we have those details you can start asking us to umm and ahh about the right price.


As an example, take use for furniture. Now, you haven't said what this is for, so Im going to start with an example of saying I want to leave my cloth sofa outside in the rain - what can your product do which a sheet cover couldn't? I can think of several alternative versions of that sofa example.

Im not asking necessarily, just trying to show you where to pin details down about your product.
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# 5
04-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jumpingjs View Post
(Hypothetical)

We have to design a hypothetical product and other things to do with it for a project at school.

My team is relying on some feedback, and I promised that the STO forums have helped me from caring for plants, to confirming that we are being mind controlled by Undine.

Anywho, here the question:

Would you buy a service that made your item of furniture, clothing, fabric, gadget

Water Proof?
EDIT: I would say it would be reasonable to charge ~$10 for a phone or gadget, ~$20 for a tool [small - medium] or clothing (more than one). For a sofa, ~ $50 - $100. The chemicals used are completely safe for humans and for the items. Applications: Keep your phone safe from aqueous solutions and water based materials. Keep clothes dry. Keep your sofa stain free with this agent which helps with cleaning up any stain; ranging from wine to coffee (or Tea, Earl Grey, Hot)

Simple yes or no will suffice; longer answers also welcome.
Furniture: Why do you want to take a couch, bed or chair into water? Aren't the floating ones good enough?

Clothing and fabric: They tend to stink after a while, you know. And what is the prime ingredient for cleaning? WATER

Gadget: Absolutely!!!!!
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# 6
04-22-2014, 04:45 PM
Yes to gadget
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# 7
04-22-2014, 07:13 PM
yes to all.

(and incidentally, are you referring to a superhydrophobic protectant? Because it is a reality.)

Gadgets: water is one of the top, if not the #1 killer of cell phones. The product would have to be able to create a seal at the vulnerable spots: battery entry, headphone jack, etc.

furniture: such treatments already exist, though I suspect you're referring to something a lot stronger. My brother and I have both worked the furniture industry, and it is standard to ask if the new couch buyer would like, for a fee, to have his/her couch sprayed with a repellent. There's also Scotchguard. what would really be interesting is some iron-clad guard that would protect against flooding and pipe damage flooding. There, though, you'd have to protect the underside, or you'll have black mold problems.

clothing: see Scotchguard. The challenge is to leave clothing breathable after protecting it.

tools: hmm, not so much there, but that could be because I cannot recall a time where my power tools were near liquids. Its just one of those safety steps you take before hand.

lastly, if your product can protect furniture, why not expand its abilities to protect carpet as well?
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