FLOOME, a universal smartphone accessory that provides users with accurate and reliable blood-alcohol readings has joined the ranks of some of the most promising hardware innovations as a Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB) Cool Idea! Award recipient.
“Receiving the Cool Idea! Award has enabled us to move from the testing stage into production, which is a big hurdle for any new product,” says Penzo. Adds Larry Lukis, founder of Proto Labs, “FLOOME eliminates the predicament many find themselves in while out for a drink; it provides an accurate and at-the-ready means to determine when they are safely able to drive. Combined with its elegant design aesthetic and smartphone integration, this cool product should be a great success.”For more information about the Cool Idea! Award and how to apply visit www.protolabs.com/coolidea. About Proto LabsProto Labs (PRLB) is a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of low-volume CNC machined and injection molded custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. The company provides “Real Parts, Really Fast” to product developers worldwide and has two quick-turn services in North America, Europe and Japan: Firstcut ( www.firstcut.com) CNC machining and Protomold ( www.protomold.com) injection molding. Both are capable of providing parts in as fast as one business day. Product developers who use Proto Labs for prototypes and short-run production can upload a 3D CAD file at any one of Proto Labs online sites, get an interactive quotation and place an order for Proto Labs services directly online. For more information, visit: www.protolabs.com. About FLOOME FLOOME is the first product from 2045Tech S.r.l., an Italian start-up company that develops devices combining innovative technology with beautiful design. Founded by Fabio Penzo and Marco Barbetta in Italy, 2045Tech was launched in February 2013. For more information, visit www.2045tech.com.