"Can You Believe They Make This?" Integrating the 'old' with the 'new' - Relevant & Impactful!

  • Jun 25, 2020




    The Unimaginable Always Becomes The Unforgettable.

                                                                                                                                                                                 ~ Geoffrey Beene


(Please read until the end, I promise it will be worth it if you want to have a good laugh)


The term HYBRID is often used in our industry.  Either materials are combined to create a product,

such as a ceramic and cork mug, or functions are combined into one item such as a pen that writes,

acts as a stylus and has a flashlight.  Have you seen the tumblers that are also speakers?


An article in this month's Promo Marketing Magazine, featured an item that clearly belongs in this


"Can You Believe They Make This?" Blog


Not only is it relevant to today's new normal, it may help solve a problem.


A team of Scientists at Technion University in Haifa, took two existing items,

a mask (the new) and a power bank ( the old) and created a


Reusable Face Mask that Disinfects Itself!


By connecting the mask to a power source using a USB port, it heats an inner layer of

carbon fibers to 158 degrees Fahrenheit, which is reportedly hot enough to kill a virus.


Click on the image to read the article and see a video.



And now, I want to share another HYBRID item that I thought was hysterical - I couldn't resist sharing this video with you!  I can't imagine this item actually going to production for sale,

but then again... we just never know!




Feel free to share this on your social media - give someone else a light hearted moment in their day. 

I hope you will tag Innovative Promotional Concepts in the post and let us know what you thought!







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  • Tags: Promotional Products, Brand Marketing, Hybrid