Inventor of the
Aquahook® & Aquaclip®
keeping with that well worn phrase..."necessity
is the mother of invention", my idea for this
product was the result of an everyday need. While
exercising on the Stairmaster, I would place
my water bottle on the floor, and invariably,
I'd trip over it. "There must be a better way" I
thought. The concept of hooking my bottle on
the monitor or handle bars immediately came to
I went home and made
my first prototype out of a coat hanger. I tested
my admittedly crude (but effective!) prototype
by hanging a bottle of water from the handlebars
of my lawnmower.
Excited about my new
idea, I went to a plastics manufacturer and asked
if they could make me a clip that could snap
around a water bottle neck, and sure enough,
they said they could! When I tested it and saw
that it worked, I had a feeling that this simple
yet useful product would appeal to, well, just
about anyone who drinks bottled water, or any
bottled beverage, for that matter. No one likes
to have to carry a water bottle with them, but
lots of people do. This simple invention allows
you to carry your bottle and keeps your hands
I would like to hear
your questions and comments. Feel free to e-mail
me today, or call me at 714-848-7130.
of each item from a coat hanger to a product are
shown on picture from left to right:
- First prototype made
with coat hanger bending the wire into desired
shape to hold water bottle on monitor of Stairmaster,
and handle of Lifecycle, and frame work of
various workout stations at the health club.
This prototype was first tested on the handle
bars of my lawn mower.
- Second prototype made
by a plastic company. The vinyl lettering that
reads Aquahook, and on top Patent Pending,
in the beginning these stickers had to be applied
- First production angular
Aquahook model manufactured from a mold. The
Aquahook name was silk screened, and top engraved
with patent pending.
- The Aquahook logo evolves
and is pad printed. An imprinting process faster
then silk screening.
- The Aquaclip evolves
with pad printed logo. Designed to convert
your bottle of water into a canteen.
- The Aquahook and Aquaclip
modified and improved. The red Aquahook and
blue Aquaclip both incorporate a new beverage
wrench feature under the C-Clamp of holder.
Allowing added leverage to open tight bottle
caps. The angles have been smoothed and rounded
for a sleeker look and added comfort when applying
and releasing holder from bottle. Aquaclip
is made from poly carbonate and manufactured