Ian Capezzano

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Wherever You Go, There We Are

Posted by Ian Capezzano

Apr 1, 2016 7:23:07 AM

You never know where you will find Nite Ize products. From campsites to jobsites, you can find our products almost anywhere you go. Here are some of the unusual places you can find Nite Ize products.

When we combined our Steelie Vent Mount and Pedestal into the Desk & Dash System, we thought we had you connected everywhere you needed your mobile device. But, you can’t bring your Pedestal everywhere, so we are now offering our Steelie Mega Ball to businesses everywhere to ensure you have a Steelie to dock your phone to. From waiting rooms to board rooms, you and all of your coworkers will have a space to call your own.


Wearable Technology is all the rage today and Nite Ize was a pioneer in this burgeoning area. Our first foray was the Action Armband, but we knew our knowledge of bike safety was where we would really have success. While not fiscally reasonable for anyone to own, the BugSquatch LED Macro Flashlight was an early example of our engineers pushing the boundaries of fashionable bike safety.


From the highest peaks to the wildest jungles, Nite Ize products have been part of many adventures.
The Figure 9 has been a trusted knot tying alternative of many who seek to push their limits. And, when your adventure requires all the brute strength you can muster, you can only depend on the best. That’s why we are the go-to source when the world’s strongest people do their thing.


Our relationship with inventors is well documented. But, we rarely talk about our contributions to the world of science. Here’s a few examples of recent partnerships.

When you’re floating around in space, you need equipment that is versatile and dependable. The Gear Line Organization System was an obvious choice for the International Space Station Repair Crew. The Gear Ties easily affix to the outside of the ship and the S-Biners are easy to use, even with your space gloves.


Inova UV Flashlights are very popular among scorpion hunters, but did you know entomologists use our Micro Collars to help wrangle their specimen collections?


Some Nite Ize products are designed for one task, but wind up having practical use. You might use your Gear Tie Loopable for organizing clutter in your garage. But, many scientists have been using tiny versions to help move cells around when viewing under a microscope.


But, the most incredible discovery of a Nite Ize product has to be when CERN released images of the Higgs Boson Particle. When we zoomed in, we were not surprised to see the universe is made up of Gear Ties.


What interesting places have you seen our products?


Halloween Safety Can Also Be Fun!

Posted by Ian Capezzano

Oct 16, 2013 1:43:59 PM

Halloween Safety Costume

Halloween should be scary, but having your heart rate elevated at a haunted house is nothing compared to having your heart stopped by a close call with a car while out trick or treating. Unfortunately, Halloween Safety is not always the first thing parents think about when choosing a costume. Seemingly innocent costumes like a vampire or witch are typically made from dark colored materials. While this may create the desired effect, it also puts a child in danger by making them hard to see after the sun goes down. Choosing the right costume is important to kids. Current pop culture trends and feedback from peers help a child decide what they want to be for Halloween. As a parent, it is more important to ensure that the costume is safe to wear.

Visibility and Safety are rarely concerns for young people. So how do you ensure your kids are safe but still feel cool in the eyes of their friends? You combine nighttime safety into the costume! While this may be easier for some costumes, the general idea is to find elements of the costume that can be adorned with a passive reflective pattern or even LED lights. Scary werewolf or monster costume? Find two bright red LED lights to use as eyes. Want to be a wizard or a witch? Add an LED to the end of your wand. These kinds of active illumination provide additional safety while adding to the appeal of the costume. Whether at the school costume contest or hurriedly crossing the street while trick or treating, nobody is going to miss seeing a child when you add safety and visibility items.

Incorporating LED Safety can also be fun. Taking the approach of thinking safety first, you can find inspiration that already has some elements that make the costume safer. For example, you could make a robot costume and affix LED lights to it. But why stop there? Here’s a Transformer’s inspired costume that uses LED lights to enhance the appearance and increase awareness of the child when walking around at night. 


Visit this link for more tips for staying safe on Halloween.

Already have some ideas? Then visit our Visibility and Safety collection to find ways to improve your costume!


Topics: Visibility and Safety

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We have over 400 innovative problem/solution based products that appeal to anyone who has ever faced a daily frustration and found that perfect product to solve their problem. Whether you are into the latest tech products, love to walk your dog, enjoy hunting & fishing, biking with your family, or just love a helpful gadget, we hope that you will find a Nite Ize product that makes your life easier, safer and more fun – night and day! We love to share stories & ideas with our friends and customers. Enjoy!

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