How We Started
It all started with a random phone call with a friend.
We were talking about fun ideas we’d love to bring to market. Something that people could interact with every day and make them smile, after thinking for a few minutes, I playfully said something along the lines of “Hey, we could all use some extra luck, how about a nice piece of wood you would attach anywhere and just knock on!”
That was the foundation of MyKnockOnWood. I know what you’re thinking, this sounds funny! That’s because it was meant to be! A nice breath of relief from the seriousness of life, the unfun moments, quickly unpacked with a simple knock to let you know it’s going to be OK.
This was years ago, and only more recently did the actual design come into play, I’m an engineer by trade and have worked at large Medical Device companies. The overall shape and design of MyKnockOnWood came one day while at work at a hip / knee implant manufacturer, I was caught up by the shape of an “Acetabular Cup” implant. I felt it would be the perfect dome shape for our product, something smooth and elegant, that calls for you to “knock on”.
Next came the fasteners, I wanted something stronger than Velcro, that would hold MyKnockOnWood in place and could be removed with a little tug. I found what that would be one day when my wife pushed me to get an “EZ Pass” to save on tolls when driving to work (also not carry a ton of change around!). I was hesitant but then agreed, as soon as it came, I attached it to my windshield only to notice how GREAT the fasteners were: firm and strong but you could easily pop out the device as needed.
The combination of the two led to our patented MyKnockOnWood! So, now that you know the history, grab your favorite design and give it a knock!