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What follows is a sale pitch---so pardon the hype. But maybe it will kind of answer your question. If you want anymore info feel free to email directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Okay. Take a deep breath. Here it comes....
The StudTHUD® is a product that I started working on almost 2 years
ago. I do home repairs and was frustrated by all the fancy looking yet disappointing products that were on the market to find wall studs. I kept buying different ones with the hope that they'd finally get it right. But I soon concluded that the (electronic) technology used by all of these things, although they look good, would never allow you to know for sure what was on the other side of that wall. The market is simply flooded with these things.
So I set out to come up with a "better mouse trap", a non-electronic; i.e. magnetic stud finder that would eliminate the guess work that has become synonymous with ALL of these electronic devices. Folks just buy them because that's all there is. There are a few obscure simple magnetic ones out there but 95% of what you'll find in the stores are of the electronic variety....meaning that they can only make an educated guess at where there might be a stud.
I know this sounds self serving but the honest truth is that everyone who has tried my StudTHUD® has been blown away as to how simple it is compared to the competition. They all think that it's a winner. By their enthusiasm, they've been instrumental in keeping me motivated and have pushed me to get it patented and marketed so they can eventually buy one.
I would have thrown in the towel a long time ago because when you work on something day in and day out, the novelty wears off and it doesn't seem all that great. You'll see a couple of those people in my video. Their reactions are genuine.
As far as the stud finding market in general, there is definitely an equal interest between women and men. Before I got into this project, I didn't have any idea as to how many people not only know what a stud finder is but actually have one somewhere that they either don't like or can't understand.
A simple, easy to use and 100% accurate product like this, if
effectively marketed, will eventually render the competition obsolete.
Virtually everyone over the age of 16 knows what a stud finder is and each of these people will need to buy one sooner or later. As it stands now, they won't know what they are going to purchase until they go to the store and buy whatever is carried.
There is none that stands out above the rest. They all have the same lackluster reputation: they are an exercise in trial and error; a.k.a. frustration.
Not one of them can guarantee that when you drill a hole in the wall that there will really be a stud there.
"There's gotta be a better way!!!"
The StudTHUD® is the answer. In the future, when folks think about what they need to find a stud, they will think "StudTHUD®" and won't leave the store with anything else.
Just look at the reviews for what's currently out there and you'll see that folks are looking for a stud finder that finally lives up to its name.
I believe that the StudTHUD® will become the "Kleenex" or "Xerox" of the stud finder world.