Life should be simpler

About

Every invention has a story…

It all started with the daily routine of forgetting my lunch at home. Not only was I going broke and hungry, my wife was not too happy with all the leftovers piling up. Since I never left home without my wallet, I decided to place a "lunch" sticky note on it as a reminder. That scrap of paper came in handy for other notes during the day, but I thought, "Wouldn't it be nice to also have a pen?" That was the beginning of PicoPad Wallet Notes.

My first real test was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas. On the second day, I stuck a note on a stranger's car, warning him that it was leaking radiator fluid. As we walked by an hour later, he smiled at me while filling his tank, and at that moment I realized the true value of keeping pen & paper handy everywhere you go, anytime you need it.

-Alan Regala, PicoPad® Inventor


About the company

In addition to growing and expanding the PicoPad line, Regala plans to continue innovating and bring additional novel products to market. As the company name suggests, the focus is on improving everyday life with simple solutions. Regala founded Everyday Innovations in the fall of 2004. Prior to starting the company, he was employed at IDEO, a world-renowned design consulting firm based in Palo Alto, CA. Regala earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in 2003 and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, SLO in 2000.