I’ll be the first to admit I have no idea how it works, but I think it’s pretty cool that this calculator runs on a water-powered battery. This is one of those “gee whiz” swag items that most people have never seen before & guaranteed to create a buzz around the office of anyone who receives one.
As for the calculator itself, it’s pretty basic. It’s 4-3/4″ x 3″ in size and has the basic functions plus percentages and square roots. There’s just the one color scheme (shown) but that works nicely considering this is a product with “green” appeal.
It’s priced between $7.99-$11.99 depending on quantity, with a minimum order of 50 units. While it’s not something you’re going to hand out thousands of at tradeshows, there are other uses that come to mind:
EMPLOYEE GIFTS – If your company embraces sustainability, one way to show that is to give each employee a water-powered calculator to reduce battery waste.
GREEN PRODUCT LAUNCHES – Are you “adding” sustainable products to your product line? A water-powered calculator ties in nicely with that messaging.
FILTERED WATER DISTRIBUTORS – If your company provides filtered water systems to businesses this is a natural choice for promoting your company!
BOTTLED WATER COMPANIES – What a perfect branding opportunity. Aquafina or Dasani should jump on this item for their distribution networks. If you have contacts to help me get in the door with a company like that, please email 🙂
BOAT DEALERS – Another perfect industry for this item. If you exhibit at boat shows, this would be a great item to give to serious prospects (in exchange for their contact information, of course)
Those are just a few of the ideas that come to mind for using this product in an effective promotional campaign. It really ties in nicely with anything that’s water-related.
If you’re interested in ordering a sample, getting more information, or perhaps ordering this item for YOUR business we’d love to hear from you. This is just one of many new sustainable swag items we’ve seen for 2008.
Contact info: Swag Connection (Portland, OR)
503-281-6420 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org