The "T-Bone" is an innovative travel product that has been designed to improve the comfort of the traveler when they are pulling wheeled or rolling luggage. The easy to use and compact product extends the length of the handle of the rolling bag and allows the user to stand more erect, allowing a more proper posture with the result being fewer backaches. The molded plastic product is sized to fit almost all luggage with extendable handles, yet is small enough to be easily stored in the luggage. A supplied strap and buckle allows the product to be clipped on the outer area of the luggage, if the user so desires. The improved posture, easy storage after use, and comfort in the hand should provide considerable market interest in the product.
The simple yet elegantly designed travel accessory extends the luggage handle so taller user’s posture is more erect, which greatly reduces back fatigue and improves the health of the traveler. The handle is shaped with finger grips but can be manufactured with a different configuration for those travelers with arthritis, carpel tunnel, or other health related issues.
The "T-Bone’s" ergonomic shape also provides additional comfort during use by providing the proper ‘pull’ angle for the taller user. The product can be logoized with a business or school logo, the handle can be shaped to resemble a sports ball or figure, or it can be shaped and marked with a known cartoon figure or other well-known image.
The "T-Bone" does not require the use of snaps, straps, or hooks to make it work. Simply placing it in the handle and pulling upward engages it. Pushing downward releases it. After use, the compact product can easily be stored away in the bag for later use. If the hands need to be used for getting tickets, paying at a concession counter, etc., the toggle can be deployed so the product does not slip down the handle.
The "T-Bone" is injection molded from injected nylon. This plastic is very durable and is typically used in this type of environment. The plastic can be supplied in almost any color, so a distinctive color may be chosen to enhance the product recognition factor, which can dramatically improve the market adoption of the product. The curved shape at the lower end of the device can accommodate handle center-to-center spacing of 4" to 10".
The product is designed to be aesthetic and effective in the application. The ease of use and the inexpensive components provide good marketability for the manufacturer. The traveler benefits from improved posture, easy storage after use, and comfort during use, which should provide rapid market adoption of the product.