QVC Spouts Contest Winner – PediSand hands-free foot file

By Larry Robertson, CEO | For and about inventors

Dec 20
PediSand hands-free foot file
Have you heard of QVC’s Sprouts Contest? It was a competition for inventors that searches for the “next big thing” in consumer products. But long before the “PediSand” hands-free foot file won first place it that contest, it was the brainchild of inventor, Karmen Hart of Little Rock, Arkansas. You see, Karmen is an esthetician who occasionally suffered from sore hands after giving pedicures all day. Then one day, while giving herself a pedicure, she had an idea that would eliminate her bending over and allow her leg muscles to do the work instead of her hands. Karmen constructed a crude prototype of her concept from a block of Styrofoam. Then she glued sandpaper to the exterior and showed it to her good friend Carolyn Jones. Carolyn had experience as an inventor and filing patents.

Two heads are better than one

The two friends collaborated on Karmen’s design, until they felt they had a great product. And they were not alone. Executives at QVC agreed with them, as did viewers of the TODAY SHOW on NBC. And it should come as no surprise that AON’s evaluation team gave PediSand 3-Stars (our highest rating).

Out of 2000 entries, PediSand was selected as the first place winner in QVC Sprouts Contest which looks for the “next big thing”. Check it out. PediSand is now available on Amazon for $10.00 less than original price on QVC. It’s great for men and women, making it a cinch to give yourself a pedicure, without bending over, and the perfect gift for anyone with back pain or limited mobility.

About the Author

Larry is the CEO and co-founder of AON Invent. He has enjoyed a career that has spanned sales, marketing, and product innovation for companies that include subsidiaries of AMR/American Airlines, Learjet and Sam's Club. In 1995 he teamed up with Ron Loveless, the founding CEO of Sam's Club, to launch a marketing and product development firm that grossed $500 million in its first 3 years. Over the past 20+ years, Larry has personally vetted over 1,000 product concepts and marketing strategies.