New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2014
Thanks to Curvit, millions of bathers will now easily enjoy up to 50% more shower space. The invention is a set of stylish and simple space-creating shower rings, a unique and discreet alternative to expensive and hard-to-install curved shower rods. Curvit has shiny patent-pending steel rings that simply snap onto any standard shower rod. They curve the curtain in above the bather’s head, while clean plastic “tails” safely create a soft natural tension to gently curve the curtain away at elbow level, turning the shower curtain to the shape of an umbrella turned sideways. This product is now available for pre-order for $24.99 at http://www.NoMoreCurtainCling.com
Standing tall at 6'3", Patrick Raymond felt cramped in his shower. His curtain kept relentlessly swelling inward to reduce his bathing space; he suspected he wasn't alone! By conducting a national survey, Patrick discovered that out of 125 million US residential showers with curtains, nearly half of all bathers experience “curtain cling”, and 29% find it so aggravating that they’d be willing to spend between $20 and $30 for a simple solution to such a daily annoyance.
Patrick’s invention, Curvit, is a revolutionary set of space-creating shower curtain rings that are now available at http://www.NoMoreCurtainCling.com. Home décor retailers will carry it this Fall. With his invention, Patrick is urging bathers to push back and “Declare Shower Curtain Independence Day”.
Why do curtains cling? Simply put: because nothing holds them back. It’s the same theory of fluid dynamics that makes a plane wing fly: rapid airflows that cause high air pressure on one side, and low air pressure on the other. In other words, “curtain cling” is just a natural side-effect of healthy water pressure.
Increased shower space delivers such a feeling of luxury and personal freedom that starting in 2004, millions of US hotel rooms and residences have undergone expensive refurbishment to bolt-in curved shower rods. But these curved rods are not an ideal consumer item. Firstly, they are bulky metal contraptions whose material weight and toxic chroming process are not eco-friendly. They also come with a hefty price tag: over $50 on average. Secondly, they require a complex installation procedure that involves drilling, bolts, or high-tension springs. That makes them prone to improper installation. Therefore, most US residential showers still have standard (straight) shower rods and as such, remain with cling-prone curtains.
Naturally, Patrick’s idea for Curvit struck him in the shower. From his small Lower East Side apartment in Manhattan, he wondered why he couldn't simply curve the curtain. Patrick tested many different types of shapes and materials, until he finally achieved a universal design that would apply a soft natural outward tension on the curtain midsection, and would work on most standard curtains and/or liners.
When asked to substantiate his claim that Curvit creates up to 50% more shower space, Patrick observes that however big a home may be, most showers remain standard size: the distance from wall to curtain is about 22 inches.
“Curtain cling reduces that to as little as 18 inches. Since Curvit gently curves your curtain out by about 5 inches, you get up to 27 inches from wall to curtain. Compare 18 to 27; there’s your 50% increase,” he explains.
In other words, Curvit adds about the same or more space as a curved shower rod, for less than half the price and none of the installation hassle.
Patrick even claims that Curvit will prevent leaks better than anything on the market today. “By keeping the curtain snug up against the tub and wall, Curvit closes the gaps that cause messy leaks,” he explains.
Happy bathing, indeed!
Patrick is active in the independent inventor community, and is the founder of the Inventors Association of Manhattan, a NY State non-profit with 1,000+ members today. In 2011, he was appointed Editor-at-Large of Inventors Digest magazine and began blogging as an Invention Expert for the Huffington Post in 2012. His passion and expertise also came through on national cable TV as Co-Host of “Invention Hunters” on Food Network (2012-2013) and “101 Inventions that Changed the World” on History Channel (2013). Patrick lives in New York City and recently joined the BEAHIVE creative collective in Beacon, NY.
Patrick Raymond, Founder
Press samples available July 1st, 2014