TipAlert High Tech Gadget Brings Peace to Gender Wars this Holiday Season

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Product's inventor says timeless toilet seat controversy is an age-old gender power struggle.

Al Howard has developed a toilet seat alarm called TipAlert. Attached to the bottom of the toilet seat, it reminds guys to put it back down when they’re done.

Most women say it’s not a problem until they fall into the bowl at night. Then it’s an issue.

It’s the middle of the night and she shuffles to the washroom in the dark, hoping not to fully wake. “Splash.” He did it again.

Wives, girlfriends, siblings and moms alike ask the same age-old question: “How can I get him to put the seat down?” With TipAlert®, inventor Al Howard believes he has the answer.

TipAlert® is a tech-smart microelectronic device that attaches to the underside of any toilet seat. The peel-and-stick gadget is family friendly, hygienic and enclosed in a water resistant casing. When the seat is left in the upright position it lets you know about the bathroom faux pas with sound and flashing light. Should guys forget to put the seat down, TipAlert®:

  • Notifies them with music and voice messages, including a woman’s soft appeal
  • Reminds boys with a happy tune and mom’s friendly greeting
  • Cheers when the seat goes down, and
  • Alerts women with a flash every 15 seconds when the seat is left up in the night

Howard came up with the idea for TipAlert as a newlywed. He soon learned his bathroom manners left something to be desired. He started asking other couples if they had the same problem and dis- covered that the toilet seat problem is a sore point in many families. Last summer he asked 1000 women to share their views in an online poll. The result? Seven out of ten women say toilet seats left up are high on their list of pet peeves.

Howard has spent the last six years developing and testing the product with all kinds of users.
“Most women say it’s not a problem until they fall into the bowl at night,” he says. “Then it’s an issue.” Howard says TipAlert solves the toilet seat problem once and for all. It is a novelty item for couples, a finishing touch for toddlers in training or a stocking stuffer for friends, available online for $9.95.

About TipAlert®: http://www.tipalert.com
(1) TipAlert meets Dr. Oz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBa6AXlp6O0
(2) TipAlert on Breakfast Television: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhaMxpF42pY

Al Howard is a high school teacher and inventor in Almonte, Ontario. Raised north of Montana, he has worked as a weatherman in the high Arctic, an environmental scientist and a television producer for an aboriginal broadcast network. At the age of 50 in 2003, he returned to university to become a technology teacher and then a graduate counseling psychologist in 2008. TipAlert grew out of Al’s sideline business, Mississippi Media, formed in 1995 with a focus on social marketing, event management and television programming which wound down with Al’s production of North America’s first national aboriginal hockey championship in 2002. TipAlert is Mississippi Media’s first proprietary initiative.

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