Dre, BobB, "Alan", Blow, KGB, The General
CES 2015, Las Vegas
This motley crew of engineers banded together at wireless giant Qualcomm in San Diego in 2008. Collectively, our research has been awarded over 200 patents covering some of what is found inside many of today's smartphones.
While a few of us have since left the company, we decided to keep inventing together! In 2014 we formed The Brilliant Co., where we choose everyday items and put them back a little shinier (hence our name). Since we started having kids around the same time, our focus turned to re-imagining the soccer ball, having more fun when baking in the kitchen, and helping the Tooth Fairy organize her loot.
We then decided to get throw away our irons, and after realizing how heavy our new phones had gotten, set out to make the best phone holder on the market.
As engineers, we knew the only way to really reduce the pressure on the pinkie was to make the phone lighter. But how? That's when we had our "a-ha!" moment and devised something that would help the little guy deflect the weight vs bearing it. Two years, hundreds of prototypes, and a granted patent later, TLTD was born!
We hope you love TLTD as much as we enjoyed making it for all of you.