"Kidpreneur" builds Big Business with Innovative Cell Phone Cover for Kids FoneFace - Changing the look of phones across the nation
CHANDLER, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- It took a kid to create a cell phone cover that other kids would love. At the age of 14, Christian "Crash" Sanchez took a rubber ball and created a cover for his smart phone. He found that the squishy, stretchy rubbery material was adaptable to stretch over almost any size phone or handheld device, was fun to touch and squeeze, and stood up against the worst kid treatment. Christian added fun character designs, glow-in-the-dark features, and built-in flashing LED lights to make his covers that much more interesting to kids. He aimed to give his phone personality and make it much more than a functional cover, so he called his product "FoneFace™."
Increasing numbers of kids are using smart phones and other handheld devices these days. A survey conducted by Harris Interactive reported that 56% of parents with kids aged 8-12 say their children own mobile phones. That number climbs even higher when digital music players and portable games are factored.
Christian's timing couldn't have been more perfect. A "one-size-fits-all" durable cover "created for kids by a kid" resonated with retailers who liked the simplicity of stocking one product line instead of dozens of different covers to accommodate every make and model. What's more, FoneFace is attractively priced at only $9.99 to $18.99.
Hallmark – the popular retail gift store chain with nearly 3,000 locations across the country – was intrigued by Christian's story, recognized the commercial opportunity for a kid-designed phone cover, and quickly signed-on to introduce FoneFace this holiday season. Many other gift and specialty stores have also placed orders for FoneFace.
"There are thousands of cell phone covers out there, but FoneFace is very different," says John Wetzel of Hallmark. "It's uniquely designed for kids with wonderful characters and appealing designs that make it fun to squeeze and play with. We're very excited about FoneFace and think this could very well be the next Beanie Babies for the digital age."
Based in Chandler, Arizona, FoneFace LLC creates unique covers for a range of digital devices – smart phones, music players, tablets, and laptops. Founded by a 14-year-old, FoneFace aims to create fun, engaging, kid-friendly products that amuse the young and young-at-heart. FoneFace is available for purchase in leading retail chains and specialty gift stores across the US and select countries abroad as well as online at www.FoneFace.com.
Media Contact: Greg Sanchez, FoneFace, 480-467-0252, firstname.lastname@example.org
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