Standout Products Make An Impression During SAGE Show Virtual

This year marks a major change for industry trade shows, with many in-person events being held virtually to ensure a safer experience due to the pandemic. The first-ever SAGE Show Virtual on August 18 featured hundreds of suppliers showcasing the latest in trending products, including PPE, with supplier representatives available for discussion throughout via a live chat feature.

The products showcased the latest in all categories, from technology and apparel to drinkware, awards and interactive items designed for at-home use. Read below for a look at some that caught the eye of PPAI Associate Editor Danielle Renda:

The G3 Smart Water Bottle from Brea, California-based Cavatina Elite Inc. provides gentle hydration “reminders” to let end users know when it’s time to drink water. The bottle is programmed to “ding” or flash when it’s time for a sip, and includes a built-in thermometer that displays the internal temperature, along with battery life and timer, on a customized LCD touchscreen.

The Custom Indoor Wall Decal White Vinyl by Toronto, Ontario-based StickerYou Inc. adds a creative touch to the omnipresent reminder to “wash your hands.” Fully custom, businesses can communicate an important message with a unique style, as shown, to enforce safety precautions for guests dining or shopping out. Or, they can opt for an entirely different custom message that aligns with branding, or to simply thank end users for their business.

The sky is the limit when it comes to the Unisex Short Sleeve Tee from Carrolton, Texas-based In Your Face Apparel. Made from 100-percent performance or ring-spun polyester with a soft cotton touch, this tee features full-coverage printing on a custom cut-and-sewn garment.

A family-friendly, fun gift to send to customers or employees who are working from home, the Taco Tuesday Night Gift Set by Lawrence, Massachusetts-based Gemline offers the interactive experience of making a tasty meal while also making memories with loved ones. Available in both natural and black and made in the USA, the set includes a Charlie Cotton Grill Apron, Tomatillo Garlic Taco Simmer Sauce, Mesa Rosa Chipotle Seasoning, Tacos El Pastor Seasoning Mix and a cotton carry tote. All ingredients are organic, gluten-free and non-GMO, and come with easy-to-use directions on each label.

The mophie UV Sanitizer with Wireless Charging by Cincinnati, Ohio-based Links Unlimited Inc. is a product that’ll be a gamechanger for end users looking to stay germ-free. Designed to kill 99.99 percent of the most common surface bacteria on your phone or other everyday items like car keys, the product cleanses the items without heat, liquids or chemicals that could be damaging to the device. And best of all, it charges your phone at the same time.

A majestic display of yellows, blues and violet, reminiscent of nature and the ocean, the Art Glass Egg on Black Base from Fort Worth, Texas-based Latham & Sons Ltd., Inc. is an award that recipients will display proudly and admire always. Personalize the award by adding a logo or image on the black base.

Hearing the constant reminders about safety can be stressful for end users. Consider offering them clear messages in a more playful, interactive way, with the COVID-19 Custom Face Playing Cards from Shawnee Mission, Kansas-based Playing Cards On Demand. Providing messages such as “Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth,” and “Telecommute and work from home whenever possible,” companies can encourage at-home play while informing recipients with important messaging. All decks are poker size—two-and-a-half inches by three-and-a-half inches—and are printed in full color on premium casino-grade linen stock.

Communicate your brand’s personality and stand out from competition by offering a colorful writing tool. The Textari® Spectrum from Braintree, Massachusetts-based Hub Pen Company is made of durable aluminum with a push retractable and silver accents, and offers a smooth writing experience. Available in blue or black ink with a laser-engraved logo, the pen also include a stylus, which can be used on touchscreens to keep devices clean and smudge-free.

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