The train of thought that makes net red product is: appearance value, profit and hype. And good products are: research, innovation, obsession. Who would have thought that it was a product that had suffered several crises and almost died.
The following is a self-report of product manager Liu Kai:
Review the history of product evolution? I like to do this pervert thing
In the summer of 2019, tulas began to plan the necked fan project.
The reason for us to do this is not only because of the bright future of the portable fan market, but also because we find that in the mobile scene, peoples heat has not been better alleviated, for example, walking from home to the hot parking lot in the hot sun and other public transportation and online car Hailing.
Few hardware product managers will go back to the history of products. Many people will feel that they are full of food. But I always like to do this kind of abnormal thing. I want to see how human beings gradually solve problems from the root of the problem? What is the evolution of product form? If you only focus on the product form on the market, such as the traditional hanging neck fan (hanging two fans), it will never create a popular product to promote the industry, you can only be a follower.
So, I began to think back to the portable cooling equipment of human beings in the past, from the Pu fan of Jigong, to the hand-held fan used by Yongzheng emperor of Qing Dynasty, and then to the portable hand-held fan which is widely used in Taobao. So, is there any difference between the portable fan and the Pufan of Jigong? The answer is no, because it hasnt liberated your hands. Although you dont have to shake the fan, your hands are still sour.
Later, a caring person thought of a good way to hang a rope around his neck, from hanging a fan to hanging two fans. This is the most common hanging neck fan of our time. But according to this logic, can you imagine what portable fans will look like in the future? From two to three, four, and even the whole neck?
As only two fans directly blow the face, the most important part of the back of the ear can not be blown, so the cooling speed is slow. There is another problem with direct blowing. The wind is too hard and it is very sharp.
Break the stereotype: why do fans have to look like fans?
Lets imagine whether there is a possibility that the traditional structure of the fan is no longer limited to the traditional structure of the fan. Instead, we can learn from the way of porous air-conditioning, and cover the whole neck circumference at the same time. We were overjoyed by this idea, so the concept of 360 u00b0 surround wind came into being, which can effectively solve the problem of slow cooling.
But thats not enough, because theres a wind coming out of it. If the wind is too strong and blows too hard, its easier to catch a cold? One of the researchers asked. After a heated discussion, Dysons vaneless fan has brought us inspiration. It is different from the traditional sliced fan blade. When the traditional blade rotates, it will cut the air, resulting in unstable air flow, which makes people feel uncomfortable. While Dysons vaneless technology, although the air flow is strong, it can deliver comfortable and stable wind. No leaf also solves the problem of curling hair.
360 u00b0 wind around and leafless fan combine these two concepts organically. This bold and creative idea inspires everyone. We think that in this way, we will completely change the whole experience brought by the hanging neck fan.
Internal and external attack: the boss stops the project and the competitive product is about to come into the market
In order to achieve the surrounding wind, the airflow actually flows from the bottom to the top, and the speed will be cut off in the process of climbing up the slope. Before reaching the peak, the wind force is gone. At this time, we understand that the problem before us is: how easy is it to change the track of the wind?
A hanging neck fan doesnt work. Are you playing with me? This is the bosss original words. He told us to stop the project in front of the whole company at the morning meeting. Although we have registered the patent of the leafless hanging neck fan, it is said that the competitive products are ready to be put on the market with the concept of no leaf. Our project manager Wu Xun Huan is crying, saying that we should give up the 360 u00b0 surround wind first and launch it as an iterative model, and seize the market with no leaf. Now its easy to say that this depressing atmosphere has lasted almost the whole spring festival.
A man of benevolence must have obsession
I like to watch Zhou Xingchis movie Su Qier. Su Qier is a fighter who cant support him. But when his fate almost forced him to a desperate situation, he had the obsession of revenge. After a lot of heart and patience, he finally gained what he could not and became a Buddha in one day. The reason why people can overcome difficulties is because they have obsession in their hearts.
Soon, the technical difficulties were overcome by us. Unexpectedly, we were inspired by journey to the West. One of our colleagues proposed that we could change the air outlet from the previous strip outlet to the Buddha beads of Sha Seng, which is similar to the arc-shaped air outlet, arranged from large to small like a runway, and then through the extrusion air outlet mode and the brand-new air duct design, we can solve the problem of wind force decreasing in the process of climbing, but the technical realization still needs time to verify.
At the beginning of the year, it was also the most serious period of the epidemic. It can be said that at that time, our development team had ignored life and death one by one. It was no longer for the sake of money, for the sake of winning or losing, and for competing with the boss. It was a milestone in the history of fan. Lao Li, an engineer, simply put up a bed in the company, ate and slept in the company for a month, and made more than 30 kinds of air duct schemes.
Finally, this centurys problems have been overcome. We can be very proud to say: the track of the wind has been designed as a work of art.
The most expensive but the highest sales, consumers are not stupid?
Cooling effect: comprehensively improved from three dimensions:
Wind feeling: in fact, the wind force of the traditional hanging neck fan at 2 oclock is very strong, but after blowing for a long time, the wind feeling is very hard; tulass hanging neck fan adopts the leafless design, the wind is very soft, close to the natural wind feeling;
Wind adjustability: Although a large number of imitations copy the concept of 360 u00b0 air outlet, they are made of low-cost materials, and they can not adjust the angle and freely control the direction of the whole blowing. The actual blowing experience is not ideal, and the sweating and fever of the neck is more serious after a long time of use. The most expensive stainless steel is selected inside the toulas neck fan, which can be bent for more than 100000 times without reducing the service life without any neck scalding problem.
Security: it is unimaginable that some brands have cut corners on the investment in safety protection, which has reached an abominable level. Even to keep costs down, 18650 batteries are still used, and if there is a short circuit inside the battery, an explosion condition can be formed. With a large number of student users, even one millionth explosion is a fatal disaster for every family. Therefore, our products use high-quality polymer lithium batteries, which have passed the strict ten protection tests. Therefore, we dare to promise to the world that the tulas hanging neck fan battery is 100% safe.
Wearing comfort: hanging neck fan, fit the human body position is mainly its connection, it is an important part of the use of comfort. In the past, it was a piece of thin metal, which could not fit the neck. It was very uncomfortable. Tulas leaf less hanging neck fan adopts ergonomic design, which can be adjusted freely according to neck circumference. The appearance is made of medical silica gel, close to human skin feeling.
In terms of weight, we have optimized the overall structure and materials to make it the lightest product among the high-end fans of its kind. It weighs only 220g, even lighter than a mobile phone.
Wear and match essential: earphone like model design, neutral appearance, suitable for men, women, old and young, suitable for different personalities, can cooperate with publicity, can also cooperate with low-key, not abrupt, not dazzling, integrated into daily wear and life.
The idea of tulas is to connect users with good products and deliver value to the world, even if its just a little bit better. For example, our fans can rewrite some peoples emotions in mobile space. When they move outdoors or in a confined space, it is no longer a sense of suffocation. People are tired, make-up removed, stuffy, hot and bereaved. We hope to see that they are comfortable, relaxed and happy. Forever, STAYCOOL is the attitude that our product represents and the way to change the world. Source: editor in charge of mass news: Chen Tiqiang_ NB6485
The idea of tulas is to connect users with good products and deliver value to the world, even if its just a little bit better. For example, our fans can rewrite some peoples emotions in mobile space. When they move outdoors or in a confined space, it is no longer a sense of suffocation. People are tired, make-up removed, stuffy, hot and bereaved. We hope to see that they are comfortable, relaxed and happy.
Forever, STAYCOOL is the attitude that our product represents and the way to change the world.