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Americans massively buy metal pipes created by Ukrainian: why are they needed

Ukrainian from Kiev Alex Gorgontiy launched a new Kickstarter campaign in June - The Tube. His project is a special metal tube to calm the nerves. How it works, the publication said Dev.

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Almost 108 people have already contracted this development, in total they donated $ 3 thousand.

The guy came up with a straw while sitting on the couch at home during quarantine. An idea came to him: what if you insert a magnetic system into a metal tube and close it with special plugs on both sides?

He studied the needs of people to calm their nerves during the working day. It turned out that many twist or pull various objects that are nearby in their hands. For example, ballpoint pens.

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There was no specialized subject for such purposes. Alex and a small team studied the market. He found out that the production of one tube with a magnet inside in Ukraine will cost $ 4-5.

Last year, the entrepreneur launched two Kickstarter campaigns for The Tube and realized the product could be sold in the US for $ 11.

“90% of buyers are American or English-speaking people,” says the entrepreneur.

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In 2020, over several campaigns, a Kievite sold more than 1000 anti-stress gadgets.

He also began crowdfunding new projects to calm his nerves. For example, Gravitube... Such a tube costs twice as much. Alex's team managed to sell about 200 units of the product.

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