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Mask attachment ear piercings

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Ear piercings which consist of powerful rare-earth magnets with stud attachments.

Install in ear; face mask has corresponding metal tabs that stick to the ear piercings - simply "click" on. No need to hook a tickly cord around the ears, doesn't interfere with spectacles.

The masks are disposable, so the metal tabs aren't magnets themselves, just cheap bits of steel.

8th of 7, Feb 10 2021

Prior art No-tie_20protective_20mask
Functional piercings, admittedly not the first such suggestion [kdf, Feb 10 2021]

Ear Magnets Ear_20Magnets
[kdf, Feb 10 2021]

Ear piercing by mail Ear_20piercing_20by_20mail
Compelementary ... [8th of 7, Feb 10 2021]

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       How many functional piercing ideas are there on HB? (link)
kdf, Feb 10 2021

       It's eerie.
Voice, Feb 10 2021

       Yes, we looked at those; but these magnets aren't "implanted", they utilize existing ear piercing holes.   

       They are close Prior Art, but not the same thing.
8th of 7, Feb 10 2021

       Apart from piercings ... magnetic clip-on earrings for people who DON'T want piercings are WKTE. You might have better luck selling mask attachments to that existing market.
kdf, Feb 10 2021

       Yes, those came up on google too, and they're already magnetised. But we wanted something that re-used existing fixture hardpoints, but still used magnets.   

       There are lots of variations around the idea, but nothing that's exactly the same. Hence, it's an innovation.   

       We were hoping to use this product to leverage sales of one of our other innovations ... <link>
8th of 7, Feb 10 2021

       hmmmm.... The elastic that loops behind the ears (or behind the head in some designs) has to have a bit of tension to hold the mask in place over the nose, mouth, and chin. I think a single attachment point on each earlobe (low enough not to interfere with spectacle, for example) would tug uncomfortably, and not necessarily in the right direction.   

       (+) for innovation, [-] for practicality. Make sure you market it as non-returnable, all sales final.
kdf, Feb 10 2021

       i hate masks so i wear a bandit bandana. just needed to say that i guess
xandram, Feb 10 2021

       // would tug uncomfortably, and not necessarily in the right direction. //   

       A sensation familiar to many, for instance when walking past the window of a motorcycle dealership with a Significant Other who (inexplicably) does not wish to salivate over the machines on offer, and forestalls any attempt to enter the establishment by applying a firm grip to the nearest available earlobe and then hauling mercilessly...   

       // (+) for innovation, [-] for practicality. //   

       A perfect definition of a halfbaked idea.   

       // Make sure you market it as non-returnable, all sales final. //   

       It didn't work so well with the job-lot of boomerangs....
8th of 7, Feb 10 2021

       [+] for innovation
(+) for positivity
[] for square brackets as a masked smiley :[]
pashute, Feb 14 2021


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