It is widely known that cotton swabs are a sub optimal tool to use for ear cleaning. Most people actually end up doing more damage by using them. Instead of cleaning their ears and removing ear wax, they just end up pushing more of it in. The concept of a cotton swab is centuries old and hasn’t been innovated on for hundreds of years. That’s where the folks at Axel Glade come in.
The Spade is a recent innovation by the Axel Glade team that allows you to look inside your ears as you’re cleaning them. It’s a digital, wireless otoscope that fits in your pocket! While developing the product, they wanted to ensure safe and painless experience for the end user. That’s why they opted for applying a silica gel on their EarPicks. The gel helps prevents irritation and make the picks soft to the touch.
They way the Spade works is quite simple. First, you download their app from the Apple App or Google Play store. Then, you connect it with your smartphone via WiFi. Once connected, you open the app, go to the camera view and viola! You’re ready to use the Spade.
This innovation truly shows the lengths at which we, as humans, will go to for convenience!
If you’re interested in checking out the Spade, it can be found at https://www.axelglade.com/products/spade.