Tampa, Florida -- If you've ever dropped your cell phone, iPod, or any other handheld electronic device, there's a new product on the market for you.
It's called SnapALoop and it's designed to save customers hundreds of dollars in replacements.
The creators, Bryan and Rozana Karle of Tampa, said they got the idea last summer after getting tired of dropping their phones while walking down the street, sitting by the pool, or standing over a toilet.
"It happens to everybody," Rozana said.
The couple researched it and said they were surprised to find no gadgets on the market designed to help users hold onto a phone.
"I mean cell phones have been out for how long and people have been dropping their phones for years. It's just amazing that nothing else has come up," Rozana explained.
In a few short months, they went through the patent process and designed SnapALoop.
For $10 it includes a base, about the size of half-dollar, and three different sized plastic loops.
With adhesive on the back, the product sticks to the back of a phone, iPad, Kindle, or iPod.
"Whether you are using it for talking, texting, or taking pictures, it's really that easy," Bryan said.
The first-time inventors say everything about the product, the manufacturing, to the engineering, to the packaging is done locally in the Tampa Bay area.
"It was really important for us to keep this made local," Bryan said.
SnapALoop has only been on the market for a couple of weeks.