The Better Ice Scraper
One-Pass Chip & Clear
Rugged Ice Teeth and Brass Frost Blade simultaneously contact the glass so chipping and clearing happen in one clean motion. No flipping back and forth needed – edges are always held at optimal angles for scraping.
Patent pending Shape ShiftingTM technology allows the frost edge to conform to the shape of windshield.
Greater Chipping Power
The incredibly stable design combined with its curved shape that perfectly fits the base of your hand greatly increases chipping power.
Solid Brass blade maintains its finely-honed frost clearing edge longer than plastic.
Novel design substantially reduces hand and wrist strain.
Soft touch material cushions hand and improves grip.
REVOLUTIONARY SHAPE SHIFTING TECHNOLOGY
Our Patent Pending Shape ShiftingTM technology allows the entire frost edge to contact your windshield to remove frost – unlike traditional ice scrapers. The Better Ice Scraper’s frost edge conforms to the shape vehicle windows – regardless of their curvature.
See How It Works
We used sophisticated Finite Element models to simulate how The Better Ice Scraper deforms when forces are applied. We varied numerous parameters and analyzed the results of the FE model for each change to optimize the design. The resulting structure ensures the frost edge deforms just enough to conform to window curvatures but remains stiff enough to efficiently remove frost, while simultaneously achieving the high strength needed to last through many winters of abuse.
The novel geometry of The Better Ice Scraper has much in common with the design of bridges. Like the trusses of a bridge, the side walls of The Better Ice Scraper (which tie frost and ice edge ends to each other) provide substantial strength. Bending loads applied to the ends of frost and ice edges are transformed into tension and compression loads in the side walls, just like in a bridge truss, making The Better Ice Scraper structure incredible rugged.
Ideal for people with reduced grip strength
Did you know that 50,000,000 Americans (1 in 5) have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis? The improved ergonomic design of The Better Ice Scraper engages the large muscles of the arm and shoulder while reducing the demands on the hand and wrist making our scraper significantly easier to use, especially for people with reduced grip strength.
TRADITIONAL ICE SCRAPER
To press a traditional hand-held ice scraper edge against a window, a user’s hand needs to produce a “force couple” by pushing down and pulling up simultaneously on the scraper handle. This leads to hand and wrist strain and increases the risk of injury.
THE BETTER ICE SCRAPER
The ice teeth and frost edge of The Better Ice Scraper simultaneous contact the windshield making it inherently stable. A user only has to apply a simple force (i.e. simultaneous pushing down and pulling up not required) to press the scraper against the windshield. This substantially reduces hand and wrist strain and lessens the chance of injury. The novel design also ensures ice and frost edges are always held at optimal angles for ice and frost removal.
The Better Ice Scraper is now available on Amazon.
We started with a desire to create products that addressed real problems encountered by real people but solve them better than they were solved by existing products. We brainstormed (and brainstormed, and then brainstormed some more) to compile a list of problems and possible improvements. Then we solicited a wide range of outside feedback to see if we were on the right track.
Based on the feedback along with a multitude of other reasons, we decided to focus on scraping frost and ice off your car. It turned out that virtually everyone we spoke with agreed that current ice scrapers were “awful” (actually, most people used slightly more colorful language) and they universally wanted something “Better”. We thought we had a good idea for how to fix things and Better StuffTM was born.
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We apply sophisticated engineering to everyday problems to make better-performing products