Our Story


Palo Alto Innovation, is a team of designers, engineers, and businessmen who love gadgets and want to create something we are proud of. We are currently located in sunny Santa Clara, California because rent in Palo Alto is too expensive.

We got tired of thinking, why doesn't that exist? So we decided to create those products ourselves. We start by identifying a problem that people have in their lives and then design a way to solve it elegantly, efficiently and easily.

We decided early on to make a conscious effort to focus on the simple and common problems to help make life better. Because of this philosophy we avoid trying to design the pair of jeans that makes everyone's butt look like JLo’s, or the cell phone that has infinite battery life. While these problems might be solvable (and are obviously important), we aren't going to tackle them. Instead, we will spend time figuring out a better way to charge your cellphone or drink that bottle of wine.

We all love to work on cool stuff and can't wait to share our creations with the world!

Do you have a great product idea that you think should become a reality? Shoot us an email at ideas@paloaltoinnovation.com to submit your idea to our queue. We will give credit where credit is due and perhaps give you a slice of the PAI when your idea becomes a reality.

To find out more about us and who we are, check out this interview.

Thanks for stopping by!

One of our video guys in our empty office the day we moved in.

Our office with more... stuff.

The co-founders Mike, David, & Alex.

The largest steps in the development of the Sandman Clock SND-1.