As with any good idea, the Clicker was inspired by hanging out with friends and drinking a few beers... in Wisconsin. David Dignam, the inventor of the Clicker, was traveling back home to New York from a long Thanksgiving weekend hanging with the guys in a small town in western Wisconsin (hometown to one of the guys). The idea hit him, "why not combine a universal remote control and bottle opener, and have one less thing to have to look for in your own home". Thus, the Clicker was born, the ideal union of two of the most important items in the home: the remote control and bottle opener (for some people).
In reality, the story begins several miles from Wisconsin in Kenmare, Ireland. David was raised on a farm in the small town of Kenmare in Ireland, and he has always been fascinated with design and building. He went on to pursue his passion by studying Civil Engineering at University College Dublin. David then moved to New York, appropriate for someone fascinated with structural design. He eventually started his own construction company, working closely with clients who wanted to be involved in the design of their homes and businesses. His technical expertise as a contractor and engineer has given him an eye for simplicity and functional user-centric design in all areas of life, from architecture to remote controls.
After his inspirational moment in Wisconsin for the remote and bottle opener mash-up, David invested a lot of time and money developing the Clicker over several years, researching and tinkering with prototypes to find the optimum blend of form and function. David wanted the product to be both functional and efficiently designed, not a low quality gimmick. His efforts paid off, and the Clicker was created for all the world to enjoy. David lives in New York with his wife and son.