Verified: Make It Work

Verified: Make It Work

Three pandemic product adaptations—personal and professional.

Workout | DIY Peloton

“There’s no need to spend thousands of dollars to get an amazing workout at home. I got a Sportneer Trainer Stand ($129.99, Amazon) for my existing mountain bike, a Wahoo cadence sensor ($39.99,, a CooSpo armband heart rate monitor ($45.99, Amazon), and the Peloton digital app ($12.99/month). We saved more than $1,000—and my sanity—during Covid!”

—Leora Maccabee, partner, Maslon LLP

WFH | Standing desk

standup desk attached to wall“I use a $40 Ikea table that attaches to the wall and folds flat. Cheap and easy!” Bjursta wall-mounted drop-leaf table, $39, Ikea 

—Jessica Mogilka, executive vice president, JLL


Innovation | r.Ware by Effect Partners

reusable takeout containers“I’ve been lucky enough this past year to be introduced to a company called Effect Partners. They designed a reusable cup called r.Ware for stadium venues that provides a zero-waste solution for beverages at concerts. When the pandemic hit—no concerts—they pivoted this technology and business into a reusable takeout container called r.Ware. It’s to-go packaging for restaurants, but outfitted with a QR code that consumers use to make those units traceable so they can be retrieved, washed, and reused. I see it as the future in reducing waste and providing even more sustainable options for the environment.”

—Matty O’Reilly, director of operations, the Market at Malcom Yards

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