As we were determining the customer requirements for our pill boxes, the material we used was important. Plastic, albeit strong, light-weight and customizable, did not meet our criteria for durability or fashion. Metal, on the other hand, demonstrated a sense of strength, luxury and sophistication; not adjectives you usually hear when talking about pill boxes.
Thus started our search for a metal design that would suit our needs. We didn’t want something too big, and our customers wanted something that wasn’t so small that they couldn’t fit their daily pills. What we ended up with is a size and design, with three dividers, that addresses the majority of customers needs, while staying true to our desire to make a more luxury pill box.
As mentioned, durability was important, it’s hard to crush this pill box during daily use and it takes a great amount of force to rip the lid off its hinge. We specified the tolerances in the hinge so that when the lid if popped, it won’t spring open with too much force, thus preventing a pill-confetti situation. It’s also small enough to be discrete, but still carry sufficient medication for daily use.
Bottom line on why a "metal pill box" is durability, longevity, and luxury.