About Us

4Thought Products

Innovative Consumer Products across Diverse Industries

Products are manufactured and distributed by 4Thought Products LLC located in Novato, CA USA and founded in 2011 by mechanical engineer Steve Small. The company is dedicated to the development of new and innovative products. The opportunities considered are not limited to any one category or industry. The definition of “forethought” relates to careful thought and planning that prepares one well for some future event. This idea seemed to be in close alignment with the company vision. Products that provide new (or improved) useful functions, amusement, entertainment, or promote advancements in health, environment, or medicine are examples of ones considered.

Steve’s background includes more than 35 years in the field of engineering and product development, working with inventors and companies of all sizes, in diverse industries in the US and abroad. Areas have included consumer goods & electronics, medical device, games and puzzles, and electro-mechanical locks among others.

With his separate consulting business, Accelerated Product Design and Engineering (APDE), he provides mechanical design and engineering support to other companies and product development firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are a company looking for assistance in developing your own new products, please visit our APDE website pages to see past projects and feel free to contact us regarding your needs.

At present 4Thought manufactures two different product categories – medication safety / storage solutions and gift brain teaser puzzles and games.