The idea and formation of M-Edge Accessories began in 2006, when the e-reader industry was in its infancy. Our CEO Patrick Mish and his wife Devon, both avid readers, grew tired of lugging books around on their vacations. Patrick got his hands on one of the first e-reader devices on the market, the Sony Reader PRS-500, and quickly realized that there was an opportunity to make protective and stylish accessories for them.
Pat and Devon launched M-Edge Accessories out of their townhouse, working day jobs and designing covers at night for the Sony Reader and soon, Amazon's Kindle. Within a few months, they had a website, several jacket styles, and steady business.In November of 2008 everything changed overnight for M-Edge when Oprah talked about the Kindle on her show and proclaimed it her "new favorite gadget." By the end of the telecast, all M-Edge Kindle accessories were sold out. The small M-Edge team that now included Jim Ward, CFO and Adam Ashley, CTO immediately adjusted to their new reality: their small company had become a full-fledged, growing business.Almost immediately, the M-Edge team graduated from working in a garage to an office & warehouse space in Odenton, Maryland, and hired some of the most talented and wacky designers and professionals from around the country to help bring the company to the next level.
From 2009 to the present, M-Edge is steadily growing, expanding from e-readers into tablets, and in 2012, into mobile phones. The five person team has grown into 65 (and counting!)
Since then, M-Edge has become a supplier to most major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Staples, Best Buy, Office Depot, BJ’s, Nordstrom, Radio Shack, and others. It is the quickest company to market in the tech accessories category and sells the most diverse product line available. From creative book light solutions to custom tablet and e-reader jackets, M-Edge offers a diversity that others cannot.