First of all, I love these products. So crafty!
Bio: Davis Clayton Kiyo hoped to go down in history as the disruptor of pot culture.
He is the founder of Myster High-End Accessories, a company that specializes in modern and innovative cannabis hardware. Davis’ mission has always been to change the negative stigma associated with being a cannabis user. In his early 20s, Davis had a clash with the federal government about cannabis where he ultimately beat the charges. After that, Davis decided to double down on his passion and dive headfirst into the industry, spending years on product development and advocacy. Myster was born out of his frustrations with the lack of clean-cut products and brands in the industry.
Myster is a high-end accessories company that elevates cannabis culture by designing accessories that look classy, feel good, and work well. Beyond innovative design, Myster is on a mission to reframe outdated stereotypes about being a cannabis enthusiast. Today, people from all walks of life use marijuana medicinally and recreationally. All of their products are designed with professionalism and sophistication in mind so you have products that you’d be willing to show off, but that you can also store discreetly. Myster’s signature product is the Stashtray Bundle where the kit includes everything you need for an efficient ritual – a container for your flower, a grinder, an ashtray, a magnetic lighter case, and a magnetic rolling tray. Having all the parts magnetically attached to the tray makes it effortless to use on the go and less likely to have things get dropped and spilled.
Octave—the sister company to Myster High-End Accessories that specializes in modern and innovative cannabis hardware—released The Terp Timer, a desktop temperature gauge allowing users to choose their desired dabbing temperature.
The Terp Timer is extremely easy to use: the user sets the desired temperature and the device will alert them when temperature is reached. The Laser Target Sight Infrared Thermo Sensor reads the temperature on the dab nail, creating the most accurate read based on the preset temperature, and will beep when at the desired temperature. The 1000mAh Lithium-Ion Battery lasts for 2-3 doses per charge, covered by a 10-year manufacturer warranty
The Terp Timers Tagline is Evolve Your Ritual Stash Tray by Myster: The Stashtray, a kit cultivating a practical ritual by keeping everything in one place. The impressive design features a magnetic-grade stainless steel tray formed from two stamped, hand-welled sheets that form a mirror finish around the edge. Additionally included is a four-part aluminum grinder, magnetic stickers to attach rolling papers and accessories. Lastly, an ashtray that flips over to become a stand for 14mm and 18mm bowls equipped with a pipe spike for easy bowl cleaning. The sleek metallic kit looks clean and organized on a desk or coffee table, and the magnetically attached parts make it easy and effortless to take The Stashtray with you on the go!
Warren Bobrow=WB: Please tell me about yourself? What brought you to the cannabis/botany world? Healing? What was your inspiration to do what you do?
Davis Clayton=DC: I’m an inventor, a hardware developer on the accessories side of cannabis. I make the tools.
Cannabis changed my life. I’ve always felt it was important for the world to be educated about the endless benefits of this plant. We’ve made a huge mistake by prohibiting and criminalizing this amazing product, I say product because I feel like people don’t really talk about the practical utilities that are possible with hemp and hemp-bases materials. I don’t know how to grow but I know how to make cannabis gadgets/accessories.
WB:Please tell me about your company? What do you do that’s different, therefore better than your competition? What stigmas do you face? What are your six and twelve month plans?
DC: We have two main brands… Myster and OCTAVE. Myster is focused on premium materials and the Stashtray, OCTAVE is high-tech gear like the Terp Timer. What do we do that’s different? We innovate and create categories. The Stashtray is the best rolling tray in the world, in my opinion. OCTAVE is working on a new set of hardware that will change the way people consume flower. Banking and marketing have been a challenge because of our category. We’ve had multiple payment processors drop us because of it. We have to be very creative with most of our marketing because we can’t spend money on traditional online advertisements, We have to make content that gets attention organically. We are dropping 4 innovative products over the next 6 months. In 12 months, we will have improved the way people consume flower with a set of hardware that I’m calling the System.
WB: What obstacles exist in your professional world? How do you anticipate removing them? What obstacles exist in your professional world?
Too many ideas, not enough time. Say no to more things.
WB: What is your favorite food memory from childhood? What does your favorite (birthday) meal look like now? Favorite food?
DC: I liked sushi as a child, and ice cream. You can’t beat a good steak and salad.
WB: What is your passion?
DC: Making things out of nothing. It’s a hard, yet exciting process to think of something, prototype it, mass produce it, sell it, and ship it around the world to customers. It’s not about the money for me, I just want to change the way the world gets high.