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Elephant in a Box
EASILY ASSEMBLED, FOLDABLE SOFA
Billed as the strongest, most comfortable foldable sofa, this furniture collapses into one box that can be shipped via UPS or by car.
Elephant in a Box can be assembled in fewer than five minutes and disassembled in fewer than 2 minutes (no tools are needed), making it ideal for people who relocate often.
The sofa’s honeycomb structure used in its base and back support is expandable and recovers its shape quickly after pressure is applied. It can hold up to 1,000 lbs.
Elephant in a Box, which will retail for $899, is scheduled to ship this month to crowdfunding Rewards backers.
BACTERIA-KILLING TRAVEL ROBOT
CleanseBot is a pocket-sized, smart robot with artificial intelligence and 18 sensors. It uses four UV-C lamps to blast away 99.99 percent of germs and bacteria on any surface.
The device is particularly useful in hotel rooms, which are known to contain many germs—especially on light switches, the TV remote and beds. Just set the CleanseBot on the bed, engage the wheels, turn it on for either 30 or 60 minutes, and it sanitizes and disinfects bed sheets and blankets. It can also be used in handheld or power bank mode.
CleanseBot retails for $259.
2-IN-ONE INDOOR, OUTDOOR SHOE
This stylish, lightweight footwear combines the functionality and detail of an athletic shoe with the comfort and convenience of casual house slippers.
Among the features: a zero-gravity insole; removable, shock-absorbing EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) outsole; and a collapsible neophrene heel. The removable outsole prevents you from tracking dirt into your home. 3:AMs are machine washable.
The product, which will retail for $110, will ship to crowdfunding Rewards backers in January.
FUTURISTIC, SMART COFFEE TABLE
Highlighted by a refrigerator that pops up from the table via voice command, Coosno is a table/fridge/entertainment center all in one. It features Bluetooth speakers, an LED tabletop, wireless charging and two power outlets.
The built-in fridge, which can hold 68 cans of beer, features adjustable cooling temperature. Speakers have 360-degree surround sound. The tabletop and nightlight have 160,000 colors. Lower drawers hold magazines, remotes and more.
Coosno will have a retail price of $799 and ship to crowdfunding Rewards backers in February.