Podtime: Napping tubes for pod people

The Podtime Sleeping Pod is not for claustrophobics, but others can catch their 40 winks in a high-tech snooze tube.

Power nap in a pod. Firebox

You want to take a nap, but you don't want it to be just any old nap. You want to nap in sci-fi style in a nearly indestructible polycarbonate tube with frosted doors. You want to nap in a Podtime Sleeping Pod.

A $2,100 Podtime comes with a mattress fit to the tube's dimensions and "outstanding air circulation." That boast probably won't help if you're claustrophobic, however.

The sleeping pods fold down into flat packs for portability. Since each pod weighs about 220 pounds, you won't want to haul it along on your morning commute, but it could be moved around on occasion as needed.

There's nothing more embarrassing than showing up for a sleepover with the same pod as everyone else. That's why Podtimes are customizable. Choose from various colors and add-ons such as a secret luggage compartment, TV, leather-covered mattress (kinky fun!), and digital radio.

The obvious question here is, "Who needs an expensive sleep pod?" It could become your own personal office sanctuary. It could be the latest trend in luxury camping. Since the pods are stackable, you may want to own the coolest bunk beds ever created. I'm sure you can find a use for it if you use your imagination. Sweet dreams.

Podtime colors
Customize your pod so it stands out from the crowd. Firebox
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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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