September 15, 2011 by Christen Costa in
If you’ve fallen asleep at the airport, waiting for your plane to be de-iced or your layover to connect, then you know how uncomfortable the experience can be. And by uncomfortable we mean back wrenching, not to mention the fact that you gotta be extra vigilante about your laptop and other carry-on items – Airports are a thieves’ paradise.
If you happen to be flying into Moscow you can catch a quick nap in a freshly made bed without having to hoof it to a hotel or throw down for the business class lounge. The Sleepbox contains two beds and can be rented for a little as 30 minutes or for several hours depending on your level of exhaustion. Inside are a set of fold out tables, LED reading lamps and outlets for powering your laptop or charging your smartphone. And since the door presumably locks you won’t need to worry about your stuff disappearing while you snooze.
The box is made from ash-veneered MDF. The prototype version was manufactured from plastic and incorporated an automated bed making system. Both didn’t make it into the final version, and although we’re not sad to see the synthetic material disappear, the automated bed system, while not as lush as hand laid linens, would have warmed the cockles of our geek hearts.
So if you happen to be flying into, or through Aeroexpress terminal of Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, Russia, check it out and let us know what you think.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."