The Beanbag Reinvented

A modular beanbag for stress, anxiety and all day relaxation

3.9/5
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The beanbag, reinvented.

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A quick search yielded damning results for this team and their unethical business practices. Skimming through the comments on Gravity Blanket and even this product on Kickstarter does not paint a positive picture. Further promoting their products or any product they are involved with would only be a disservice to the users of Product Hunt.

Pros:

Neat concept

Cons:

Tainted by unethical business practices from a previous product

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Hi @jeffrey - To be clear, Moon Pod is a different company from the previous product. We're taking steps to ensure that everything runs smoothly during this campaign, and beyond. We’ve made the careful decision to ship Moon Pod to only the 48 contiguous United States in order to ensure that backers receive their Moon Pods, and minimize any errors in transit. Our manufacturers are ready to go, and our customer support team is here to respond to any backer questions or requests.

I backed their gravity blanket and was shipped a faulty product. It is now seven months into getting an exchange and they fail to respond. Cannot and will not trust this company again. How about instead of releasing a new product, fix the one you have and honor your commitments.

Pros:

Cool concept

Cons:

Unethical business

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Hi @jason - To be clear, Moon Pod is a different company from Gravity. Also, we're happy to say we've shipped thousands of Moon Pods to happy customers. If you have questions feel free to contact our team at cx@moonpod.co.
Super comfortable, great for me since i live in a smaller place. Always provides comfortable seating for guests...or myself.
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@kunaltandon I have a small place in NYC and this works perfect
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@kunaltandon @nali_madu I thought it would be too hot to sit on but its fine
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Love it in my living room!
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Vicious Tech Attach Kitten
Actually got this to play on my HTPC and PS4 when I'm JUST. TOO. LAZY to sit in any kind of chair. It is one million percent functional for that task. This feels like a soft fluffy couch without the hard frame underneath. I wouldn't recommend sleeping on it, though.
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I have received two of these now and am incredibly disappointed. They are not as firm as they appear on the video. Very loosely packed and if you shift it begins to quickly sink to the floor. The second one i received was worse than the first. Discounted price of $199 was way too much money for this product. I was so excited to get this product as I have the weighted blanket and eye mask and thought it was be so relaxing and comfortable to use all three together. You would be better served to go to a float tank thank buying this product.

Pros:

Product is overpriced bean bag chair

Cons:

Does not work as video implies

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I got this on Kickstarter, and it's literally a bean bag chair. It doesn't mimick weightlessness, and it certainly doesn't help with anxiety, as it's just as noisy as a regular bean bag. It's not worth the money at all. I'm really disappointed with the deceptive advertisement by the company.

Pros:

Nothing

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I'm Andy
My friend has one and it's literally the best thing I've ever sat on - and I've owned two love sacs. Hard to explain but it makes you feel almost weightless.
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Jamaica Plain, MA
I developed a serious lower back injury roughly a decade ago and have struggled to find furniture that would provide me with a combination of support and comfort. In the last several years, I have experimented with it all: couches (both extra firm and soft), hard back chairs, and recliners. While I have found a couple of items that work pretty well for me, I've been searching for a comfortable alternative that would conform to whatever position feels most comfortable to me at the moment. Which brings me to the Moon Pod -- I LOVE IT! Finally, I can sit on the floor and get comfortable -- if a certain position doesn't work for me, I can re-adjust and the beanbag will re-adjust with me. It's lovely. This past week, ready to settle in to watch a game, I found myself glancing at my couch (which I also am fond of) and the MoonPod and choosing the MoonPod. I'm puzzled my some of the reviews that I see here. To share my experience: --My MoodPod shipped immediately and arrived within 3 days. I was able to assemble it pretty easily with another person helping me. If you actually follow the directions, it doesn't break and isn't excessively difficult. I think that some of my friends in the comments were reckless in putting the rather straightforward cover on this thing. --Sure, the Pod doesn't *actually* mimic weightlessness; that's not how physics works. Anyone who paid $299 for a product that they thought would allow them to transcend the laws of space and time needs to reevaluate their consumer practices. Oh, you don't feel like you are ACTUALLY floating? Have you been to space -- how would you even know what that feels like? But what I have found is this: the Pod is remarkably light, can effectively mold to my body, and is very comfortable. For someone with a bad back, that means a lot.
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@leif_jacobsen1 I'd say this is the fairest possible review and the closest to my own experience. Marketing is silly sometimes
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@leif_jacobsen1 I didn't believe the hype, but slumping into this after work makes me feel super relaxed
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@leif_jacobsen1 @duckling_swan Material is breathable more comfortable than expected
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Avid Gamer and Tech Geek
Eh, I mean, globally it's pretty good chair. I'm not too sure if it's worth 300 bucks, but it does feel comfortable when I'm using my laptop on it or watching TV 4/5 I'd say or thereabouts
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I have to say, this is comfortable, but far too expensive for what it is. I am on the line of recommending it. On the one hand, it was good for my tailbone, which has been hurting for a very long time. I cannot sit on proper chairs without an extra cushion. On the other hand, it is a bean bag chair. If this company had competition in the high end, I feel they would have to drop this price. For now, it is the only similar thing in this range.
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This thing is crazy, like nothing you ever sat in before. Don't know if that would be good or bad for you, but I'm liking it so far
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Wow what a ripoff, this chair feels nothing like a float session which the advertisement said, it feels like a plain old bean bag chair. I notice you don't allow reviews on this page that should have been a major red flag to me, I am beyond unhappy with this purchase. what a overpriced piece of junk!!

Pros:

Feels like a bean bag chair

Cons:

IS NOT ZERO GRAVITY does not feel like floating just an overpriced beanbag chair

The moonpod product is an epic troll. The main reason for this is because of a combination of: A) You have to assemble it yourself. B) The product does not arrive ready for assembly. C) When you try to assemble the moonpod, the product breaks and creates a massive mess / headache. I bought the moonpod and when it arrived I noticed that the inner liner of the bean bag was filled far to fill to be placed in the provided outer liner. If you do not place the the inner bag with the beans inside of the outer liner, the product does not work. I tried my best but the cheap zipper on the outer lining broke off immediately. I contacted customer service and was sent another outer lining after 3 -4 weeks. When this arrived, I began removing the excess beans from the inner lining. The amount of overfill was extreme. More than a 12 gallon garbage bag could contain. These beans are not easy to remove, they stick to any surface and at the same time are extremely slippery. While correcting the overfill issue some of the little beans spilled out. I thought "I'll just vacuum them up". NOPE. The beans are so tiny, they have seeped into strange crevices in my bagless vacuum cleaner and are inhibiting its function. This has taken up several hours of my time and now I need to use a compressed air canister to repair my vacuum and am paying for a professional cleaning company to try their best to remove the remaining beans from my carpet. I highly suggest buying from Yogibo instead. Their product came pre-assembled and works great.

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Hi Steve - We're sorry about your frustrating experience with Moon Pod. I'd like to ask a few questions to see if we can improve the customer experience here. Did you find the assembly and care instructions in the shipping box? When assembling the product, did you assemble it by yourself or with another person? You wrote a general statement saying, "C) When you try to assemble the moonpod, the product breaks and creates a massive mess." Did you speak to other customers who had the same issue? Did you reach out to customer service to ask for help before assembling or opening the inner beanbag? Thanks, Greg
Co-Founder and CTO

If you want a $400 child sized bean bag chair to exfoliate your skin as you struggle to sleep on it - then this product is perfect for you (if you’re under 5’6”) Promoting this further would be a disservice to Ryan Hoover and the product community

Pros:

Small Great case study

Cons:

Deceptive Marketing Expensive Copy

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Hi Michael - I cannot find your name in our order history. Can you let us know the email you used to purchase the product? Also, feel free to email our team directly at cx@moonpod.co so we can help better understand your experience.

This thing really is just a bean bag chair. No feeling of floating as advertised. Also way to short to take a nap on and I'm 5'6". My husband at 6' can't get comfortable on it at all. The cover fabric also picks up lint and especially pet hair up like crazy and is hard to clean. It's okay to sit on, but still a massive disappointment. Don't buy!

Pros:

Okay to sit in

Cons:

Not as advertised at all

I bought it for my son because I had to get rid of his giant bean bag bed (that was amazing!( because our house had mold and I was afraid it was in the bed. This item is significantly smaller and more expensive, but I thought I would give it a try. Even though it came to us damaged, they do not accept returns. Even if it weren't damaged, I would hope they would want happy customers...for this kind of money, I am completely disgusted.

Pros:

Nothing right now...haven't used it, really because we were hoping to send it back, but we sat down on it and it was nothing like the video.

Cons:

It came open with beads everywhere leading me to believe it is no better than a regular bean bag chair.

I am an buyer.

They will charge you false amount. They showed me $4.91 but charged me $53.24. Please be aware of such fake and false company. I will never order anything from here. They are fraud.

Pros:

Fraud Company

Cons:

They will charge you false amount. They showed me $4.91 but charged me $53.24

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Same thing happened to me. Did they deliver the product to you? If not did you register a complaint.what is the status now?
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I posted this below, but want to ensure you see it too. The offer you're seeing is a fake offer by a fake company. We're sorry that this has happened. We've tried to contact them several times to stop this operation, and we'll continue to try until they do stop. This offer has been circulated mostly in India from what we've seen. We also sell Moon Pod ONLY in the United States. If you are not located there, you wouldn't be able to checkout on our website. If you didn't buy Moon Pod off of our website, www.moonpod.co or a verified online reseller, then you are not purchasing Moon Pod.
Founder & CEO

Avoid!!!

Pros:

Don’t know yet

Cons:

They are frauds! Their shopping cart displays $4.91 but they charge you $55! Don’t fail prey to their unethical tactics!

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Same thing happened to me. Did they deliver the product to you? If not did you register a complaint.what is the status now?
Building consumer products online
Hi Tarun - The offer you're seeing is a fake offer by a fake company. We're sorry that this has happened. We've tried to contact them several times to stop this operation, and we'll continue to try until they do stop. This offer has been circulated mostly in India from what we've seen. We also sell Moon Pod ONLY in the United States. If you are not located there, you wouldn't be able to checkout on our website. If you didn't buy Moon Pod off of our website, www.moonpod.co or a verified online reseller, then you are not purchasing Moon Pod.

For the amount of money it costs, it should be of higher quality. I can't even imagine having to take the sleeve off to wash it and put it back on. I couldn't even put it on the first time. Piece of crap!

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The sleeve is a cheap piece of fabric. Extremely difficult to put on the sack of beads. The pod material itself is very thin.