The Couch Console [Kickstarter]
Let’s be honest, being stuck at home is making us all spend far more time on our couches than we used to. We might as well make the experience that much more enjoyable.
That’s what the team behind The Couch Console have set out to do. Taking some inspiration from in-car cupholder consoles and running with it, the CC is a modular organizer for holding all your binge-watching and/or gaming paraphernalia.
The various modules include things like a self-balancing cupholder (probably the coolest bit right there), a snack cup (the one dishwasher-safe module), a phone slot, and a TV/game controller tray that can be lifted to access storage space underneath. You can mix, match, and move these modules to your heart’s content, whenever you like.
There’s even a USB-C plug on top, beneath which you can hook in any external battery you already have for easily charging your phone right next to you, whether you’re relaxing on the couch or doing work from your bed (I’m totally guilty of this one).
The base is made from recycled light foam, so they’ve at least got some environmental concerns in mind. I’d personally like to see the entire thing be made from reused materials, but it’s a start for now.
With 27 days to go, the project has already exceeded $1.4 million in backer pledges, which is nuts. Go back it yourself at the $89 level or higher to hopefully get a Couch Console of your own when they begin shipping in May 2021.