After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Mark Zuckerberg’s “sleep box” could be coming to a store near you.
In April, the Facebook CEO shared that he built his wife, Priscilla Chan, a device he called a “sleep box,” a wooden box that sits on the bedside table and emits a soft light between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., when it’s time to go get their kids. That way Chan doesn’t have to constantly wake up and check the time on her phone.
Zuckerberg said “a bunch” of his friends seemed interested in having one, so he posted his creation on Facebook “in case another entrepreneur wants to run with this and build sleep boxes for more people,” he said.
Greg Hovannisyan did just that — he and a team engineers and builders developed a prototype for Zuckerberg’s sleep box and launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production in June.
By May 18, Hovannisyan had a prototype, on June 13 he launched the Kickstarter campaign and with 27 days left it has already raised $108,000, more than 21 times its $5,000 goal.