Although we are used to trees growing in the ground and not in the air, a Kickstarter project brings something new: Air Bonsai – the levitating tree.
Since ancient times, humans have been almost obsessed with flying and everything that floats in the air. Recently, the newest technology development have brought him satisfaction with hoverboards and levitating Bluetooth speakers.
The Kickstarter project
But now technology gets transferred to nature, as a Kickstarter project brings us a levitating bonsai. The little tree that we all know needs grooming is set above a base and floats a few inches up using two repelling magnets which push away from each other and keep the tree in a state of floating balance. The tree not only floats but also spins slowly, creating a very nice effect for the viewer.
What is even more interesting is that the project is not limited to bonsai only, but can also be used to grow other plants, including the ones that have flowers. However, there is downside to this as shipping live plants might be a challenge, especially when it comes to sensitive ones such as bonsai.
The team responsible for the project is based in the U.S. and plans to use local plants for U.S. based backers. Unfortunately, backers from overseas have to buy their own plants. After all, if you’re from France, you don’t want your Air Bonsai to come to you already dead.
The project has rapidly become very popular and it has exceeded its original funding goal of $80.000 reaching $185.000 so far and it still has 35 more days to go so who knows where they will get. The backers or future buyers should know that an Air Bonsai set includes a growing container the energy base, a cushion, an AC adapter and a box and its price starts at $200. Customers should also bear in mind that Kickstarter projects or any other crowdfunding projects might deliver later than promised.
There is also the problem of not ever receiving your hoverplant as we know that many Kickstarter projects have not been accomplished, even though they have raised or even exceeded the funding budget. However, let’s hope this is not the case with Air Bonsai and everyone will receive their levitating trees in time.
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