Don’t purchase, just try: Gadgets, toys cross condominium way

Have you ever tried aqua aerobics with water dumbbells or toyed with a common interactive robot? Worn an Oculus VR headset? But why buy such fancy, expensive stuff when you could virtually rent them for an afternoon or the items of preference, domestic-introduced for a price?

This is precisely what a Bengaluru-primarily based startup, Yupik. In, has to offer for enjoy-hunters, who might alternatively attempt than purchase. Launched in December 2018, the platform has introduced over one hundred condominium objects across eleven categories. Most customers lease out stuff for a day, informs Yupik founder Ojas Parikh. “People want to strive out the cutting-edge gadgets they might otherwise no longer buy. For example, we have this golfing-swing analyzer that many sense unnecessary to buy. But they would hire it because everybody is in a hurry to experience new things,” Parikh explains.


Homemaker Minal Sanghvi had seen her five-year-antique son’s fascination for digital toys. But she knew that passion changed into a passing section, and spending thousands would be a waste. She chose to hire the Cozmo robotic. “Imagine his joy while we were given domestic the excessive-end robotic that performs with you, learns from you, reacts, and becomes your buddy. No, we didn’t buy this set well worth Rs 10,000; however, we just rented it out for the weekend,” she recalls.

Parikh used his Amazon experience to merge e-trade’s ease of shipping and transaction with the rental offerings. “Majority of products we offer had been sold through us from the world over, giving us overall manipulate over their availability, nice and circumstance.” TA safety deposit is levied to ensure the rented products are back in a desirable situation; this is refunded once the product is checked. Once a selected product is booked online, an affirmation and standing of the order are dispatched to the consumer. The platform’s delivery employees take it to the customer’s home and demonstrate how the product works. Before choosing a condominium, the client can view a product demo video and utilization manuals online.

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My wife started a similar unit – brick and mortar one-way returned in 1986- TOY BANK- the first of its kind then…However, about 8eightmonths later – she had baskets complete with damaged toys and on-operating toys, and the mother and father of the kids who rented it out refused to take obligation for the breakages or theft of batteries…Even though we did not lose cash on the assignment. Wonder how lengthy these guys will run it, and that too on ethe -commerce platform. I wish them success.

Johnny J. Hernandez
I write about new gadgets and technology. I love trying out new tech products. And if it's good enough, I'll review it here. I'm a techie. I've been writing since 2004. I started back in 2012.