Brilliant new beach mat

Beach mats may be considered a thing of the past, but if there’s one thing that can bring them back, it’s this innovative design.

Brilliant new beach mat

Beach mats may be considered a thing of the past, but if there’s one thing that can bring them back, it’s this innovative design.

Created by a Lebanese student, this isn’t just a mere mat to sunbake on, rather it’s a solar-powered one that charges your phone and chills your beverages. Aptly names the Beachill waterproof mattress, it’s powered by a five-watt solar panel. Lightweight enough to easily carry around, it also includes a small pocket for storage.

Antoine Sayah originally designed the ground-breaking product as part of a university project that required students to invent an item that was ecological and useful to their everyday life. He told Reuters “I designed something that could solve the problems I face when I go to the beach: my phone runs out of battery, water warms up in bottles”.

With a choice of a single or double version, the latter can be converted into a sofa or bed and features a bigger, seven-watt charger. Both designs feature a built-in thermal fridge proving the Beachill waterproof mattress really does have everything but the kitchen sink.

Would you invest in this innovative product?

You can find out more at Ecowatch.





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    Alula
    17th Oct 2015
    10:38am
    More damn plastic for the haves of this world? Perleese...I guess they'd be nice for the homeless. If there were a storage place.
    Fran
    17th Oct 2015
    10:54am
    Your phone runs out of battery!!! What a life or death situation!! I am so glad I do not have one.
    munstar
    17th Oct 2015
    2:42pm
    I think it is a wonderful idea. I wouldn't have thoght it was plastic but I guess you could always put your towel over it and not get scorched. Sad to see the misery moos
    Meccapah
    17th Oct 2015
    6:10pm
    Yes, I'd buy them for my daughter's. A cold bottle of water & a phone charger in case of emergency, what a brilliant idea!
    munstar
    17th Oct 2015
    10:39pm
    I have a daughter as well and now I need to locate where I can buy one. Good on you Meccapah. Clearly you belong to the real world
    Adrianus
    18th Oct 2015
    12:35pm
    Looks like they are made from foam, and if so it cannot be high density otherwise they would sell for more than $150? Not sure about the electronics but it looks like the solar will only work in the sunlight? But can still be used as an "in Tent bed." This bed appears to be suited to a young person who can lay on the beach and text, tweet and facebook all day. Therefore the market is probably bigger than it should be.
    All the same well done Antoine!
    I hope you get a financial backer and sell many more than the current 10 per day.
    Investigate the possibility of using a HD foam which will make it half the size and more portable rather than spending your limited funds on doubling the size and making it less portable. This will also help with the costs associated with exports.
    Good Luck Antoine and stick with it, because you obviously have the talent to succeed.


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