About this project
EcoQube Air is a desktop greenhouse designed to improve your quality of life. It adds healthy air, smart light therapy, thriving greenery, and beauty to any space.
The EcoQube air is the best solution for indoor gardening because it provides the perfect environment for plants to grow.
Grow food or your favorite plants in any environment, in any season. Grow your plants without direct sunlight. The full-spectrum LED light is programmed to give your plants the exact amount of light it needs to grow fastest.
See how the EcoQube Air makes it easier to grow plants in video below!
The air you breathe may be filled with mold, chemicals, and dangerous toxins. Indoor air pollution can lead to a wide range of health problems.
See how the EcoQube Air filters your air in video below!
Sunlight dictates your circadian rhythm, which directs our body’s biological clock and tells you when to sleep and when to be awake. With increased exposure to computer, tablet, and phone screens today, our circadian rhythms have been completely thrown off.
The smart LED light not only provides the perfect lighting for your plants, it also simulates the cycle of the sun.
You can use the EcoQube Air to influence your own biological clock with the phone app. This helps you wake up feeling refreshed, alleviates insomnia, helps overcome jet lag, improves productivity, and helps prevent seasonal depression.
Use the phone app to pre-program specific light schedules, change colors, adjust weather functions, or control your light from across the room.
See how EcoQube Air improves your circadian rhythm in video below!
There are plenty of beautiful aquariums, terrariums, and home gardens out there, but what do they DO for you? The EcoQube air combines FORM with FUNCTION to naturally improve your environment and your quality of life.
According to studies conducted by Exeter University, plant-rich environments providing clean air can boost creativity and productivity, improve your mood, reduce stress, and energize your body.
The cost of individual products adds up in money, space, and time. One Ecoqube Air solves all these needs at a fraction of the cost.
EcoQube Air is durable, compact, and portable. We use the latest technology to make gardening as easy and efficient as possible without the hassle.
We want to experience nature and have a fresh, healthy environment, but this is difficult with our current workspaces, living environments, and societal norms.
Enrich your life and improve your health by bringing nature into your home or office with the EcoQube Air.
Our mission is to improve people’s lives by designing the most beautiful, low-maintenance desktop ecosystems ever. Join our movement to educate everyone about hydroponics and aquaponics, promote sustainability, and transform our living spaces.
Let’s bring nature back into our lives and blur the lines between the outdoors and indoors.
See the story about us in video below!
Our names are Eric and Kevin. We're UC San Diego students and aquarium geeks who met in high school and share a passion for planted aquatic ecosystems.
We started out working at various aquarium shops in San Francisco, including Aquatic Central and Aqua Forest Aquarium. We eventually started our own online aquarium store called Aqua Design Innovations while selling shrimp out of a garage.
As we got older, we started to become more aware of the harsher realities of our world, realizing that there are many people globally who face food and water shortages every day but that for most of us, such issues are so foreign.
We couldn't ignore the facts, so we decided to use our knowledge of aquariums to find a feasible solution.
We hope to educate as many people as possible about the practical solution and beauty of aquaponics and hydroponics and to ultimately help initiate the process of bringing aquaponics to the forefront of today's agriculture.
The EcoQube Air is the next step in our evolution towards a healthier, more sustainable world.
Risks and challenges
We launched our first campaign in the end of 2013 and spent the entire year of 2014 learning how to manufacture the very first EcoQube aquarium and living next to the factory halfway across the world. We followed up with a full 12 month warranty to ensure our backers succeeded with bringing nature indoors with the EcoQube.
In 2015, we leveraged what we learned in manufacturing and we set out to deliver the most incredible EcoQube Aquarium at the best prices. The volume exceeded our expectations by 10x and in order to meet demands, we had to move our operations to the other side of the world. Even then, we still delivered over 50% of our backer's orders on time. We ran into problems with fulfillment centers and found our current fulfillment partner who has been nothing short of amazing!
We've spent most of the last 3 years working with our partners to mitigate as many risks as possible, yet we know there will still be hurdles along the way. We will always be transparent with our community about challenges, including these:
Ship Date: We've set extremely achievable dates with buffer but there still are many things out of our control like customs, port strikes, quality control and other unforeseen issues. Either way, our guarantee is you will receive an extremely high quality product and we will be in constant communication through updates.
Product Changes: As we refine the EcoQube Air based on additional community feedback and more product testing, slight changes may be made. We'll only make changes that enhance the product experience.
Supplier Coordination: We work with a variety of suppliers to source the best materials and ensure that the product is developed correctly. Each supplier has its own challenges, which may affect its partners, including us.
Maintenance: As hard as we've worked to make this AS LOW MAINTENANCE AS POSSIBLE, it is still a living plant. As with all plants, there are many variables that can affect plant growth. We've done everything we could to allow you to easily make adjustments depending on your plant variety in order for the plant to thrive.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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