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Improve your quality of life, add healthy air, be more productive, and grow plants easily.
Improve your quality of life, add healthy air, be more productive, and grow plants easily.
Improve your quality of life, add healthy air, be more productive, and grow plants easily.
2,078 backers pledged $305,746 to help bring this project to life.

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EcoQube Air - The World's First Desktop Greenhouse

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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! 

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Two integrated fans circulate air and feed CO2 to the plants, enhancing thigmomorphogenesis for super healthy stems and improved air quality.
Two integrated fans circulate air and feed CO2 to the plants, enhancing thigmomorphogenesis for super healthy stems and improved air quality.

 

 

 

Pour clean water in, and the dirty water flows out of the drain spout.
Pour clean water in, and the dirty water flows out of the drain spout.

 

 

 

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!

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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!

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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.

 

 

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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.

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    Be a part of the revolution!

    By donating just one dollar we will send you the PDF “Grow Your Own Food” that will teach you everything you need to know to start your own aquaponics/hydroponics system that grows food!

    We want everyone to have a chance to enhance their living space. If you cannot contribute to the campaign for any reason, no worries, just back us with JUST $1 and you can still be HUGE part of the sustainability movement, and help this incredible concept gain exposure to more people than ever before!

    EVERY backer counts! When you pledge, it helps our campaign get in front of a LOT more people. Please help us make this a reality by pledging just $1 to receive the “Grow Your Own Food” PDF, and to join our COMMUNITY! Our community is always notified of our progress, and have access to EXCLUSIVE sales!

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    VIP SPECIAL - Domestic

    $80 OFF RETAIL! Get your EcoQube Air before anyone else in the world and be one of the first people to recreate their living space!

    EcoQube Air includes:
    • 1 Water reservoir with induction pump for super quiet water flow
    • Heppa like filter removes harmful particles from the air, and stimulates healthy plant growth
    • Dual fans that circulate 450 cubic feet of purified air every hour (circulates a small room 3x per day)!
    • Superbright, widest color range LEDs with customizable color schemes, embedded in a beautiful display case.
    • Plant medium pods allow for up to 12 plants to grow in YOUR EcoQube Air
    • Basil Seeds (For US Backers ONLY)
    • Fully integrated mobile app
    • Wide range voltage power supply that works for any country (requires an affordable plug adaptor)

    **Fogger is not included

    To ensure you get lowest shipping prices and to avoid overestimating for shipping on Kickstarter, we are charging a base shipping cost. Additional shipping costs may be requested based on volume and location.

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    VIP SPECIAL - International

    $80 OFF RETAIL! Get your EcoQube Air before anyone else in the world and be one of the first people to recreate their living space!

    Includes everything above.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    $60 OFF RETAIL! You’re still super early! Be one of the first people to recreate their living space!

    Includes everything above.

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    $50 OFF RETAIL! You’re still early! Be one of the first people to recreate their living space!

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    EARLY SPECIAL

    $40 OFF RETAIL! You’re still early! Be one of the first people to recreate their living space!

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL

    $20 OFF RETAIL! Be one of the first people to recreate their living space!

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    UV VIP SPECIAL

    $100 OFF RETAIL! Get your EcoQube Air UV before anyone else in the world!

    Includes everything above PLUS:
    • UV Filter - kills harmful microbes and prevents algae growth giving you even CLEANER air!
    • Fogger - improves plant growth and helps improve the air quality of your home or office!

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    UV EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    $90 OFF RETAIL! Get your EcoQube Air UV before anyone else in the world!

    Includes everything above PLUS:
    • UV Filter - kills harmful microbes and prevents algae growth giving you even CLEANER air!
    • Fogger - improves plant growth and helps improve the air quality of your home or office!

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    VIP TWIN PACK

    Get TWO (2) EcoQube Airs for $160 off! You and a friend will be one of the first people to recreate their living space!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD TWIN PACK

    Get TWO (2) EcoQube Airs for $140 off! You and a friend will be one of the first people to recreate their living space!

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    UV EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    $40 OFF RETAIL! Get your EcoQube Air UV before anyone else in the world!

    Includes everything above PLUS:
    • UV Filter - kills harmful microbes and prevents algae growth giving you even CLEANER air!
    • Fogger - improves plant growth and helps improve the air quality of your home or office!

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    TWO x UV VIP SPECIAL

    A WHOPPING $200 OFF RETAIL! Get your EcoQube Air UV before anyone else in the world!

    Includes everything above PLUS:
    • UV Filter - kills harmful microbes and prevents algae growth giving you even CLEANER air!
    • Fogger - improves plant growth and helps improve the air quality of your home or office!

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    VIP SUPER BACKER

    We will send you 2 EcoQube Airs without the UV filter, and 2 with the UV filter for a total of FOUR EcoQube Airs!

    You will also receive a personal phone call from Kevin thanking you for your support to our project! We will also have YOUR name injected molded onto the inside of EVERY EcoQube Air!

    If all that wasn’t enough, we will send an additional 20 EcoQube Airs to any school district of your choice.

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    VIP FOUNDING BACKER

    We will send you 10 EcoQube Air UVs, and send up to 20 EcoQube Airs to a school district of your choice.

    In addition to that, we will fly you, and one other guest to San Diego to have a tour of the ADI warehouse, take you to dinner, and pay for the hotel over the weekend.

    We will also have YOUR name injected molded onto the inside of every EcoQube Air.

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