A time ago, multiple people close to me have complained about having back pains due to laying in awkward positions while on the couch or in bed. The awkward positions we caused by short charging cables and low battery levels.
This issue was recognized and a solution was drawn up.
Introducing the Couchlet
The Couchlet is a simple device intended to bring the power to you so that you don’t have to chase after outlets.
With the tagline “Power where you want it”, Couchlet hit Indiegogo yesterday and has already raised $10,000 of its $30,000 goal.
The Couchlet is to be a 6.25″ x 2″ x 0.75″ charger with two USB ports. These ports are said to support up to 2 amps per port of output based on the input power.
Couchlet’s design is meant for you to stick it in between your mattress and spring box, or in between the couch cushions depending on where you want it.
To aid in this, there is a five inch arm that swings down from the main part of the Couchlet to enable you to slide it under something with the outlets pointing upwards.
Powered by a standard charging brick, the Couchlet also comes with a detachable six foot USB to microUSB cable.
You can see a diagram of all of the included features below.
The only thing here is that there are multiple people concerned about a potential overheating problem.
In my opinion, there shouldn’t be an issue. Your standard charger doesn’t overheat, so why should the Couchlet?
And yes, when I say they don’t overheat, I am talking about when wedged in a bed. I have done that; in fact, I am currently doing that!
How to get a Couchlet (or multiple Couchlets)
You can go fund their Indigogo campaign and select your tier level based on how many you wish to receive!