AirPod is a resting unit for public spaces such as airports, hotels, railway and bus stations, shopping centers and places of business. It is a simple solution for people
seeking relaxation, sleep, isolated working space or fun. AirPod is full of cutting edge technology that enables users to use free Wi-Fi, watching movies, listening to music, reading a book or having a much needed sleep / rest.
Despite the wide possibility of implementing AirPod into various spaces, we have decided to introduce them in the airports first. After a careful analysis, we regard that airports are the market most in need for the sleeping pod. At the same time, we have gained interest from one of the largest companies in the business to help us build distribution, as we will test the product in international airports around the world.
Also airports are the perfect place for sleeping pods.
Passengers around the world are spending each day several hours waiting for their flight at airport terminals. Most of them are experiencing a long-hours wait on a delayed connection flight, searching for a free Wi-Fi and a comfortable place to have a rest and place their luggage. Remember the last time you were sitting around watching the clock or looking round the duty-free shop for the eighth time?
The Core business of the company is renting AirPods. We will enter the market, prove the business model and test the product on users by partnering with a distribution partner.
Our Partner has control of over 1,000 airports around the world. We are proud that our partner has recognized AirPod’s potential, which opened up an extensive distribution chain.
The forecast plan is to implement 1,000 AirPods within the next three years across numerous international airports.
Key market drivers that are pushing airport industry into adopting Sleeping Pod solutions
are: growing transfer and transit passengers (cifre), emergence of smart airports concepts and airports offering no frill services to passengers.
Airpod’s luggage compartment is located under the seat.
Yes, that is possible. While your renting time is running you can leave the pod and it will authomatically lock. You will be able to unlock it with a code you received when reserving the AirPod. So your luggage is safe and secured so you can do other things while at the airport terminal.
AirPod has sensor integrated. In case you forget your luggage it will automatically trigger warning message in AirPod app on your mobile phone.
1 hour rent rate will start from $18 (15€) / hour (depending on location) or with 10%
discount if rented by APOD tokens.
Distribution partner, who operates airport lounges in over 1,000 airports around the world, has recognized AirPod’s potential. This represents an extensive distribution
chain, which has thus far not been exploited by any other sleeping pods on the market. (Due to legal reasons we are unable to reveal the name of distribution partner. Official
announcement will be released in Q2 2018)
The key to project success and fundament for potential exponential growth is an ecosystem, which connects all AirPods in various locations around the world with a platform that enables franchise model distribution based on the Blockchain technology.
In stage 3 (18 months after start of business), so-called Placement On Demand will be opened, which enables the setup of the AirPod and plug in to the network for ALL potential location submitters. Those can be (1) owners or (2) leaseholders
of a specific location.
AirPod Technologies is a startup which has an office in the UK, but is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Alternative payment option is credit or debit card payment. Yes, maintenance is taken into account/taken care of by our distribution partner.
Yes for now. In the future we will develop 2 person unit also. Stage after that will also include so called “family” 4 person AirPod. For 2 adults and 2 children.
We’ll take care of cleaning and smells by implementing the following technology:
• LED lights for disinfection that turns on after each user (
• We have integrated scent machine into Air condition which refines and perfumes the air with the procedure of cold micro-molecular dispersion. It eliminates 100% of unpleasant smells and increases the level of oxygen atoms in the air and negative ions.
• The last step before next customer can use AirPod, is a physical check by our staff at the airport. I hope that answers your question, if not please let us know.