Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Sleep Box’ Prototype Is Now a Real Product You Can Pre-Order

Mark Zuckerberg Sleep Box

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Earlier this year, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg came up with a clever little invention to improve his wife's sleep cycle. Simply called a “sleep box,” Zuckerberg's wooden cube features a faint light that gently indicates when it's time to rise and shine. After sharing his work with his Instagram audience, he invited eager entrepreneurs to build upon his idea—and, now, it seems a “sleep box” for the masses will soon be on the market.

Designed by Greg Hovanisyan and commemoratively called a Zucklight, this reinterpretation retains the look, feel, and function of the original box. Like Zuckerberg's prototype, the Zucklight “emits a faint light of a certain color during specific periods of the night to notify whether you can go back to sleep or it’s time to wake up,” says Premiere Electronics, the team behind the Zucklight, in a press release. “The wake-up time is the glowing light time.”

Fittingly, Premiere Electronics has opted to put a high-tech spin on the simple sleep box. Using an app, users are able to set a schedule for the lights, whose color scheme and level of brightness can also be adjusted. On top of the illumination, users can also choose the design of the box itself, which comes in a trio of colors: White Aspen, Light Oak, and Mahogany.

Zucklight Sleep Box

As if those personalization options aren't enough, the new and improved sleep light is available as three models: the Zucklight Lite, which has the light glowing and illumination option; the Zucklight Plus, which comes with a wireless charger; and the Zucklight Pro, which comes with sensors that read and display temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels.

These customization capabilities ensure that the Zucklight will be totally in tune with your sleep needs and your aesthetic preferences—a sweet dream come true! 

Currently, the Zucklight is available for pre-order on Kickstarter. So far, it's received roughly $50,000 in pledges from over 1,000 backers who will receive Zucklight Lite ($29), the Zucklight Plus ($39), or a Zucklight Pro ($89) this November. With each tier currently at 50% off, now is the time to pre-order your own little box!

Inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's “sleep box” prototype, Greg Hovanisyan of Premiere Electronics has designed the Zucklight.

Mark Zuckerberg Sleep Box

This little box uses subtle lighting to gently let you know it's time to get up.

Mark Zuckerberg Sleep Box

Mark Zuckerberg Sleep Box

Mark Zuckerberg Sleep Box

The schedule, brightness, and color of the light can be controlled by an app.

Zucklight Sleep Box

Plus, it's available in three colors, making Zucklight perfect for people who want to customize their sleeping experience.

Zucklight Sleep Box

You can preorder a Zucklight on Kickstarter.

Zucklight: Website | Kickstarter 

All images via Zucklight.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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