Gadget Library Rents Out Wearables
Lumoid is a US photographic equipment rental service which has recently expanded its ‘library’ to include wearables and drones – enabling customers to try-before-they-buy the latest high tech gadgets. Lumoid’s catalogue include sleep tracking and fitness devices from Samsung, Jawbone, Fitbit and others, as well as digital and analogue camera equipment. Customers earn points when renting products which can be cashed in if and when they decide to make a purchase, lowering the price of the item.
Lumoid also offers a Home Try-On program for wearables, tapping into the personalized nature of these devices. Customers can pick any five items from the program, which are then shipped, free of charge, anywhere in the US. The customer then has seven days to test-drive the products, giving them time to download apps and sync data etc. At the end of the week, customers choose which model or models they want to purchase and they are then sent a brand new version of that item. If they haven’t found an item they like, they simply return all five in the provided box and are charged a $20 rental fee.