Have you ever wanted to try out the latest piece of tech but didn’t want to plunk down the $1000 plus for it? Well now you can rent your tech with Lumoid and try out some of the latest gadgets and gizmo’s without having to buy them. It’s actually an interesting and effective way to save some money. If you purchase that $1000 gadget outright you may only have a few days or weeks to return it. With Lumoid you can choose the length of your trial period, giving you flexibility and allowing you to take your time testing out a new product.
Lumoid is a Y-Combinator backed startup that offers consumers rental options for everything from photography gear to drones to wearables including Pebble, FitBit and Jawbone.
Select what you want to rent. Lumoid offers several options:
- Wearables: Pick out 5 wearables you’d like to try (or choose from the pre-packed options: Women’s Running Kit, Fashion-Friendly, Hipster Kit, etc.) and try them out in the comfort of your home for 2 full weeks for just $25.
- Photography Gear: Camera packages start at $12/day and are perfect for vacations, weddings, or anytime you want to take high-quality photos.
- Drones: Try out anything from a Code Black Drone + HD Camera for $5/day to a DJI Phantom 2 Drone with GoPro Hero 4 for $45/day – it’s way cheaper than buying one!
Input your shipping address (can be your home, hotel, or pretty much anywhere in the U.S.) and place your order. Lumoid ships you your items through UPS or FedEx. Once your items arrive, open the box and enjoy!
When your trial period ends, simply ship back the items you don’t want using the prepaid shipping label. If you decide you’d like to purchase one of the items you tried, Lumoid allows you to apply all or part of your rental fee toward your purchase.
It’s really pretty easy and a great way to try new tech without busting the bank. I would advise that you read the FAQ’s and T&C from their website to make sure you know all of the ins and outs of how they operate. Hit the link below to visit their website.