Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With This Levitating Planter That’s Pure Magic
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From self-driving cars to civilian space travel, in many respects, the future is already here. So it’s no surprise that the home décor space has its own share of innovative products that seriously boggle the mind. Take, for example, this potted plant that floats in thin air on Amazon. Or, as one reviewer calls it, a “hover pot”.
The incredibly popular mesmerizing tabletop piece from Babook harnesses the naturally repelling properties of magnets to suspend a small planter above a sleek wooden platform. And while magnetic technology is nothing new, levitating décor items seem to be trending, with levitating lamps, speakers and photo frames making their way into the mainstream. Babook’s levitating planter also satisfies an ever-growing interest in houseplants, making it a versatile gift item. “We bought this for my brother for his birthday because he loves plants and techy stuff,” wrote one reviewer, adding, “He absolutely loved it!”
Many fans of the planter cite its calming properties, but note that it’s quite a bit smaller than you might expect. The platform measures about five inches square (choose from a light brown base or a darker option), and the geometric planter is just over three inches wide, making it best for small, lightweight plant varieties like cacti, succulents and air plants. Whether you put it on a desk, bookshelf or kitchen counter, chances are it will be an interesting focal point and conversation-starter in your home. A reviewer who posted a video of his levitating planter on social media shared, “Everybody is in shock! It’s so intriguing and even a little hypnotizing. It’s perfect in my new modern and classy living room.”
Since the planter uses a standard power supply, it can be left on indefinitely, but a small power button on the top of the platform allows you to turn off the magnets, coils and electronics within. To avoid making a mess, make sure you’ve already removed the planter before you turn off the power, otherwise it will drop. Getting the planter into place can take a little practice when The Force, er, the magnet is engaged, but once it’s locked in, it hovers quietly about an inch above the platform.
Depending on the air pattern in your home, the plant may rotate slightly which just adds to the futuristic mystique. Sure, it may not qualify as zero-gravity, but it’s pretty darn close!