Frequently asked questions

What is PODS?


PODS is a portable sensory space. Inflatable, it pops up in seconds from a handy backpack. It has removable themes and super cool sensory lighting. PODS can be used as a relaxation and calming space, play tent, a place to read and learn and most importantly - a special place little ones can call their own.




How many themes does PODS have?


PODS currently has 3 themes: Sub Aqua Quest Galactic Space Adventure Magical Princesses Palace New for this year, we've added short stories, themed to each design. Now kids can sit back and either read about Professor PODS and his adventures with B the Badger, listen to the audio book or let their imagination run wild with the themed sound effects, all accesible through a smart device, laptop or bluetooth speaker.




How big is PODS?


PODS measures in at: 1.8m Diameter (approx 6ft) 1.8m High (approx 6ft) Inside it measures in at:
1.2m Diameter (approx 4ft)
1.5m High (approx 5ft)




How many children is PODS meant for?


From 1 - 4 children can play in PODS (depending on their age/size. 1 adult and 1-2 children is perfect for story time or chill time :)




Where can I buy PODS?


Currently, you can buy PODS from our online store. We're always looking for distributors worldwide, so if you'd like to stock PODS in your territory, send us an email at hello@podsplay.com




Does PODS require constant power?


Yes it does. PODS is an airflow system, it circulates air through an integral low voltage, 24v fan so requires to be plugged into the mains at all times when in use.




How easy is it to add or remove the removable themes?


We'd like to say, pretty easy, but everyone gets quicker at things after they've done it once. Here are some top tips to removing PODS interior and exterior themes. To remove the interior theme: When POD is fully inflated, find the zip puller and unzip the zip, found at the bottom of the graphics on the interior. The graphic will come off easily. To remove the exterior theme: FInd the zip pullers on the exterior graphic found at the back of the structure. One is at the top of the graphic, the other is neareer to the floor. Unzip these zips. This almost jacket-like graphic can then be slipped off over the top. To put the themes on:
The interior theme is best put on when the POD is inflated. Simply find the top zip starter at the top of the zip inside the POD. Then find the zip puller and end of the theme and zip up around the 360 degrees of the POD inside. Follow then with the bottom zip at the bottom of the theme, again inside the POD. This zip will go around the door aperture so takes a fraction more time. The exterior graphic is best put on when the POD is deflated. The interior theme is best put on when the POD is inflated. Simply find the top zip starter at the top of the zip inside the POD. Then find the zip puller and end of the theme and zip up around the 360 degrees of the POD inside. Follow then with the bottom zip at the bottom of the theme, again inside the POD. This zip will go around the door aperture so takes a fraction more time.




How long does PODS take to inflate and deflate?


PODS takes 40 seconds inflate and over a minute to fully deflate




What size is PODS when packed away?


PODS comes out of a box of 45cm x 40 x 40cm




How much does PODS weigh?


PODS weighs in at a lean 11kg




What countries can I use PODS in?


Currently, UK, Europe, The Americas, Asia, Rest of the World. As PODS is only 24v, all power regions are well.




How does PODS work?


PODS is supported by air and has an integral fan that inflates the product and keeps it upright. It is designed to leak constantly through the hundreds of thousands of stitching holes, zipper teeth and a slightly porous material, cool huh?




How many power sockets do you need to operate PODS?


Currently you will need 2 power sockets to operate PODS.




Can PODS be used outside?


While the material used for PODS is waterproof and UV resistant, we don’t recommend using it in any wet or windy conditions. There aren’t any tether or anchor points on the product to dissuade users to attempt using in any wind speeds of over 10mph.




How can I listen to the downloadable audio files and see the eBook?


All of the digital files can be downloaded to any smart device (phone, tablet, TV. laptop) and played through the speakers on that device. For a better sound quality and all round experience, try pairing with a bluetooth speaker.




What other accessories are available for PODS?


Currently, accessories include a removable Ground Pad which contains a memory foam pad in a zip in pocket that attaches to the base of the POD.




What happens if we get a puncture?


Depending on the size, a special repair tape can be affixed to the area. However the POD will operate just fine until then. If a major tear or laceration has occurred then a repair can be performed.




Can PODS be cleaned?


PODS can be steam cleaned or with anti bacterial wipes. The removable graphics can be hand washed only in warm water.




How does the removable floor pad work?


The removable ground pad zips into the base of the POD. The memory foam pad can be unzipped and removed for cleaning.




Where can PODS sensory play tents be used?


Our sensory play tents can be used at; home, schools, nurseries, respite centres, hospices, hospitals, sensory rooms, creches, waiting rooms, airport lounges, shopping centres.




Do you offer a payment plan for PODS?


Yes we do! To access the availability of the payment plan, click on the Payment Plan button on the product page. You will then be directed to our payment plan checkout where you can choose your own payment terms within the options. Finish by selecting your payment method and all of your future payments will automatically be made with the frequency of your choice.




Do you ship Internationally?


PODS ships to the whole wide world and afar...





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