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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Solar tents, growing furniture, a beer pong bot

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In the best case scenario, it might only take you three minutes or so — but if you went the el-cheapo route and bought the Coleman that was on sale at Wal-Mart, you re in for at least 15 minutes of frustration before you can relax.

Oh, and don t even think about trying to erect it by yourself — we all know that feeding poles through sleeves is a two-man job.

The fruit of that labor is Cinch, a high quality pop-up tent that both erects and breaks down in a matter of seconds.

Instead of poles, it s equipped with strong but flexible wires built into the body of the tent, so you don t have to feed them through manually every time you set up.

It s also equipped with a set of detachable solar panels and a rechargeable battery, which helps keep your gadgets juiced up during your adventures.

Well as it turns out, somebody actually had that idea quite some time ago, and has been developing a purpose-built product — called Pongbot — that can achieve the same effect.

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