Beacon Device Takes The Pain Out Of Navigating A New Airbnb
Ping provides new guests with a guided tour of the house or apartment through a simple tap of their phone
Living in someone else’s home requires understanding the house rules. Instead of giving guests a heavy binder of rules and information, why not just put up a Ping? A simple tap on this gadget leads guests to all the information they’ll ever need about their temporary abode, neatly categorized and easily browsed.
Created by recent Royal College of Art graduate Kristian Knobloch, the Ping was designed to be a sort of virtual welcoming for new guests. The design fits into a home wall both naturally and uniquely. While the color stands out on the wall (in no less than Airbnb’s dark salmon color), it’s unobtrusive. The main device is a circular area mounted on a wooden base.