'Pong in the Pool - Drinking games where they belong...

Yes. Yes, yes yes! Beerpong is a staple of college parties, but it comes with its share of pains in the butt: finding an appropriate space and table, finding the sobriety to properly rack the cup pyramids, finding that darn pingpong ball every time it misses the target and rolls under a couch, and of course, finding the motivation to clean up the whole mess the next day. Solving practically all of those problems, the PORTOPONG (via Gizmodo) provides an inflatable beerpong table in swimming pool. Built-in cupholders make perfect pyramids every time, the ball floats when a player misses the targets, and poolwater cleans everything (well enough, at least). The only things that are missing (and check out the comments below from the makers, these features will be in the production models!) are three additional cupholders on each side of the table: one on each side for the ball-cleaning (non-chlorinated) water, and two on each side for the players' non-game drinks. Hey, we can't all count on the other team's skills to get our fill, right?

2 comments:

jerry said...

love the article - and actually this is only the first of many cool products coming - and we already have your suggestion in production - we thought of that too!

best - team portopong!

Dave Gustafson said...

Thanks for writing, Jerry! I updated the post to point out that you guys did in fact incorporate those features in production - thanks for providing an excellent example of a well-designed product!