Gjemeni’s New Connected Couch Epitomizes Luxury Technology
I’ve always wanted a man cave in our home. But our garage — the only real potential option for such a space — has always been cluttered. Until we finally cleaned it out this summer after a yard sale. We have an old unused TV set I can use. And I had the option of taking a neighbor’s old recliner to put in there, too. But before I had a chance to accept, the people at Gjemeni offered to let me try out their new connected, convertible couch. I couldn’t resist. And just in time for football season.
But what really adds to its value and usefulness: It features four built-in USB ports and two 110-volt sockets. That’s perfect for most of us who constantly bring a laptop computer, phone or tablet to lounge or work with. So your battery won’t die while you’re in the middle of typing, researching, reading and watching videos. The couch has a hidden, zippered pouch in the back from which emerges a built-in, 8-foot power cord. Just plug that into the wall, and the couch is powered up.
Officials tell me the couch is made for post-IKEA consumers. Besides its blatantly high quality, it can be put together in four clicks out of the box. Although IKEA’s instructions have improved over time, they can still be involved. The Gjemeni arrived in a large, roughly 200-pound shipping box. After opening it and the packing material — revealing the couch — it took about two minutes to complete assembly. All I had to do was snap four clearly labeled feet into four clearly labeled receptacles, and then flip the couch over. By the way, I wound up doing it all myself — and I’m frankly not that strong. Piece of cake. The couch itself weighs 137.5 pounds, but the way you handle it can easily minimize the effective weight.
Another thing I really like about this couch is its 120-day money-back guarantee. Face it: When you’re buying big-ticket items online, there’s always a risk. What I think is high quality may not be up to your standards. So you have four months to try this out.