, the San Francisco nap pod startup, is moving one step closer to bringing pod napping to the people.
In case you missed it, a few weeks ago, SF Weekly took a field trip
to this tiny new business that aims to offer a tech company amenity — to wit, 25 minute naps in $11,000 napping pods — to the masses. We enjoyed our sojourns in the vibrating Metropods, but we worried that, at $20 a visit, DozeSF would be out of the price range of the average working schmoes that owner Brandon Smith says he wants to help with his service.
Smith, a former tech industry worker, is a true believer in the health benefits of napping. "Despite what Doze is continually being characterized as," he wrote us in an email today, "I'm actually in this for the wellness, not the money."
That's why Smith has decided to change his pricing model. Customers can now choose to pay $80 per month for unlimited naps or "pay what you want" for each individual nap. Right now, if you register for an individual nap on the website, you can choose any dollar amount between $0 and $30 for your 25-minute appointment.