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Mall offers 'man pod' havens for husbands

Men and women go shopping together but men cannot accept spending a long time shopping: Pod operator

Reuters  |  Shanghai 

At a Shanghai mall, rows of “man pods” equipped with video games are proving a big hit, providing a refuge for hundreds of weary husbands and boyfriends as their other halves shop until they drop. The first pods were launched at the Global Harbor shopping mall in Shanghai in June, and since then over 1,000 men have used the facilities, according to Ruwo Smart Technology, the company behind the scheme. “Man pod” users can recline in a chair with a large screen and play video games while enclosed behind clear glass walls that shut out the bustle of ...

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First Published: Sat, July 29 2017. 23:21 IST
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