“Consumers who are on the fence about buying the Apple Watch will be able to take it for a test drive, so to speak, before deciding whether or not it’s worth the investment,” Cadie Thompson reports for CNBC. “”
“The gadget rental start-up called Lumoid plans to rent Apple Watches as part of its wearable rental program for consumers, said, Aarthi Ramamurthy, the company’s founder and CEO,” Thompson reports. “Lumoid will roll out a waiting list on its website later this week for consumers looking to get their hands on the device when it begins shipping in April.”
“Currently, Lumoid lets customers rent a set of five wearable devices to test for seven days. At the end of the week, if the customer decides not to make a purchase, they only pay $20. That fee, however, is waived if they decide to buy one of the brands they tested. Then Lumoid ships a new model of the chosen device to the customer,” Thompson reports. “The Apple Watch will be included in this program when it becomes available, Ramamurthy said. The price for renting a set of wearables that includes the Apple device, though, will likely be priced a little more than $20, she said.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Arline M.” and “David E.” for the heads up.]