About the HoMedics® Drift
Give yourself a break
Give yourself a break
Most of us spend way too much time staring at screens. The HoMedics Drift offers a simple and stylish way to give your eyes and mind a much-needed break. Place the sleek bowl on a desk or end table and watch the metal ball silently create soothing patterns in the sand. These moments of calm reflection can help you relax so that when it's time to be productive again, you can focus on your next task with an unfurrowed brow.
Drift can add a lovely focal point for your meditative moments.
Customize your calm
Drift connects to your device using Bluetooth, and it's easy to program with the free mobile app for iOS® or Android™. You can choose from hundreds of patterns and illumination colors, control the speed and brightness, and select a playlist of your favorite designs. Only need a mental break during the workday? Set a schedule in the app.
- promotes calmness with a customizable display of patterns and colors
- metal sphere rolls silently through sand creating patterns that encourage relaxation and enhance focus
- program and control with free mobile app for iOS and Android devices:
- connects with Bluetooth
- choose from hundreds of patterns and illumination colors
- control speed and brightness
- select a playlist of your favorite designs
- create a schedule so Drift only runs when you want it to
- plugs into AC power with included three-prong adapter
- minimal assembly required
- 16"W x 5-1/4"H x 16"D
- weight: 12.25 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # ST-300-BK
What's in the box:
- Sand table bowl (black)
- Glass top
- AC adapter with 4' DC output cord (DC output: 12V 4A)
- 12' AC power cord (3-prong IEC)
- Bag of sand (approx. 8 ounces)
- Steel sphere
- Sand rake
- Legal information
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Overview: The HoMedics Drift Sand Table helps you relax and center yourself. This app-controlled sandscape passively "draws" dozens of patterns with a small, moving metal sphere to create elaborate designs, and emits over 10,000 colors from its built-in LEDs. Drift connects to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, allowing you to select the pattern and colors of light from the HoMedics Drift app. Drift consists of the bowl, glass top, metal sphere, sand rake, and power cord. It is available in two sizes (16" and 21" diameters), and comes in two colors (black and cream). This 16" Drift weighs approxmately 12.25 pounds, including the glass top and sand.
Effect: The Drift Sand Table is a passive wellness device that is designed to help you to find your inner peace. As you watch the patterns evolve, Drift provides a calming effect, and help you experience mindfulness. The combination of light and motion reduces stress, inspires creativity, and enhances your focus. Selecting cool light in the morning and warm light in the evening can help energize you as you start your day, and relax you at the end.
Design: Drift includes a large, plastic bowl (16" diameter, 5.25" height) with a 16" round glass top with an opaque "frame" around the outside perimeter to mask the edge of the bowl. About 1.5 inches below the top edge of the bowl is a 11.5" cloth-covered platform for the sand. One bag of fine, white sand, weighing approximately 1/2 pound, is included for the 16" Drift. That's just enough to fully cover the platform, once you have manually spread the sand over the entire area. The 1/2" stainless steel sphere is placed in the center, and is guided through the sand by magnets below the platform. As the ball travels along the chosen path, it "draws" the pattern until it is completed. The 1.5" inside edge includes the LEDs that emit the chosen colors. On the side of the bowl, just above the power inlet, are basic controls for power and light. Drift is powered by a 16-foot power cable, which includes a switching (AC to DC) power supply.
HoMedics Drift App: The HoMedics Drift app is required to fully control the sand table. Using the app, you can choose from over 10,000 colors using the app's color wheel, and save your favorites. Colors can remain static, or vary from one color to the other in different intervals. The app offers several preset patterns to choose from, including circles, spirals, and hearts. Patterns appear under themes like Energy, Tranquil, Relax, Crazy Lights, and Morning. You can save your favorites and add them to playlists can be played one after another for constant motion. The app also allows you to control the speed with which the patterns are created, as well as the brightness of the light. You can set the light to "breathe" by increasing and decreasing the intensity as desired. The HoMedics Drift App is available from the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 9.0 or later. It is also available for Android smartphones and tables running Android 5.0 and up.
Maintenance: Over time, the sand may built up on the outside of the sand surface. Using the included sand rake, or any flat card, you can redistribute the sand toward the middle as needed. The glass top can be cleaned with any glass cleaner.