Instant Lab – What’s In The Box?

Most if not all of the original Kickstarter supporters should have received their Instant Labs by now, so it’s now our job to convince everybody else in the world to buy one. So to that end, here is some unboxing…



It’s a lovely box, with a slip cover. But what is inside?


Oh my! A classy spot-varnished logo. Let’s lift the lid…



So what’s under the Lab?


Fancy charger to the left, and a welcoming pack of leaflets to the right…


It’s mutual!


That’s my photo!!!!!


Also in the box is a pouch for carrying it in, manual, a postcard frame, and a stand card.

The Impossible Project understands, like Apple, that opening the box is an important part of the experience, an event in itself. It’s not just some shrink-wrapped plastic for you to cut your hands on; it’s a journey into the ownership of the product, a building of anticipation. Fun!

But does it work?


Seems to work just fine…


Instant Lab – Do Not Adjust Your Set

Hey, here’s a heads up for all you Instant Lab fans: make sure the tower is raised all the way, so you can count five segments…

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Poseidon without my glasses on

My test unit had a slightly sticky final segment, so I thought it was telescoped all the way. I was about to contact the Impossible Project and tell them they’d sent me a lemon, but I decided to sleep on it. A bit more force on it the next day, and out popped the final segment. Glad I kept it to myself – wouldn’t like anyone finding out my user error! (You won’t tell anyone, right?)


Five Segments!

To be fair, this sort of thing is exactly what the test process is for – the guys who make them know that there’s meant to be five segments showing, and now the instructions make it clear. Also, my production unit which arrived last week, is silky smooth in its action.