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myLifter: A Smartphone-Controlled Storage Unit

Running low on space? This is an issue that every homeowner has run into at one point. The desperation only grows stronger if one does not have an attic or garage, or neither for that matter. Even after stuffing suitcases under your bed and successfully fitting a bicycle in your closet, you still could use some extra space. What is the only place that you have not used yet? I’ll give you a hint: Look up.


The myLifter can suspend awkward and heavy objects like kayaks and bicycles to your ceiling with cables, which allows you to easily raise and lower them to your leisure. Each device can support up to 100 pounds. It can either be used for short and long-term storage or to lift heavy objects and place them into trucks or car trunks. It is also easily installed to your ceiling with three lag screws and a wall-mounted AC adapter. There are also many other add-ons and accessories that you can get in order to expand the variety of objects that it can carry: lifting hooks, brackets and storage platforms.

Obviously as a new device entering the consumer world, myLifter is Smartphone compatible. With the app, you can raise and lower the cables and choose which object to control if you have multiple units. It also has a great feature called smartLIFT, which allows you to set a custom level for each myLifter to raise and lower to. The app is compatible with both iPhones and Androids. If you do not have a compatible device, a remote with the same features is also included.

The myLifter has recently reached its full funding through Kickstarter and is set to launch in May, but there are also many pledges left to get premium packages for discount prices.