Beer Pong may be one of the most revered college challenges but it can also be one of the most disgusting and we don’t mean when you lose so bad that you up chuck all over someone’s pong table. The balls themselves can attract a massive amount of germs and someone has come up with a way to improve the outdated wash cup.
The company House Rules designed a gadget called The Clean Cup that takes the hassle and worry out of keeping your beer pong balls clean even for the most discerning germophobe. They’ve started a Kickstarter to help mass produce their product for the beer pong playing masses.
The cup looks like your average red Solo cup but on an electronic base that makes it infinitely more powerful than just a plastic receptacle for holding liquid. It lowers your ping pong ball down into a cylinder and gives it a thorough rinsing. Then it uses the power of air pressure to launch your ball back to surface so players can retrieve it as easily as a normal water filled washing cup. Here’s their pitch video…
The money raised from the Kickstarter campaign will help mass produce the design and prototypes they’ve already made and all they need to get started is a measly $80,000. Their Kickstarter campaign offers donors special perks for donating higher and higher amounts such as Clean Cup T-shirts, a Clean Cup set complete with a set of custom ping pong balls and a personalized Clean Cup cleaner. They could have thrown in a date with the hot blonde in this video but these are still pretty sweet.