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With travel ramping up over the holiday season, we thought it wise to bring you a taste of Ostrich.
The Ostrich pillow, to be exact.
It’s a clever little pillow that slips over your head and covers everything but your nose and mouth. Though it doesn’t offer much by way of neck support, you can lay your head down and slip your hands in the holes on the top for a nice desk-style nap.
The one major caveat: it’s $ 75. For a pillow. For a frame of reference, I bought the best possible neck pillow I could find before flying to Germany last year and it was $ 50.
Still, the Ostrich Pillow could come in handy for someone who travels constantly or happens to be allowed to take naps at work. Of course, most work buildings in which naps are allowed come with facilities to do so, but the Ostrich pillow is a nice way to keep out light and have a nice nap, even when sitting up.
John, not surprisingly, is unimpressed. He thinks the impaired vision and lack of neck support make the Ostrich pillow uncomfortable. He may be right, but he’s also not using the pillow correctly, either.
I, on the other hand, give this baby a fly if used in the right circumstances. If you’re addicted to napping and have $ 75 to burn, go for it. Otherwise, you probably don’t need this.
There were surely times you wanted to hug your email account since it is amazing, and now you can vicarious through this pillow. Adoringly handcrafted by Craftsquatch, this cozy pillow is made with the softest fleece and fulled of the fluffiest polyester filling to make it completely squeezable yet firm.
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I often take naps all over– on recreation area benches, at my cooking area table after lunch, and the majority of certainly on the subway. In fact, I ’ m convinced that I have some sort of sleep disorder, regardless of my physician ’ s insistence to the contrary. But with or without some formal medical diagnosis, I seem to have stumbled throughout the sweet elixir to my napping joy.
It ’ s called the Ostrich Pillow, and also though it ’ s been around for about a year, it just just recently made its method on to Kickstarter. It ’ s basically a giant big hat, that stretches all the means from the top of your head down to the crown of your shoulders, with a small hole for your nose and mouth, and holes up top for your hands.
The idea is that, as napping comes to be increasingly more customary in work environments, users can easily strap on their ostrich pillow and doze off for a power nap. It seems to have everything covered, except it appears to be without correct neck support. I ’ ll requirement to get my hands (err. head?) in one to discover, but based on the images you might wake up with rather the crick.
Additional business are also leaping on the nap time bandwagon, consisting of Google and Cisco. According to Fortune, 6 percent of business featured nap spaces in their facilities in 2011, and 34 percent of|1,500 respondents were allowed to nap at work.
Oh, I practically forgot … Romain, our intern, also rests at work.
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This is a $ 280 Tetris shapes (tetrominos) pillow set from Etsy seller StarGallery. If you’re really just hoping for the long stick one that’s TOO DAMN BAD because they’re only sold as a set. Thankfully, since my mom taught me how to sew like the little daughter she never had, I can make my own. Then start my own Etsy store and sell sets for $ 250, stealing all of StarGallery’s business. “You’re just gonna mail boxes filled with dirty towels, aren’t you?” Read the sign. “Absolutely no refunds or exchanges.” *wink*
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Sleep apnea can be a big problem for people affected by the disorder, but there is help from Japan on the way. A team of researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo have developed a robot pillow that monitors the sleep of patients and helps them by touching the face or neck whenever it detects irregularities in the sleep cycle.
The pillow, which is dubbed Jukusui-kun, is shaped like a teddy bear. In Japan alone, about 2 million people are estimated to suffer from sleep apnea (out of a population of 128 million), meaning the target group is quite large.
Teruko Otani from the Jukusui-kun’s research group explains how the pillow works:
In this system, a pulse oxymeter, worn on the finger, measures oxygen concentration in the blood. Also, a microphone in the teddy bear picks up the sound of snoring. The data from these two devices is evaluated by a PC, and reflected in the signal sent to an actuator, so the actuator movement can be varied depending on the person’s condition. The actuator movement helps the person roll over in their sleep, and if their breathing is badly interrupted, it wakes the person up.
This video, shot by Diginfo TV (in English), shows the robot pillow in action:
Seen here about to choke some poor f*** out, Jusui-Kun is a robotic bear pillow that paws at a person’s face if they’re snoring, encouraging them to roll over and stop cutting the z’s or whatever. TOO BAD I DON’T SNORE. God, make something for busting ass in your sleep.
Okay, it’s more of a “gentle tickling,” according to the bear’s creators. The key is to get the snorer sleeping on the pillow to move his or her head from side to side. Jusui-Kun has a built-in mic to detect the sleeper’s snoring, while an equally cuddly hand monitor detects blood oxygen levels, letting the bear know when to issue one of its loving face swipes.
Oh man, can you even imagine explaining this thing to your girlfriend when she comes over AND YOU’RE IN BED WITH SOME ROBOTIC BEAR TICKLING YOUR NUTS? “…Why would it be tickling my nuts?” Why wouldn’t it be — because you wanted to know what it felt like!
Hit the jump for a short video of Chokey the Bear in action.
If there’s one thing that feels good it’s sleeping on the man’s dime and not getting fired for it. And while some lock their office doors and play audio of themselves on the phone or opt to sleep in the trunk of their car, I’m more of a traditionalist: passed out on the handicapped commode in the bathroom with my head between my legs. Nobody ever gives me a hard time because nobody ever wants to hear about my bowel trouble. I mean, I’ll tell you, but not if you want to eat today or tomorrow or the next day. Enter the Ostrich, a pillow thingy designed to mimic the ostrich’s ‘head in the sand’ style of catching bees. “You mean Z’s?” No Sherlock, I’m pretty sure they eat bees.
OSTRICH offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk.
Plus it makes it really uncomfortable to breathe, so you’ll probably wake up thinking you were buried alive. And speaking of being buried alive: once in my misguided youth, I actually buried a worm alive. “Yeaaaaaaah, it probably lived.” No, you don’t understand – it was at sea. And that was after I’d impaled him on a hook but right before a a fish ate him OH THE HUMANITY.
Designer Kawamura Ganjavian’s Website
Is This a Sex Toy? [gizmodo]
Thanks to c-note, who’s still petitioning to get his face on the $ 100 bill. Hey, I’m down — Ben Franklin’s ugly as a mofro.
It may not have the same charm as the Flying Pasties, but Takara Tomy’s Neckphones definitely have the “it” factor. Perfect for lounging in a nearby water hole (or watering hole, we suppose), this blow-up neck pillow has a pair of stereo speakers strategically placed near your ear canals, and there’s even a pouch that we’d never, ever trust to keep your PMP safe from the liquids below. We suppose you could also take this on a plane, but don’t bring your grumbles over here when the gals in 16A and 18B take issue with you blasting Now That’s What I Call Music! Volume 11 for the entire coach cabin to hear. We’re guessing you’d need to contact an importer to pick one of these up outside of Japan, but you’ll have to let go of at least ¥1,800 ($21). We’re surmising the hit in respect will be far more detrimental than the MSRP, though.
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