I saw a pillow on The Gadget Show recently that was part of a mega prize package and it caught my eye. “Why are they giving away a pillow on a gadget show?” I thought to myself so I did a little Google and found that the “Sound Asleep Pillow*” contains a small speaker so you can listen to your MP3 player or phone in bed without headphones.
How cool is that? I had a bit of a problem finding someone in the UK that sold them but eventually found one for sale in by TD Textiles in the Amazon Marketplace*.
Essentially, you can plug anything into the pillow as long as it has a 3.5mm jack (or can be converted to one) and it stops the hastle ofgetting strangled by your headphone cables.
The cable supplied with the pillow is extremely long and I had to shorten it with a tie – this is probably because they recommend placing your MP3 player on the floor – presumably so you don’t roll over, squash it and then sue them. Here’s the cable:
And here it is with an IPod attached:
If, like me, you listen to a lot of music or audio books at bed time, don’t want to get wrapped in cables or disturb anyone with full-on speakers then you should try this out.
The only downside is that the pillow isn’t machine washable due to the speaker, but it can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Get the Sound Asleep pillow from Amazon* and fall asleep to your mediation tapes, a podcast or ambient sounds without the fear of hurting your ears with your headphones or getting wrapped up in their chords.