I saw a pillow on The Gadget Show recenty 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 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 inthe 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 extremley 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-onspeakers 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.
TD Textiles have the pillow available direct from their website (I can’t link to the individual product page as it’s part of a frameset) for
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