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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

High Tech Pillow

Everyone knows one of the most difficult things about being a military spouse is the long distance separations. Whether it is bootcamp, school or a deployment there are long stretches of time when you are forced to be apart. Any long distance relationship can be wearing and sometimes the worst part is going to bed at night. Since Ryan has been away at school our Queen sized bed is too big. Half of it is cold and very empty. I try to fill it by stuffing his side with Bentley and Mutsy, my childhood stuffed rabbit and dog that wear one of Ryan's shirts. I make sure his voice is the last one I hear before bed... but it is not the same as him lying there with his arms wrapped around me.

I was facebook and on my super duber stalker newsfeed I saw my friends Aliee and Connie posting about this. Connie is a mom to a toddler who misses sleeping with her little boy some nights and Aliee had found this article and shared it. I promptly jumped in on the conversation. Could you imagine having a high tech pillow glows and pulses to your long distance loves heartbeat?



There are two pillows. When person A lays their head down on pillow 1, person B has their pillow 2 glow, and vice versa. Putting on a ring transmits your heartbeat.



My first thought was, "Wow... that is pretty creepy."

My second thought was, "Wow... I kind of want one."

I miss sleeping with my husband. I love the glowing idea, to know when his head is resting on the pillow next to mind. The heartbeat I could do without! I did share this with some military spouses on facebook and reactions were pretty similar to my own! One very wise milspouse even wondered "What if during the night one of us has a nightmare or something and wakes up to a fast beating pillow with no explanation?" Good point.



True there is the creep factor and the nightmare factor... but I cannot help but think it would be comforting. It doesn't mention fully how it works (like if it needs wireless or phone signal or what have you) but it does mention it is an insert that goes into a normal pillow and has a ring that you wear with it. Either way the product is not available yet. The company is UK based and is still looking for funds to kickstart the manufacturing process. But who knows, maybe they will be here sooner than we think! They have a paypal option on their website if you want to contribute and if they get enough (and you give enough!) you can be an early tester.


What do you think? Creepy? Cool? Creepy and cool and I want one regardless?




(PS - Little Riot does not know me or know I did this post. I did not get compensation for mentioning them or anything of the sort. They do not know I exist. Just a commentary from me! Pictures and information mostly from here.)

9 comments:

  1. I think it's creepy/cool but the problem would be when they are deployed it's usually daytime for one person and nighttime for the other, defeating the purpose.

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  2. I've seen this before!!!! I started laughing about the heartbeat and the nightmare, but I think overall I would want one! When Ben and I cuddle, I always have my head on this chest so the heartbeat is kind of soothing to me but it would freak me out if it started racing I would be afraid something was wrong. Love the idea and think it's really creative!

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  3. I have the same thoughts as you. It's interesting and I'd fascinated to learn about the technology, but yeah, it does have a creep factor.

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  4. This is fascinating! I wonder how far away it works. It's amazing what technology is becoming!

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  5. Im so/so.

    On one hand it'd be awesome.

    On the other hand I could imagine myself thinking "OMG OMG.. WHY ISNT THE PILLOW GLOWING. SOMETHING IS WRONG. Where is he.." or just staring at the pillow all day. So basically staring at the phone AND the pillow. I'm gonna pass. LOL.

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  6. Wow, I saw that on the news. Kind of cool for situations like yours I think...maybe you will feel closer to him? I don't think it's too creepy, it's just your hubby ;)

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  7. I saw those on Pinterest a while ago! I think it's a cool idea, but ultimately, I don't think I'd like it.

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  8. Cool, creepy, and I want one! Haha

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  9. I have this pinned on pinterest and I get comments on it all the time. Most of them are about it being creepy. I think it's amazing and I want it! Though, I somehow doubt it would work, or be allowed for that matter, on a submarine.

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