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Ostrich Pillow Light simplifies the art of power napping


October 14, 2013

The Ostrich Pillow Light can be used by commuters seeking to grab 40 winks on the bus

The Ostrich Pillow Light can be used by commuters seeking to grab 40 winks on the bus

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Power napping is a bit of an art form, requiring just the right ingredients to make it possible. The Ostrich Pillow Light, the third product in the Ostrich Pillow line, is designed to simplify the process by helping sleepyheads grab 40 winks anytime that their eyelids begin to sag.

The original Ostrich Pillow was a phenomenon when it was revealed, receiving a slew of press coverage. Then is was launched on Kickstarter and raised almost $200,000. Buoyed by that success the team at Studio Banana Things launched the Ostrich Pillow Junior for children. Can lightning strike a third time with the Ostrich Pillow Light?

While the original and junior versions of the Ostrich Pillow comprised of balaclava-style headwear you placed your head and hands into, the Ostrich Pillow Light adopts a more minimalist approach.

The Ostrich Pillow Light is made from soft fabric filled with silicon-coated micro-beads. The addition of an adjustable elastic ring means it can be tailored to suit an individual regardless of their head size.

The Ostrich Pillow Light is adjustable to fit all heads, and covers your eyes and ears to ...

The smaller design means the Ostrich Pillow Light is travel-friendly and can be carried easily. It can be worn as a scarf, tied to a bag, or packed flat in luggage until it needs to be used, at which point it is worn over the eyes and ears, blocking out light and noise from the world around you.

The Ostrich Pillow Light is currently being funded through a Kickstarter campaign, with the aim being to raise at least US$25,000 to begin manufacturing. A pledge for one Ostrich Pillow Light in either red or blue will set you back £28 ($44) with free shipping to the USA, Canada, the UK, and mainland Europe. If all goes according to plan the first units will ship in December.

The Kickstarter campaign video, embedded below, tells the story of the Ostrich Pillow to this point.

Source: Ostrich Pillow on Kickstarter

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