Ostrich pillow allows you to take naps almost anywhere – and now you can buy one
By Dave LeClair
September 18, 2012
Remember the Ostrich pillow we posted about last year? Back then, it was just a concept. Soon, however, you may be able to buy one for yourself, as the project is going public on Kickstarter.
As a quick refresher, the Ostrich Pillow is designed for napping in places where you would not normally be very comfortable, or be able to get much peace and quiet. For example, you might want a nap while leaning forward on a desk or table. Normally, this is doable, but not necessarily that appealing. With the Ostrich pillow, you place your head and hands inside the pillow and create a quiet, dark, private sleeping place.
The first thing I thought of was trying to breathe inside this thing, but they included a hole for your mouth and nose. Preventing suffocation is generally a good thing.
The device itself has not changed much since it was first shown off. It is still made with an interior that is designed to be soft, comfortable, and quiet. The big change is that you can actually purchase one, as long as the designers meet their goal on Kickstarter. There are a bunch of options for backing the project. If you get in soon you can grab one for US$60. This is limited to the first 300 backers. After that, you can pick up one for $75. As you go past this option, you get more pillows, and the price for each one is lower.
If you would like to see the Ostrich pillow in action (or lack thereof) have a look at the Kickstarter video below.