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NapAnywhere Pillow

By: on June 26, 2013
$60.05
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Oh boy, and I think the NapAnywhere pillow looks just enough like a neck brace that I can convince suspicious parties I need it for medical reasons. Let me tell you some things I do not enjoy that will maybe become bearable with this subtle, portable, sleepytime godsend: live theater; book readings; non-professional soccer games; professional soccer games; sport games of any sort played by women, except tennis and beach volleyball; dates with girls who want to watch a TV show on Bravo. I will also like some NapAnywhere presence on airplanes, road trips, and nights when I drink red wine, which I swear has the same ingredients as NyQuil and Benadryl.

Dr. Ravi Shamaiengar developed the NapAnywhere pillow as a complete head-support accessory that is "part engineering, part architecture, and part origami." Its minimalist, thin-disc design allows for easy breakdown and stowing during travels, while its strong, flexible, foam-covered endoskeleton bends to the user's desired position, as well as reverses from a side that's warm to the touch to one that is cool for variable temperature needs.

The pillow's top portion forms a cantilevered shelf extending along the jaw from the chin to the back of the head; this creates a sort of head cradle. NapAnywhere's center area rests against the neck to distribute head weight evenly across the shoulder. According to Shamaiengar, its cumulative effect allows neck muscles to relax, and users to forget they are even wearing the device.

NapAnywhere runs as a Kickstarter campaign through July 25, 2013.

December 2013 Update: NapAnywhere exceeded its crowdfunding goal and is now available for direct purchase--follow the link below.

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