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Ostrich Pillow, your perfect travel companion, lets you snooze on the go

One of the biggest product sensation going around the Internet now is the Ostrich Pillow. It’s one of those products that makes you go: “Why havent I think of that?”

What is it you ask? We’ll let the picture do the talking before shedding some lights into its background:

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 Photo Credits: Ostrich Pillow

Now why didn’t I think of that? This makes perfect sense!

Known as the Ostrich Pillow, it is created by Key Portilla-Kawamura and Ali Ganjavian, who co-run Studio Banana Things, a design studio focusing on simple solutions to everyday needs. The smart pillow allows you to take a snooze on the move. The pillow comes at £65, and all of them are handmade in Spain.

Ali told Dailymail their inspiration behind Ostrich Pillow: ‘Power-napping improves productivity by 34 per cent. We spend so much time at work, in front of a screen or in transit, we thought: “Why not create something that helps us disconnect and dream?” All you have to do is find a place to nap, slip on the Ostrich Pillow and away you go.’

A month after its launch, the company have received 1,400 orders worth almost £50,000.

Following the Ostrich Pillow, the team also recently launched Ostrich Pillow Light, an improved version from the original Ostrich Pillow. Here how it looks like:

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The new Ostrich Pillow Light is filled with “silicon coated micro-beads” that apparently help to reduce the amount of noise that will get through. And yes, it does look slightly less weird than the original Ostrich Pillow.

Ostrich Pillow Light was debuted through Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform where interested customers can place their per orders of the product. If the Kickstarter campaign manage to get the number of pre orders they need, then the campaign will follow through.

Which it did: Of its original 1 month campaign aiming to get £25,000, it managed to obtain pre-orders up to £94,211 (USD152,600), highlighting the high demand for the new product.

If you are looking to get your hands on the product, you can still pre-order them from their official website.

And yes, this is a brilliant product, why didn’t I think of that?

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