Music to Your Ears
Designers Per Arlander, Madlene Linstrom and Ozgur Tasar have teamed up to create what might just be the first small step of a revolution in stoner relaxation gadgetry. The MPillow combines sound, light and…well, a pillow to lull you to sleep. The concept is actually quite cool; it connects via your Wi-Fi network to stream Grateful Dead MP3s from your computer or even selections from a catalog of soundscapes housed on the MPillow servers. A unique design situates the speaker at the narrowest point of a tear drop-like shape. As such, no real threat is posed to your hearing while the subtle vibrations that accompany sound waves compound your experience. What’s more, integrated lighting that runs around the edge of the pillow automatically changes its color and intensity to coincide with your music. The lighting effects will either create the perfect ambiance as you doze, or just give you some pretty trippy interesting dreams. In either case, this new Nordic creation might be just what you need to cure that insomnia and drift off to a peaceful sleep. That or a Temperpedic bed.
In a day where portable music devices are a must have, and the desire for “chill-out” time is even more crucial, designers are hearing what we need and making those needs a reality. Designers Per Arlander, Madlene Linstrom and Ozgur Tasar have created the MPillow which uses both light and sound to create those moments of relaxation and calmness. The pillow can be used as the consumer sees fit. They can take a nap while resting their head on the pillow, or while working around the home, they can carry the pillow with them to enjoy the music while they work. MPillow can connect to a computer wirelessly and music can be downloaded to it by way of MP3’s or by using the sounds available on MPillow servers. The enterior of the pillow is filled with technogel, which is a translucent plastic gel, and can be covered with various materials. The lighting on the MPillow changes colors and intensity as the music or sounds change creating the perfect ambience for the user.
Designer: Ozgur Tasar, Per Arlander & Madlene Linstrom