Sound Asleep Pillow review
Sold by: Amazon
A pillow with integrated mp3 jack and speakers – interesting, but is it a good pillow?
I’ve been looking forward to trying this for a while, the idea is that you can lull yourself to sleep with your favourite music or podcast whilst not disturbing your partner. This is an interesting idea but I wasn’t convinced it would make a decent pillow.
The 74x48cm pillow itself is made with a fairly unremarkable hollowfibre filling – fairly soft but also fairly weighty. As you can probably tell from the title, this pillow’s claim to fame is less the quality of the pillow itself, but rather the fact that it has embedded speakers inside the pillow. They are fairly well secreted, and certainly keeping my head roughly in the middle, I couldn’t feel them, but I could certainly hear them.
Advertised as enabling you to listen to music or TV in bed without disturbing your partner, this is probably a claim too far if your other half is a very light sleeper and you like your stories or music up loud. However, for me the sound quality and level were good, and it was great to be able to listen to whatever I liked without having to lift my tired head up, or sort out uncomfortable earphones.
Considering that this is on the market for only £16, I think it’s a pretty good deal for a bit of fun. Useful for sunbathing, and definitely for a kid’s present (bedtime stories sorted), I can see this pillow appealing to a lot of different people. A friend who suffers from tinnitus said that it was helpful with her ear problems as she finds quiet night time particularly tricky.
Ultimately, not in our ‘best’ pillows for quality, but a great idea at a reasonable price.