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Relationship Pillows Keep Long-Distance Lovers From Feeling Lonely At Night: Creepy or Cool?

Living 2011/11/05 23:02:19
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Have you ever been in a committed, long-distance relationship? If so, you’ll know that the time right before bed, when you’re alone and missing your significant other, can be incredibly difficult. Little Riot Ltd., “a new kind of interaction design company based in Edinburgh, Scotland,” is currently developing a product to make this part of the day more tolerable for long-distance lovers.

It is officially called “Pillow Talk,” but many refer to it as the relationship pillow. Each person has a ring sensor they wear to bed at night and a flat fabric panel to insert inside their pillowcase. ”The ring wirelessly communicates with the other person’s pillow; when one person goes to bed, their lover’s pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence. Placing your head on the pillow allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your loved one.”



Little Riot has just received funding to develop an industrial prototype of the product, so it is unclear when “Pillow Talk” may actually be available for purchase. However, in the meantime, you can watch the company’s YouTube video, which demonstrates how the product functions and may get those of you in long-distance relationships to shed a few tears.



What do you think about Little Riot’s “Pillow Talk”? Is it creepy or cool?

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  • mivic 2011/11/06 06:12:56
    Creepy
    mivic
    +15
    And dumb as hell. Another reason to freak out about. If before that the worst we could get was "why didn't you answer your phone?", now it's gonna be "where were you last night? The pillow didn't glow".
    Not speaking of keeping your head all night on an electric device. Cancer hazard anyone?

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  • Cortney 2013/03/22 06:00:34
    Cool
    Cortney
    I honestly love his idea. My boyfriend is stationed in North Carolina and I am in Nebraska and it gets very hard being away from each other for so long.
  • Heather Carnes 2013/02/07 00:51:41
    Cool
    Heather Carnes
    +1
    I think this is awesome, i dont know what the distance range is but this would be perfect for military couples like me and my husband! I need to have one now!!! :)
  • jenifer 2012/10/08 04:55:01
    Cool
    jenifer
    +1
    I really love this idea. My husband is in the navy. I find it very cute AND comforting when his gone for months and I dont see him.
    For those people saying it would be kinda like why didnt you sleep on Your pillow last night, thats insecurity not very good in a relationship.
    For the idea I love it I would totally love it.
  • autumn 2012/08/21 04:16:37
    Cool
    autumn
    i think its cool i want one
  • Karen Jonsson 2012/06/20 00:37:24
    Creepy
    Karen Jonsson
    All sorts of wheeled and winged conveyances traveling to and from your loved one keeps you from missing them too, spend a few bucks and take some time off for heavens sake. Viva Amore!
  • aeline.widya.1 2012/06/13 01:39:03
    Cool
    aeline.widya.1
    not intimate at all

    :(

    intimate

    #hiks
  • AmandaZ 2012/05/23 08:22:42
    Cool
    AmandaZ
    That is So sweet and Awesome!
    I will tell him about this:D<3
  • Shadow_master 2011/11/09 01:40:37
    Cool
    Shadow_master
    kewl. but i will never buy one coz im forever alooooone
    alone with cats
  • Kathleen O'Malley 2011/11/08 22:42:19
    Creepy
    Kathleen O'Malley
    This sounds like something Bella from 'Twilight' would use when she's apart from Edward the magical sparkle vampire husband.
  • Lady Winters 2011/11/08 21:51:15
    Cool
    Lady Winters
    So it sends a wireless signal similar to that of a cellphone? Would it still work where there is little or no signal? Anyway, it sounds like a cute idea.
  • Mejink 2011/11/08 20:55:18
    Cool
    Mejink
    +1
    I wish I had that when I was with my ex. Then I wouldn't have felt so alone when we couldn't be together. :(
  • Scout 2011/11/08 19:26:45
    Cool
    Scout
    I can't even go out of town for a night with out feeling lonely for my honey.
  • mae 2011/11/08 19:08:15 (edited)
    Creepy
    mae
    Does it work if they take their ring off? And leave it under the pillow...Sounds like spyware to me...where's the camera?
  • thy-lady-x 2011/11/08 19:05:48
    Cool
    thy-lady-x
    +1
    Its kinda cute, but I think I'd still need to use a shirt as a pillow case.
  • Harley Quinn 2011/11/08 18:34:20
    Cool
    Harley Quinn
    +1
    I find it sweet, it's not really that creepy, and I would understand why people would think that but everyone wants to be with their loved one and it's normal to feel lonely. sweet creepy understand people loved normal feel lonely
  • lizzy 2011/11/08 18:17:03
    Cool
    lizzy
    I think it is very cute, though I would never use it, it is defiantly a comfort for those who are far from their loved one.

    Love you forever
  • Baby-Doll 2011/11/08 17:12:58
    Cool
    Baby-Doll
    Ace!! Thats amazing! If only I had a boyfriend :( broken heart
  • Ikihi 2011/11/08 15:30:39 (edited)
    Cool
    Ikihi
    +1
    kinda strange. buts its cool invention. although this seems more like an anti-cheating device rather than keeping you from being lonely. if the pillow doesn't glow then you will know your partner didn't sleep in their bed that night...
  • DavidZubatuk 2011/11/08 14:53:57
    Creepy
    DavidZubatuk
    Are you THAT insecure?
  • exsecrare 2011/11/08 14:14:28 (edited)
    Creepy
    exsecrare
    My wife is visiting her family in california as I type this, sitting in my home in Wyoming... We sleep just fine without some dumbass glowing pillow that would probably keep me awake anyway.
  • Kat 2011/11/08 06:39:51
    Creepy
    Kat
    +2
    Being in a long distance relationship, this does and doesn't appeal. But when my other half goes home, he always leaves his bodyspray, so i can still have his scent around, and i always cuddle his pillow. I can see what they are trying to do, but i can also see problems caused to peoples lives if the pillow doesn't work for some reason. And i'm not sure i want to sleep on a pillow that glows....
  • sally 2011/11/08 05:51:19
    Creepy
    sally
    Actually it just made me giggle.
  • Redskin 2011/11/08 05:32:42
    Cool
    Redskin
  • sally Redskin 2011/11/08 05:50:50
    sally
    +1
    Oh. My. God.....
  • Redskin sally 2011/11/08 05:55:16
    Redskin


    Proud to be o service
  • sally Redskin 2011/11/08 06:13:39
    sally
    +1
    I'm not gonna lie, it took me a while...
  • Redskin sally 2011/11/08 20:46:54
  • Lady Se... Redskin 2011/11/08 19:25:20
    Lady Serena
    +1
    O.o...wow...just wow lol
  • Redskin Lady Se... 2011/11/08 20:47:16
    Redskin
    And ya thoughts on the opinion then kind user?
  • Katty 2011/11/08 04:51:50
    Creepy
    Katty
    pass
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2011/11/08 03:59:21
    Creepy
    MOMMA THOMAS
    .....NO.
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2011/11/08 03:43:33
    Creepy
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
  • Ms.Gamlieli 2011/11/08 03:36:34
    Cool
    Ms.Gamlieli
    +2
    thats so cute. I want one now, even if my partner might be a few streets down from me lol :)
  • R ~In Harry Potter I Trust~ 2011/11/08 02:37:14
    Cool
    R ~In Harry Potter I Trust~
    +3
    I think it's really cute and I kind of want one. I'm not crazy and paranoid so I wouldn't really worry about the things people are talking about...I think it's a really cute and neat idea. ^^
  • pinkqueen 2011/11/08 01:44:00
    Cool
    pinkqueen
    +1
    I'M TO LEAVE MY BOYFRIEND AND GO NH FOR SCHOOL.....I NEED TO GET ME ONE OF THAT....
  • Ellie 2011/11/08 01:24:21
    Cool
    Ellie
    +2
    i find the idea kind of sweet :)
  • the boss 2011/11/08 01:16:54
    Creepy
    the boss
    +1
    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew
  • scbluesman13 2011/11/07 23:17:38
    Creepy
    scbluesman13
    +7
    For me personally, I just prefer my wife's shampoo or perfume smell on my pillow. If she's away on a trip that always helps me sleep a little better. Usually if one of us has to travel for a couple days or more, we'll take the other person's shirt and use it as a pillow case. Silly I know, but it works well for us. You don't need modern technology to help you love better. Just a little imagination...
  • Sunset moon 2011/11/07 22:11:03
    Cool
    Sunset moon
  • Taylorx0o 2011/11/07 21:30:41
    Cool
    Taylorx0o
    +1
    I think it's a good idea, considering I have been in a long-distance relationship with a guy for over a year now. Every night when I go to sleep, I always wish he was here with me, in any way possible. Hopefully I get my wish this summer.

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