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Ostrich Pillow is the strangest thing you can get a college student

It’s been about a month since college began, meaning midterm season is nearly approaching for our young students. This could spell all-nighters, cram sessions, and never seeing your roommate for the week until your exams are over. Lucky for you (or your scholarly loved ones) no one has to disturb you while you attempt to catch a beauty rest. Just slip on the Ostrich Pillow and it’s like no one is even there.

Ostrich Pillow airportCreated by design duo Kawamura-Ganjavian of Studio Banana Things, Ostrich Pillow is like a combination of a face mask, pillow, and hand rest. You wear the pillow over your face and pass out as you please, wherever you want: airport gates during flight delays, college libraries, your home office desk. If you want to lean over and face down, side pockets around your head make for a cushy place to rest your hands. The Ostrich clearly shows when you want to not be disturbed, though the looks you will probably get from wearing it may say otherwise. Currently a project on Kickstarter, the pillow is machine-washable and will come in three color options. 

“Did you know that a power naps of around 20 minutes increases productivity by more than 30 percent?” the duo writes on the Kickstarter page. “Seeing as we all spend more and more time at work/in front of a computer screen or in transit, we thought why not create a device that helps you disconnect and dream for short periods of time. That’s how the Ostrich Pillow came to life.”

Ostrich Pillow close upWith a mouth hole specifically designed to help you breathe comfortably while you rest, we can only wonder how the pillow holds up on sweat and heat retention. The last thing we need is a terrible bedhead after attempting to sneak a nap in the middle of the work day. You’ll also have to take extra risks on not having eyes set on your belongings, since anyone can steal your possessions while you’re off in a remote world.

The Ostrich Pillow is a strange product, to say the least, but it’s got good intentions in mind and the pillow reminds us of a real-life take on Katamari Damacy characters meet space suit. You will need to fork up quite a bit at $75 a pillow plus shipping to support the project, and you’ll have until October 18 to do it. Is nap time and crazy design worth the extra cash? You be the judge.