SleepOvation ditches the single mattress model for 700 tiny ones

Finding the right mattress can be tricky. Traditional spring mattresses can have pressure points, but memory foam-topped mattresses can trap a lot of heat. SleepOvation uses hundreds of mini mattresses negate both issues while adding a few perks of its own.

With the glut of mattress-in-a-box options, companies are constantly finding new ways to stand out from the crowd. For instance, some let you customize your mattress or put sensors inside. SleepOvation’s innovation comes down to the 700 tiny mattresses that are each independently attached to their own pocket springs. While the segmented squares look unconventional, they allow the springs to move more independently. This ensures only the necessary amount of pressure is applied around every inch of the body. Traditional mattress design forces springs to work together, creating sections that provide more or less support than they should.

“Our extensive tests have shown this invention to be a monumental breakthrough in sleep technology,” says Richard Codos, inventor of the cushion pocket spring used in the mattress. Codos’ previous innovations include the multiple rate pocket spring system, which is used throughout the industry today. This previous system uses springs of different diameters adjacent to one another to provide at least two different firmness zones.

“Current mattresses use layers of foam with multiple sub-layers of low-quality filler foams and springs, marketed as ‘support layers’ that simply add height at the cost of comfort,” continued Codos.

In addition to improved support, the separated segments allow the mattress to distribute airflow. Typical layers of foam trap in body heat, but the individual segments dissipate heat, allowing users to sleep cool. Another benefit is that mattress owners have access to vacuum in between the individually sealed cushion pockets. This helps users avoid dust mites, germs, or dead skin cells that might be found in other mattresses.

The SleepOvation mattress launches this September with pre-orders now available through Kickstarter for those looking for a discount. Twin mattresses start at $500 and California King-sized mattresses will set you back $900. You will be saving between $200 and $300 with early bird pricing, and these costs are comparable with other bed-in-a-box solutions. So if you’re interested in sleeping on 700 tiny mattresses (for the price of one), SleepOvation may be the way to go.

Update: Pricing for SleepOvation is now available. 

Smart Home

Dear Instant Pot Smart: I love you. Thank you for changing my life

After taking the Instant Pot Smart WiFi Programmable Pressure Cooker for a spin, one long-time product reviewer finds much to love about the device she long coveted, despite that it’s not really that smart.
Deals

You don't want to sleep on these red-hot bedding deals

We've rounded up some of the best discounts and sales happening right now, so you can buy yourself (or your loved ones) new bedding without breaking your budget. Trust us when we say these are deals worth losing sleep over.
Emerging Tech

Light, speed: Lighting kit for DJI Mavic 2 lets you fly and film in the dark

Lume Cube, maker of small battery-powered LED lights for mobile photography, has announced a new lighting kit built specifically for the DJI Mavic 2 -- the first of its kind. Already our favorite drone, this makes the Mavic 2 even better.
Outdoors

Conquer the cold season with the best heated clothing and outdoor apparel

If you're thinking about going outside this winter, heated apparel is a must. Luckily, we've rounded up some of the best heated clothing, whether you're looking for battery-powered gloves or heated insoles.
Smart Home

Amazon’s Fire TV Cube gets intercom-style Alexa Announcements feature

Owners of the Amazon Fire TV Cube can now use the media streaming service with Amazon's one-way intercom feature called Alexa Announcements to broadcast messages to other Alexa devices in their home.
Deals

Brew, drip, or press a fresh cup of joe with today’s best deals on coffee makers

To kick off the day with a fresh cup or upgrade your home coffee machine to accommodate the preferences of dinner guests, check these hot deals for drip coffee makers, espresso machines, and single-serving devices on Walmart and Amazon.
Smart Home

People are stealing Ring doorbells (and it’s no knock-knock joke)

Ring Video Doorbell thefts in a Denver neighborhood raise questions about how much security the smart home devices actually provide. One homeowner and the police have a video of the theft. Here's what to do if your Ring device is stolen.
Smart Home

Alexa’s latest skill helps patients manage high blood pressure

People who need some help managing their high blood pressure are getting some help via a new Alexa skill developed in partnership with Omron Healthcare that will work directly with the manufacturer's monitors.
Smart Home

Need a hot cup of coffee right now? These are the best Keurig machines

Keurig machines simplify the process of making that important morning cup of coffee, but picking the right model for you can be difficult. Here's a detailed breakdown of the best machines in Keurig's current lineup.
Smart Home

These accessories take your already awesome Instant Pot to a whole new level

If you're familiar with the Instant Pot, you know that this bad boy acts as a pressure cooker, rice cooker, cake maker, egg boiler, and a lot more. Here are some must-have accessories to make Instant Pot cooking even better.
Smart Home

Amazon shows off compact cashier-free store that could show up at airports

Amazon is testing its smallest Amazon Go store to date as it considers taking the grab-and-go technology to new venues such as airports and train stations. The compact store is a quarter the size of its current locations.
Smart Home

Cops go after porch pirates with dummy Amazon boxes and GPS trackers

Amazon is helping police in Jersey City to catch thieves who steal delivered packages from outside people's homes. Within just minutes of the operation's launch this week, cops nabbed their first porch pirate.
Smart Home

A couple’s recalled dishwasher caught on fire — and now they’re warning others

A Wisconsin couple has been using the dishwasher in their house for a year, unaware that it was recalled in 2009. Then the appliance caught fire. Now they are warning others to check appliances for risks when buying or renting a home.
Smart Home

Amazon has some killer deals on vacuums through the holidays

Whether you're buying for someone else or for yourself, Amazon has some great deals on vacuums running through the holidays. Score them while you can and keep your home cleaner than ever.