Hug Your Depression Away With $160 LED Pillow

Light therapy is hard to understand if you can peep at the sun anytime you want. But some people will take artificial lighting as a sun-substitute for health reasons, which makes the d°light Huggable light-emitting pillow seem like a practical gadget. You could even use it as a night light. Unfortunately, some people have tried it and aren’t impressed, especially by the price.

The d°light Huggable pillow sheet uses batteries (or a 6 volt AC) and envelops a circuit of 12 transparent silicon spheres with LEDs. But according to Yahoo’s Gina Hughes (and Yanko), the pillow is not really comfortable. Its silicone blobs, which scatter the harshness of the LEDs for a warm look, are not soft and give it an uneven shape. And everyone can agree that the $160 price is too much, no matter its benefits.

Also, I’m not the snarkiest of people, but you have to give pause to the over-selling of any gadget. On the designer’s site, it’s mentioned that the pillow ‘almost hugs back as you hold it,’ among other gag-inducing user quotes.

Please. First off, that’s what a Fembot is for, and second, I don’t want to be smothered by glowing pillows. It’s like a fever dream by way of Neuromancer with a dash of Hello Kitty. No go for this one.

Check out Gina’s video on the pillow after the jump.

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