Gizmos & Gadgets: A Pillow with Stereo Sound

The SP-151 Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy Pillow with inline Volume Control is just the thing for those who want to be lulled to sleep by music without waking up a partner sleeping next to them. It is 51 centimeters (20 inches) by 66 centimeters (26 inches). It’s hypoallergenic, made of polyester fiberfill, and is hand washable. It features:

  • Two ultra-thin removable stereo speakers (good idea when you wash it) with each positioned deep within pillow so you don’t  feel like you are sleeping on hard lumps.
  • Effortless volume controls
  • Plug-in compatible with most electronic devices including MP3 players, CD players, iPods and others

Priced at $49.99 you can purchase it from Sound Oasis.

From reading one review I’m not sure a sound sleep will result when using this pillow. One purchaser states upon first using the pillow:

“I listened to Stevie Wonder and ended up listening to my entire collection of Motown anthologies. I didn’t get much sleep that night.”

I think that would be me as well. I never can fall asleep to that kind of music. I would bet it would work much better if you were listening to Gustav Mahler. His symphonies tend to lull me to restful sleep with or without a pillow.


Len Rosen lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a researcher and writer who has a fascination with science and technology. He is married with a daughter who works in radio, and a miniature red poodle who is his daily companion on walks of discovery. More...