Sleeping in Airports
Ostrich Pillow: airport sleeper
Ostrich Pillow (photo courtesy of Kawamura-Ganjavian)

The Ostrich Pillow….Would you wear this at the airport?

Seriously, would you wear this at the airport?

That’s what makers of the Ostrich Pillow would like travellers to consider.  They say the product “has been designed to allow you to create a little private space within a public one, to relax and unwind. Its soothing soft interior shelters and isolates your head and hands (mind and body) for a short break, without needing to leave your desk, chair, bench or wherever you may be. ”

While the Ostrich Pillow does look comfy for the desk sleepers, I’m not sure the photos demonstrate true usefulness in an airport sleeping setting – which would be laying down on seats or the floor.  Why wear it sitting up?

Also, if someone steals my bag, the last thing I want to be doing is run through an airport terminal chasing thieves with this contraption on my head.  On a positive note the thieves would probably be laughing so hard upon seeing this scene that they might actually slow down long enough for me to catch-up.

What do you think about the Ostrich Pillow?

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  • Why have the arm holes? Wouldn’t that let a lot more sound in than necessary? Who would even use the arm holes? How much sound suppression does it offer I wonder?

    • The arm holes are for the people who would use this with their heads on a desk. In an airport, it would just look silly and have no purpose.

  • I really like the basic idea but the product looks absolutely ridiculous and I wonder who would really want to carry this around while traveling.

    A useful case would be if you live in a noisy city and need to completely shutdown sometime. So you could use this instead of a sleeping mask and earplugs.

    BTW. I really like your page and hope you will keep it up this way.

  • Looks somewhere between a big ant head and an alien, I think I would feel a little awkward wearing this in public, no matter how comfortable it is. I think I will stick to just wearing a hooded jumper to try and block out some noise

  • it’s look like alien
    and they dont think about security
    a robber can easily take our bag unnoticed

    i won’t use it

    to make a private space in public is simple
    just close your eyes……