Friday, 7 February 2014

Ostrich Pillow Light

Got a Ostrich Pillow Light from a Hong Kong-based site (BuyMeDesign) that ships for free to South East Asia. It's so new that knockoff versions have not turned up yet. Howver, it was cheaper to get more than one. Luckily the cousin also wanted one and didn't mind sharing the cost of the twin pack; but whoever buys it would have to send the other overseas, so..

Browsing/buying experience: Pictures on the site doesn't load too well on Chrome (works fine on Firefox, though). You can pay with PayPal, which was what I did. Or other usual payment options. Despite the 10% discount for first time buyers, that got cancelled out by the 10% sales (?) tax I got on checkout. They were sent by registered post, and was glad to get it a couple weeks after. Envelope they came in was huge (not in a bad way). But I had to send the other one to my cousin in Australia, and fortunately I had an old, smaller padded envelope lying around for an occasion like this. 
Ostrich Pillow Light: for those smaller nap re...
Ostrich Pillow Light: for those smaller nap requirement times #ostrichpillow (Photo credit: lu_lu)
OSTRICH PILLOW LIGHT has been designed to allow you to catch some sleep whilst on the go, it is filled with special silent silicon coated micro-beads to enhance sound reduction whilst remaining light-weight. Its smart adjustable elastic ring allows power-nappers of different sizes to use it comfortably. The carefully sourced fabric is extremely soft, making you feel cosy enough to literally drift away anywhere.
Mine. The red one has arrived safely in Australia.
Comfort/fit: Material seem to be of decent quality (as in it won't burst at the seams if you squeeze it too hard, it's that stretchy). Stuffed with microbeads inside, it is pretty soft and comfy (the bulgy, spare tyre middle is intentional). Wearing it is like a combination of eye mask and travel pillow, which is great if you find your head sleeping in odd positions on planes, trains, cars, etc. Fit is not really an issue with the adjustable elastic ring unless you're Stewie Griffin...
Stewie Griffin
Stewie Griffin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What I did was to spray a little This Works deep sleep pillow spray on it to mimic the lavender-scented eye pillow thing for the lols. Only snag is that you can't toss it in the washing machine (spot clean only), so you might not want to go too heavy on makeup or sunblock (which was my issue with the first version of the Ostrich Pillow) in case they rub off...?

It might be a little large on smaller faces, so you got to adjust it so that you don't get asphyxiated..

All in all, I like this.