It's not the first TV bed we've seen, but Hollandia's "Platinum-Luxe Elite" is more than a place to lie down and watch Seinfeld reruns--it's an entire "sleep system" with a boatload of built-in electronics, according to BornRich, including a retractable 32-inch Sony Bravia HDTV in its footboard, a five-disc DVD/CD changer, iPod docking station, … Read more
Now this is a marked improvement in design over the last MP3 bed we encountered, unfortunately from afar. Then again, that shouldn't be particularly surprising given that this model is from a company based in the aesthetically conscious Netherlands.
The "Music Power Bed" from Holland's Gravity Zero has a 150-watt sound system built into its attached headboard, but that's just the beginning. It also comes with "two sleep system motors, two massage systems with 12 massage programs, Talalay Latex mattress, matched pillows, and pneumatic hand control," according to Uber-Review.
But before you throw … Read more
CARRIZOZO, N.M.--One of the great things about being on a lengthy road trip is that you tend to have time to pull off the road to check out some of the interesting things along the way.
Well, on Road Trip 2007, my adventure to discover the best science- and technology-related sites in the Southwest, I've been so busy I haven't had much of that kind of time.
A few months back, the Transport pod created by Alberto Frias gained some serious blog buzz, and with good reason--what self-respecting tech blogger wouldn't want to write about a space-age sleeping pod equipped with speakers and color-changing LEDs that pulse along with the music?
Consequently, while wandering around at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC on Sunday, I spotted one of the cocoon-like Transport pods on display and more or less squealed. Frias himself was there to show it off, and the first question I asked was, "Can I go inside?" I wasn't expecting Frias … Read more
The "Alertmaster" is marketed for the hard of hearing, but judging from the number of extreme alarm clocks on the market (including ones that fly and run away), it may catch on with the general consuming public as well. This one uses "a flashing lamp, a bed shaker and vibrating personal signaler," to get one's attention, according to Uber-Review. But if that's still not enough, you can also get a "Vibrating Alarm Watch" to keep you awake 24/7.
If you've got teenagers in your house, you've got loud music. Lots of it. But be aware, it could be worse: They could have a bed that plays music too.
The "Tune-In Bed" from PBteen essentially turns an entire headboard into a sound system with two 4-inch stereo speakers and a control panel for connections to an iPod or MP3 player. (Maybe there's a way for parents to hack the volume levels.)
It's not an exact opposite, however, because this bed is actually vertical when in hiding. As BornRich points out, the flat TV appears when the Murphy bed folds into its upright position, exposing an underside that looks remarkably like a wall unit. But we're not sure how comfortable we'd be swinging our TV set around like this every night, not to mention the fact that we'd never be able to doze off while watching Letterman.
Neither concern … Read more
Now this is just insane. It's one thing to have a plasma TV rising from the foot of your bed, but the massive "Underbed" from MK-1 Studio somehow rears its flat head out from under your box spring, like your very own Loch Ness monster. Engadget says the mount can fit a 50-inch plasma under a bed that clears the floor by only 8 inches. But even if it works, this we wouldn't want one. Beyond reminding us of the death-defying "Ergo 500" contraption, it would bring back childhood nightmares of monsters under the … Read more
The "Heated Shiatsu MassageBed" from Relax The Back isn't just one of those vibrating quarter-operated motel beds, as its $1,995 price tag indicates. Not only does it have all the features of a fully loaded massage chair, but it also has 14 rollers made of jade. That's right, as in the jewelry.
"Since jade is … Read more