It's been a little while since we checked in with Yanko Design, a "Web magazine dedicated to introducing the best modern international design." The conceptual inventions we run across are sometimes fantastic and at other times fantastically ill-conceived. One of the latest additions to Yanko Design's site is a Digital Neck Pillow designed by Jung Hwan Song and Joo Young You. How would you rank this one?
Before you answer that question, let's look at what it does:
"The frequent traveler knows having the right accessories can keep a trip from becoming a disaster. Neck pillows are notorious for promising more than they deliver," Yanko Design explains. " However something high-tech like the Digital Neck Pillow is worth exploring. It's supposed to be soft and temperature controlled and with gimmicks like an integrated MP3 player and digital sunglasses. Perfect to keep you entertained or lull you to sleep."
There's very little in the way of explaining how it all works, but it appears the shades beam images to help you fall asleep. Maybe sheep jumping over a fence, or perhaps one of Adam Sandler's modern day comedies.