If you’ve ever wanted to befuddle friends who’ve come over to watch the big game (or the big awards show), or maybe just confuse the living heck out of a house sitter, here’s your chance. The comfort-minded, tech-happy folks behind Brookstone offer an accent pillow that does an awful lot more than just give you a little lumbar support; it’ll change your channels and control your television’s volume, too. The remote control pillow is exactly what it sounds like: a throw pillow that functions as a remote control, with clickable “buttons” sewn into its face and a universal remote tucked inside, using two AAA batteries to keep its functionality up. Capable of handling up to 6 home theater systems, the pillow even has a power-saving automatic shutoff feature that activates itself after 60 seconds of rest to avoid constant battery replacement. While some might call it a new plateau for laziness, others simply see it as a fun, conversation-worthy addition to a home theater system. Just be careful not to doze off on the couch with this cozy little novelty underneath you — after all, particularly if you toss and turn in your sleep, who knows what you might wake up to?
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