Being a backpacking enthusiast myself, I know exactly how it feels when you are deprived of a good night’s sleep in course of your travels. There have been many situations where I couldn’t find a proper bed to sleep and had to make do with my sleeping bag and one of those uncomfortable horse shoe shaped air pillows. It goes without saying that the next day invariably becomes a drag when you don’t get a proper sleep.
However you need not worry about your daily dose of sleep no matter if you are in an airplane, bus, steamer or a corner of a basement. This week’s Freshpreneur POP brings you a team of entrepreneurs who has created a one-of-a-kind neck pillow which is packed with loads of utilities. The Duo team which consists of a group of ardent travelers who have toured extensively in more than 60 countries of the planet has come up with a revolutionary travel pillow which would give the users all they need for a good night’s sleep.
Tanner Dame a member of the DUO team explains, “we wanted to create a better travel pillow, everything we had used to date didn't work so we packed all the features we felt were missing in the current travel pillows in the marketplace today".
The DUO travel Pillow set which would be given out at a special discounted price of $29 would come with the pillow, a detachable hood and a sturdy travel pouch. When you are equipped with a DUO pillow travel set you no longer need to worry about those dark marks around your eyes or a super sluggish day. The removable hood makes sure that you keep your eyes and face covered while catching up on some sleep. The lightweight pillow comes with soft to touch finish and can be washed in a machine. The wide mouth air valve would ensure that you can inflate it with ease. You don’t necessarily have to use it like a neck pillow as it can be used in four different ways.
"Getting the product perfect we wanted to make sure it met all the needs we had and not just some of them so developing it took a lot more time then we thought," says Tanner.
The Beard position would allow your chin to rest comfortably on the pillow so that the neck is totally supported. The bear hug position can be a real comfy one when you have a tray table for leaning. This would allow us to lean forward while being seated without compromising on the sleep. The field goal position is more like the regular horseshoe shaped pillow only with a lot more comfort. Lastly the shoulder pad position where the flanks are pointed downwards for enhanced shoulder support.
The crowdfunding campaign of DUO team has been extremely successful with nearly 3,000 backers raising over 1,000% of the funding goal. Duo Travel Pillow is also working in conjunction with Matrix Labs to help the with the post-crowdfunding marketing and sales efforts. Thirdly, this is not the Dame brothers' first crowdfunding rodeo. They previously successfully crowdfunded Sole-Socks in which they again exceeded goals and expectations.
Referring back to the Duo campaign Tanner proclaimed, "we want this pillow to be all over the world to replace the ridiculous horseshoe shaped pillows currently. This will be the future of travel pillows".
Check out their campaign page link below.
Duo Pillow's Kickstarter campaign page
Matrix Labs website