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CES 2008: Web, iPod & DVR in bed.. No, literally in your bed!

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Jan 2008 17:18 User comments (6)

CES 2008: Web, iPod & DVR in bed.. No, literally in your bed! Leggett & Platt Inc. is another company that wants to make people even more lazy around the house than they already are. Many people these days are used to having Internet access, television and many tech gadgets available in their bedroom, but this company has gone a step further and built them directly into the bed itself. The Starry Night Sleep Technology Bed was on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Available with the bed, besides the mattress, is built in wireless Internet connectivity, an iPod Dock, surround sound speakers, LCD projector, dual temperature controls and of course, a DVR. Another feature present would be very useful to at least one person that I know; it can detect if a "user" is snoring and will elevate the bed 7 degrees at that end and return to the original position once the snoring stops.

So if you are already smiling wide because now you have no reason other than the bathroom to leave your bed, then I hope you have an extra-fat wallet because this bed is expected to sell for between $20,000 and $50,000 when it becomes available this year. "I know it sounds like a lot, but you show me somebody that sleeps in a bed with someone that snores; I will show you a person that thinks $20,000 is a very small amount to pay to solve that problem," Mark Quinn, group executive vice president for Leggett & Platt's bedding division, said Tuesday.

With all due respect Mr. Quinn, there are many other things you can buy at a pharmacy for a lot less than $20,000 to battle snoring. Nevertheless, this company has succeeded nicely in creating the ultimate gadget for lazy people, and believe it or not, there's a lot of lazy, self-loving people with bags of money! (Ever see My Super-Sweet Sixteen?)

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6 user comments

110.1.2008 18:31
vinny13
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Quote:
Leggett & Platt Inc. in another company that wants to make people even more lazy around the house than they already are.
OMG I'm not even going to bother to read the rest.

210.1.2008 19:11

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Look up: Light hearted, Humor, Joking

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310.1.2008 19:39

A new bed or a Corvette, I cant decide. My dream is to own the Vette but I could get the bed and just dream about driving one.

412.1.2008 0:53

wow that sounds like a great way to give people cancer. Go Leggett and Platt Inc. :/

522.1.2008 16:02

This is all well and good however i thought the bed was for sleeping and how are we supposed to get any rest with this. It would be good for sleep overs and slumber parties and other parties of that nature ;) Sleeping however will be not what the person would do with this type of bed.

622.1.2008 16:19
goodswipe
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Great, now all they need to do is incorporate instant 99 cent double cheese burgers from McDonald's into the bed.

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