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beating heart pillows

by Yury Gitman
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  • the story

Listen To Your Heart

You won't believe how calm you feel after just a few seconds with the My Beating Heart pillow. This innovative and super-soft pillow recreates the rhythmic pulse of a beating heart, feeling much like a purring pet or a hug from a loved one. You'll slowly feel yourself focusing on the beat and your heart will begin to sync with the calm pulse of the pillow.

With the help of a sophisticated micro-computer, this innovative pillow creates a unique heartbeat every time you turn it on. Using the latest technology and computer science, coupled with the practice of meditation and yoga, this calming pillow's heartbeat is based on the heart when it's in its most peaceful and meditative state. Sure to help you relax, make you more aware of your surroundings and more in tune with your own beating heart. Designed by Yury Gitman. Made in China.

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  • details
Item ID
16967
Made from
polyester
Measurements
14" L x 14" W x 5" D
Notes
ages 3 and up. spot clean with mild soap and water. Battery operated one 9-volt battery included. not intended as crib toy.
  • the maker

Yury Gitman

Yury Gitman is a designer, inventor, and award-winning artist. He's a Adjunct Professor at The Parsons New School for Design where he teaches Interactive Toy Design and advanced concepts in digital design.

Yury has exhibited at the Biennale of Electronic Arts in Perth Australia; at the Isle de France in Paris; at Ars Electronics in Austria; and at Eyebeam, among others, in New York.

He remains one of the first people to use the Internet from inside the New York subway. He did this by employing a network of his Magicbikes ("wireless bicycle hotspots").

He was awarded the Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Net Vision in 2003, one of Europe's highest recognition for electronic arts. In 2005 Yury opened Banana Design Lab, a product design company focusing on lifestyle designs to entertain the soul.

He received a Masters degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunication Program and a Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology, and Culture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has worked with non-profits such as NYCWireless, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Downtown Alliance to promote open Internet policy and New Media Art practice in New York.

Yury's work has featured in local, national, and international media including BBC, New York Times, Newsweek, NPR, New York 1 TV, Tech TV, CNET, ID Magazine, Readymade, Village Voice, Bust magazine, Adbusters, Utne reader and a range of other outlets.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BEATING HEART PILLOWS
 
4.1

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (85)
  • Comfortable (80)
  • Fluffy (69)
  • Keeps shape (43)
  • Conforming (26)

Cons

  • Small (3)

Best Uses

  • Sleeping (69)
  • Decoration (25)
  • Good cushioning (21)
  • Extra support (9)
  • Comforting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (62), Budget shopper (27), High-end shopper (7), Stylish (5), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (62), No (33)

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5.0

Super fun!!

By 

from Gillette, WY

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Conforming
  • Easy To Clean
  • Fluffy

Cons

  • Small

Best Uses

  • Cushioning
  • Sleeping

Comments about BEATING HEART PILLOWS:

Gave it to my daughter and her fiance as they are miles apart and until they can be together thought this would give them both some comfort.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

Comment on this review

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!

By 

from Alaska

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Fluffy
  • Keeps Shape

Cons

    Best Uses

    • De-stressing
    • Relaxing
    • Sleeping

    Comments about BEATING HEART PILLOWS:

    Works great! I use it to de-stress and relax during the day, and to get to sleep at night. If there's any downside, it's that it's not really quiet. Although it's not loud, it might keep someone who can't sleep with noise awake.

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    5.0

    GREAT Product!!!

    By 

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Conforming
    • Easy To Clean
    • Fluffy
    • Helps Snoring
    • Keeps Shape
    • Relaxing
    • Soothing
    • Supportive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cushioning
      • Decoration
      • Extra Support
      • Helps with headaches
      • Sleeping

      Comments about BEATING HEART PILLOWS:

      Great product, and overall great design! I gave it to my wife for her birthday and it helps her go to relax and go to sleep. It's easy to use and very comfortable!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Very fast delivery and it was packaged very clean and neat!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      dislike

      By 

      from new york

      Pros

      • Keeps Shape

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BEATING HEART PILLOWS:

          not realistic - just silly

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Luv it -but the full size one is better!

          By 

          from Gainesville, FL

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Conforming
          • Fluffy

          Cons

          • Beat differs from largr 1

          Best Uses

          • Decoration
          • Sleeping

          Comments about BEATING HEART PILLOWS:

          This is an item that I now consider essential to a good night's sleep. I regularly use the larger size original version to peacefully drift off to slumber. I thought the smaller size would be more portable and make a nice gift / answer travel needs. I was a bit disappointed in the difference in heart beat. Less rhythmic and more rough in the smaller size. I would buy the larger size again.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          I would buy another one.

          By 

          from Cambridge, MD

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Fluffy
          • Keeps Shape
          • Supportive

          Cons

          • Batteries ran out quickly

          Best Uses

          • Sleeping

          Comments about BEATING HEART PILLOWS:

          It arrived quickly. I was very happy with the gift as well as my husband. He did say that the pillow needs new batteries. I was surprised because it has only been 2 weeks.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          beating heart pillow large

          By 

          from oklahoma

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Conforming
          • Keeps Shape

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sleeping

            Comments about BEATING HEART PILLOWS:

            my husband loves this pillow

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Wonderful product

            By 

            from sacramento ca

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Supportive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Extra Support
              • Helps pain
              • Sleeping

              Comments about BEATING HEART PILLOWS:

              I had this "heart" sent to a friend who could not take pain meds. She said it helps alot by taking her mind off of
              the pain, and helps her to realax some.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Unique Gift

              By 

              from Bentonville, AR

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable
              • Fluffy
              • Soothing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sleeping

                Comments about BEATING HEART PILLOWS:

                I gave my sisters these for Valentine's Day. Both said that the pillows were wonderfully soft and the sound was soothing. Both have had trouble sleeping in the past. After using these pillows a few nights, both said they were falling to sleep faster and sleeping better.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                awesome!!

                By 

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Fluffy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sleeping

                  Comments about BEATING HEART PILLOWS:

                  I bought this for my boyfriend as a cute valentine's day present since our relationship is long distance. he loved it! it's soft, comfortable, and the beating heart sound is extremely soothing and relaxing. i plan on getting one for myself now, because it really helps you sleep.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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