The Ultimate Gadget for Travelers

Something about being at the airport makes people fall asleep. Have you noticed that? It can be the middle of the day with the sun shining bright, but there are mostly two types of people at the airport: Those that are rushing to catch a flight and those that are sleeping.

There is nothing worse than waking up from an airport nap with a pain in your neck or a leg cramp from being so uncomfortable. Okay, maybe drooling on yourself is worse than that, but that’s it. If Russian architects, Arch Group, have anything to say about it, all that is about to change.

They have designed what is called a “Sleep Box” which I call a “personal space pod” that you might soon be able to rent at your airport for 15 minutes or up to several hours. This pod is perfect for grabbing some sleep, watching the game, tweeting with privacy or just relaxing away from the crowd. It comes complete with Wi-Fi, a LCD display, sockets for charging your laptop and cell phone, bed with clean sheets, pillow, etc…

Although I’m highlighting the example of this being used in an airport, there are tons of applications for this little cubicle. It’s cheap sleep for sure! Apparently these are already being used in Japan (of course) and will soon grace other airports around the world. I can’t wait!