Sound & Vision , Sleeping with Apps

Given S&V' penchant for speakers, I decided to lay down with the ZEEQ Smart Pillow by REM-Fit. The pillow (26.5 x 16.75 x 5.5 inches) embeds eight wireless speakers (four on each side), a microphone, two vibration motors, a three-axis gyroscope, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (affording about two weeks of usage), and a wired remote.The 7-pound pillow is a bit hefty, but the electronics are buried under an outer foam shell that makes pressing your head against it surprisingly snug. A white pillowcase and extra fill are included. You download the ZEEQ app (for Android phones or iPhones but not iPads) and create your sleep profile. (Call me Sandman.) I set my wake-up time to 6 a.m. weekdays; 7 a.m. weekends. You adjust the sensitivity of the microphone for monitoring your snoring, the intensity of the vibrations for waking you to rise or stop snoring, and the default speaker volume. Programming the pillow is complicated, so you shouldn't do it just before going to bed. Read more at Sound & Vision