Boring conversation? Snooze with phone pillow

The Hanashicom pillow will put you to sleep.

Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET)

If you can’t bear to go beddy-byes without a goodnight from your sweetheart, or if the person on the other end of the line simply bores you to sleep, lay your weary head on the Hanashicom pillow.

The star-shaped headsets are fluffy pillows with embedded microphones and speakers that link to your phone.

Softbank group company Willcom is offering the pillows to new subscribers to its flat-rate Personal Handy Phone (PHS) service through the end of February.

Through Willcom’s number of subscribers (4.2 million) is up from 10 years ago, PHS is still a minor network regarded as cheaper than regular cell carriers in Japan, and Willcom is the sole carrier.

PHS phones, however, are power-efficient, have weak electromagnetic signatures, and are often used in hospitals and care facilities.

Available in six colors, the Hanashicom pillows can connect to PHS or cell phones for hands-free chatting and, of course, dozing off.

Just be sure not to drool into the mic.

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