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Do you sleep with your iPhone? Stick it in a stuffed owl!

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Do you sleep with your iPhone? Stick it in a stuffed owl!
According to a survey of Stanford University students, the majority of people go to bed while using their smartphones. And whether it's to play Angry Birds, or pop off a few neglected emails, we've all done it. Now, a small startup is hoping to produce the ultimate bedtime smartphone accessory.

Swoop the Owl is a stuffed owl that will hold your iPhone, or other similarly sized smartphone, and provide you with a cuddly companion at the same time. It is designed for the iPhone 4, but will fit other similarly sized devices. Jim McGraw and Tara Armbruster, the designers behind the Owl, say that their target consumers are teens and tweens. But with more character options, we could see this appealing to all age groups.

If you have small children that like to use your smartphone or iPod Touch, Swoop the Owl would also serve as a cushion, should the child drop your precious device. And, to personalize the Owl, you can get your name embroidered above the device opening.

For $25, this isn't the most practical purchase. We think they should have included a charger port at the bottom, or even a small backup battery within the Owl. But we don't think practicality was really a priority.

source: Kickstarter via CNET

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posted on 09 Jun 2011, 01:00

1. vantenkiest (Posts: 314; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)

so cute its disgusting.. but no.

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 01:41

2. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Why does this owl still use IOS 3.x?

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 02:13 1

3. Phonecpu (unregistered)

:| wow ... they should make a inflatable woman to put your Iphone in so that way u can have sex with your "sexy" Iphone .I really hope the world is going to end in 2012 :)) .

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 15:58

9. spanky (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

haha people are crazy with this stuff... must be an apple thing. I dont like to sleep with my android....

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 13:27

8. Epiceve (unregistered)

I think it's a cool idea and I want one! Love owls and I do fall asleep with my iPhone next to me...Great idea guys!

posted on 09 Jun 2011, 23:22

10. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Dont tell the doctor why you woke up with a tumor xD

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