Don’t you just hate when it’s too hot to sleep at night? You spend hours tossing and turning, flipping the pillow over, endlessly searching for a cool spot so you can maybe get comfortable long enough to fall asleep. If your house, like mine, is not air conditioned, the odds of this happening decrease exponentially as the temperature goes up, and all the fans in the world aren’t going to solve the fact that you’re lying in bed creating heat underneath you.

All you have to do is place the mat underneath you on your bed, where you’ll be lying on it from approximately shoulders to knees (obviously this varies depending on your height). One side is mesh, to absorb air from the rest of the room, while the other side features a fan to suck the air through. In effect, it pulls the hot air away from your body and disperses it into the room, where you trusty bedside fan can whisk it away.

The Air Conditioned Bed Mat Soyo measures about 965 x 925 x 76mm (38 x 36.4 x 3″), and is made of polyester 100% (front); polyester 85%, cotton 15% (back); polyester 67%, cotton 33% (cover). It weighs just 1.6kg (56.4 oz). It is powered by DC12V, maximum 2W, and comes with an AC100V (50-60Hz) adapter. Unfortunately, you can’t set an actual temperature, as it has only three settings (strong, medium and weak), but an alternating mode is also available. You can set it to run for six, eight, or ten hours. The instructions are in Japanese, so good luck with that. It seems pretty self-explanatory, though.

The biggest drawback I can see to this is the price: at $270.00 US, you might be better off just buying a window air conditioning unit. But I’m still intrigued by the concept.

Source: Red Ferret

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