Funktionide, designed by Stefan Ulrich (crazy German) resembles a body pillow but changes shape with the help of electroactive polymers (plastics that change form when electrically stimulated – or grabbed by a sad, lonely little man). Stefan says it “relieves loneliness”, but I beg to differ, as I side with Gizmodo – “Where are the breasts?”
Although the creepy factor of the marketing video did pique my interest, I’m probably going to wait until the “adult” version comes out. Until then, I will continue to stick my regular pillow between my knees like every other sad old lady.
Category: Nerd Culture