Bizarre body pillow wants you to hug your phone5/2/2012
Consider the Hugvie today's sign of a digital apocalypse -- it's a body pillow-slash-"huggable communication medium with a heartbeat." Puzzled? Well, just imagine you're cradling a loved one in your arms, but replace that actual human with a pillow that has a phone cleverly stashed inside it. The somewhat creepy device is also programmed to replicate the caller's biological traits, like the sound of their voice, while two vibrators mimic their heartbeat. The "pulse" even quickens or slows based on the caller's volume and tone -- but no word yet on whether it sheds tears during particularly heartfelt talks.
Would you ever want a Hugvie?