iSleep: Analog Laptop Extension


iSleep is the name of this fun concept by the German designer Ivonne Dippmann. The idea is to provide you and your laptop with a useful analog multi-function extension.

i -sleep, a comfortable soft pillow which can be attached on the top of each leptop and functiones like a rescue west in an airplane – with the difference…it really saves us. If we tend to fall asleep, we just close our laptop, a pillow gets filled with warm air, music is being played and after 10 minutes the alarm clock rings.


Heating up
By closing the laptop an air cushion blows itself up, which is connected by a valve with the fan of the computer. The computer is in the “sleep mode” and warm exhaust air is blown into the pillow. The material is coated with Latex at the inside, so the supplied warm air can be kept for a longer time. The heat supply is interrupted by opening the laptop again.

Making music
By closing the computer a playlist is activated by a music program. This playlist can be individually created or is automatically generated by the program. The titles being played correspond to the duration of the desired sleeping time.

Waking up
After the last music title being played, the possibility exists to be waken up. The waking time, the waking tone and the distances of the repeating waking noise are individually adjustable.


Read more about Ivonne Dippmann’s iSleep project over at

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Robert Birming

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Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Robert is a blogger and musician with an eye on innovative gadgets and design geekiness.

9 Responses to “iSleep: Analog Laptop Extension”

  1. Electronic Gadgets Reply October 6, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Looks strangely comfortable and better than just the usual hard, cold desk.

  2. Yes, it sure does. 🙂

    Thank you all for stopping by!

  3. An interesting concept. I guess this would be perfect for those mid-afternoon naps if you’re on the go and you need to crash anywhere you can. I like the waking up feature of this pillow but I guess I question covering the fan of the laptop to have the warm air enter the pillow. Moving the warm/hot air away from your laptop is kind of important but it sounds like this captures the air? Correct me if I’m wrong or if I misunderstand how this pillow fills up. Again though a very cool and interesting concept for people on the go.

  4. As I understand it, i-sleep uses the fan of the computer to fill the pillow with air.

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