CES 2008: Starry Night is the most high-tech bed ever

CES 2008


Cor. I thought my kingsize divan bed was pretty cool, what with those built-in drawers, but the Starry Night Bed makes it look like a sorry pile of rags on the floor. Why? Let’s start with the surround-sound home cinema that’s built in, complete with four subwoofers and a 1080p LCD projector that casts a 10-foot screen on the wall.

Wi-Fi is built in too, complete with a wireless keyboard for web surfing and email via that projector. There’s an iPod dock too, but you probably won’t need it, given the 1.5 terabytes of disc storage that’s built in (that’s 400,000 songs, apparently).

Meanwhile, there’s sensors to detect and analyse your tossing and turning, and serve up tips on how to get a better night’s sleep. There’s a snoring detection system that raises you seven degrees when it hears you sleep-honking, to nip it in the bud. And both sides of the bed can be pre-heated or pre-cooled, depending on your tastes.

The downside: the Starry Night Bed is not on sale until the first half of 2009, and will cost $20,000-$50,000 depending on how many features you want. It’s on show at CES next week, and if I get half a chance, I’m going to leap on for a snooze closer look at those features.

Starry Night Bed website

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