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Last updated October 23, 2018

The Clam Pillow - For Over Your Head

Ahoy Mates! The first bed pillow designed to arc over your head. Block out the light, noise, and all your stressful thoughts.

The Clam Pillow - For Over Your Head

Ahoy Mates! The first bed pillow designed to arc over your head. Block out the light, noise, and all your stressful thoughts.

$3,434
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
48
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 23 2018 7:21 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 23, 2018

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

The Clam Pillow is here.

Welcome to voyage mates, do we have a tale to tell: the first-ever bed pillow designed to arc over your head to help you sleep better.

Gone are the days of ear plugs, eye masks, and pressing pillows over your head to shut out the stresses of everyday life. The Clam Pillow combines all three of these methods into one amazing product. 

Treat your head like a pearl.


Why sleep with a pillow OVER your head?

People sleep with a pillow over their head for many reasons. Usually they are trying to block out some morning light or buffer the noise, but there is  more to it. Just as we like to have a blanket over our bodies, a pillow over your head provides a sense of security and safety.    

A pillow over your head is also an escape of the mind. It allows you to enclose yourself in comfort and block out the outside world. 

The slight pressure on your head lets you decompress and ease your thoughts. 

It is the ultimate calming sensation.

So what's wrong with a standard pillow?

Using a standard pillow over your head does not provide the best experience. They are bulky, thick, and they fall right out of place. Worst of all, their flat, so they don’t contour to your head where you need it most.  

That’s why we created The Clam Pillow. 

The Clam Pillow is specifically designed as a top pillow to cover your head. 

With its patent-pending arched design you can be sure it will stay in place and completely enclose you in comfort. 

Its unique shape allows side sleepers with a breathable passageway so you never get that feeling of suffocation or overheating. 

In fact, of all the sleeping tests we've done, the Clam Pillow is the perfect sleep companion.

All of the above are the working prototype. We have improved out design for final production. The design takes up less surface space, uses a lightweight and breathable foam core, and enlarged archways for more circulation. 

Final Design
Final Design

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The Clam Pillow and Autism Studies.

  • Did you know as many as 80% of individuals with autism are also diagnosed with sleeping disorders. As part of our KickStarter campaign, we have established a designated fund which will be used for research and trials with The Clam Pillow on autistic individuals. In doing our own independent research we believe The Clam Pillow can greatly improve the quality of their sleep and need your help to test these theory. 

Thank you for all your support!

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  • Trademark Pending
   

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Risks and challenges

Creating products is always risky. Thanks to e-commerce and millennial thinking, products are flooding the web at a pace we have never seen in history. Before even thinking about starting a project for a new product, you have to already assume someone else has done it.

In this case of The Clam Pillow, we went through extensive research just to make sure this hasn't been done before. There are 100's of patents and trademarks out there for pillows. But just so happens, they are all for resting your head on, not for over it. Who would have thunk??

Our largest risk of bringing The Clam Pillow to reality is creating a new category.

Pillows have been around forever. And people have been sleeping with a pillow over their head for just as long. However we are creating a product which is specifically designed for that purpose. Its never been done before. But that is also what exciting about it!

Just like every other inventor, we worry about others copying our idea and we are doing everything we can to protect it.

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    CLAM PILLOW AUTISM RESEARCH AND TRIALS

    You're a good shipmate, you want to support our project and do good for others in the sea. For this reward, we set aside a separate fund dedicated to do trial research and studies with The Clam Pillow. This research will be focused on improving sleep deprivation with those diagnosed with autism. We will keep you anchored with the latest results and information so you feel good about where your gold coins are going.

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    THE CLAM PILLOW

    This is it mateys, the final voyage. For this reward, you will get The Clam Pillow with free US shipping at. Treat you head like a pearl.

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    TWO CLAM PILLOWS!

    We thank you greatly captain, two times! We can sea you are doubly ready to set sail. Two Clams Pillows and free US shipping.

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Funding period

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