Ranking just under lumps of coal and satsumas, socks are notoriously one of the worst Christmas gifts you could ever receive. But we all love Netflix, right? So how about Netflix socks that can detect when you doze off and stop the program you’re watching so you don’t miss a minute of top telly like Jessica Jones or House of Cards?
The barmy concept for Netflix Socks has apparently come from user submitted ideas through the makeit.netflix.com website which showcases weird and wonderful gimmicks that can help the lifestyle of the Netflix die-hard. Netflix’s official spiel on the Netflix socks is as follows:
“Sometimes a show is so good, you just can’t stop. And the next thing you know, zzzzz. Netflix socks detect when you’ve dozed off and send a signal to your TV, automatically pausing your show. Never again will you binge-watch yourself to sleep, only to wake up two seasons later wondering what happened.”
It’s presented as a DIY project with a number of patterns available based on Netflix programmes such as Bojack Horseman and Daredevil and some knitting ability and electronic know-how is required to build the sleep detection system which includes accelerometer, LED indicator and 500mAh battery. Netflix advises “to build the sensor, you’ll need an understanding of electronics and microcontroller programming, and be comfortable around a soldering iron”. So that’s us out.
We’re pretty sure if Netflix is yanking our chain and this bonkers invention has absolutely no real intention but you can check out full details, part list and photos to make your own at makeit.netflix.com.