Knit a Pair of Netflix Socks That Pause Your Show If You Fall Asleep

by , 12/17/15   filed under: Wearable Technology


You’ll get a warning before that happens via an LED light in the cuff, which will flash red before the signal transmits. To continue watching your show uninterrupted, simply shift your foot.

For greater snooze-sensing accuracy, Netflix also provides instructions for adding a pulse oximeter to detect changes in heart rate.

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You can embed these components into an existing pair of socks, of course, but there’s at least one benefit to making your own from scratch: The company offers several knitting patterns based on its original shows, including Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. And there’s no time like the present to pick up a new skill.

“Never again will you binge-watch yourself to sleep, only to wake up two seasons later wondering what happened,” Netflix promises. “Netflix socks pause your show automatically, so you never miss a moment.”

We can think of worse ways to get through winter.

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