Crowdfunding is, in my opinion, one of the best things to come out of the internet over the past few years. From helping a tiny cafe halfway across the world to develop a new awesome vegetarian menu (I actually did this with a cafe in the States. Needless to say I didn’t receive the rewards on offer…), to funding the manufacturing of a brand new innovative product, to supporting the ever-needy arts sectors. It’s a fantastic way to be able to help someone who has worked hard to do something besides the 9-5, with their only stumbling block the colossal issue of capital.
When I’m browsing my Kickstarter app, I always try to look for either vegetarian, writing, or travel related products on Kickstarter. I’ll be honest, there is, of course, a lot of
crap not so great stuff on there. Those people that are just going travelling and trying to raise some money to ‘set up a blog’, for example, irritate the hell out of me. Every once in a while, however, I stumble across something awesome and useful and fronted by people with a lot of passion for what they do.
I recently discovered father and son team, Bernie and Dirk. Their product is called the SeatSnoozer. And what does it do? IT LETS YOU SLEEP WHEN YOU’RE TRAVELLING. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve dreaded that 10 hour train/bus/coach/plane journey ahead of me for the mere fact that I know I will not be getting a wink of sleep due to my heads inability to stay in one place when I’m unconscious. Embarrassing situations quickly ensue. Banging my head on the seat in front. My elbow slipping off the armrest and falling into the walkway. That weird jumpy head thing that goes on for an uncomfortable amount of time, and probably most perplexingly, the dreaded falling asleep on the strangers shoulder. *shudder*
Bernie and Dirk have created a product that eliminates this. Instead of me trying to explain it, here’s their video.
So. Why am I talking about the SleepSnoozer and my infinite love for Kickstarter so much? Well, today marks the day that I will host my first ever blog giveaway! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! I’ve partnered up with Bernie and Dirk to offer one person the chance to own one of the first EVER SeatSnoozer’s.
How do you get it? All you have to do is follow my blog if you don’t already (click the ‘follow’ link either on the left hand side of the page or in your WordPress bar!) OR follow my Twitter account @FottlesTravels and RT this Tweet:
Simple. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on the 1st September and is open to anyone from anywhere in the world. I will contact you and Dirk and Bernie will send you your very own SleepSnoozer. Boom. Oh, and here’s their Kickstarter page.