Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pillow Reviews: The Total Pillow

This morning I woke up with my lower back killing me again.  I’m not sure what I did to it yesterday, but this morning it’s letting me know what it thinks of me – it hates me.

my pillow So, I sat down at my netbook, shoved my Total Pillow behind my back and breathed a sigh of relief.  That’s when it hit me – duh!  Why haven’t you done a review on a product that’s been your lifesaver for nearly a year.  And so I am.  : )

Product Overview:

Summary:  The versatile pillow that changes shape for total comfort and support!

Size:  12 x 12 x 3 inches ; 9.6 ounces


Price:  $14.39 & eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping

Main Features: 

Twist turn and shape the Total Pillow™ any way you like!
Filled with tension easing micro-beads

Great for use:
On a plane
In a car
Watching TV
Playing games
In the office
Seat Cushion, Neck Rest, Lumbar Support, Pillow, Chair Cushion, Floor Pillow, Head Rest.

Durability and Performance:  Now this is where consumers take a hatchet to the Total Pillow.  I didn’t mention the crappy rating reviews earlier that consumers gave it at Amazon, because I didn’t want you to be immediately turned off.  The rating is 2.5.  I disagree with the rating.  I give it a 5, here’s why.

2011-06-17 14-05-46.765 Basically, consumers main complaint is that it is poorly constructed and falls apart really easy. 

I’ve brutalized mine for nearly a year and it’s just fine.  My cats love it!  If I’m not using it behind my back for support, Little Lillie sleeps on it while I work. 

I don’t just use it for my back at the desk, but I:

  • sleep on it at night
  • use it behind my head when sitting in my rocker because there’s no neck support.
  • use it to prop myself up when lying on my side reading a book…

See what I mean?  My Total Pillow gets very little rest from me or my cats.  LOL  It reminds me of the Energizer Bunny – it keeps going and going.

Anyway, just like beanbag chairs, the little pellets begin to shrink.  Does it hurt the effectiveness of the pillow?  Not even in the slightest.  In fact, it makes it even more comfortable.  : )

Another complaint some consumers gave was that they couldn’t make it twist into the shapes on the box.  Maybe it’s because I’m mechanically inclined, because I could.  I  did.  I do.

So, I’m really not sure what’s with all the bad reviews, because I’ve been anything but kind to my pillow and it’s still going.

Who this product is suitable for:

It’s suitable for everyone except:

  • curious little kids who are always opening things to see how they work.
  • dogs, because they like to chew everything.
  • which then leads me to - little tykes who are teething.

The Total Pillow is squishy and really relaxing to squeeze like tension release balls, but it’s not a chew toy.  You should also use caution when your cats use it for a cushy bed.

If you have back problems, the Total Pillow is a blessing.  It provides great support in a chair, and depending on where you put it, it also helps your posture.

If you’re going to a game or lecture and the bleachers, chairs or benches hurt your bum – take it with you.  It’s an all around functional pillow.

Overall thoughts:

I think it’s a brilliant pillow, and yes, I’m buying another one when this one finally bites the dust.  For those who might buy it and decide they don’t like it, well…your cat will love you for it.  : )

Click here to buy now!





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