For me, “Netflix and Chill” means pouring myself a nice glass of Pinot Grigio, putting my hair in a top knot, and then waking up in the middle of the night pissed that I can’t remember what episode of Gossip Girl I fell asleep to. As it turns out, I’m not the only one, and for all of us out there who routinely fall asleep with autoplay on, Netflix has created the perfect solution — socks that detect when you start to get sleepy and will pause your show for you so you don’t miss a second. What.
These special Netflix socks use sleep-detection software that uses a science called actigraphy, which detects when you start to fall asleep by your change in motion. Once you start to get still and sleepy, a light flashes on your socks to let you know that it’s about to pause your show. If you’ve just been to Chipotle and are merely in a food coma but going strong on your FRIENDS binge, you can just wiggle your toes at the flashing light, and your show will go on as usual.
The best part? These socks don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. If you’re a bit of a tech geek, Netflix released an easy guide to DIY your favorite socks into Netflix-pausing robots here. Now all I need is to figure out a way to refill my popcorn without moving, and I’ll never leave my couch again.
[via Business Insider]