How many time have you come home after a long day and settled into your couch to binge Netflix? And how many times have you fallen asleep and woken up episodes later?
Netflix is prepared to make your bingeing life a lot easier, with Netflix socks that pause your TV if you fall asleep or just admire the inside of your eyelids for too long. Here’s the great thing about this: You already have some of what you need for a pair of Smartsocks. You do have socks, right? Now all you need is get the instructions from the Netflix website, stop at an electronics store, and break out your soldering iron.
According the website, an accelerometer figures out when you’ve stopped moving — a pretty good indication of sleep — and sends a signal to your TV that pauses NetFlix. It warns you first, flashing a red LED in the cuff of your sock that tells you that you need to move or you’ll be sent to the pause zone.
Nothing like a good DIY project to while away the holidays, which (come to thing of it) are also a good time off for binge watching. And if you want to DIY from scratch, Netflix provides knitting patterns for socks, including embroidery patterns for graphics representing popular shows, such as Derek, Narcos, and Master of None. There’s also a template for cutting out “NETFLIX” in felt
We predict this is the start a trend in Smartsocks: KnitFlix. Feet, do your stuff!