One of the struggles encountered with traditional hug pillows is that they could never grasp the warmth of a human body. Thanko Inc. recently announced the release of an inflatable hug pillow that is said to mimic the temperature of a real human.
A heated pad can be found in near the chest area of the inflatable pillow. Powered through a USB cable, the pad can be raised to a level of 36°C, creating the essence of snuggling next to a warm body.
The pillow is also sized to fit in standard dakimakura cases, so you can share the warmth with your favourite anime character for an enhanced experience. They are sold for 2,980 yen (about $25 USD) each on Rare Mono.
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