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Nov 29, 2010

Google Employees Sleep In Alien-Like Pods

How does Google keep its employees fresh for long days and nights of working? With sleep pods.

FT reporter Richard Waters was in Google's Mountain View headquarters and snapped this photo of an anonymous Googler catching some rest. When Richard walked past the pod later, he said a pair of female legs were sticking out from the pod.

This contraption is a MetroNap EnergyPod. Metronap says it "harnesses science and NASA technology" to deliver a refreshing nap for users.

On its site, Metronap says, "Occupants are reclined into the optimal napping position to promote blood circulation and reduce pressure on the lower back and ambient sounds help nappers drift into light sleep."

When it's time to wake up, the EnergyPod delivers a light vibration.



38 comments:

S said...

i'd like to try that sleep pod

Alex said...

men I would love to own one of those pods.... the first NaPod

Jaceta said...

Holy God! I need one of these for my house, work, and when I go to coffee. There's nothing better than napping during the day. Although if I had one of these bad boys at work, I don't think anything would get done. Ever.

Maxxy said...

relaxes me just by watching it

bbonnar said...

That chair looks sweeeeet !!

Mister Sharaf said...

google corp is one of the best for workers. they have evrything what they need and dont need. its like a small town...

visit my place. im back now :)

WoW_Updates said...

seems to be a comfortable pod to sleep in...also I would like some rest too :)

Justsayin' said...

Reminds me of Stewie's spaceship he uses to enter Peter on the show Family Guy. lol Cool looking though.

Gurney said...

wow thats awesome

MikeyB said...

fuckin sick

Sinisa said...

good to know...

miecak said...

Lol, that's so awesome.

Jcache said...

Man would that be sweet and I thought my "white noise" iPhone app was cool.

AKIBA-POP! said...

pretty weird, but looks comfortable as well.

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Hatching by night to wield the ban-hammer.

Lexington said...

The only way this would be better is if there was a screen on it like the ones in Fallout

Ryukai said...

This is going on the list of things to put in my dream house.

Willow said...

A HAppy employee is a hard working one!

MRanthrope said...

so THATS why they've been banning everyone, decline payments to afford those suckers.

Krichevskoy said...

i want 2 of those please!

HTT said...

awesome !

David Davidson said...

trippy. That would be so cool to work in a place that had that

sportfx said...

Such great content! I will support this!

Tomas Fer said...

I want to work n google D:

Unablogger said...

couldn't they just use bean bag chairs?

Mark said...

Wow, I want one... so badly.

cooperlife said...

if you want to be woken up by light vibrations why not just move to California.

Frank said...

I usually just sleep in my bed, does that sound odd to you ??

Hitchcock said...

looks creepy

Tsipise said...

They have a lot of nice things at google.

Vapor said...

Wasn't that the chair in the first MIB?

NameBrands said...

that would make the ultimate home theatre chair, all it needs is a cupholder ;)

Bradp13 said...

I WANT ONE!

Dr. Steve said...

People are actually using pods to sleep in, in modern America. does this mean they are theoretically working in the future? I do believe so. Google is a competitor when it comes to employee relations, I'm sure it doesn't harm their rating very much.

Truth Finder said...

sick chairs. man there making mad money.

KillerKun said...

I would sleep there like a log

BrotherAnon said...

Really seems cool

Kingmush said...

It'd be amazing to work for Google...