Normally, we use our pulpit at We Know Products to tell our readers about items we recommend, but we understand that sometimes negative product reviews are just as, if not more, useful to the modern online shopper. With that in mind, I want to warn you against one of the most popular products on all of Amazon: these bestselling bed pillows from a brand called Beckham.
I recently moved into a new apartment, and in doing so decided to start completely from scratch when it comes to my bedding. Mattress, sheets, comforter, pillows—I recently got all of them completely new. I’ll detail my thoughts on the other items in future posts, but for now I want to concentrate on the pillows. Many people are very particular when it comes to their pillows. Typically, I am not one of them. I have never had any problems with pillows, be they ones I purchased or even ones provided at hotels or Airbnbs. So, I assumed it would be a no-brainer to adorn my bed with the pillows with the highest ratings on Amazon. That would be this 2-pack of “Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows,” which comes with a 4.5-star rating after nearly 130,000 customer reviews. Filled with gel memory foam, which is pretty standard these days, they seemed like a surefire winner.
I was immediately disappointed. My first few nights in my new apartment are some of the most uncomfortable nights of sleep I have had in my entire life. And that includes the night I got locked out of my hotel in Italy and had to sneak into a church basement to get some shut-eye.
What was wrong with them? These pillows have absolutely no support! They might be comfortable for spooning if you are that type of side sleeper, but as for resting my head they offered me little in the way of cushion between me and my mattress. In fact, I think it would have been more comfortable if I had slept without a pillow at all. At least that way my neck would not have been craned in a weird way throughout the night.
I can’t say I wasn’t warned. Several people had told me not to get my pillows off Amazon, calling it a crapshoot. No one mentioned this set specifically, but they might as well have, cautioning that with something as crucial to wellness as a pillow, it was of paramount importance to be able to actually feel the thing before committing to it. They were right.
After a week I gave up and resolved to go pillow shopping at an actual retail store. Kohl’s is known for its bed & bath products—towels, sheets, blankets, etc.—so it seemed a natural place to start. They had an entire section devoted to pillows, and you could touch each one. Surprisingly to me, the one that felt the best was also filled with gel-infused memory foam, but I couldn’t argue with my senses and ended up buying it.
That has made all the difference. Sold under the Kohl’s in-house brand “The Big One,” these shapeable memory foam pillows have dramatically improved my sleep quality. They manage to be soft and firm, comfortably giving me the support I need to have an enjoyable nightly trip to the Land of Nod.
Ironically, these pillows are rather poorly reviewed at Kohls.com! They have a dismal 3.7-star rating, albeit from a mere 137 reviewers. That just goes to show you that with something as personal as pillows, you can’t trust others to make the best decisions for you personally.
2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Her
When it comes to shopping for your best friend, mom, girlfriend, or any other leading lady in your circle, we’ve got you covered. Shop the best gift ideas for women with this holiday gift guide. All products are available on Amazon!
Surprise the makeup enthusiast in your life with this beautiful neutral eyeshadow palette.
Cozy up with these UGG sherpa slippers that will keep you warm all winter long.
Give the gift of glowing skin with this perfect addition to your skincare routine.
Comfortable sleep set that is cozy and cute.
A moisturizing lotion that rejuvenates the skin during the dry winter months.
Give the gift of this Pillow Talk icons set. Includes four favorite lip secrets from the collection.
Like an airy dream, Ariana Grande Cloud is a creamy, soft and luxurious perfume with a high-class scent. Fresh and uplifting bergamot orange, rich lavender and juicy pear create a bright opening.
A hair product any beauty buff would love.
An ideal gift for a girl who’s always on the go!
These must-haves are essential for every step of your hair care routine. Cleanse with normcore signature shampoo, moisturize with the nourishing mask, and refresh your style with perk up dry shampoo.
This lash enhancing liquid eyeliner and serum promote the appearance of longer looking lashes.
A great stocking stuffer and always an everyday must-have.
You can never go wrong with a good pair of earrings, let alone at this price!
At $9, This Silly Plush Turkey Hat Is A Must-Own
In 2022, Santa hats are out. Silly turkey hats are in.
I was on Amazon looking for things to do over Thanksgiving with relatives (eventually landing on the brand new game Christmas Categories) when I came across this:
My first thought was that it creates the perfect opportunity for someone in the family to recreate the classic Monica turkey head scene from Friends:
Then I realized that there are many ways you can have fun with the turkey hat Thanksgiving. When you play games, you can decide in advance that the loser has to wear the turkey hat. Or perhaps you can start a tradition that whoever carves the turkey each year gets to wear the turkey hat. The possibilities are endless!
No matter how you are spending the holiday this year (with funny turkey hat, or sans funny turkey hat), the We Know Products team wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Keep Comfort Within Arm’s Reach With NAIPO’s New Handheld Massager
If you go on Amazon and search for “handheld massager,” you will find dozens and dozens of clones of the same $100 massage gun. My immediate reaction upon seeing this was that there is no longer any innovation in the massager industry. Instead of actually investing in R&D to come up with more advanced ways to help customers, massager companies seem content to copy one another and compete on price.
One company gives me hope. That company is NAIPO, a well-known massager brand whose stated mission is to help people all over the world “Find Well-being.” NAIPO’s latest handheld massager features a brand new design that provides added value for the user. While it is still a percussion massager, its sleek comfort-grip handle grants access to otherwise inaccessible areas of the body. It also features 5 interchangeable massager heads so that you are able to treat each acupuncture point with the best possible massage.
This attention to detail creates a truly customizable experience. After a workout or just a long day at work, you can choose from 5 different speed levels and 5 different working modes, from gentle relaxation to vigorous, deep-tissue massage. By virtue of the extended front grip, you can give exactly the right type of massage to previously neglected muscles all over your body.
A common complaint about percussion massagers is the noise level that can make it awkward or even impossible to use in public. The new NAIPO handheld massager is different. Unlike its competitors, it provides amazing results with only a single massage head. This has the twin effect of reducing noise levels and making it lighter and therefore less unwieldy, a huge plus especially for older users.
The NAIPO XF-5120 handheld massager will be available for purchase soon, and at $52.99 it is inarguably cheaper than similar products on the market. You get your very own either at NAIPO’s own storefront on naipocare.com or on Walmart.com. Stay tuned for more updates!