You know the scenario: It’s Wednesday evening, and you’ve secured your position on the couch with bae. The pad thai you ordered from the corner spot is quickly sending you into a food coma as Master of None flickers before your eyes. Then darkness descends like a theater curtain. Next thing you know, it’s 8:55am and you’re hustling out the door to work. But you forgot to do one thing in your panicked exit: turn off Netflix.

If you’ve got a DIY side, you’ll never have to deal with this modern-day L again. Netflix devised a pair of socks that actually turn off the app as you drift off to sleep—and they’re fittingly emblazoned with a glass of pinot noir.

We’ll be up front: You can’t just buy these foot warmers. You’ll have to knit and assemble the technology embedded yourself—not to mention tune your television or computer to link up with the socks.

But if you’re the type who won the third-grade science fair, go for it! And let Netflix explain how the little doohickey you’re building will eventually work:

We’ve based our sleep detection system on a popular method called actigraphy. An accelerometer detects when you’ve stopped moving for a prolonged period of time and triggers a signal to your TV that pauses Netflix. When it detects that you’ve dozed off, an LED light in the cuff of the sock flashes red, warning that the pause signal is about to be sent to your TV. Any motion will stop it from firing.

The accelerometer is very sensitive to little movements, so it’s good at detecting when you’re just sitting still, raptly watching Netflix, and when you’ve actually fallen asleep.


Only thing left to do is strap in…


And take your “Netflix and chill” to the next level.

Bless up.