If you haven’t seen it already, the Pockindo pillow looks like this:
Basically, you brace the pillow against the seat in front of you, and you can then lean into it. The cutouts are for your face, and so that you can rest your arms inside the pillow if you wish to.
I’m writing this little blurb about the Pockindo pillow because there’s been a decent amount of publicity surrounding it lately. Before continuing, let me say that I do not have any first-hand experience with this pillow. I’ve talked to some friends who have used it, and I’ve done some research on my own – but I have not personally used this product.
Pockindo Review – A Woollip Copy Cat?
On close inspection, it definitely looks like Pockindo may just be a cheap knockoff product intended to confuse buyers with a product identical to the Woollip Pillow, which is a travel pillow product that’s currently being funded through indiegogo. You can take a look at the Woollip pillow’s premise below:
Woollip has had a patent pending on their product for some time now, so it seems Pockindo might very well be trying to squeak in and take advantage of the interest stirred up by Woollip, regarding their innovative pillow design.
The thing that really caused me to look into this a bit, is that it did seem like Pockindo had an active listing of their allegedly cheap product up on Amazon – it didn’t seem to be well-received, and had a very long estimated delivery time. That listing has since been removed, either by Pockindo themselves or otherwise.
That being said, it does look like you can still buy the Pockindo pillow directly through Pockindo’s website.
Other Pockindo Reviews
Like I said, I don’t have any direct experience with Pockindo’s pillow. So, I looked around a bit – there do seem to be a few legitimate-looking reviews of the pillow on various travel-related websites, but I also came across this Pockindo review page.
The one review that does cover their pillow states
Pockindo comes from a German Company. it is a scam and tries to sell bad quality counterfeit products.
Woollip is the original travel pillow (patented since March 2015) and is hypoallergenic, with 0% Phthalates. This fake Pockindo product is made from bad quality materials, and can be dangerous for your health.
Again, I do not personally endorse or deny the accusations leveraged in the above quote. Those were posted by user “Clemxilla” on the site linked above, and I don’t know how legitimate (if at all) they are.
All things considered, none of this reflects very well on Pockindo. I haven’t seen any statements from the company itself about any of this, either, so who knows what’s really going on. I just wanted to get this out there because I pride myself on informing my readers as honestly and transparently as possible about any and all travel pillows and travel-related products out there.
Do your own research, and make your own decisions – but be aware that, at the very best, the Pockindo Pillow appears to be nothing more than a cheap knockoff of the Woollip travel pillow.
In the meantime, feel free to check out my many travel pillow reviews if you’re in the market for a new one yourself!