Wow! The 2018 Hibermate Generation 5.5 Sleep Mask is Imminent
Posted by Chris Thomas on September 27, 2017. 5 Comments
We're still beavering away here at Hibermate Central working on each new model we create.
Of course, all the feedback from our incredible customers keeps feeding the 'innovation engine' and with each new edition we hope to make the mask a little better.
Last year we released a major upgrade to the Gen 4 2016 model with a wide single band - but it actually proved to be a bit of a flop for many customers so we reverted back this year to a new Gen 5 model with 2 straps and an ehook to help attach the straps to the mask.
Well, the e-hook hasn't been holding up so great for some people, so we've found a new hook system which cannot come undone and we'll be introducing this upgrade in coming weeks.
We've also made the mask narrower as some folks said it was too wide and the ear cups weren't able to sit on their ears very well.
For those customers with bigger head sizes, they said the straps were too short! So we added a bunch more length to the straps.
Lastly, we've added some foam inserts into the cups themselves to help reduce more sound.
Update: The Gen 5.5 is now available! See it here...
Can't wait to film a short video to show what we've been working on...!
Here's some feedback from one of my Beta Testers so far:
Hope you are well and havving a good weekend and thanks again for sending the beta version over. Ive been using them for 5 nights now so I wanted to give you some feedback:
- The main issue that I had previously with the mask slipping off is now resolved. Every night that I have worn them this week, the mask has stayed on and so I have no worries about that!
- The donut ear cushions are the ones I have mainly been using. They are my general preference and have been with all the hibermate products. I can use the flat cushions too, but generally I find the donut ones more comfortable.
- The eye mask itself is nice and sleek and the material is nice and smooth (it feels high quality).
- The only minor comment I have is that the bit where it bridges on the nose might not be exactly the right shape (or maybe my nose is the wrong shape!!). I feel that it curls up slightly at the end, its not uncomfortable but its just an observation.
Hope that is helpful, im not sure if thats the sort of feedback you were looking for or not. If you do want any more feedback then please let me know and ill do my best to help.
Thanks again and keep up the good work! Your product is amazing!
Dr Osman Ahmed
BSc (Hons), PGDip (Sports Physiotherapy), PhD
Physiotherapist to the Football Association