uthor Matt Haig once said, “Finland is officially the world’s happiest country. It is also 75 percent forest. I believe these facts are related.” Most people find an incredible sense of peace when they head into the relative silence of the forest and leave the trappings of modern life behind. All that’s left is the crunch of leaves underfoot as your hike, the occasional whistle of the wind as it fluffs the leaves on the trees above, and the twitter of birds chattering their merry bird speak without a care in the world. But for many of us, a trip to the woods simply isn’t possible, and that’s why everyone should have their very own Motion Activated Relaxation Box.
The creators of this gift call it “recreation in a box.” The device emits a chorus of natural sounds designed to help create a relaxing atmosphere and chase away the worries plaguing our brains? Got bills to pay? It doesn’t matter — listen to these birds! The truth is, listening to a soundtrack curated by Mother Nature and replicated by science is a pretty smart way to catch your breath and unwind.
The motion-activated mechanism in this Zwitscherbox makes relaxation a no-brained. You give someone the gift, they unwrap it, then anytime they walk by the box they’ll be rewarded with a bird concert. No charge for encore performances, and the band is always ready to go. Score!
- Sounds: birdsong of the Blackbird
- Sound length: 2 minutes
- Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.3 x 1.4 in
- Battery: 3 AA batteries included
- Materials: surface: wood, body: plastic
- Weight: 262 g