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      02.05.2012 20:17
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      A very soft, squidgy cushion.

      I guess I'm quite a tactile person and enjoy squishing things, stroking things and just generally getting touchy feely with objects. In shops I'm always picking things up to handle them and this was how I met and fell for my Cushtie. I'd seen these cushions before in the plastic bags that they come in but I'm not a very cushiony person so it had never attracted my attention. They are capsule shaped, not pillow shaped and come in a range of colours (the most commonly available seeming to be pink). Anyway, while out shopping one day I was in a shop that had a Cushtie out on display and me, being the tactile person I am, reached out for it. That's when I found out exactly what the selling point of these rather small and otherwise seemingly useless creations is! The exterior of the cushion is made from very soft fabric. It is hard to describe as it isn't soft in the way that cotton is soft but an entirely different and unusual feeling. It feels synthetic but very smooth, soft and strokeable. It feels almost silky. Inside it is filled with beans such as those that are in Beanie Babies instead of padding. This makes your hand sink into it when you touch it and when you hold it, it almost moves about in your hands like it has a bit of a life of its own. It makes it a great tactile toy for people like me. You can fold it in half, stuff parts of it inside itself, flatten it out, flail it around the air like a lassoo or just sit stroking it! It is strange to describe but very addictive! As it is so soft and mouldable it wouldn't do a great job as a cushion or a pillow if you needed it to provide some form of support for your head or back etc. but I do like to sometimes rest my cheek against it when sleeping as the material is very soothing and it just squishes into your face. The range of colours is fairly large, too, and are quite funky. There is the negative, though, that the cover can't be taken off the Cushtie if it needs a wash which is sad as mine is looking a bit dirty after years of being fondled. A damp cloth usually gets most marks off it, though. The range has expanded ever since and they now have travel versions, heart shaped versions and neck support versions. They are quite widely available and are currently retailing on Amazon for around £10, depending on the colour or version.

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      22.11.2011 14:52
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      A loveable cushion

      *The Cushtie* I love going on holiday but hate having to sit on a plane for long periods of time. I find the headrests rather uncomfortable and usually end up annoying the person next to me by leaning on their shoulder! I bought the Cushtie pillow before a long journey overseas and found it extremely comfortable and extremely handy. I used it on the coach, on the plane and even in the hotel to pump up the pathetically thin pillow in the hotel room. It is light enough to travel around comfortably and does not take up too much room. I find the pillow really soft and comfortable. The micro bead filling is fantastic and moulds to the side of my head, is much nicer to lay my head on than an inflatable one. The micro bead filling is great as after as few plumps always comes back bouncy and in shape, it is a little noisy when you move though and the beads rearrange themselves. Micro beads are another term for spongy polystyrene micro-granules. These are fantastically soft and make the pillow very huggable! The dimensions of the pillow are 39cm x 24cm. There are plenty of colours to choose from and you can even get them with different prints on, so whatever your taste there is usually a design to suit you! The pillow comes in a plastic case with a zip and I have kept this for camping, you never know when you may need a waterproof cover. It will keep the pillow dry from light rain but nothing heavier than that. I use the pillow regularly, you could even a few of them on your bed if you wanted but I mainly use mine for travel. When my boyfriend broke his arm, he used the Cushtie as a support cushion. It allowed his arm to be supported but without being too hard and offering too much resistance. He simply held the pillow on his lap and used it to hold his arm. He could have used any other pillow, but the cushtie was small and could tuck right under his arm. *Price* I paid £13.99 from the online store Amazon but it could be available cheaper elsewhere. *Overall* The Cushtie is great to have around the home and great for taking away with you. It is soft and always plump, you can even wash them. I machine washed mine after a drink was spilled on it and it came out of the wash fine!

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        20.11.2011 19:36
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        Useful for travelling

        We each have a Cushtie in our house - so that's three. Me and the little lad have a blue one each and the other half has a pink one. They cost us £10 each from Debenhams and we have had them now for around a year. We bought them for different reasons - we do a lot of travelling around in the car as a family and usually the little lad and the other half will fall asleep during the journey and they use theirs as pillows. I use mine mainly for when I am watching the telly at night as I find our cushions are bit too big and uncomfortable and I like to place this behind my back as it is really comforting for my bad back. The Cushtie is long and sausage shaped and measures about 40cm x 65cm though I have never measured it and this is just and educated guess. You cannot wah the Cushtie and the little lad's does look a bit grubby now but we try to clean the outer cover but we have not had much success as the dirt does not want to come off. What we love about our Cushtie cushions is the fact that no matter how much yu actually bash it about or bend it or pull it, it will always go back into its original position and it is so very comfortable. It is great because it moulds to the shape of your body and no matter how you squash it it will just come back to its original shape when you stop leaning on it. It is filled with tiny little granules and this is probably the only downside for me because if you get to a quiet part in a film and then you move position, you can hear all the little granules inside the cushion moving about and it can be very distracting, especially if it is not you who is moving about, but the person who you are sitting next to and they are a fidgety person. Overall we are very pleased with our Cushtie's and the little lad even takes his to bed with him sometimes as a sort of comforter - which is probably why it is so dirty. Great product and recommended. This review is also published on Ciao under name of sorehead.

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        30.08.2011 22:50
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        Cushtie

        We travel quite a lot and I always like to take a pillow with me for the car. I get quite a bad back travelling for long distances but this Cushtie does just the job. A cushtie is a squishy log shaped pillow that can be squeezed and manipulated into lots of different positions I actually bought my pink cushtie from a motorway service station, a great place to sell them in my opinion as you are really reaching your target audience. There was a whole big wire basket full of them and if I remember correctly they were only about £5 each which in my opinion is a complete bargain. It came in a little travel camping bag with drawstrings at the top which is great because it gives you a way of carrying it and also storing it when you are not using it to keep it nice and clean. The pillow itself is in a sausage dog shape with the dimensions being 350mm in length and 160mm in diameter. The best thing about it though is how you can really manipulate it into so many different position. It squeezes and bends exactly where you want it to go and is always comfortable once it is in that position. Unlike regular pillows which you can proper up in bed it never goes flat again and needs rearranging unless you yourself want to move. The outside of the cushtie is made of a sort of squeezee synthetic rubber material which I admit is not the nicest to probably lay your face against but for the rest of your body it is fine. This material really does stretch and pull and I have never had a problem with it ripping or getting pulled out of shape, it just snaps back into place when you release the pillow. Inside the pillow is filled with hundreds of soft polystyrene micro-granules, think bean bag sort of filling and you will understand what I mean. THis is probably why allows it to bend and stretch and well like you could do with a bean bag. This is the most comfortable travel pillow I have ever used!

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          29.08.2011 12:11
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          A comfy cushion by Cushtie

          At Christmas time I was given this Cushtie as a gift, I had seen them before for sale but it had never been something I had considered buying. However, since I got mine I have never looked back as it is probably the comfiest thing you could ever know. It is an unusual concept of a squishy pillow but it is perfect after a tiring day at work or when you want to lie down on a surface that is not so comfortable and best of all they come in a wide range of colours. The one I was given was of course pink as it is the best colour to me and is nice and bright. APPEARANCE The Cushtie looks pretty different, it is a cylinder like shape and is full of beads and is in a stretchy lycra like outer cover. It is 350mm x 160mm in diameter and it also comes with its own carry bag so that if you are taking it when you are travelling that you have a protective cover for it. It is nice and smooth to touch and really light weight as well. It has a small label with washing instructions on it but mine has never really gotten too dirty yet that I've not tested the washing results yet. CUSHTIE To wash this Cushtie, it says that you can hand wash it only and do not bleach it. Also, do not iron it and it should not be given to children 0-3 years old. It is made of nylon and polyurethane as well as being filled with polystyrene beads which is what makes it so easy to mould into you. The pillow is perfect to snuggle with as it is so versatile and if you lie your head into it, the beads will mould around your head so that it fits around you. The other good thing about this is the outside being so stretchy is what makes it so fun as you can pull it and stretch it and it will adapt to your body, head or wherever you are lying on it and just mould itself into your body providing a great amount of comfort. I have used this on long train journeys before when I have been tired as it is so comfortable on your neck and really supports it as well as providing a very smooth surface to lie your head on. I also use this Cushtie when lying about the house as sometimes I find my back or neck can hurt when lying in awkward positions, so this helps. Not only for supporting my body but also when lying down sometimes it's just nice to cuddle the Cushtie as it is so comforting. Just to be able to squeeze it is also good if you've had a stressful day! Really, the possibilities are endless with the Cushtie, it may sound pointless to some but you will never travel again without it. The only downside to taking it travelling is that it is quite big to carry about with you which is why I do not always bring it. It is perfect for all ages and really is the ideal companion, it should be kept away from excessive heat and if it does get dirty follow the washing instruction but even to wipe it should be easy to remove any kind of stains. This is a great gift for anyone as there are colours in pink, blue and black so for men and women. COST This pillow is available from a range of places, I have seen them in shopping centres, Amazon sell them for £7.49 and also eBay will no doubt sell them. Play.com also sell them it really depends on the colour you want as they do not have an official website. If you need anymore information Amazon goes into a lot of detail http://www.amazon.co.uk.

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            28.08.2011 18:25
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            A comfy little bag of lovely squishiness

            ~I want a Cushtie~ I first heard about these on the Dooyoo website, I'd read a review about one and thought I'd like one of those, but never really got round to buying one. But then I kept hearing about them more and more and decided to check out Amazon and see what people there were saying about them. The more I read the more I thought it was time I bought one for myself. So after much deliberation about what color I wanted, I don't know why it took me so long to decide on the color there were only 3 colors, black, pink and blue, to choose from after all. In the end I decided on Black, I thought I couldn't go wrong with that color. ~I wasn't sure what to expect~ Although I'd read plenty about these Cushtie cushions I still wasn't sure what to expect when it finally got to me. On opening the package which I might add felt extremely light, almost as if there was nothing in the package at all. But on opening I was greeted with a plastic drawstring bag, with "Original Cushtie" written on it, I was quite surprised of the quality of this bag as it was only really part of the packing, I had read that the Cushtie had it's own carry bag but I wasn't expecting anything quite as good. Anyway I pulled out the Cushtie and was instantly delighted with what I could feel. The softness and squidgy feeling was lovely. I must have stood there just squeezing and poking this one foot long squidgy cushion for I don't know how long. My husbands initial response when he came in from work and saw it propping up my laptop was "Now what have you been buying, what on earth is that?" I was all excited about it and instantly told him to feel it. He loved it and instantly ran off with it. I told him I could buy us all one meaning my son also and his response was "I don't need one, I've already got one". So my Cushtie was an instant hit with everyone, but I'm not surprised really, it's impossible not to like this Cushtie, there is absolutely nothing not to like about it. (Maybe I should have opted for the pink one, at least then I'd know my Cushtie was safe and not going to be stolen by one of the boys!) My Cushtie is just like a mini bean bag only the little foam balls inside the Cushtie feel a lot smaller than them in a regular bean bag. The material my Cushtie is made from is 100% Polyester and is quite stretchy, but I guess with the amount of prodding and poking my Cushtie is getting it's just as well it streches. To me it looks a bit like an old pillowcase material and feels like it as well, although don't get me wrong, it feels wonderfully soft to touch, not at all harsh or rough. It is an oblong shape with round pieces of the material at each end. It is actually made up of 3 individual pieces of material, all sewn together to make the most delightful, comfortable thing I've ever had the pleasure to squish and lean on. ~Beware of imitations~ I know my Cushtie is the real deal as it has the tag to prove it. I guess there must be lots of fake Cushties going round that aren't made quite as well as the real thing. My Cushtie looks to be excellently made, all the sewn edges are very neat and precise, no messy bits of stitching that look like they could come undone at any minute. Now that would be a nightmare as the foam beads inside the Cushtie are loose and not held together in a protective bag such as the polystyrene balls in a regular bean bag. I dread to think of the mess my Cushtie would make should it ever split, as I have experienced the mess loads of polystyrene balls can make and how difficult it is to pick them all up off the floor, so there's no way I want to go through anything like that again in a hurry. Thankfully the stitching on my Cushtie looks to be very secure. Basically, I love my Cushtie, how could I not love something that gives me so much comfort and feels so nice to touch. But I didn't just buy it so I had something nice to prod and poke. My reasons for wanting this Cushtie were to make things more comfortable for my wrist whilst typing on my laptop. I'll explain what I mean. ~Reasons for purchasing~ I use my laptop whilst sitting on the sofa, I have a little table which holds my laptop in a perfect position for me to be able to type, the only thing is I have always had to prop up my right wrist with cushions in order for me to rest it comfortably when my Arthritis flares up, which unfortunately is quite often. I don't want my Arthritis flare ups to get in the way of my typing and with support from the cushions I used I was able to carry on. But cushions were really not the best idea as they don't move to accommodate my wrist as I move my hands, so although I could manage just fine with them, I really needed something better. So this is where my Cushtie comes in. I have replaced the cushions with my Cushtie and because I can squeeze my Cushtie into different positions, I can line it up exactly where I need it and it is absolutely fantastic, the difference it makes in comparison to the cushions I was using is so good, I really am amazed at how much more comfortable my wrist is now when I type. I love my Cushtie so much I now take it out with me on long car journeys, when my husband drives I can sit with my cushtie pushed up against the car door and it molds itself around my head making it very comfortable for me to rest should I become tired. To feel it is to believe it as far as these Cushtie cushions are concerned. I have read numerous things about these Cushties how people use them for different areas of their body to ease any area where they may be feeling uncomfortable. People rave about how much these little cushions have helped ease them when they have had any discomfort. One person had said how much pain he had been in in his lower back as he was constantly sat at his computer, but on buying one of these Cushties and placing it behind him on the chair, it had made such a difference to him and no longer felt as much pain now he had the comfort of his Cushtie cushion to ease it. Another spoke of how they had rested a sprained ankle on one and how comfortable the Cushtie had felt underneath their ankle. It seems the uses for these Cushties are endless, I haven't read or heard anything that I would personally call negative about these Cushties. I think they would make ideal gifts and as Christmas is just around the corner, I for one may be stocking up of them as I know the Cushtie cushion would be a hit with anyone male or female. ~The right decision~ I am really pleased with my purchase, it cost me £9.99 from Amazon and in my opinion it's worth every penny. Like I just mentioned, I am now thinking of buying both my in-laws one of these Cushtie cushions for Christmas, as I know both of them would benefit from using them for different reasons. They do say however, that these Cushtie cushions are not suitable for small children. I guess they could split them and the thought of the mess is really not worth thinking about. But there are probably other reasons why these cushions aren't suitable for young children, for example you would never put one of these Cushties in with a baby, common sense tells you that would be wrong. Maybe with supervision these Cushties would be alright for a child to play with. As I personally don't have any small children this isn't an issue for me, but I would advise for those of you with small children to think carefully before allowing your child to be let loose with one of these. ~So to sum up~ This Cushtie cushion is something I think most people would benefit from having, even if you have no aches and pains (but my guess is most people will at some point suffer some sort of aches and pains) this Cushtie cushion is just great for relieving stress as well, you can use it as you would a stress ball for example, you can squish and squeeze this Cushtie any which way you like and it will instantly maintain it's original shape. As far as durability goes I can't really say, as I have only had my Cushtie for a few months and I guess over time the foam beads inside will not be as full of life as they seem to be right now. But for now it serves me well and I can't imagine how I managed now without it. It appears to not be washable and cannot be dry cleaned, Although it does state that the cover can be hand washed with a mild detergent, I'm not sure I would want to wash my Cushtie though for fear of the foam beads inside it becoming damaged. Maybe a good idea I went for the black one as I can wipe it down with a damp cloth and no stains are likely to show as it's such a dark color. I recommend this Cushtie 100% if you decide to buy one you'll see exactly what I mean. ~My Apologies~ When I started out writing this review, I really didn't intend on it being quite so long, but the more I sat and thought about this simple little thing better known as "The Cushtie Cushion" the more I wanted to write about how great it is and just got carried away with myself, so I do apologize to those of you who have trawled through the entire review, but for those of you who decided to skim through (I don't blame you) I can quickly just say, if you are thinking of buying one of these and are undecided as to whether it would be worth your while, I can tell you from my own experience, that it truly is worth every penny you will spend on it. 5 stars for this Cushtie it deserves no less Thank you for reading my review which may also be posted on other sites.

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              07.08.2011 08:51
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              Nice and snuggly, but not suitable for kids, and not washable making it not as practical as it looks

              I'm not sure exactly how long I've had my cushtie, but it's been a few years now. I do recall that I 'bought' it using points from one of my survey sites and was therefore able to treat myself to it without actually spending any money. So what is a Cushtie? A Cushtie is a bolster shaped cushion that's filled with tiny beads of something (foam or polystyrene probably - a bit like what you'd get in a beanbag). The cover material on mine is stretchy so that it can be pushed and pummelled, squished and leant on and still come back to its proper shape afterwards. It's not hugely big being about 35cm in length and maybe 20cm across the widest point at the end. Mine is an 'original' Cushtie rather than a travel Cushtie or one of the other newer sorts. Cost The original Cushtie (like mine) currently retails between about £4.45 (24Gadget) and £11.99 (WHSmiths), so if you're planning on buying one watch the price as this is a pretty huge variation. What's good about them? The best thing about Cushties is that they are very nice to snuggle up with on the sofa. Unlike a traditional cushion they're not just adding padding, they sort of mould themselves to your shape giving much more comfort and ease. They're extremely light weight (another thing that makes me think the beads inside are probably polystyrene), making them brilliant for carrying with you on holiday if you need a bit of extra comfort while travelling. I've found mine to be extremely useful on long journeys to give me better comfort and position while seated, and have even used it as a sort of travel pillow to allow me to sleep a bit, though they're not brilliant for this in my opinion. Whats bad about them? The worst thing about a Cushtie is that it's not washable. Now initially this doesn't seem much of a problem, but once you've had the thing a while, like with most cushions you wouldn't mind taking the cover off and shoving it in the washing machine. Unfortunately, this doesn't have an inner bag and an outer cover like most cushions do, it's just one skin and because of the bead contents can't be washed. Another problem is that after a while they do sort of start to lose their shape. The reason for this I think, is that like with most bean bags, the beads inside get squished and stop re-inflating to their former proportions meaning that the bag starts to seem to big for the contents. After a few years of ownership, mine is certainly not as snugly as it once was. The third issue I have with these is that they appeal hugely to kids, but specifically state on them that they're not designed for use by kids! You'd have thought with something that's designed with such an appeal they'd use materials that are child safe wouldn't you. Recommendations Honestly I think if you can pick one up cheaply and are looking for something to give added comfort when travelling or snuggling on the sofa they're not bad. I wouldn't however recommend them for every day use because of the cleanliness issue - unless you're good at sewing and can make a cover for your Cushtie of course.

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                27.06.2011 00:24
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                I love my cushtie

                The cushtie cushion is possibly one of the best ever gifts i have received. My mum bought me the cushtie when she was out shopping one day not long after i found out i was pregnant , she thought i would find the cushtie useful somehow. The cushties were being sold on a little stall inside the shopping centre in town and cost £12.00 i have since seen the cushties for sale on amazon priced at £7.00. There are so many colours to choose from, pink, red, blue , cream, black, purple and a bright yellow are some of the few i have seen. I love pink so that's the one my mum got me. The cushtie comes in it own drawstring bag with cushtie written on it but see through so you can see the colour of the cushtie. The drawstring bag would be useful for storing the cushtie but mine has never been back in the bag from the day i was given it. The cushtie is a cylinder shape and looks like an oversized marshmallow. Its made from soft stretchy polyester material and inside the cushtie are millions of tiny polystyrene beads inside much like a beanbag. The cushtie can be stretched or pulled around but takes its shape again. To clean the cushtie it can be washed in the washing machine and even tumble dried , i have done this to my cushtie so many times and its still in good condition. The main idea of the cushtie cushion is to use it as a travel pillow and the shape of the cushtie makes it ideal for putting behind the neck or head. I have used my cushtie for a few long car journeys and its also great to fall asleep with to support the side of my head stop it banging of the car window or rolling around the head rest. I also use my cushtie in the house even now when i lay on the sofa to watch the tv or against my back when using my laptop. The great thing about the cushtie is it moulds itself into you position to suit your body and then returns back to shape again, its so soft and comfortable. I have even took my cushtie camping with me to use as a pillow. The cushtie is so huggable and the right size for a squeezey hug when i feel blue. My girls loved my cushtie so much my mum had to buy them one each just to keep the peace. I have been using my cushtie for three years now and its still nice and pink, although the cushtie has slightly sagged from all the use maybe the beads are flat now ,but apart from that's its still usable and still gives support, ill continue to use it. You cant go wrong with a cushtie. I recommend the cushtie.

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                  19.06.2011 14:31
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                  A great alternative to a normal cushion

                  I bought one of these off Amazon for £8 a month or so back. I bought it because I liked to have a nap on the sofa when my baby daughter was asleep and I kept suffering from a stiff neck using normal cushions. The Cushtie comes in a polythene bag with a drawstring at the top so you can put the pillow in there when it is not in use. The bag states that you can 'swoosh' the pillow. The Cushtie comes in a variety of colours I bought a pink one. Basically it is a pillow filled with thousands of microbeads. The cover is made of super soft and stretchy polythene. The pillow can be manipulated and squished and it will still return to it's original shape. When I removed the pillow from the packaging I couldn't stop squishing it, it's slightly addictive, you can feel the little beads inside and it is rather theraputic moving them around! What I liked most about the pillow was the fact that it is a tubular shape, this makes it the ideal shape to sleep on, it moulds around your neck and head. It is in fact so comfortable I have used it to sleep in bed. The only thing about the pillow is that instuctions say that it is sponge clean only this is not good if you use it for travel or with children. I decided to stick it in the wash despite it saying not to, I put it in on it's own on a gentle wash and it came out fine, the only thing was it took a while to dry and the beads stuck together until it was completly dry. I would give this 4 out of 5 stars as I think the cover should be machine washable.

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                  16.01.2011 13:05
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                  I love it

                  When my boyrfriend and I had out first christmas together, 3 christmases ago, we really didn't know each other that well. We'd only been together a short time, so we'd decided to set a budget of a tenner each on gifts . When the day came, I unwrapped mine to find a lovely blue squishy cushion - the Cushtie. I was a bit bewildered by the choice of gift at first - after all, being a plain blue colour and a rather duyll chunky cylindrical shape, this wasn't a decorative object, and I already had plenty of pillows on my bag. But upon touching the cushtie, I fell in love . Basically, it is a pillow filled with small polystyrene beads, much lilke a mini beanbag. This allows the cushion to be continously reshaped to suit your comfort, and provides a supportive, yet incredibly flexible place to rest your head. The small beads do tend to make some noise as they settle in the bag, which could make it potentially annoying if you were trying to sleep, but in terms of comfort the Cushtie really is incredibly good. It's not just the flexibility of the beads inside that make it so good though - the fabric the beads are encased in is incredibly smooth, soft, and tactile. I have sat just playing with and squeezing the cushtie on numerous occasions, marvelling at how nice it feels in my hands . In addition, the fabric always feels nice and cool, which is ideal in summer when you want to cool down a little, and incredibly soothing on the odd occasion I get a headache . The cushtie is very lightweight, so can be easily moved from room to room, or even carried about for long journeys - I've used this several times on the coach down to Eastbourne, which is a long journey of about eight hours, and it was miles more comfortable as it softened the hardness of those horrible coach seats . After owning it for ages, it's starting to get a little grubby now - it's not washable unfortunately, which is a real shame. It still retains it's shape well, although the cover is a little stretched, and so far there have been no issues with loose stitching or escaping beads. The Cushtie is available in a variety of colours, and varies in price from around £4 to a little over £8. If you're looking for a comfortable, lightweight, supportive pillow, then I highly recommend it .

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                    Last Christmas I decided to buy a few of my friends a gift that I owned myself and found really useful. The gift I am talking about is the cushtie .For those of you who have never experienced a cushtie or have never heard of them, let me enlighten you! The cushtie is basically a fat sausage shaped pillow that you can squish into shape. It measures 39.9 x 46 x 66 cm and is very light. The cushtie has a cover made of 84% polyester and 16% polyurethane. Inside are thousands of tiny polystyrene micro-granules that allow the cushtie to mould to your body. I suffer with a bad back and find placing the cushtie in the small of my back when I am sitting watching T.V or working on the computer really helpful. The cushtie can also be used as a pillow and is great to take camping or on long car journeys. My children both have a cushtie in blue and seem to find it comforting when they are travelling. It also helps them top sleep, something we all benefit from! The cushtie is light enough to be taken as hand luggage as it will squash into a small bag. It really is a great asset for long haul flights! The cushtie is lovely and soft to the touch and really tactile. It moulds to your body and returns to its original shape when not in use. It is very hard wearing and after a years use looks a little grubby but has no other sign of wear. The cushtie comes in either blue or pink and we have two in blue and one pink. I bought my cushties from a local department store and paid around £10. However I have done some research and see that play.com is selling cushties for just £5 will free delivery! They really do make a great Christmas present. Unfortunately the Cushtie is not washable, although I have sponged the outer cover with no ill effects. My pink cushtie tends to show the dirt more than the blue version. If you use the cushtie as a pillow you will probably be aware of the micro-granules making a noise when you move your head and you may find this annoying. There is something very comforting about the cushtie and I can highly recommend it!

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                      05.09.2010 15:11
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                      A very useful and practical cushion for travelling or just around the house!

                      I bought one of these ages ago at the Ideal Home Exhibition in London. I am pretty sure I paid around £12 back then, but the RRP seems to have lowered to around £8.95 today. I have literally had my 'cushtie' for 3-4 years and despite having gone a bit flat, I unbelievably use it every night! It's just a very comfortable cushion and adds some extra comfort even whilst in bed with your own pillows. The pillow or cushion is designed to be a travel cushion for journeys such as in cars, on trains or by plane. It sits behind your neck or head to provide support and it's quite soft and comfortable. The cushion is made of polystyrene with a bead filling. It's very plump at first but after an amazing 3-4 years of use, mine has certainly flattened a bit, but all the beads are still in there so it provides some comfort. In a way it's actually nicer now as when resting my head on it, the sides curve up around my face and make me feel secure and comfortable by supporting my head. You can buy the cushion in so many different colours. Mine is actually green but you can buy them in pink, black, blue, red, orange and purple too. Not only can you use them for resting your head on, but they are very huggable too and when I was a bit younger, I liked hugging mine! You can also sit on them, and as a child this is beneficial at places such as cinemas or plays to get a better height! They are very comfortable here too. You can even play with them and kick them around. I am surprised mine is still whole - these are good quality products with a bit of care taken and should not break! They are very nice with a soft tactile feel. The cushion will return back to it's original cylindrical shape once you squeeze it. You can also buy different versions of the cushion such as ones shaped specifically to go round your neck or wider and flatter pillows. They help to provide that nice cold surface in bed sometimes and as you turn them over, you can enjoy that coolness over and over again! There is no visible stitching but they are built very well and put together well. There is a little white Cushtie logo on one side, but I actually cut mine off as closely to the bottom as I could to avoid annoyance and irritation. The cushions come in a special plastic bag with a strap so that you can carry it easily. They are one of those little 'gadgets' that you will find at shows and online, but these are certainly worth buying. I have made such amazing use of mine and would definitely buy again if mine ever breaks! Thanks for reading! :)

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                        12.03.2010 16:13
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                        Ooooh, so soft

                        I bought one of these cushions years ago and I still absolutely love it now. When I first got it I couldn't stop playing with it - it's a little bit like bubble wrap where the feel of it is just so addictive and you can't stop squeezing and squashing it. These are snug little cushions that are filled with thousands of tiny polystyrene beads with a soft polyester material on the outside. The beads make this cushion extremely soft and squishy and whenever you lean on it, they mould into shape to fit around your body and then go back into their original shape when you get off it. It feels so so soft and it really does feel very luxurious when you lay on it. The cushion moulds and fits into the shape of your body perfectly which is why it feels so comfortable. I had a road accident a few years ago and fractured my jaw in a few places as well as my cheekbone and this cushion was literally my saving grace after the accident. I couldn't use my normal pillow in bed as it was too hard but this Cushtie pillow was exactly what I needed. It moulded into the shape of my face and felt so soft and comfortable to lay on without causing me any pain or discomfort. I wouldn't have been able to sleep without it! Alex also used it to rest his foot on when he fractured his ankle and this provided him too with lots of comfort and pain release. I've had the cushion for probably about 5 years so it's quite old but it's lasted very well. I've never had a split or tear in it which is always worrying with something like this seeing as it's full of tiny little balls which could spill out everywhere. It does look a lot limper than it did when I first bought it, as if the outside material has been stretched and has sagged with time, but I have used it an awful lot and have had it for ages. These are so good that I'm buying two more of them for our trip to Africa as they'll be perfect for using both on the plane and while we're camping. Even though they're a bit bigger than most travel pillows (approx. 35 x 20cm), they're so soft, comfortable and light that I really don't mind carrying it around with me. Plus it comes in a very handy plastic drawstring bag when you buy it so it's very easy to carry around and take on your travels with you. They feel so lovely and somehow make you relax and de-stress too - I suppose they're a bit like a giant stress ball! The cushion comes in either pink, blue or black colours and they cost just under £10 from various shops both online and offline. They are so perfect to use for long car journeys, on the plane, camping, sitting at home watching the TV, in bed reading a book or just to snuggle up to - basically anytime! If you're looking for a comfy cushion or pillow, the Cushtie Smoosh Me cushion is the softest and most comfortable one to buy.

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                        Squish 'em, Squeeze 'em, Squash 'em & Snuggle 'em. Incredibly soft and squishy - even more so than a stress ball!