The Perfect Gift for a Netflix Lover?

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Tend to doze off while watching Netflix? These socks send a signal to your TV that automatically pauses your show. Best of all, you can make them yourself.

If you need a last-minute gift idea for a movie buff, Netflix has you covered.

The publicly traded company has posted free directions to make what it calls “Netflix socks” — which will automatically pause a TV show or movie if you fall asleep while watching.

The Web page dedicated to the DIY craft project explains:

Netflix socks detect when you’ve dozed off and send a signal to your TV, automatically pausing your show.

Never again will you binge-watch yourself to sleep, only to wake up two seasons later wondering what happened.

In addition to being comfortable around a soldering iron, Netflix says you’ll need to have these to make a pair:

  • Knit socks (or knit your own)
  • Arduino microcontroller
  • IR LEDs
  • LED indicator light
  • Battery
  • Momentary button
  • Accelerometer
  • 12″ x 12″ piece of felt

Knitting and programming skills are not included, but free patterns and templates are, and the Web page offers links to places to buy the parts.

There are more than a dozen knitting patterns that Netflix says are inspired by its most popular shows. The most commonly downloaded patterns feature images from the following TV series:

  • “Bloodline”
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
  • “BoJack Horseman”
  • “House of Cards”
  • “Daredevil”

What’s your take on these socks — marketing ploy or useful tool? Let us know what you think by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

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