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Behold, The Soarigami Could Solve Airplane Armrest Woes FOREVER

12/12/2014 07:00am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

Falling asleep on a plane is basically impossible already -- and it only gets worse when you must first engage in an epic battle for armrest space with your ferocious elbow hog of a seat mate.

Behold, a solution: the Soarigami.

This clever doohickey has the potential to solve everyone's most dreaded air travel annoyance (well, besides a lack of legroom, perhaps). Just clip this plastic, airplane-shaped gadget onto your armrest, and you'll effectively double its size. Two spacious wings provide resting spots for each passenger's arm, and a convenient divider ensures you won't get all tangled in your neighbor's elbow hair.

It's probably the best invention since free peanuts.

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Soarigami will be available for pre-purchase in early 2015 and should go on sale shortly thereafter, co-founder Arthur Chang told The Huffington Post in an email. The device will cost around $30 -- you can sign up for updates regarding the pre-purchase list on Soarigami’s website.

The adorable little plane folds easily when you're done using it, fitting merrily into any carry-on.

Unlike the Knee Defender -- which famously caused drama earlier this year by creating legroom for some passengers while blocking others from reclining -- the Soarigami pleases both parties involved, Chang says.

"Other products have a winner and a loser," he explains. "(With Soarigami), both users have an equal share."

And THAT is music to our elbows.

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