By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 11/17/2011
I must admit I was skeptical of the ePillow, when I first saw it. After all, the Internet is full of wannabe vendors, who take everyday items, add an i or e prefix, and charge twice the price, hoping to capitalize on the iPad frenzy.
But the ePillow is different. It was designed specifically for tablets, with a nicely hidden slot for holding a stylus or other small accessory. The ePillow is made of leather and soft microfiber and has a built in shelf that supports the iPad or similar tablets in portrait or landscape mode. It props the tablet up in the right position for movie viewing, angry birds action and more. The virtual keyboard bottom row is slightly obstructed, when typing, depending on how you position the tablet, but it's manageable.
When my daughter, who has my old iPad 1, saw the ePillow, she shouted "Cool!" indeed, I might have to get a second ePillow, specifically for her, so we're not fighting over one! Fortunately, the ePillow is available in a variety of colors, so we will be able to tell each others ePillow apart. And at just under $30 each, the ePillow is affordable and makes a great gift this holiday season. They also make the eViewer, a tablet holder for a car's headrest, made of the same leather and microfiber material, so that might be worth checking out.