I’ve discovered that one of my favorite iPad accessories is essentially a pillow; specifically, iPevo’s very cool PadPillow iPad support, which is a disarmingly simple concept in theory and a
fantastically brilliant one in practice.
Ergonomics are not the iPad’s long suit, especially for typing more than a paragraph or two. I’ve found that iPad portfolio cases whose protective cover flap folds to form a wedge that tilts the
iPad toward you help somewhat for lap typing. The angle is still too shallow for comfortable screen viewing, but typing comfort is improved.
Another advantage is that with folio-type iPad cases, you don’t need to remove the tablet from the case in order to mount it on the PadPillow. Examples are Acme Made’s Orikata “Origami” folio case,
and iPevo’s own Origami Folio case.
When I reviewed the iPevo PadPillow here last summer, I liked it, and
gave it a positive review. Ten months later, I like it even better. Over the past year I’ve been doing more and more composition on the iPad, and the PadPillow literally makes the difference
between comfort and discomfort for lap typing. It supports the tablet at a relatively upright angle to for viewing with less neck strain, and typing on the virtual keyboard is not bad either.
It’s not as correct as using a laptop on a stand with an external keyboard and mouse at a proper workstation, but one of the iPad’s marquee…