The iPad is so cool! We can now say goodbye to all those uncomfortable positions we experienced trying to use the laptop while laying in bed on those lazy afternoons. The iPad is so slim that you can hold it in your hand, as if reading a book.
But wait! If using the iPad is just like reading a book, that’s not the most comfortable activity to do in bed either. My hands get tired, my shoulders and elbows get sore propping myself up. If you read in bed I’m sure you have had similar experiences.
But now, the good news: lazy readers, just like you and I, have come together on Quirky to help design a new product meant to improve their lives, and ours.
the "Cradle" iPad Lap Desk
Out of the Quirky passion for comfort and innovation, the new Cradle has been born, an “iPad lap desk with a twist”.
As their headline shows, the Cradle is a lightweight and portable lap desk specifically designed to hold your iPad and to enable you to use it in bed, or while sitting comfortably on your couch. The Cradle iPad desk is currently in pre-production but will be made from Plyboo bamboo plywood, a stylish and natural, rapidly renewable resource which can help us save trees that take generations to grow. So, if going green is one of your concerns, then the Cradle deserves a top place on your iPad accessories wish list.
The Quirky Cradle allows using your iPad in either landscape or portrait mode, thanks to an integrated circular rotating plate that holds the iPad on the desk. One of the most interesting comfort features of the Cradle is the foam cushion with woven covering beneath the plywood desk. This is the part which comes in contact with your lap, offering extra comfort and preventing the desk from slipping away.
Using the iPad with the Cradle lap desk looks like having breakfast in bed, served on one of those special tables. Quirky will serve it to us. We get to feel spoiled, and I’m sure everyone loves that.
If you’re interested in getting your own Cradle, check out the Quirky website now. You’ll need to hurry as there are only 857 Cradles available for pre-sale at the very reasonable price of $52.50 each.
How many times have you bought a product, and then thought to yourself “I could have designed this better if I had the chance!”
This thought is even more frequent when it comes to the accessories we buy, especially when we notice afterwards that they either don’t fit well, make our original item look dull, or inhibit the use of our much loved gadget.
However, we still need accessories for products like the new Apple iPad. Apple’s new tablet computer is just great, but it comes without a case to protect it, leaving us at the mercy of iPad accessories manufacturers, who may or may not invest enough money and time in asking consumers what features they’d like to see in their products.
Cloak Undercover: an iPad Case Designed by Your Next Door Neighbor (And You!)
Cloak Case - Front/Back View
Cloak Undercover is not just an ordinary iPad case. Not only has it been designed with the consumer in mind, but it has been designed by an actual iPad user, and its features have been influenced by many other ordinary people just like you and me, who had the chance to give their vote for what they wanted to find in their iPad case. This was possible thanks to Quirky, an innovative site that helps ordinary people bring their product ideas to life with the help of a community of users who choose to involve themselves in all stages of the production process. The result? Great products based on genius ideas, products that you won’t find anywhere else.
Cloak Undercover is one of these creations. It’s a sleek yet sturdy protection case for your iPad made from non-slip rubber and featuring a sturdy friction grip.
The "Cloak" Case - From Quirky
Thanks to an ingenious idea of a support brace located on the inside cover, Cloak Undercover can be easily adapted for portrait or landscape use of the iPad. When used in the landscape mode, the viewing angle can be adjusted thanks to a button on the hinge. There are several preset angles and the case is locked into the desired position by a simple click mechanism.
Sleek, and resembling an office folder, Cloak provides open access to all ports on your iPad, so you don’t need to take it off when using the it with your iPad accessories. The Cloak is available on Quirky’s website.