When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.
- Reading in bed is a great way to wind down, but it can be uncomfortable and downright difficult.
- Pillowfort’s Faux Fur Tablet Holder solves this problem with a small shelf to hold a book, iPad, or e-reader.
- The pillow is less than $20 and comes in three colorways, including one with glow-in-the-dark stars.
In theory, reading in bed sounds like a great idea, especially as a way to unwind after a long day. In practice, it’s something I always struggled to do. I found I needed the perfect combination of headboard, pillows, and a book that wasn’t too flimsy but wasn’t too big either. Sometimes, I’d use my Kindle instead, but the second I’d lie on my side even that would become difficult.
Instead of lying down and getting tired as I read, I’d sit up on my bed staying wide awake and flying through entire books without realizing how much time had passed.
I hadn’t even been looking for a solution to my problem when this pillow came into my life. It was a classic Target impulse buy that I found in the children’s bedding section. I might not be the target audience for this product, but I will wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone I know.
The Pillowfort Faux Fur Tablet Holder has a small shelf that allows a tablet to rest upright, and a weighted bottom to keep it from falling over on flat surfaces. At 11 inches wide, 8 inches tall, and 8.5 inches deep, it’s compatible with the most recent iPad and iPad mini.
The Pillowfort tablet pillow is the perfect size to rest on your lap while you’re lying in bed or lounging on the couch.
The pillow is covered in a soft faux fur, and has two small side pockets and a larger back pocket. They’re perfect for holding bookmarks and other small objects.
A hardcover book sits perfectly on the shelf, and it’s easy to turn the page when you need to.
You can also use the pillow for reading on an e-reader, such as a Kindle.
In addition to being great for watching shows or movies on an iPad while lying down, I’ve found that the pillow is also really great for drawing with an Apple Pencil when I’m lounging on the couch.
The tablet pillow was not something I knew I needed or even wanted, but it’s an impulse buy I’m glad I gave into. You can get it at Target in three colorways: mint, pink, or navy with glow-in-the-dark stars.