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ebsebs
07-13-2011, 09:08 AM
Does anyone have a "Hog Wild Peeramid Bookrest" pillow? (http://www.amazon.com/Hog-Wild-Peeramid-Bookrest-Green/dp/B001KYU4BU).

It's basically a rectangular lap pillow with a pyramid-shaped projection in the center.
You rest your tablet (or book) on the pyramid and the bottom rests in a slot between the pyramid and a raised edge.
Looking at a picture is much easier than explaining it!

I was wondering how well this works with a tablet for reading in bed.

Thanks,
Eric

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414r7pj5vbL._AA300_.jpg

Rumpelteazer
07-13-2011, 11:51 AM
A while ago I was looking for one of those but I could only find an online UK store with really bad reviews who was willing to send them to the Netherlands. I got myself a Bookseat (http://www.thebookseat.com) which I really love. In the backpocket I got a dual LED reading light from Mighty Bright for reading at night.

pidgeon92
07-13-2011, 12:37 PM
I have one of those.... I don't love it, but I know people who do. If you're sitting up, it's fine. If you're laying down, it's probably not going to be at a good angle for you.

kindlekitten
07-13-2011, 01:00 PM
I use a smallish microbead pillow that I can scrunch up to adapt to whatever angle I am laying in; side, back, semi propped up, it also works as a cat rest ;o)

Desertway
07-13-2011, 01:29 PM
See this thread for another option:

http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,73719.0.html

Phogg
07-13-2011, 02:25 PM
I use a smallish microbead pillow that I can scrunch up to adapt to whatever angle I am laying in; side, back, semi propped up, it also works as a cat rest ;o)

Wouldn't a larger pillow make more room to put Barbie next to your Ken doll?

kindlekitten
07-14-2011, 12:17 AM
Wouldn't a larger pillow make more room to put Barbie next to your Ken doll?

snicker giggle! nope! only Striders and Arwens!

pendragginp
07-14-2011, 12:23 AM
A while ago I was looking for one of those but I could only find an online UK store with really bad reviews who was willing to send them to the Netherlands. I got myself a Bookseat (http://www.thebookseat.com) which I really love. In the backpocket I got a dual LED reading light from Mighty Bright for reading at night.

That looks interesting and I found the US distributor but I didn't see a price?

Rumpelteazer
07-14-2011, 03:05 AM
That looks interesting and I found the US distributor but I didn't see a price?

I paid around 30 for it.
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Book-Seat-Holder-Mocha/dp/B0049V8ZBM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1310626999&sr=8-2) has them too, for $29.95. It's filled with microbeads so you can also change the angle somewhat.

amward
07-14-2011, 03:16 AM
Wouldn't a larger pillow make more room to put Barbie next to your Ken doll?

I don't think she wants the competition:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Freeshadow
07-14-2011, 10:13 AM
Wouldn't a larger pillow make more room to put Barbie next to your Ken doll?

Methinks KK might rather prefers G.I. Joe than Ken :D

kindlekitten
07-14-2011, 02:13 PM
Methinks KK might rather prefers G.I. Joe than Ken :D

pretty much:cool::p

ebsebs
07-14-2011, 03:50 PM
See this thread for another option:

http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/topic,73719.0.html

Thanks for the link. I exchanged 4 or 5 e-mails with Alice, the maker of the E-Pillow.
She's very personable and helpful, helped me decide on the size and fabric,
and is open to pretty much any customization request.

My E-Pillow is on order and should be ready in about a week (or less).

Desertway
07-15-2011, 12:47 PM
Thanks for the link. I exchanged 4 or 5 e-mails with Alice, the maker of the E-Pillow.
She's very personable and helpful, helped me decide on the size and fabric,
and is open to pretty much any customization request.

My E-Pillow is on order and should be ready in about a week (or less).

Glad it worked out for you. I just had a similar experience. You can tell her just what sort of device(s) you have, and she will determine what will work best for you. I have one on the way.

sandyjunebug
08-21-2011, 10:19 AM
I have just bought one and love it, reading in bed is now easier.

carpetmojo
08-21-2011, 06:37 PM
Sorry, but I think this is plain daft ! :rolleyes:

What's wrong with a soft pillow, or beanbag, as suggested - even that seems a bit higher tech than needed !

Why do we fall for every "essential aid" that they come up with - these will soon be among the other must haves, like motion activated air fresheners, outdoor air conditioners, and those hats with built in parasols/umbrellas ! ;)

OneandonlyDoc
08-22-2011, 08:51 AM
....I apologize to anyone who's used it, but that looks like just about the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.

Sweetpea
08-22-2011, 09:04 AM
I use the pillow next to me, or any of my stuffed animals to prop up my reader while reading in bed.

theducks
08-22-2011, 10:12 AM
That is the job of my cat (who's self assigned job is sitting on my chest between my eyes and the book :rolleyes: )

khalleron
08-22-2011, 12:53 PM
Sorry, but I think this is plain daft ! :rolleyes:

What's wrong with a soft pillow, or beanbag, as suggested - even that seems a bit higher tech than needed !

Why do we fall for every "essential aid" that they come up with - these will soon be among the other must haves, like motion activated air fresheners, outdoor air conditioners, and those hats with built in parasols/umbrellas ! ;)

Because people come in different shapes, and with different discomforts and needs.

I generally read on my side, and my ereader is propped up in a easel.

I can't prop it on my stomach, even with a pillow, because my tummy is, uh, the wrong shape.

I can hold my Sony up in one hand, but my NC is too heavy - I broke my wrist a year ago and it gets strained pretty easily nowadays.

I say, if it fulfills a need for someone else, why make fun of them for it?

anamardoll
08-22-2011, 01:03 PM
Sorry, but I think this is plain daft ! :rolleyes:

What's wrong with a soft pillow, or beanbag, as suggested - even that seems a bit higher tech than needed !

Why do we fall for every "essential aid" that they come up with - these will soon be among the other must haves, like motion activated air fresheners, outdoor air conditioners, and those hats with built in parasols/umbrellas ! ;)

Interesting.

I have a Nook Color, and I must say, the weight and the slippery bottom means it will slide down and fall over if I just try to prop it up against a pillow -- the "lip" of these book rests is actually necessary to keep it up. As for a bean bag, I've had bad luck with those -- the beads settle and POP heavy NC is flat on its back again.

I actually use my NC rarely because it is very heavy for my wrists and I don't have anything that props it up reliably. Something like this might do the trick nicely.

I realize it's fun to rail against specialty devices, but is it possible that you don't understand why some users and devices need specialty gadgets? For instance, the hats with the built in umbrellas are very nice if you can't hold an umbrella. Just a gentle thought -- something to think about before posting that a device is daft next time. :)

RoxyJ
08-22-2011, 04:30 PM
A while ago I was looking for one of those but I could only find an online UK store with really bad reviews who was willing to send them to the Netherlands. I got myself a Bookseat (http://www.thebookseat.com) which I really love. In the backpocket I got a dual LED reading light from Mighty Bright for reading at night.

That picture of the horse (on the website link) cracks me up :rofl:

carpetmojo
08-22-2011, 06:17 PM
[QUOTE=khalleron;....I say, if it fulfills a need for someone else, why make fun of them for it?[/QUOTE]

Please, read my post - I wasn't making fun of the people that use it - or them - but the things themselves.

But to clarify :- In my opinion, this object for sale is daft, the people that might use / want it are quite welcome to buy it and use it if they wish. ;)

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"I realize it's fun to rail against specialty devices, but is it possible that you don't understand why some users and devices need specialty gadgets? For instance, the hats with the built in umbrellas are very nice if you can't hold an umbrella. Just a gentle thought -- something to think about before posting that a device is daft next time. " anamardol.

Yes, it is fun to comment about ..."specialty gadgets" ?? :chinscratch:
Mmm... but I do think my "specialty gadget" parameters are a little different to yours..... :thinking:

I mean, have you seen those hats ??!! And especially the adverts? :rofl:
And, yes, I'm sure they are very nice if you can't hold an umbrella, and don't mind looking ...well, have you seen those hats ??!! :rofl::rofl:

The couple of people I know that can't hold an umbrella find a normal hat, sometimes with a wide brim, or even a waterproof outer garment - with hood even - the very thing . They'd never dream of attempting to carry off one of those "speciality gadgets" ! :happybounce:
[ 'specially the one who lives in a dodgy estate in Glasgow........]

Personally I'd rather get wet.........

Oh, I'm afraid I don't know any devices that need speciality gadgets...;)

khalleron
08-22-2011, 06:23 PM
Carpetmojo,

You're just digging your hole deeper. Yeah, you don't see a need for it, other people do.

All you're doing is exhibiting your own intolerance for other people's needs.

Better stop now.

Danielle
08-22-2011, 07:27 PM
A customer came into the UBS were I work today was was telling me how she uses the peedamid pillow for her iPad and she loves it.

I have arthritis in my right hand and after awhile my iPad gets heavy in my hands when I'm reading.

crich70
08-22-2011, 08:10 PM
There is also the stand I mentioned in this thread:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142276&highlight=kindle+holder
When lying down I can turn the actual Kindle 3 on its side and read while lying down with no trouble at all.

anamardoll
08-22-2011, 09:11 PM
Oh, I'm afraid I don't know any devices that need speciality gadgets...;)

My Nook Color needs a specialty gadget pillow because a regular pillow makes it fall over. That's what I meant -- sorry if it read awkwardly. :)

I have seen the hats, I think they're kind of cute, myself. Then again, I think this pillow is cute... :D

PG4003
08-23-2011, 10:00 AM
I have the Peeramid pillow and I have a Coyl Cushion, the Coyl Cushion is SO much better!! It's really useful when you're sitting on the couch with your tablet, you can prop it on this little pillow, or prop your ereader at any direction you want. I have 2 and I love them! http://coylscustomcreations.com/

khalleron
08-23-2011, 10:22 AM
For those who sew, there's a pattern for a pyramid book pillow here (http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-free-book-pillow/).

khalleron
08-23-2011, 02:40 PM
There is also the stand I mentioned in this thread:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142276&highlight=kindle+holder
When lying down I can turn the actual Kindle 3 on its side and read while lying down with no trouble at all.

I use this easel with my NC - it's very stable, but it does need to be on a flat, hard surface. I use a small lap desk in bed.

http://www.amazon.com/Arkon-Portable-Fold-Up-Playbook-IPM-TAB1/dp/B000CKVOOY/ref=sr_1_24?ie=UTF8&qid=1314124714&sr=8-24

I'm thinking about making a pyramid pillow, though.

carpetmojo
08-23-2011, 06:12 PM
Lordy... :rolleyes: I'm sorry, but....

[QUOTE=khalleron;....... Yeah, you don't see a need for it, other people do..."

Not what I said.

"....All you're doing is exhibiting your own intolerance for other people's needs...
[/QUOTE]

Not what I did, implied, or inferred.


"Better stop now."

Quite. ;)

:bulb2: re: digging...

" If you knows of a better hole, go to it "

No real connection at all, beyond amusement and "apposite-ness", and because I just love the WW1 cartoon that accompanies this caption. :)

DreamWriter
08-23-2011, 10:06 PM
http://coylscustomcreations.com/

Thanks so much for posting that link, Patricia! I've been interested in purchasing Alice's cushion, and I hadn't seen that she has a website!