Lots of us use a portable tablet computers these days, but as small and light as they may be holding a tablet in your hand for extended periods of time can put stress on several small muscles, tendons, and nerves in the fingers and wrists. This repeated pattern of holding the weight of a tablet can lead to pain and inflammation and possibly RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). To help prevent the problem, when using a tablet, you should try to use a tablet cushion or stand as much as possible, and there are some really funky ones available to buy.
Using a tablet cushion / stand takes the tablet out of your hands, reducing any pressure on hands, wrists, fingers, neck, back and shoulders and also puts the screen at a good viewing height whilst leaving your hands free to use it and do other things. If you use your tablet for watching videos, why hold it, use it in comfort and let a cushion or stand do all the work.
Planet Buddies who are an environmentally conscious children’s brand with fun, exciting tech and accessories, have some excellent fun and friendly tablet cushion stands that children will just adore (so will adults). All their products feature a fun and charming character with their own charming backstory on the 100% recyclable packaging (no plastic used) that they come in and help to raise awareness on how children can help to protect the planet and endangered animals.
As well as tablet cushion stands, the Planet Buddies range also features a selection of fun headphones, including wireless headphones, wireless speakers, lunch bags and many more colourful accessories, great for travelling and around the home. And they all help to raise awareness for endangered animals all over the world.
With so many of us now using tablets, including children, ensuring that they use them safely and correctly is a must and that includes how we hold them. Welcome to the fun and funky Planet Buddies Tablet Cushion Stand. The tablet cushions are funky little bean bag stands for tablets with screens up to 12.9”. They are ultra-lightweight and sturdy and do a great job of helping to improve your child’s posture, reduce neck and upper back strain and reduce hand/wrist pains and injuries caused by holding a tablet for too long repeatedly. These funky cushion stands are decorated with animals and allow you to adjust your tablet from landscape to portrait modes without the need to detach and reattach to a rigid stand, ensuring that your device is always at a good eye level and reduces the need for you to be constantly holding a device.
- 100% recyclable packaging, no plastic used
- Holds universal mobile devices in portrait and landscape mode
- Includes two convenient pockets for storing small items
- Promotes good posture and reduces neck and upper back strength
- Ultra-lightweight and suitable for travel
- Soft, hight quality fabric made from 100% polyester
- Wipe clean material
- Animal character designs
- Can be used almost anywhere
- Stops the screen bouncing around
- Less chance of damaging the device as reduces the risk of dropping the device
The tablet cushions come in various animal character designs, each with their own associated story to create awareness on how children can help to protect the planet and endangered animals. Animal designs available are Milo the Turtle, Noah the Whale, Olive the Owl and Pepper the Penguin. I received a Pepper the Penguin design.
Meet Pepper the Penguin
Hi! I’m Pepper the Penguin. I live in Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth! I depend on sea ice for places to nest where hundreds of us huddle together in a big group to keep warm against the cold. Brrr! Sea ice is also a platform that helps me to dive deep into the ocean to catch tasty fish. But climate change is causing our home to disappear…
How you can help Pepper, her friends and the environment:
- Turn off lights when you leave a room
- Choose glass bottles instead of plastic
- Help us to keep our environment clean by picking up litter
- Spread the word!
Overall, I think the Pepper the Penguin tablet cushion stand is great. It holds my tablet safely and securely and I am no longer propping it up against other things. If the desk or table gets knocked it doesn’t fall or slide down like it did before using the cushion. Whilst it does an excellent and sturdy job of holding my tablet, when the tablet isn’t on it, it also looks great as a bean bag cushion in the room.
The cushion comes in its own bag with string tie cord and is printed with soy based inks, there is absolutely no plastic used in any packaging. The cardboard tag gives some details about the animal character and what you can do to help with climate change, conservation and to help protect the animals and the planet.
The cushion itself is very soft and is wipe clean 100% polyester in vibrant child-friendly colours with your chosen animal character. The cushion features two discreet pockets where you can store a phone, earphones, charger of even a portable powerbank and anything else small. It even has a snap clip hook so that kids can clip it on to a backpack and take it with them.
Using the cushion is simple. As it is a bean bag, you just place your tablet on it in landscape or portrait position and adjust the bean bag according. The cushion feels quite sturdy and secure and does an excellent job of holding a tablet, your phone or even a book, leaving your hands free and the device at a more comfortable eye level. No more hunching over a screen.
As part of their eco-friendly credentials, Planet Buddies have also partnered with World Land Trust and Marine Conservation Society whereby a proportion of revenue from each sale is donated to each charity respectively to support their various projects.
Overall, I think that the Planet Buddies tablet cushion stand is an excellent simple and effective way to use a tablet or phone for playing games and watching videos. The fun and funky character designs and their stories helps raise awareness of environmental issues in a simple child-friendly way.
Using the cushion raises a device to a better eye level so that you are not hunched over looking down at a screen, it also means you aren’t always be holding a tablet in your hands taking the pressure off your wrists and hands and it looks cool. It doesn’t even have to be used for just phones or tablets either, it can be used as a cushion for holding a book when reading or even in the kitchen to prop up a recipe book whist cooking.
A fun and functional tablet stand that also looks great and can help educate about saving the environment and endangered animals.
Available to buy from Amazon here.