As technology advances to assist us in our daily lives, we often step back to re-imagine simpler technologies to help augment our new devices. Since the inception of the iPad and other computer tablets, there have been a myriad of gadgets developed to house, protect, and utilize these new, somewhat cumbersome tools. For those trying to have a smaller carbon footprint on the planet while still stepping forward technologically, several such gadgets are made with organic and sustainable materials like the Lap Log by Bamboosa.
The Lap Log, for instance, is a pillow-like product with a built in channel that allows the iPad user to prop up the tablet for easier use. Made from GOTS Certified 100% Organic Cotton Twill, the Lap Log is filled with natural buckwheat particles that can be removed or added to adjust to the user’s preference. The removable wooden insert that holds tablet is made from locally obtained, re-purposed wood, stained with a natural, non-toxic finish, and is removable so that the organic cotton housing can be machine washed when necessary.
Did you know that almost all other iPad/tablet pillows are filled with Polystyrene?
A few facts:
- Polystyrene – Made from petroleum
- Buckwheat Hulls – Natural, grown without pesticides or chemicals
- Polystyrene – Plastic, will degrade in 100-200 years
- Buckwheat Hulls – Organic, will biodegrade quickly
- Polystyrene – Major pollutant in the world’s oceans, toxic to marine life
- Buckwheat Hulls – Non-polluting, non-toxic, fish and bird friendly
- Polystyrene – Facilitates heat buildup against the skin
- Buckwheat Hulls – Promotes air circulation, stays cool
Easy to use in any location, the Lap Log weighs only a few pounds, making it very versatile and portable. Whether you use your iPad in public or in the comfort of your own home, the Lap Log provides the user with the simple support necessary to browse the Internet, read, write, or watch videos. Made in the USA from sustainable materials, it is a helpful aid not only for the user, but also the local economy and the environment at large.
With a variety of colors and patterns to choose from, the Lap Log is a great accessory for the iPad or other tablets. At $46, it is a little pricey, but with the convenience that it brings for user and the eco-conscious way it is manufactured, the investment is well worth it.
I had my friend, inventor, and new product enthusiast Kiwi Craig try the Lap Log out with his new iPad, and we concur that the Lap Log is a nice addition to the tablet using experience.