The 10 Best Tablet Pillow Stands

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This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in November of 2017. If you are planning on a mega binge watch session or some extended reading, studying, web surfing, or e-mailing, on your tablet, you may want to check out these pillow stands. They let you prop your device up on your lap for hands-free viewing and keep it at the perfect angle. A few even double as a cushion for your head, too, so you can get some rest while traveling. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Flippy Original With Cubby

2. The Book Seat

3. Padded Spaces Prop ’n Go Slim

Editor's Notes

November 03, 2020:

We're pleasantly surprised to find that the Flippy now comes in an upgraded version with a storage compartment, ensuring that this Flippy Original With Cubby deserves the top spot. Like the older original model, it offers adjustability and comes in plenty of colors, as well as patterns with fun names like "Damask Me Again."

After some consideration, we kept the Padded Spaces Prop ’n Go Slim as a top choice, although it's worth noting that it could really use tabs to go with the grippers to keep your device in place. This lack isn't as much of an issue for those who sit still while surfing, but for those who tend to move a lot — or are jostled by kids and/or pets — this can become annoying.

Even though their names might suggest otherwise, The Book Seat and the Book Couch both function as handy tablet pillows, with the former being perhaps the more versatile of the two. It's also easier to carry, thanks to a top grab loop, and it was created to act as a travel pillow in a crunch. The Couch model has a more interesting design, if you take interesting to mean "off the wall." Not everyone will love this, but for those who enjoy something a little kooky, it's one to consider.

Finally, we added an upgraded version of the Thinking Gifts Monster, the Book Monster Deluxe. This newer model has zippered storage pockets, a feature not found on the old version, and comes in more colors and designs. The added strap for carrying it is a nice touch, as well.

September 11, 2019:

Although tablet stands work well on hard surfaces, we like these pillow stands for comfortable reading and viewing in bed or on the couch. At this time, we’ve removed the LaziLife Bean Bag and Comfy Stand Khaki due to availability issues, but we’ve added the charming iBeani Floral. We’re impressed by its large grab loop as well as its squishy filling, and it comes in plenty of fabric choices for those who don’t love the floral look. As for top choices, we still like the Flippy Multi-Angle Soft and iProp Holder, since they’re easy to use and relatively portable. We selected the Prop ’n Go Slim, too. It is less of a cushion than many, but its memory foam base is a nice touch that keeps it cozy on your lap. Finally, we have decided to omit the “As Seen on TV” GoGo Pillow, which struggles to live up to its hype for the price.

Special Honors

Bamboosa Stand Each Bamboosa Stand is made in the USA, with a soft cotton exterior and a high-quality buckwheat hull filling for durability. It has a nifty wooden insert, as well, that keeps your tablet exactly where you put it.

Grumpy Crumpet Pillow Stand The Grumpy Crumpet Pillow Stand is relatively similar to some mass-produced models, but this handmade version offers a wider range of interesting fabrics to select from, including one with bricks and another with a vintage world map print. Not only that, but you can opt to have it finished with custom embroidery, making this a great personalized gift for the reader or iPad-aholic in your life.

4. iProp Holder

5. Moko Premium

6. iBeani Floral

7. Book Monster Deluxe

8. Bean Lazy Mini

9. AMC Travel

10. Book Couch

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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