Felt iBed Storage (Lap-Desk) 

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While this is box that things can be stored in I do not think it describes it very well. Most will use it while sitting or lying in bed and it can support your Tablet at an angle and still leave you able to write or type on the top of the box without things moving around, it you like it’s a third hand.

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The other word in the title ‘felt’ to me does not describe the moulded base and sides while they are felt my feelings make felt a soft substance that moves and this is solid.

It is 36x24.5cm at the top and 33x21cm at the base, it is 7.5cm deep.

My review period of it overlapped while I was reviewing the Samsung Tab S7 one of the Tablets along with various iPads mentioned in the instructions that came with the item.

On the Tab S7 I would say that the three controls at the base of the screen showing All, Home and Back are only accessible with the stylus that comes with it when used in the dock as unless your fingers are far smaller than mine they cannot get to these soft buttons when docked. Other than that it works very well and as the Tab S7 is far too big to hold in a hand spread. Also very useful for watching films in a chair or bed ideal as then both hands are free to take notes if it was a seminar rather than relaxation.

The 22x2.5cm wide notch is 2.5cm from the back of the box and the notch is black plastic and almost 2cm deep. The top is a composite wood nearly 1cm thick that fits very snugly in the felt sides so much so that there is a small 2.5cm notch on each side so you can lift the lid out.

The dock is also useful to hold open smaller paper backed books and indeed some bound papers still allowing you both hands free, with vertical A4 pages I found a couple of 30cm rulers useful to hold things in place.

I also used it to hold several different mobile phones in landscape position so again both hands are available it also helps distribute sound outward from whatever the phone is showing.

In the current climate a lot of college and university lectures are online and while a Tablet gives a bigger image the phone also has its advantages.

The instructions also mention Kindles and this also means hands being free with only a touch on the Kindle to move a page forward or backwards.

Until now I have concentrated on the flat wooden top and the notch that allows phones and Tablets to be supported.

Now a few words on the felt container underneath, as I mentioned earlier this is solid and not at all like the felts I know, so things like leads and indeed power supplies can be accommodated. The other advantage of the felt sides and base is that it’s very lightweight; the whole unit weighs only 624 grams.

At the time of publication the Felt iBed Storage is available from Amazon for £17.99 including free delivery.

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