First Looks: Gadget Freeway iPad Pillow + iPad Shoulder Bag

Though each of these new iPad holders from Gadget Freeway may initially cause a little head scratching, they both struck us as worth sharing. First up is the iPad Shoulder Bag ($69), a leather carrying case that’s a little different from anything we’ve seen before: there’s a front flap that opens up with plastic claps, revealing the iPad’s screen inside, plus a rear accessory pocket. What’s interesting about the Shoulder Bag is the adjustable shoulder strap, which makes it easy to carry, and the slim, highly protective design. While it may irk some prospective users by covering the Home Button, volume buttons, and either the entire top or entire bottom due to the lack of holes in the case, the tailoring decision could also appeal to users who don’t use three of the iPad’s sides too much. The other item is the iPad Pillow ($29), a puffy fleece pillow with a zippered iPad compartment on one side, and plenty of stuffing on the other. Using a plastic interior rod, the Pillow lets you rest your iPad firmly in a portrait mode recline, with a somewhat less supported landscape resting position, as well. While it’s easy to imagine both of these products receiving tweaks to further improve their appeal, they’re both pretty good starting points for the time being.

[via iLounge]