The GoGo Pillow serves many different uses, including protecting and cradling your tablet, as well as holding up your head. It presents itself as the perfect accessory to house your tablet with in several different situations, but how well does it actually work when used in real life?
The evolution of computers has resulted in them becoming lighter and thinner, and they seem to have settled nicely into tablet form. The only problem is that a tablet is not really conducive to existing in the world we live in, and often finds itself in harms way, or unable to find a stable place so we can use it the way we want to. You definitely don’t want to drop an expensive tablet, but often it’s hard to get it into just the right spot for watching a movie, TV show, or video chatting with friends.
The big claim made by the company behind the GoGo Pillow is that you’ll be able to use your tablet comfortably no matter where you go. It’s designed to totally encase your tablet so that the only part that is showing is the screen. The rest is surrounded by a thick, plush pillow, so you can rest it on your lap, on a treadmill, on the seat next to you in the car, pretty much wherever you can dream up.
They say that you can use this with any sized tablet, and that it doesn’t block the power sockets, or earbud ports, so you can still get to everything easily and quickly. There are also some added features like being able to use it as an actual neck pillow, like the kind you often see on airplanes, and also a backpack, which might make a nice day pack while on the go.
Like many products of this kind, there is an accompanying infomercial that shows all of the different ways you might use this, and also shows just how bad the current situation is for tablet use. There’s typically a discrepancy between the fairy tale world of infomercials, and the reality of how things work, so just be sure to set reasonable expectations.
You end up getting two pillows delivered to your door for $40, for a per pillow price of $20. You can’t buy it solo and they say that the offer is not available in stores at this time. This doesn’t mean that you won’t see it being sold at a Bed Bath and Beyond or other store for $19.99 or less one day, just not at this time.
Note: You have to be careful on this one, because it’s sold on a buy one get one set-up, and when you’re selecting the color of pillow you’re actually choosing how many *sets* of pillows you want. You don’t get to mix and match the colors, so you could end up with twice as many pillows as you wanted if for example you select one blue pillow and one pink, you’ll end up with a total of 4 pillows, two blues and two pinks, for twice the cost.
After you incorporate this into your lifestyle, it shouldn’t require any extra thought on your part, and it might even make things a bit easier and more convenient for you than they already are.
One pretty cool feature that many families would appreciate is the straps on the back that can turn your car into a home theater for your kids. You simply strap it to the headrest of either the driver or passenger seat and now you can play movies for the kids in the backseat, just as if you had the deluxe features of a luxury car.
There’s no stated guarantee listed, not even for 30 days like most products come with. You’ll be taking somewhat of a risk in getting it, but as long as you have a standard tablet you should be happy with the way it functions. It would be nice to see the stand by their product a little more, considering that the shipping alone is $20 so even if there was a guarantee they’d be sharing the risk 50/50 with the consumer. All of that aside we still think it’s a pretty good buy.
Final GoGo Pillow Review
The GoGo Pillow is getting the Thumbs Up rating from us. The clever design holds all sizes and shapes of tablets out there, so you don’t have to worry if yours will fit. We don’t recommend this for use with a smartphone, as those are simply too small. But most other tablets should work nicely with it.
If you saw this pillow and thought it would work nicely into your daily routine, you shouldn’t be disappointed by the way it actually works when you get it home.
Alternatives to the GoGo Pillow
Another highly reviewed iPad Pillow is the LAP Pro, with over 129 5-star reviews.