Despite its obvious problems, it’s hard not to love this little iPad lap desk from Kikkerland. It’s not just that it would look so cute perched on your thighs with a snack and a suitable beverage, but that somebody thought to update the TV dinner for the internet age.
The iPad Bed is just $13 (currently sold out at Kikkerland but available elsewhere: try Amazon), and sits firmly on your lap thanks to a cushioned base. The slot at the back holds the iPad in horizontal or vertical orientations, and the flat surface is the perfect place to stow hot liquids while you… Wait a second.
The iPad is pretty splash-proof, as I have discovered after extensive use in the kitchen and bedroom, but even I’d balk at sitting a hot cup of coffee on a surface right next to my $800 tablet, especially as that tray-table is supported by my untrustworthy and wobble-prone lap.
Also: coffee with a bagel? Coffee should never be drank with savory foods. That’s just disgusting.
Still, I’m sold. I use the iPad in bed enough that this could even be considered a tax write-off.