I discovered the big green chair at the “Mousehole” in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. What luck! A curious (but comfy) chair indeed, with holes drilled into both arms, so that I could insert the movable stand on either side and adjust the angle for perfect hands-free viewing for reading books and using my tablet to watch movies.
So many products have emerged as a result of the mobile device boom, and here was this chair, perhaps a bit of innovation from the ’50s, that did the trick. Everything old is new again, as they say.
The Vitra NesTable is a version of the big green chair but much more adaptable since you can maneuver this type of stand to work with any seating in the house.
And I really like the adjustable table stands that are coming out, too, like the one below that allows you to prop your tablet any which way — even overhead — for watching while reclining in your chaise lounge. It’s so space age.
Personally, I like using a plain old pillow to prop up my tablet when I watch in bed. But there’s also the Lap Log, a pillow filled with buckwheat, if you want to buy something special, like a pet bed, for your tablet.
One could spend hours checking out all of the tablet stands out there to satisfy your personal preferences. Meanwhile, I think I’ll wait for someone to develop a new version of the big green chair….maybe one that has an adjustable cup holder.