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We were recently given the chance to receive a new type of tablet holder called a Cosy Holder as part of their promotion. This innovative travelling companion is something I had never come across and I was thrilled to receive it. We have spent some time test driving it and today I’m sharing our thoughts on the Cosy Holder with you in the form of this review.
Cosy Holder is fun, practical and easy-to-use holder which can be used with any form of tablet or eReader, and can also be used with a conventional book. Cosy Holder come in two colours, green and purple, and contains a handy zipped pouch at the back which has protective padding for those all-important electronic devices.
We received the purple “Bailey” for review and BattleKid was immediately intrigued as to what it was. Now I should point out here that he rarely gets his tablet at home, save for occasions when Mum and Dad really need to get some work done. That said, this was a special occasion, so out came his LeapFrog Epic to road test the Cosy Holder.
The Cosy Holder has other functions alongside the main one. The padded pouch at the back can not only hold a tablet or eReader, but can hold pens, colouring pads and several toy cars, as I discovered one day! The Cosy Holder can be used with a tablet or eReader in both portrait and landscape mode. When it is not being used to hold an electronic device or book, it doubles up as a comfortable pillow or cushion.
It comes with a handy carry strap making it ideal for at home or while travelling. And Cosy Holder is not limited to just children from the ages of 5. Cosy Holder have a Beanie brother which can be used by adults to hold eReaders or tablets. The entire range of Cosy Holders are designed to make reading or playing easier and more comfortable by freeing up your hands.
So, what do we think of it? Well, I really like it. It has made the limited time BattleKid has with his tablet more comfortable, freeing up both hands to enjoy the games more.
He has been able to watch his Curious George episodes on his tablet in more comfortable positions too. The adjustable strap means he can transport it wherever he wants. And as already mentioned, when not being used for his tablet, the pouch has been used to transport those all-important Hot Wheels cars!
It is sturdy and soft at the same time. The pouch is more than big enough for his tablet and other things, and even at three and a half he carries it around with no problems.
What we love about the Cosy Holder:
- Great idea.
- Makes using a tablet more comfortable.
- Two great colours to choose from.
- Padded pouch at the rear to both carry tablets/eReaders and protect them.
- Portable with a strong adjustable strap.
- Doubles up as a pillow/cushion for resting.
- Great product for travelling with.
- Pouch carries tablets, eReaders, pens, colouring pads and also toys.
- Good value-for-money.
- Adult version available too!
What we don’t love about the Cosy Holder:
- Not a dislike but I’d like to see more colours available.
The Cosy Holder really is a great idea for making tablet or eReader use more comfortable. Since it is portable it is ideal for travelling either by plane, train or automobile (car to you and I). On a plane it would easily sit on the tray table and in a car could sit on a child’s lap. On a train you could sit it on either the tray table or the table if you have a seat at one. It would make days out during the summer with the kids easier and more enjoyable, with no giving out that their tablet keeps falling down.
I do have one reservation about the Cosy Holder and that is the size of it. While it is a great product and has already come in handy at home, it is quite bulky and could take up a lot of room in hand luggage of a child. This would be one of the main reasons I’d have bought it, to take on planes with us. We always struggle to get BattleKid comfortable on a plane with his tablet, even with a cover and stand but this would be better. However, if your hand luggage has limited space or size this might take up a lot of space.
That said I think the Cosy Holder may well be accompanying us to America at the end of next month for our mammoth USA road trip.
Would I recommend the Cosy Holder? Yes, I would. Despite my one reservation it is a great product, ideal for travelling with the kids or for relaxing at home. Cosy Holder has a special introductory offer of £5 off any Frankie or Bailey, costing just £19.99, with free UK Mainland shipping for a limited time only. The Beanie Cosy Holder retails for £16.99 but is on offer at £12.99 for a limited time. Visit the Cosy Holder website for more information.
So why not grab your kids (or yourself) something unique, comfortable and portable for tablet or eReader moments this summer!
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**We were sent the Cosy Holder as part of their promotion. Although we were not asked to write a review, these are my own honest thoughts and opinions of the product.