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Product Review: GoGo Pillow

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What Is it: The GoGo Pillow, a tablet holder, neck pillow, and backpack that you may have seen advertised on a late-night infomercial.

Price and Where to Buy: $21.95 on Amazon or $19.95 plus $9.95 shipping and handling on GoGoPillow.com. The GoGo Pillow website is running a “buy one, get one free” promotion, but note that you will have to pay an extra $9.95 shipping for the “free” pillow.

Pros:

  • The cover is made out of a very comfortable, plush polyester material.
  • It holds tablets of various sizes (we tested with a Kindle Fire.)
  • Easy to flip between using this as a neck pillow, backpack, and table holder, which is nice for travel. Use it to hold up your tablet while you read or watch a video, and then convert it to a neck pillow for a nap.
  • You can use the straps to mount your tablet on a seat-back for easy video watching.
  • Works well as a tablet stand to prop your tablet at a comfortable angle when you’re lying down.

Cons:

  • Using the GoGo Pillow as a backpack would look ridiculous on anyone except a small child—it’s small and awkward to wear as an adult, and it doesn’t hold much beyond a tablet.
  • Sometimes the pillow doesn’t stand up well on its own—it works better when it is leaning against something.

How it Rates:

  • Usefulness: 7/10. Would be most useful for children and for car travel, as well as lounging around at home.
  • Portability: 6/10. The backpack idea is a good one, but wearing this as a backpack doesn’t work that well in reality. It is the size of a standard neck pillow, and would take up your entire tray table on a plane if you were using it as a tablet stand. The GoGo Pillow is 12 x 3 x 12 inches and 3 lbs.
  • Value: 9/10. $22 is a great deal for a neck pillow and a tablet stand, but be careful of those extra shipping charges if you buy directly from the GoGo Pillow’s website.
  • Durability: 10/10. The GoGo Pillow is well-made and can be hand-washed.
  • Cool Factor: 8/10. It’s pretty cool that this converts from a neck pillow to a tablet stand, but we wouldn’t call the mini-backpack cool.

Final Verdict: If you like to travel with a neck pillow and a tablet stand, this product can fulfill both needs, and the plush cover makes it very comfortable.

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com.

(Photo: GoGo Pillow)

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