Sunday, December 9, 2007

Perfect Gift for Readers or Laptop Users

If you are having trouble looking for a gift for someone that likes to read or who uses a laptop, check this out - the BookBuddy II by Amanda Crawford Designs.  I first saw this product at a local book fair several years ago.  It's a pillow that you can strap hardcover books into and read with ease in bed, or anywhere.  The pillow keep you from having to balance both sides of the book, making the book feel weightless!  You can actually move the book around with just one hand.


But what actually drew my interest to the BookBuddy was it's ability to be used as a lap desk.  At the time, my work had issued me a laptop.  I found that bottom of the laptop got really hot - the BookBuddy helps to insulate that heat.  All you have to do is attach the included plexiglass top to the pillow and you have an instant desk.  Nowadays there are lap desks specifically made for laptops, but none come in different choices of decorator fabrics to match your home! 

(this is a pic of mine, with the plexiglass top attached.)

Myrna Alpern designed the first BookBuddy for her grandmother, and soon her invention took off.  She says that the BookBuddy is great for people with arthritis or carpal tunnels syndrome.  She has sold at book fairs and local stores and advertised by word-of-mouth, but now her products are widely available on her website:

Amanda Crawford Designs

She is very sweet, and will work with you if you are looking for a particular color fabric to match your decor.

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