Tokyo is a city of commuters. Every day hundreds of thousands of people make their way to their offices using the capital's remarkable system of public transport. But this is time wasted unless you can fill it with some reading or web browsing. But holding on to the train strap while using your phone or tablet can be hard and might even lead to serious injury if you fall. Enter Thanko, with another of their inventive gadgets to solve this everyday dilemma.
The Thanko Hands-Free Tablet Holder for Standing Train Commuters is designed with straps to go over your shoulder and around your waist, leaving you to tap away on your tablet screen and with your other hand still free to keep yourself steady on the bus or train. You can hold into a hanging strap or rail, without needing to interrupt your reading on the commute every time there is a jolt.
The bag-like holder has the shoulder strap, plus the built-in case where you slide your tablet. When not in use, the holder can be folded down and worn on your shoulder like a regular bag. It even has a pocket so you can store pens, keyboards and other items.
It's super fast to get ready too. Just unzip the bag, fold over the lower half, and then slide your tablet up into the position you want it be. It can be adjusted 360 degrees so you can view your tablet screen in either vertical or horizontal positions. An alternate use for the holder is for placing over the back of a front car seat so you can watch your screen while in the back passenger seat.
The Thanko Hands-Free Tablet Holder for Standing Train Commuters features:
- Includes holder case/bag and shoulder strap
- Fits tablets sized 225-255mm (8.9-10") x 140-170mm (5.5-6.7") x 10mm (0.4")
- Suitable for iPad Air, iPad Air 2, Google Nexus 9, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (9-9.7-inch screens)
- No tablet included
- Instructions: Japanese (but easy to use)
1.5Kg / 3.3lbs