The name TekTuk may sound like a Tongue Twister. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to say it 5 times without accidentally dropping an F-bomb. In my short time I’ve had with it, the Twisted Logic’s TekTuk has become a product I wish I had years ago. It allows the user easy management of their phones, small laptops, and tablets at their bedside. On the go, it also doubles as a Attache case for your electronics. Let’s take a look.
TekTuk, Bedside Management Made Easy
I spend too much time with a tablet or smartphone while in bed than I care to admit. Just one more book, episode, or email before I hit the sack. When I put them down, they go on my nightstand, which wasn’t designed to be a device holder. Plus my cats love to jump up and knock stuff off. TekTuk aims to make it a little easier. When it’s not folded up like a traditional case, the TekTuk fits one flap between your mattress and your boxspring. The case has a main pocket for a tablet, a smartphone, and a zippered accessory pocket. There are also cable management loops around the outside of the main pockets and an elastic pouch in the side that fits under your bed at a very reachable position.
TekTuk is made of either a soft leather or a leather-like material. It has some really nice stitching around the case. The main pocket will fit a full-size iPad, iPad Air, a tablet, or a small laptop up to 11″ screen size and under 1″ thick. During my testing, I was able to fit not only my 7.9″ iPad in the pouch, but my 2013 Nexus 7 as well. The phone pocket fit my iPhone 6 Plus, but just barely. You should be able to fit a Nexus 6 in that pocket by the specs, but that’s the absolute upper end. Last is the accessory pouch. It’s the only one of the 3 that has a zipper on it. However, you may not ever use said zipper. It’s large enough to comfortably hold my 12,000mAh Cheero portable battery along with some cables or in-ear headphones. Speaking of cables, you can use the pocket to hold the battery while recharging your batteries. The built in cable management works pretty well. However since you almost have to route the cables all the way around, you’re probably going to want at least 1 meter cables. That being said, if there is a TekTuk 2.0, a couple loops on the bottom of the pocket in addition to the one on each side would be welcome.
The TekTuk is also extremely portable and essentially a small case when zippered up. It can either be carried on its own or stored inside a larger backpack. This makes the TekTuk incredibly convenient and useful for travel.
Pricing and Availability
TekTuk is $49.99. It’s not cheap, but not out of line either. But the deal is even better for the next couple of weeks – they’re offering Geek Beat readers a 25% discount through February 16, 2015 when you use code GEEKBEAT25 at their site.
The TekTuk is flexible, portable, well made, and most importantly fills a need. Your bedside table or nightstand will no longer be cluttered with your electronic gear. At the same time, TekTuk makes an excellent travel tool while on the road. At $50 its not cheap, but it’s also worth it.