Gelepad, The Handiest Ergonomic Thingamabob You’ve Never Heard Of

This isn’t going to be much of a review, because the product under discussion is just too simple and neat to require much explanation. It’s called the Gelepad (say “jelly-pad”), and it’s a handily-sticky, lovably-squishy pad you can use to soften up the pressure points in your life. (And no, before you ask, it will not help to stick a Gelepad on your boss, your in-laws, or your mid-term exam.)


How do I tell you what this thing feels like? When I was a child, we had a toy we called a “squishy ball.” It was filled with some kind of gel (I know because one occasionlly leaked), and covered with a soft and comfy material.  It was irresistibly fun to squish and squash. The Gelepad is like that, only flat and with a sticky side to keep it in place on a variety of surfaces. The adhesive is also reusable, in case you need to reposition or repurpose the pad.

The Gelepad comes in oval and rectangular shapes, with the rectangle version being available in three different sizes. Its most obvious use is to pad armrests. Lots of office chairs have hard plastic ones by default; even the semi-soft ones can often use a bit more cushy factor, or perhaps a slight increase in height. Don’t want to get sticky on the arms of your expensive chair? There’s an accessory for that – essentially a flat piece of plastic with straps to wrap around stuff.

If you work standing, or in a chair without arms, you might use the Gelepad as a palm rest or arm rest on your desk directly. Or, you might use it somewhere other than your desk. For example, do you get sore spots on your elbows while driving? Try a Gelepad for that; it just might help.

That’s it! No functional critique and feature comparison here, as Gelepad has no moving parts and no comparable competitors that I know of. Check it out on

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One Comment

  1. ergo ninja
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Hey Jason! Good to know about this product. There haas been an armpad cushion out for a really long time, but it wraps around the entire arm (which means it won’t fit all armrests). I have used them on crutches though. That was cool.

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    Jason, the All Things Ergo bloggerI'm Jason, a user of many ergonomic devices by necessity and choice. I'm also a partner in a business that operates a number of commercial enterprises, including All Things Ergo.

    I have no particular training or expertise in the area of ergonomics. My views are based on my own personal experience, and what works for me won't necessarily work for you.