One of the best things about working from home is well, working around your home. Even though I do have a dedicated office, sometimes I like to change things up a little bit and work someplace else in the house. If you don’t have your own dedicated home office space, you may find yourself roaming around the house looking for a place to work. Today we are going to look at the best portable laptop stands to bring wherever you wish.
Searching for the Best Portable Laptop Stand
While laptops are called laptops for a reason, I think we can all agree that your lap is not the best place for a laptop for extended period of time.
Laptops put off a ton of heat, and sometimes I feel like I have been almost burned by them.
Looking down into your lap is also not great for your back, neck, and wrists.
If you want to use a mouse, things get even worse for your posture!
A portable laptop stand is essential if you plan on working anywhere other than an ergonomically set up desk.
If you are a bit of a roaming worker, there are a couple of things to consider when you are looking for a portable laptop stand.
- Portability. Does it fold up for easy storage? How much room does it take up?
- Weight. How heavy is it? Will you need to make a second trip just for your laptop stand.
- Mouse. Does it have a place for you to use a mouse?
- On lap or over lap? There are two main types of portable laptop stands. On your lap, or over your lap. Which do you like best?
Now, let’s take a look at some of the best portable laptop stands out there! You can’t go wrong with any stand on this list. There is a stand for every use case here.
This is my favorite portable laptop stand. It is super light, and fully adjustable to make sure you can work in an ergonmonic manner, no matter where you are. One of my favorite aspects of this stand is the "side car" area for your mouse, which can easily be disconnected at any time.
This is a great ventalited option, whether you plan on putting it on your lap on on aother hard surface. It is very light weight, and very sturdy.
This is a great option if you pan on working in bed. Its large size makes it ideal for bigger laptops, as well as a mouse, or even using an iPad as a second display. It is also great for reading or writing.
This is similar to our previous option, but in a sleek all black finish so you can get something that matches your personal tast4es and decor the best. It also folds up for easy storage.
You can't go wrong with this classic lap desk which is great for your laptop, reading, working on files, or doing homework. It simply sits on your lap to protect your legs from your laptop heat, and provide a stable surface. I also have one of these!
This is a bigger, more fully feauted lap desk. It features holders for phones and pens, as well as an integrated wrist guard. If you are used to using a wrist guard, this is a must. It will not slip off of the laptop stand since it is built right in!
Finally we have this truly portable laptop stand which is great if you are sitting at a different desk than usual, or a ktichen or dining room table. It is ultra light weight, and very stable. It also comes in an aluminum or space gray finish to match your MacBook if you desire,