The best lap desks for your home office

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have started working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will take some time for you to get used to your new setup. Likely, you’re finding that it helps your productivity to switch from one work area to another throughout the day. And your comfy couch or armchair are tempting seating options. If you find yourself retreating to non-desk workspaces throughout your work-from-home tenure, you’ll want to invest in a good lap desk.

The best lap desks for your home office
Abovetek Laptop Tray in Use

There are many benefits to working from home. One is the comfier seating options. Instead of sitting on a hard chair behind a desk that’s either too tall or short, you can work curled up on your comfy couch. When you get tired of the couch, you can move to your armchair, bed, or even the bench on your front porch. Wherever you’re inspired to work, you’re going to need a stable place to set your laptop. Something portable that you can take with you from workspace to workspace. You need to look into the best lap desks for your home office.

How to stay comfortable while you work

We all like to feel comfortable when we work. And when you work from home, all of your seats are ones you’ve selected, not some guy in HR. That’s why, during your stint working from home, you’ll want to be sure you can take advantage of every workspace in your home and still be productive. You’ve heard that you should never work from your bed. But is it really that bad? With a good lap desk and the right attitude, you could make the most of your time working from in any seating you choose. So, with that in mind, here are some of the best lap desks to help you work when you’re not behind a desk.

iSkelter Comfy Lite Ergonomic Lap Desk

When you’re working from home, the iSkelter Comfy Lite Ergonomic Lap Desk can help ensure you still maintain good posture. This lap desk incorporates a built-in wrist pad that helps support your hands and arms while you’re typing. Designed for all your devices, this supportive lap desk has a spot for your laptop, mouse, and tablet or smartphone. The laptop section has vents to keep your computer running cool for hours on end. Additionally, this ventilation helps your lap from potential heat burns. Made of bamboo, this portable desk comes in a light, entirely bamboo option or a darker walnut-bamboo blend. Furthermore, this Comfy Lite lap desk supports laptops up to 15 inches in size and nearly any smartphone or tablet.

Flio Up

Flio Up is an ultra-portable Laptop Stand, Lapdesk and Standing Stand, 3 in 1 compact device. It is the first laptop stand to offer such a unique mix of functionality, ergonomics and portability in one single flat design of only 10mm (0.39″). Flio Up is the lightest ergonomic Mobile Workstation for your laptop elevating it with up to 25 cm. It will keep your back pain-free and let you use your laptop anywhere. This is because Flio Up transforms into 3 different positions without. Use it at the office, cafe, home or pretty much anywhere as it fits easily in any bag or laptop sleeve. It works with any MacBook or PC laptop from 11″ to 17″, iPads and even Microsoft Surface.

Hover X 

Get to play games like a pro by using the Hover X Ultimate Gamer’s LapDesk. Just like the name suggests, this LapDesk will hold your laptop and has additional places for a mouse as well as a phone and tablet display. It ventilates your laptop and will let any extra heat that is generated to be absorbed within the material. The temperature control is actually a great feature that will never let you feel the heat while working with this setup. The phone and tablet display only makes this desk a complete display. So enjoy gaming with ease and maximum comfort.

LapGear Designer

According to an Engadget review, this lap desk is the best for most people. The LapGear Designer Lab Desk boasts both comfort and build quality and is one of the widest, most durable lap desks on the market. Also, it has an extra storage slot for your phone, pen, or other small devices. We all know that you need to work with your laptop and phone in close proximity. It also has a handle you can use to carry it between workspaces or to hang it up for storage. Finally, it has a small laptop rest on the front edge to keep your computer stable during work sessions. The LapGear is lightweight at just two pounds, so it’s easy to take with you anywhere.

LapGear Designer Lab Desk

LapGear Designer Lab Desk in Use

LapGear eDesk Lap Desk

The LapGear eDesk is a great option if you want a lap desk that feels more lightweight and portable. Its padded laptop rest protects your wrists from chafing, and its cushioned underside makes it comfortable to rest on your lap. It features a tablet slot where you can prop a notebook or iPad. Or you don’t even have to use it and set your laptop over it. With 18 inches of horizontal workspace, the eDesk can fit a 13-inch laptop. It weighs only 1.4 pounds so it will rest comfortably on your lap and transport easily. Its simple, utilitarian design and nice color options make it a suitable option for the work-at-home professional.

LapGear eDesk Lap Desk

LapGear eDesk Lap Desk in Gray

Portable Foldable Laptop Lap Desk

Be more productive from anywhere in the house with the Portable Foldable Laptop Lap Desk. Combining a desk space and a mouse pad area in one, this lap desk improves your productivity instantly. The desk portion has an elevating design so you can adjust the angle of your laptop. To reduce strain on your neck and back, change the angle to suit your comfort. At the base is a small notch that secures your laptop or tablet in place. Alongside the desk is a smaller area for your mouse or a notepad. The entire desk is supported by metal legs. Altogether, the desk rests over the top of your lap. With this design, you can work comfortably from your couch, bed, or anywhere else.

These are some of the best lap desks for working from your bed or couch. While you’re working from home, we hope these picks will keep you comfortable and productive as you take advantage of a more flexible workspace.

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.


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