Giving the time I spend working with laptops, either at home or on travels, I’m looking for an excellent laptop desk (please read lapdesk = laps; and not those models designed to be put on a desk).
My basic requirements:
1- Must be light enough to be carried in a laptop bag
2- Must considerably keep the laptop's heat off the laps (by increasing the air space under the laptop to allow better heat dissipation) without compromising requirement #1 .
3- It should have non skid pads to prevent laptop from sliding
4- It must be wide enough to support 15”+ laptops.
5- It should be stable and comfortable for laps
It doesn’t need to have a retractable mouse pad.
It doesn’t need to have padded surface for wrist rest
No gimmicks, like cooling pads that you put in the freezer!
So far, I visited these websites (in no particular order):
- The Podium CoolPad
: $29.95. But I’m afraid of its 15 oz weight and mainly from its dimensions. Seems too small (10.5" x 8") even if they claim it’ll fit any laptop.
- Targus Notebook Portable Lapdesk
- Around $20. Weight: 1.3 lbs - Seems like a joke to me. See buyers comments here
- Ergodirect LapDesk
– $19.95 - Seems OK, but seems heavy to be carried in a laptop bag.
- Lapdesk with Light
- $49.95 - Not in a million years!
- Laptop LapDesk
. Too small for 14”+ laptops. In addition, it’s far from keeping the heat off the laps
- Laptop Lap Desk from She-Works
- $23 - Seems to be too heavy to be carried in a laptop bag.
Any experience with these products or a “first-lap” experience with other products. I’m willing to buy a much more expensive product as long its meet my requirements. I would even go up to building my own lapdesk (http://www.lapdeskplans.com
) but then I would loose the portability and weight requirements.