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Portable Laptop Table
A portable laptop table is a viable option for those who hate doing their computer work at a big, bulky, rigid desk that is not ergonomically-designed, because of the pain that they feel in their muscles at the end of the day. A portable laptop table allows workers to do their jobs anytime and anywhere, even in the comfort of their own beds! Most portable laptop tables are made with an ergonomic design that allows the angles of the table to be adjusted to multiple positions so that work can be done comfortably, and as a result, more productively. In this article, I will discuss some of the primary reasons why you should buy a portable laptop table if you don't already have one. After this, I will discuss some of the leading manufacturers of the portable laptop table, and some of the ways that you can get good deals on a portable laptop desk table.
Benefits Of Owning A Portable Laptop Table
Use Your Computer Anywhere With The Portable Laptop Table
A portable laptop table allows for the use of a laptop computer in the comfort of your bed, couch, or any other place of your choosing, so that you can do your work anytime, anywhere. A portable laptop computer table is built like a breakfast-in-bed tray that straddles your body with its legs while you work. Every now and then when I have a day off, I like to sleep in. My portable laptop table for bed allows me to check my emails and my stock portfolio without having to get out of bed. I love it for this very reason. As opposed to normal tables, the portable adjustable laptop table for bed can be adjusted at varying angles for improved ergonomics, so that you can do your computer work even while you are kicked back in a reclining office chair. With the portable laptop table, there are no more hunched shoulders, sore necks, or unnecessary eye strain from looking up or down at a fixed computer monitor. You no longer have to deal with the drudgery of having to sit upright in a chair in order to get your work done. The effects of sun glare can be minimized wherever you are with the portable laptop stand, as the viewing angle can be easily adjusted. Don't you just hate it when the sunlight reflects off of your monitor while you're trying to work?
Designed With You In Mind
One of the dominant concerns about a portable table for laptop is the possibility of the laptop falling off of the table, or sliding around while it is in use. However, most portable laptop computer tables are manufactured with an anti-slip surface that keeps the laptop from moving around while you use it. Most portable laptop tables are vented on the bottom so that they provide enough air circulation underneath, allowing the laptop computer to cool itself without burning you, while keeping your computer from overheating and crashing, so that its useful life is extended. Before I discovered the portable laptop table, I used to sit in a chair with my laptop computer on my lap. This worked fine unless I was wearing shorts and I needed to use the computer for a lengthy period of time. In these particular instances, I would have to get up every now and then because that computer would burn my legs up. Now, with my portable laptop table, I don't have to worry about that anymore.
Portable Laptop Tables Can Be Customized To Suit Your Needs
Most portable laptop tables are big enough to support a mouse in addition to the laptop computer. Mine even has a drink holder. I love this feature when I'm on the computer all day long. It allows me to quench my thirst without disrupting my work. Many portable laptop tables even come with a light so that you can use your laptop at night. A newer design of the portable laptop stand has it joined to a chair, which makes it great for using at conferences and business meetings. They can then be folded up and carried around with ease. Almost all portable laptop tables fold up for easy, space-saving storage.
Very Economical And Easy To Put Together
Most portable laptop tables come in a box and have to be assembled, but don't worry if you're not mechanically inclined, as the portable laptop table is generally easy to put together. In addition, you may think that with all of the advantages described above that the portable laptop computer table is pretty expensive, but it's not. It's actually very economical and can be purchased for as little as $30, which means a lot if you're operating on a shoestring budget.
These are just some of the many reasons why you should consider buying a portable laptop table.
Leading Manufacturers Of The Portable Laptop Table
After reviewing some of the advantages that come with the use of the portable laptop table, you may have decided to buy one of your very own. Now, you need to decide where you are going to buy it. Below, I will highlight some of the leading suppliers of the portable laptop table and discuss their offerings.
Trademark is the manufacturer of the Laptop Buddy portable laptop table that folds into your laptop carrying case. It has four legs that fold back when they are not in use. It's a great portable laptop table for couch or anywhere else. The table comes with a cup holder and a fold-down mouse. It has two cooling fans that help to keep the computer from overheating. It even comes with a place to store your pens. It weighs less than two pounds, making it great for those who are constantly on the go. You can buy this item online for under $50, including shipping.
Trademark Laptop Buddy Portable Laptop Table From Amazon.com
Brookstone is the manufacturer of the ePad portable laptop desks, that are designed for use by those who are always on the go. This portable laptop table desk can be used anywhere, including on the couch and in bed. This portable laptop table comes with a plush micro-suede cushion under the desk surface, that helps to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the day. It has an angled design that allows you to get your work done without having to crane your neck or overextend your arms or shoulders. It also has a very smooth surface that you can use to write a letter or take notes. This item can be purchased on eBay or Amazon at a very reasonable price.
Brookstone ePad Portable Laptop Table Desk From Amazon.com
3 River makes a portable laptop table that is equipped with a mouse pad, drink holder, and a pen holder. It comes with cooling fans that protect the laptop from overheating. It folds up to fit most laptop carrying bags, and works as one of the great portable laptop table desks for small spaces. It can be set up quite quickly with adjustable legs. It is made of a heavy duty composite material to insure its durability. You can find this item on Amazon.com for less than $30.
3 River Portable Laptop Table From Amazon.com
Sharper Image manufactures a really nice laptop computer case stand. At first glance, it looks like just another laptop carrying case when it's not in use. However, it can transition from that to a freestanding mobile computer desk in no time flat. Just fold down the telescopic legs and open the case, which also serves as the table. The legs can be adjusted at four different heights, allowing the user to operate his computer while standing or sitting. The table, or case, is made of ballistic nylon material and easily fits into the carry-on compartment of an airplane. You can get this item online at http://www.sharperimage.com.
Sharper Image Portable Laptop Table At SharperImage.com
These guys produce portable laptop tables that can protect your lap from the heat generated by a laptop computer and support the heaviest of laptops. They are most known for the Wizard aluminum desk stand with six articulating legs that allow for the table to be adjusted at numerous inclines and elevations, so that you can use it just about anywhere. This table is also known as the Z-lift, as you will be able to see from the picture below. The hinges are made of strong polycarbonate plastic. It comes with a one-year repair or replace warranty and a lifetime warranty on parts. It can be bought on Amazon.com for under $80, plus shipping.
LapWorks Wizard Aluminum Desk Stand From Amazon.com
The five portable laptop tables discussed above have many of the same features to help you do your job in places where you normally wouldn't think of working. They help to make the impossible, possible.
How To Get A Good Deal On A Portable Laptop Table
After reviewing some of the advantages that come with the use of a portable laptop table, and reviewing some of the laptop tables that are currently on the market, you would like to buy one of your own. However, because you are on a relatively tight budget, you need to find a really good deal. Below, I will discuss some ways in which you can find a really good deal on a quality portable laptop table that will satisfy your needs.
Review All Of The Leading Brands
The first thing that you should probably do when looking for a good deal is to become familiar with the leading brands. A good place to start would be the discussion above regarding some of the leading manufacturers. Do a Google search to compile a list of more suppliers. Look at pictures of what the manufacturers have to offer, and read reviews that have been posted online. You may find that there are some portable laptop tables that really work well, while there are others that don't satisfy those who bought them. Continue this process until you know what brand and configuration of portable laptop computer table will work best for you.
If you need your portable laptop table right away and cannot wait to have it shipped to you, then you will need to get it from somewhere local. A good place to start would be your local office supply store, such as Staples or Office Depot. You would also do well to visit any mom-and-pop stores to see what they have to offer. While the selection might be somewhat limited, you can often get what you want at a reasonable price. I prefer Staples because I received one of their gift cards for Christmas, and also because I can stock up on all of my other office supply needs at the same time.
If you can afford to wait for a couple of weeks, then you would do well to look around on the internet and comparison shop for the best prices. A good place to start would be either eBay or Amazon, where thousands and thousands of items are bought and sold everyday. This is where you can often get the best available prices. In many instances, the seller will even offer free shipping. There are many places, like Sharper Image, where you can order directly from the manufacturer's website. If you have any questions that you would like to have addressed before ordering, then you should visit the manufacturer's website and call their toll-free number, so that you can speak to a customer service representative who will answer any questions that you might have. If you have to leave a message and they don't get back to you within 24 hours, then they might be too busy to do business with you.
Talk To Your Friends Or Coworkers
If you see anyone who has a portable laptop table, then it might pay for you to strike up a conversation with them and find out where they got their table and how much they paid for it. They might point you to a supplier that you had not heard of. One time, I did this when I was in the market for a leather office chair. The guy that I talked to told me about an office furniture store on the other side of town that was going out of business and selling things for pennies on the dollar. I followed his advice and ended up with a nice leather white office chair for under $100.
Now that you've read this article, you should be able to make an intelligent decision regarding whether to buy a portable laptop table. You should also have an idea as to what is currently available on the market, and you have a short list of suppliers to help you get started in your quest for a quality laptop table. Once you have identified the type of table that you want, you will be able to look around for the best available price so that you can get more for your money. Have a nice day!
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