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Do you use a laptop table sometimes?

Heena Agarwal
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I was wondering if any of you have ever used laptop tables.

This and this are the one I am currently looking at.

Not sure if they are good but looks like I could use them while working from my balcony or places that don't have a study table. But I've never used them before. Someone at my home thinks such laptop tables are useless.

Has anybody ever used such laptop tables?
margaret gillon
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Hi Heena,

Are you putting these on top of another table or on your lap? At home I have only laptops and I put them on my lap, a normal desk, or my dining room table. My lap is the best working setup for my hands. The problem I have is that using a laptop on a normal table or desk (30" tall) are too high for long term keyboarding. Putting the laptop on a mini desk like the ones you are linking to that sit on another surface would make the laptop even higher.

If I were going to find a laptop desk I would find a floor standing one that has adjustable height so I could use it in different places and raise/lower the working surface as needed. The most interesting floor standing desk I have looked at is the Air Desk airdesks.com but there are lots of inexpensive floor standing laptop desks online laptop desk adjustable
margaret gillon
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At work my computer desk is around 26" tall. This is the height that typing desks use to be as well. The lower height puts less pressure on the wrists and helps prevent carpal.
Heena Agarwal
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Heya Margaret,

This one is really cool. It's exactly what I'd rather have. Only if they shipped their products to India! I'll google later if there are other shops here that import things like that. Thanks for the link.

And about those tables... They have adjustable height. I think their height is just right to elevate my living room's tables to the right level for laptop use. Or if I was working while sitting on the carpet, I think I could use one of those tables. I have this weird habit of not wanting to study where my study tables are because of that I often get these wrist sprains and all.

Yeah, the only thing is they aren't exactly the kind I want. I've ordered one of those anyway. If not anything else, I can use it while playing board games with my cousins. My scrabble board will fit just right on it. :-)

Yeah even my desk at work is about 26" tall. That's also the height of my study tables at home. But most other tables in my living room, or balconies have a smaller height than that.


margaret gillon
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Hi Heena,

Now I understand. You are using the little table on side tables or coffee tables. Makes sense.

I understand about not wanting to use a study table. Mine is in a little dark room. Since I work in a windowless office all day when I'm home I want to be in the living room so when I look up from the computer I can see outside and watch things like hummingbirds and people walking by and our neighbor's cat taking a walk on her leash. LOL.
Heena Agarwal
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margaret gillon wrote:
I understand about not wanting to use a study table. Mine is in a little dark room. Since I work in a windowless office all day when I'm home I want to be in the living room so when I look up from the computer I can see outside and watch things like hummingbirds and people walking by and our neighbor's cat taking a walk on her leash. LOL.


Ditto++ and one more ++.

So the table is not going to be so useless after all. :-)
Robert D. Smith
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Of an evening, I enjoy sitting in my overstuffed chair and spending time with the missus. Usually, I just sort of balance the laptop on my lap. But when I need the stability for serious work, I get out an ordinary kitchen cutting board. Set that directly on my lap,flat side up, hand positioning is not that bad, and allows me comfortable use of the mouse.


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