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    11 Lap Desks That'll Make Working From The Couch So Much Comfier

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    1. A compact lap desk that'll do the job, plain and simple. It's no frills and has a slot for your pen or pencil, as well as a built-in handle and two cushions on the bottom.

    Promising review: "At first I was skeptical because I thought it was too good to be true, especially for the price. And other tables I’ve had that were double the price did not meet my expectations, but I was not disappointed with this one! It said it fits up to 13 inches. I thought it would barely fit since i have a 13-inch Mac but as you can see from the photos, it fit well and still has a little room left over. Super lightweight so it doesn’t feel like you have something heavy on your lap and the material is breathable so it doesn’t feel as hot for those summer nights. Definitely worth it!" —Nanni

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six colors).

    2. A lap desk with all the bells and whistles — a built-in mouse pad, wrist pad, and phone/tablet holder — so you can be just as productive when you're sitting on the couch or in bed as you would be if you were working from your actual desk.

    The lap desk

    Promising review: "This has got to be the best laptop lap desk I have ever owned! The wrist rest is cushiony, and the cushions on the back are super comfortable on my legs. It has a slight incline, which is perfect. It's sturdy and light. Love the handle, the mouse pad with borders so the mouse won't fall off, and the tablet/phone slots. I don't write a lot of reviews, but I am so happy with this product that I had to give it a good review. Hopefully, this will help someone that is searching for the right lap desk. Recommend it to anyone." —J. Castro

    Get it from Amazon for $65.97.

    3. A folding lap desk to keep all your work clutter hidden inside. The lid opens like a school desk and inside you can store your laptop, pens, pencils, paper, and desk accessories. Plus the legs fold flat so you can easily bring it with you wherever you go.

    Promising review: "My kids love using this for their homework, especially if they don't feel like working at an actual desk or table, and I especially enjoy the storage space inside. If I don't have time to finish dealing with some papers, I love being able to open the lid, throw everything in so that it wouldn't make the area seem untidy, and I'll pull it out whenever I'm ready to get to it again." —Zoriana Selepina

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97+ (available in three colors).

    4. An adjustable lap desk if you're sick of hunching over your computer while you work from the couch. You can raise or lower this lap desk, and change the angle if you prefer a tilted working surface. It's also great if you want to mimic a standing desk in your home without actually having to spend the money for a standing desk.

    Reviewer photo of the lap desk, which has plenty of room for a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and mouse pad

    Promising review: "It's perfect! I needed a table that could do three things: fit over my legs, hold my large laptop, and tilt. I got all three in one and couldn't be happier. I have spina bifida and while I can still walk some, I have poor balance and can't feel anything from the waist down. So when sitting up to do something, I have to be propped against something and the legs naturally spread out wide for balance. This wide table amazingly fit my needs there! I'd need it to tilt because I can't bend over things to either read or play (pulls my spinal cord)! When switching from laptop play to reading, I can make the tabletop rise and then tilt to comfortably read my books. I can't find a fault in it!! It's lightweight, and the two pieces for the laptop come out and have their own little plugs to replace the empty holes. It's a perfect item." —Brittany Young

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    5. A cute llama lap desk for kids (or adults, no judgment!) who would appreciate how ~wooly~ adorable *and* practical it is. The cushioned bottom conforms to your legs so it's comfy no matter how long you use it, and it has a handy dandy built-in handle.


    Promising review: "I got this for my daughter. She uses it every day for her Chromebook, and she uses it for worksheets and workbooks. Has a good amount of space for that. She's also in love with llamas so you can't go wrong." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.85+ (available in five animals).

    6. A customizable adjustable lap desk with eight height settings because you want a different angle when you're using it to support your laptop versus using it to prop up your book.


    Promising review: "As a college student, I'm constantly sitting and looking down when doing school work. I decided to purchase this as a solution to my laptop always sliding around on the books I would place underneath it. However, this lap desk has since been utilized in so many other ways that have since shown me I was a Neanderthal with the way I did work before this purchase. Now, I can comfortably take notes and write flashcards while semi-laying down (no more hunching over to write for long periods!); my laptop stays firmly in place on its surface because of the fold-up lip, and the adjustable tray makes viewing or writing at any angle a total breeze. The soft pads underneath keep your legs (or stomach or chest) from getting too hot, and they're so soft they also make you forget there's anything on top of you at all! This lap desk is my favorite studying tool, and I've recommended it to everyone who listens because it's honestly that great." —Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A laptop cooling pad that'll help prevent your machine from overheating in the middle of an intense gaming session thanks to its two built-in USB-powered fans.

    Promising review: "This thing is a game-changer... Literally. I use my laptop for gaming — roughly an hour or two at a time. I like to run games with high quality graphics, and thus, my computer works harder and heats up. In the past, I would put my knees up to give my laptop some breathing room, which is very uncomfortable for long term use. This cooling pad allows my legs and computer to stay cool for long periods of computer usage. I have just over a 17-inch laptop; I was a little nervous because it is slightly bulky. The computer extends slightly off the outsides of the pad but it doesn't have a negative affect on the cooling. The sticky band on the bottom keeps my laptop in place even when I'm moving around. I highly recommend this to anyone that hates their laptop burning their legs. 5 Stars." —Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    8. A versatile workspace so you can work from anywhere, even the ground. This S-shaped contraption has an angled work surface that helps you practice good posture so your back doesn't ache after a day of work.

    The portable desk

    Promising review: "OMG! I wish we had these when I was in school!! This is the best idea ever made. I thought that maybe the height of the desk would not be enough for my teenage daughter, but it's just right. She studies in her room, on the floor, even when she has a desk in our loft. With this, she can use on the floor, in bed, on the couch...outside. The plastic is a one-piece, solid construction. I'm hoping it will last forever!" —Renee M. Gorischek

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in 11 colors).

    9. A lap desk with a mouse pad that slides in and out to save your wrist if you're pretty sure your laptop's trackpad is causing your carpal tunnel. You can choose the angle you want it to sit at, and it also has a built-in USB fan — how ~cool~!,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product. I like to do my work on my bed and as an engineering college student, my laptop is constantly in use so it often over heats. This product is perfect: it cools your laptop with a built in USB fan, has a mouse pad that attaches to either the right or left side, has a comfortable removable cushion that covers the entire bottom, can be risen five different angular settings, AND the best yet it doesn't cost a ridiculous amount of money. If you are looking for the perfect laptop desk, look no further. This product is truly amazing." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    10. A lap desk if your laptop or tablet is on the larger side. This lap desk is 23 inches long and 16 inches wide so you don't have to worry about your laptop hanging over the side.

    The lap desk

    Promising review: "I work full-time from home as a writer but unfortunately can't always sit at my desk due to back pain, fibromyalgia, and various other illnesses. I ordered this to try and make working from the couch a little more bearable (and to prevent wrist pain/further back pain from leaning forward when resting the computer on my legs). I'm not sure why I put it off so long! This is a super simple, sturdy lap desk and it provides a nice smooth surface for my laptops without being heavy or unwieldy. It slips pretty easily under my coffee table for storage when not in use and the handle makes it easy to move from that spot. It's wide without being unwieldy and is a really nice size for both my 11-inch Chromebook and 13-inch Windows laptop (with extra space on the sides and back)." —Nicole K.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.54+ (available in six colors).

    11. A memory foam lap desk with a built-in light and foam wrist pad for late-night or early-morning work sessions when you can't turn on the overhead lights.

    The lap desk

    Promising review: "I work from home and do online classes as well, so it's used a lot... Great stuff about this: The top has a really pretty wood look and feel (though I think it's actually plastic). The plastic makes my PC no longer overheat, the wood look is pretty, and the texture makes the PC not slip around like the many awful other ones. Seriously, I can tip this almost sideways before the PC starts to move at all. The bottom cushion and wrist pad is thick and comfy. The wrist pad helps lock the PC in place too. The light is awesome! The actual light slips into the bottom cushion when not wanted (you don't even know it's there), but comes in super handy when extra light is needed. And if you're out of batteries or don't feel like buying any...the light can stick in your PC's USB port! My laptop is pretty big, and I still have room for a mouse or small notepad. It's simple and classy (not tacky like some)." —Nathan D.

    Get it from Amazon for $42.78+ (also available in red).

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