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Whether you’re working from home or starting up fall classes online, a great lap desk can help you tackle projects from your computer no matter where you are. Post up on the couch or take your stuff outside on the porch—it doesn’t matter, because with the right portable desk, you can stay comfortable and get more done in the process.
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The one catch is that lap desks are extremely popular right now (with good reason) and finding ones that have high ratings and good reviews from fellow shoppers can be tough. Lucky for you, we’ve tracked down some of Amazon’s most well-regarded options, and even better, they’re also on sale. Below are seven of the best lap desks that you can get great deals on if you act fast.
1. Up to 19% off: This five-star rated lap desk
“It’s super comfortable, the wrist rest helps my carpal tunnel and keeps the mouse from sliding off, whether I’m sitting or moving the lap desk to the table,” writes one reviewer of the LapGear Home Office Pro Lap Desk with Wrist Rest, Mouse Pad, and Phone Holder. This five-star rated product has a little over 700 reviews on Amazon and gets top marks from shoppers for being comfortable and roomy. Designed to fit laptops up to 15.6 inches wide along with most tablets, it has a squishy wrist rest that can help improve typing posture and has a slot large enough to store most smartphones. You can get it for up to 19% off right now, from $39.99.
2. $15 off: This lap desk that’s more like a table
Searching for a lap desk that has more of a table vibe? The Neetto Height Adjustable Laptop Bed Table could be just the thing, and right now you can snag it on sale for $64.99, which is $15 off its usual price of $79.99. With more than 8,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on the site, this multifunctional stand is ridiculously popular with shoppers, who say it’s light but sturdy, and rave over how easy it is to make height changes using two auto-lock buttons on each side. The Neetto folds away for convenient storage, which is another thing that makes it a must-have for anyone who’s struggling for work space at home right now.
3. Less than $60: This wildly popular lap desk with more than 3,000 reviews
Stylish? Check. Great for laptops up to 17 inches wide? Double check. The TaoTronics Laptop Deskis a versatile addition to any impromptu work area because it’s sizable enough for you to store you computer, mouse, coffee and possibly more, yet still compact enough that you can store it away under your bed or next to the couch when it’s not in use and it won’t be a total eyesore. Designed to tilt to up a 35-degree angle for adjustable viewing positions, this portable station features a polished wood surface, mouse stopper and other nifty features. Additionally, it has more than 3,000 reviews and 4.7-star rating on Amazon, making it one of the most acclaimed picks on the site. For a limited time, you can save up to $9 thanks to an on-page 5% off coupon and get it from $56.99.
4. Less than $40: This padded lap desk that has lots of plenty of extra storage
Quit balancing your laptop on your knees—it’ll make it harder to study or hit that final deadline in the end if you’re not careful. With the HUANUO Laptop Desk—which is on sale for $36.99, when you select the $3 coupon, from its typical $39.99 price tag—you’re getting a comfortable and functional alternative that you can take with you on-the-go (er, from your couch to some other part of your home, as it were). Ideal for laptops up to 15.6 inches, this 4.4-star rated product has nearly 500 reviews and features extra storage pockets (perfect for snacks or spare pencils), a slim holder for smartphone storage, a supportive wrist pad and cushioned underside, so your knees and legs won’t ache after use. “I’ve been using pillows under my laptop and a rolled up towel for a wrist rest,” describes one shopper. “This is fantastic and I wish I had done it a long time ago.”
5. Save more than $10: A bamboo lap desk with a built-in fan
A lap desk with a built-in fan? Sign us up. Computers and other electronic devices get hot as heck with continuous use, which is why having one with a fan already built into can be extremely useful. Enter the Nnewvante Bamboo Laptop Desk, which has a 4.6-star rating on Amazon and is on sale from $52.60, so you’re saving up to $10.39 as the largest one usually retails for $63.99. This desk—which comes with foldable legs that you can tuck underneath when not in use—is made out of bamboo, a.k.a. that wonderful material that helps dissipate heat in other stuff, too (like sheets). According to reviewers, the combo of bamboo and the USB fan inside work in tandem, so this bad boy really keeps your devices and your legs from feeling warm due to heavy usage. “Got this for use with a gaming laptop. Works perfectly, has enough room for the laptop and the mouse, the fan works great,” writes one reviewer.
6. More than 20% off: This padded bamboo lap desk with a convenient handle
If you want a bamboo lap desk but want something smaller than the Nnewvante, the Wishacc Home Office Lap Desk could be a solid investment. On sale for $44.64 from $55.99, you can save a little over $11 and get this 4.5-star beauty delivered by the end of the week. This can fit up to 17.3-inch-wide laptops and has a cushioned bottom, so when you balance this on your knees, you’ll be able to work for a while without feeling the strain on your legs and lower back. As another perk, the Wishacc has an elegant fabric handle, so you can easily transport it from place to place.
7. $50 off: This extra-large desk that’s extremely sturdy
Made with a detachable mouse and notebook stopper so your odds and ends stay put, the SAIJI Laptop Bed Tray Desk is an extra-large option that works well for those who need more surface space. Adjustable up to five height levels, it can hold laptops up to 17 inches wide and still has enough space for a mouse, book, cup, smartphone—you name it. The 4.7-star rating belies how much love the more than 800 reviewers have for this big but durable selection. One shopper writes: “This is one very well-made product. It is very sturdy and you can tell that a lot of thought went into the design.”
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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