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I work from home and am on my laptop for 12-14 hours a day, so being comfortable is a necessity. I rarely sit at a desk, choosing instead to sit on the couch in my den or in my office. One of the biggest problems with laptops is that you end up craning your neck down, which gives you headaches, neck aches, and, eventually, will end with you looking like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. In an effort to avoid all of these problems, I have spent years looking for a laptop desk that is high enough and comfortable enough to both avoid these problems and not be so bulky that it annoys me.
I've bought almost every laptop desk in creation. The bean bag desks are typically too short (so I bought a metal riser that was very cool and lifted the laptop enough, but the metal dug into my wrists and hurt, not to mention the annoyance of having two extra things on my lap. The ones without padding suck--they're always too low and hard. The laptop "tables" (they really look like serving trays for breakfast in bed) are high enough but take up too much room and end up leaving me feel trapped, like a toddler in a high chair. No thanks!
Then I found this gem...
The Mavocraft is high enough and, surprisingly, light. I don't have to crane my neck and am not getting headaches (no hunchback for me, yay!). The squishy beanbag part that sits on your lap is soft and comfortable, and just as importantly, doesn't cause a heat buildup as one might expect (I'm hot-natured so that is a necessity!). There are, however, a few things to note...
First, the top is slippery. Other people have noted that as well, but I have found a solution to this that will not only keep your laptop from shooting across the room like a hockey puck across the room, it will also help keep your laptop cool by creating a bit of space between it and the desk. How, you might ask? Easy. Pick up a pack of rubber bumpers/feet and stick them on the laptop desk--the desk, not your laptop. I bought two of these desks and two different kinds of bumpers. The ones in the pic are, in my opinion, too low, so I ordered a pack of Sound Addicted Subble 1.8 '' (8 Pack) Isolation Feet that are 1-inch high. They work much better, so now I'm left puzzling out how to remove the ones in the pic, which work but are lower (0.3-inches).
If the manufacturer is reading this, I highly suggest you guys adding bumpers like these to the desk. They aren't too expensive and would really make this thing a perfect laptop desk. The feet/bumpers need to be at least half an inch high, though, and are really best at 1-inch. That would offer the best cooling and also be high enough to deal with laptops with the "hinging" feature on the lid (where it pushes the body up to supposedly help with cooling).
The only other possible problem you may have with this laptop is the size. I have a 14-inch Asus and it fits well on the desk (as shown in the third picture). A 15.6-inch should fit, but if you have a 17-inch, you can forget it unless you don't mind part of the laptop hanging off.
So, if you have a 15.6-inch laptop or smaller, and are willing to shell out another $10-15 for bumper feet (you can probably get them cheaper), then this laptop desk is perfect. Trust me, I have two of them. And I'm thinking of buying a third to keep just in case something happens to the two I have!
I am using the tray for eating in front of the TV. It was so overstuffed, I could not get the tray close enough to me and it was hard to keep level. I had to open it up and take out over 50% of the very small little balls to stabilize it so I could use it. Also, the top is so slippery, I had to hold on to my plate while eating to keep it on the tray. I have to use a silicone baking mat to keep the plate from sliding. I got this one because it was small enough to to fit between the arms of my chair. (That is why I am still fighting with it.)
OK I'm super obsessive with reviewing things before purchasing so I painstakingly combed through every type of lap desk in the world....and decided to go with this one because:
I don't need a cell phone slot or a cupholder or a mouse tray, I don't need a carry handle.
I wanted something super squishy that would conform to my lap, as I prefer to sit "cross cross" on my couch to work.
I wanted something high enough that would actually make a difference in the height of my laptop.
And something small because I don't need a whopping massive "thing" laying around my house, and I wanted it to be portable to fit in a large tote or backpack.
And I wanted something with some storage to keep my laptop charger and dongles, maybe a USB and a pen, etc.
AND I'M SO HAPPY.
This is just as described. Super sturdy plastic top (that won't warp like a bamboo top or wood top!!!) and plenty of mini-styprophone beads. and yes the pillow is actually comfortable :)
PLUS IT HAS A POCKET!!!!! Yes!!!
The zipper reveals a white Pocket area that you can store little things like pens or laptop charger/cable/dongles with ease. The white fabric inside the pocket is super stretchy and the limit of the pocket is only due to the seams of the white fabric. I wish I could above my whole laptop in there.
Some people complained about the smell but it really was not an issue for me, and I am super nose sensitive.
Some people also complained the top is slippery and yes, it's like an old fashioned dining buffet tray. There is a teeny tiny lip on the edge that will keep some things from rolling off - maybe - but not super secure on the edges of you need that. Personally my laptop has 2 bars of grip built-in and it is totally fine and not slipping or annoying.
The ONLY drawback so far is that the fabric cover is not removable SO, I am going to make my own cover with elastic so that it grips onto the pillow where the pillow meets the top. If I make it snug enough I think it will be perfect. To the cover, I might also add additional sewn-in pockets or a carry handle of some sort. (But that is super optional bc I really don't need those things )
I will try to add a bunch of pictures.
I HOPE THIS HELPS and I actually may buy 1-2 more to have on hand in case they stop selling this one lol. Seriously.
I replaced a binder and a stack of books for this gem. It’s light and comfortable but still fairly stable. It feels more stable when used longways instead of across the lap. I have long legs, so that might not be true for everyone. It doesn’t have a removable cover, so I just stuck it in a pillow case. Problem solved.
My tablet has an excellent stand, so I didn’t need that built into a pillow, but I did put a small rubber pad under the tablet/stand to reduce slipping (the kind they sell at most grocery stores). I would definitely order this again.
Pillow is filled with what I suspect are little styrofoam beads which makes it mold to your legs. Can even be used at a small angle. Laptop grips well to the surface. Only wish the top had a slightly larger surface area to better accommodate my 15.6 inch laptop. Bought to raise laptop to avoid neck strain.
I bought this for my 93-year-old mother. She uses it everyday and loves it. She often uses it to read a book or eat some food. She also polishes her nails and organizes her wallet on this pillow table. It's nicely made, very good quality.
This lap desk is a perfect height to use a laptop in bed or reclined on the couch. The cushion has just enough give to it that you can shape it a bit to adjust to however you're sitting. The surface is a bit slippery and doesn't have much of a lip to keep things from sliding off. I added 4 stick-on rubber dots to keep my laptop from sliding off. It works great and is exactly what I was looking for.
I was looking for a small desk to raise my iPad while I’m sitting in my recliner. I was getting some serious tech neck and needed to raise it to eye level. This is the perfect size and height.
Like many commentors, I found the top to be too slick and my iPad kept slipping off. Kudos to the person who suggested flipping it over! The spongy surface with the fabric holds the iPad tightly and the wooden surface is actually cooler on the legs.
Two things would make it perfect: -Provide more colors starting with black -Add a handle, as it’s really hard to pickup with one hand