CHOIIX COMFORTER LAPDESK
Choiix, $49.95 choiix.com
KEEPING your laptop off your thighs is a smart idea, as anyone who has felt the scald of a DVD-burning, videoprocessing, fast-thinking portable computer can attest.
This creation is designed to make that task easier. The Choiix Comforter Lapdesk is a curiously shaped device with a hard plastic top and a modestly cushioned underside.
It sits on an angle, to position your laptop on a comfortable lean, and the top features a rubber ridge to keep your computer from slipping on to your lap.
Unusually, this laptop holder also features a large dip at its rear, though this does come in handy for holding chargers, pens, phones or anything else you need to keep near.
This blip in its design also creates a second selling point: the Lapdesk can be flipped upside down to offer a different perspective. Some users may prefer this look, because the curve becomes a wrist rest and the table sits flat on a surface.
The Lapdesk is quite large, at 45cm wide, and it accommodates laptops up to 17 inches in size. For this reason, it makes an impractical travel buddy, and would be best served on the couch or even in bed.
Its plastic body, while lightweight and tightly constructed, also feels quite flimsy and it doesn’t offer the extras some laptop holders do, such as a USB-powered fan or thick padding.
However, the Comforter Lapdesk could prove invaluable for couch surfers, particularly those who want to keep pants or pillows intact.
On an angle: the Choiix Comforter Lapdesk can be turned upside down.