Best Lap Desks

Updated February 2019
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Your lap doesn’t make the best work surface when using a laptop or writing on paper. Adding a hard surface like a book or sheet of wood works, but a lap desk offers the best results. In addition to the stable, hard surface, you get extra padding underneath to cushion your legs and shield your skin from the heat of your electronic devices. A good lap desk should fit in your lap comfortably and provide enough room for a laptop or smart device and some accessories. If you want to add some style to your setup, look for a lap desk with a fun color or fabric pattern. You don’t have to stick with the typical white or gray color palette if you don’t want to.

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