It’s a guilty pleasure that most of us love- using a laptop while in bed.
Or maybe you’re recovering from an illness and need to work from bed.
Whatever reason, you should know that from an ergonomic view, it’s a bad idea.
Fortunately, there is a solution that’s going to prevent you from hunching over and damaging your back and spine.
And that is using a laptop table or tray for a bed.
We’ll go into more details in our review below, but these laptop tables are going to give you the the back and neck support you need for maintaining a healthy posture.
The top laptop tables for bed: Our review
With ergonomics and spine health in mind, we decided to research the top products on the market. More importantly, we wanted to see if these tables actually make a difference to your health.
Our Top Choice:
- Larger than other laptop tables – and has space for a mouse
- Very easy to assemble
- Can be used as a standing desk too
- Has auto-lock buttons for height adjustments
- Can fold flat and is light and easy to carry
For those who are looking for a laptop table that can also double up as a breakfast tray or stand-up desk – this product fits the bill.
It is very affordable, sturdy and easy to assemble. It comes highly recommended, with most people saying it is exactly what they were looking for.
Support your needs
As it is able to tilt, it is simple for you to get it into a working position that will suit your best posture. The table is quite wide, which is great if you prefer not to have your legs too close together.
Easy to set up & put away
It’s really light-weight and simple to use. The legs fold back, so it can be put away after use without any hassle. In fact most people who’ve bought Avantree boast about how practical this product really is.
Look and feel: It’s is an attractive product that fits into any room decor. It is made of high-quality engineered wood and two clamps to adjust height.
What We Like:
- Does not break, warp or wobble
- Pregnant users love it too
- Sturdy and firm
What We Don’t Like:
- There is no cooling fan with this product so bear that in mind.
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This laptop stand will be attractive to those who want to lie back and work, perhaps to support their neck and shoulders. In fact, many users who have neck issues and problems say that this product provided instant relief and was really good for them. In addition, it is no hassle to put together. The product comes with two silent CPU fans that connect to USB ports to keep your laptop cool and get rid of the excess heat that collects underneath your computer. It can also be used as a dinner table or TV stand.
Look and feel: It is not too heavy, made of black aluminum, two buckles and 6 ABS auto-locking joints that fold like legs next to the tray. It looks quite funky, modern and industrial. It is slight but strong, so for people with not a lot of space – who are perhaps on a narrow couch, this product would be ideal.
What We Like
- It is durable and strong
- No installation necessary
- Wide range of positions possible
★ Best part? It looks cool and works very well
What We Don’t Like
It takes some time to figure out how to use this stand so that it works well for the user.
Why use a laptop table for bed?
One of the biggest advantages of having a laptop is the ability to get to work where ever and whenever. Just pull your laptop onto your lap and presto! But this is not necessarily the most comfortable and practical way to work.
Not only can it get uncomfortably hot with the laptop unable to cool down properly, but users may find themselves suffering from neck and back pain due to bad sitting posture. Experts say working with a laptop on the lap is ergonomically not a good idea as people tend to sit the wrong way, either slumping or slouching, with the spine in a curved position. This is where a laptop table or tray comes into the picture, making a world of difference.
Can these laptop tables be used on the couch?
The beauty of modern laptop tables and trays is that they are so versatile. They can be used in virtually any position ranging from seated to lying down. So, yes, you could use it on the couch. Products have various mechanisms for controlling the angle and positioning of the tray and it is really up to the individual in terms of what feels right.
Which laptop table is right for you?
There are a few questions that you need to ask yourself. The answers will help you determine what kind of product you need:
- How important is the design (look) to you?
- Is having a cooling fan a deal breaker?
- How much money are you willing to spend?
- Do you have the time, energy and savvy to put something more complicated together?
These are the main considerations that will influence you in the process of deciding which laptop table/tray you want to buy.
We also have a few other products that caught our eye and that might interest you.
This laptop table can be used as a laptop stand or eating table and can be adjusted to accommodate five different heights. There are two auto-lock buttons on each side and there are also two clamps to adjust the surface angle. It is light and portable but also folds flat so it is easily stowed away. Some users have complained though, that it is not as sturdy and that it may also wobble on the bed.
This product has an elegant design that reminds of an old-fashioned breakfast tray. It can be used to put a laptop on and fits tablets as well as smartphones. The top is adjustable and it can also be folded easily. The tray is quite big and take laptops of up to 18 inches. There is also an integrated drawer. Some users have said that the product is not that strong though, with warping wood and breaking legs being some of the main complaints.
This is a very attractive tray, made of environmentally-friendly bamboo. It can be used as a worktable in bed or breakfast tray and has adjustable legs with five slots to tilt the surface. A pretty image has been carved into the surface to provide cooling down vents for the laptop. Some users have criticized the product for not being durable enough (breaking easily) and they have also said it is quite heavy.
This laptop table comes with a cooling fan, a desk light and adjustable stand so you can set it to different heights. There are two separate trays for keeping books and papers as well as the keyboard. But some users have not been satisfied with the look of this product, saying it looks very basic and plasticky and is not sturdy either.
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A multi-functional table and laptop stand that looks really nice too. This laptop table can be used for many purposes and can be adjusted to various angles. There is a wrist rest for laptop users and the surface can be elevated to five settings. The legs fold underneath and is easily storable.
A laptop table or tray is really the perfect solution for those who want or need to work on their laptops in bed.