Deluxe Laptop Desk
This practical lap desk has all the attributes we look for in a lap desk: it’s lightweight, easily transportable, comfortable, and stable. The two side storage pouches with zippers provide convenient storage for a mouse, charger, or any other accessories. Microbead lap pads conform to your lap and reduce heat buildup. The contoured design and built-in wrist rest adds to the lap desk’s comfort. The desk itself is hard but lightweight plastic. It’s perfect for home, office, school, the car, the dorm room—it allows you to work wherever you want to sit. Surface size: 22" x 15" with easy carrying notch. Weighs approximately 2-1/4 lbs.
A recent article in The New York Times adds this reason to use a lap desk:
“You’d be surprised how many people unknowingly damage their computers, said Derek Meister, a technician for the Geek Squad…A classic mistake, Mr. Meister said, is using a laptop on your lap. Despite the name, a laptop should be operated on a flat and firm surface so that it rests on the four little nubs usually found on the base. A lap desk or even a large enough book will suffice. The point is to allow air to circulate around the machine. Letting a laptop rest on your thighs—or worse, sink into a cushy comforter…causes overheating, a major cause of component failure in computers. Using a laptop on a less-than-flat surface can also put the hard drive at an awkward angle, which can also cause damage.”
See also Stationery.