Laptop desk allows for in-bed computing


The “new revolutionary Portable Laptop Table” from SkyMall is apparently perfect for those days that you just want to throw on a comfy pair of work slacks, shirt, and tie, and get into bed to do some serious telecommuting.

At $120, it’s not cheap but, hey, we’re talking plastic here — plastic plus various degrees of adjustability. If you can figure out how to make a table that adjusts, then you can charge over a hundred bucks for it too. That’s some rocket science right there.


Oh, and it folds too. Good luck trying to figure out how to make an adjustable plastic table that also folds. Holy crap, there’s more. It can also be used to read books! And presumably magazines!

Full product description:

Stress-Free Computing!

Our new revolutionary Portable Laptop Table is your key to comfortable computing at home or on the road. Perfect for business travelers, this gem is unique in its ability to properly position your laptop for reclined computing. Use in bed, on a sofa or a reclining chair. Fully adjustable to maximize comfort while in use, the laptop table helps to relieve neck and back pain, and allows for the correct placement of your arms for easy use of your computer.

Folds flat for easy travel and storage. Makes an ideal gift for laptop computer users, and even doubles as a bookstand for reading! Also designed for people who are disabled, have back problems, mobility issues or are bedridden. The Laptop Table is lightweight and has a movable front ledge that allows for the most comfortable hand position. It also eliminates the heat on legs or lap. Securely holds laptops of all sizes and even your personal DVD player. Assembles in no time with no tools!

As someone who works from home, I actually very much applaud this idea. Needless to say, the sticking point is the $120 price tag. Cut it in half and then maybe cut it in half again and I might just put a toaster on the dresser, sleep in my best blogging suit and tie, and get to work first thing in the morning.

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