A large number of people spend a lot of time using their laptops at home, whether to work or for entertainment. Every single one of these people will likely understand the desire to combine the comfort associated with sitting on the sofa and the good posture and productivity levels associated with sitting at a desk. Lapdeck allows you to do both, while incorporating a couple of other notable features.
While there are already plenty of lap desks on the market, Lapdeck is a collapsible desk made from a single sheet of corrugated fiberboard. As with the others, it's designed to lift the weight and heat of your laptop off of your legs, enabling you to sit up straighter than you would when trying to balance the laptop on your knees. However, Lapdeck can also be folded flat for transport, and be recycled when it reaches the end of its life.
While Lapdeck is made from cardboard, and consequently weighs in at just 12 oz (340 g), it's strong enough to support devices weighing up to 8 lb (11.3 kg). This is more than enough to support any laptop up to 18 inches (45.7 cm) in size.
Lapdeck is reportedly easy to put together and can be assembled and disassembled multiple times with no problem. When folded flat it will fit inside a standard #7 padded envelope, making it perfect for travelers. Its inventors claim Lapdeck will last between 4-12 months before needing to be replaced.
Such a short lifespan would be unacceptable if it wasn't for the Lapdeck having such a low asking price, with a pledge of US$10 securing one on Kickstarter (with $2 shipping inside the US, $14 everywhere else). The money raised by the campaign will pay for the tooling, production and shipment of Lapdeck, assuming all goes according to plan.
The video below shows Lapdeck being used in a variety of situations, as well as being assembled and disassembled.
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