You can get a lot of computer work done, stuck in an airport lounge for several hours between flights. Doing so can be awkward and uncomfortable, however, if your laptop is sitting on your knees or perched precariously on top of your suitcase. That's why the Smartoo was created. It attaches to your suitcase's telescoping handle, turning it into a computer stand.

The device folds up when not in use, and has an adjustable-width dual clamping mechanism that reportedly allows it to fit on most popular suitcases. It can accommodate laptops up to a maximum size of 15 inches, plus it has a slot that allows tablets or smartphones to be propped up.

It additionally has a built-in lithium-ion battery, that serves as a power bank for charging smartphones. While that could prove to be a valuable feature, we can't help but think that it also unnecessarily adds to the weight and price of the product.

The Smartoo is currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign, where a pledge of US$65 will get you one if it reaches production. The planned retail price is $99.

It's demonstrated in the following video.

Source: Indiegogo

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