The budget-friendly Honey-Can-Do Portable has a smooth, medium-density-fiberboard surface that keeps the heat from your device off your legs and wipes cleans easily, in case you like to eat while you surf. The handle lets you grab it and go anywhere.
- Several colors available
- Wedge-shaped cushion is removable
- Emits a plastic smell at first
Cooler Master NotePal LapAir
The Cooler Master NotePal LapAir features a noiseless, USB-powered cooling fan and two ergonomic height settings to help minimize muscle tension. It’s too small to accommodate a mouse, but that makes it a good choice for travel.
- Heavy-duty build
- Built-in cable management grooves
- Top feels a little slippery
Executive Office Aluminum
The Executive Office Aluminum sits on expandable legs that allow for a great deal of versatility. It transforms from an over-lap configuration to a standing desk converter that promotes a good posture and healthy blood flow.
- Built-in usb-powered cooling fans
- Mouse pad on the side
- Legs are tricky to adjust
Sofia & Sam All-Purpose
If you are not interested in fancy bells and whistles, try the Sofia & Sam All-Purpose . It is a robust, user-friendly, portable workstation that can hold a 13-inch laptop and a mouse. Though basic, it does incorporate a handy wrist pad.
- Has no loose parts
- Top isn't too slick
- Hard cushion can be uncomfortable
You can use the Avantree Neetto for working or eating in bed, or take it to your office to quickly convert your workspace into a standing desk. Both the legs and surface angle are adjustable, so it can accommodate tall and short users equally well.
- Legs fold in for storage
- Five height positions
- Not very stylish
Sofia & Sam Multitasking Memory Foam
The Sofia & Sam Multitasking Memory Foam is packed with features, including a 9-inch-wide slot that holds tablets at the perfect viewing angle. There is a slide-out mouse pad, too, with a smartphone slot for devices 3-1/2 inches wide or smaller.
- Comes with or without a light
- Plenty of surface space
- Mouse pad provides no traction
The LapGear XL comes in at a budget-friendly price, whether you select the version for 15.6 or 17-inch laptops. Both sizes have nifty storage pockets for peripherals and accessories, and the integrated handle makes it a cinch to carry with you.
- Dual bolster pillows
- Airflow channel for heat dissipation
- Wrist rest is quite hard
There aren’t many options as compact as the Aidata Pad . This slim model can fit in a backpack but, unlike some travel options, it can accommodate a mouse. It does so by way of a retractable tray that can be positioned to the right or left.
- Nonslip rubber surface
- Affordably priced
- Lip to keep mouse in place
Mind Reader Lap Holder
Boasting eight viewing angles, the Mind Reader Lap Holder keeps your computer secure with a stopper that can be folded down when it’s not needed. The cushioned bottom is strong enough to provide stability, but not so hard that it’s uncomfortable on your legs.
- Comes in bright and neutral colors
- Very easy to adjust
- Weighs under two pounds
You can choose between two sizes of the LapGear Designer , making it a good option for a variety of machines. It comes in a range of eye-catching prints and wood-inspired finishes, each with a matching elastic band for keeping your papers secure.
- Fabric carrying handle
- Built-in phone slot
- Cushion is filled with micro-beads