So you need a laptop stand. With your shoulders hurting by the end of the work day and your neck tight from hunching over your laptop, it’s time to invest in something to help. With so many options on the market, we’ve compiled a list of things to think about when choosing a laptop stand.
The main thing to consider is what kind of stand you’re looking for. If you have a permanent workspace and want a fixed stand, then you’ll be looking for something different than someone who’s on-the-go. Here are other factors to consider when choosing the best laptop stand for you:
If you’re part of the 8.4 million people working from home or the 2.2 million freelancers, you’ve probably experienced having to work on-the-go at some point in your career. Being on-the-go doesn’t mean having to forfeit an ergonomic workspace, though - it just means adapting! If portability matters most to you, look for a laptop stand that sticks to your laptop and is barely even noticeable (it’s also super helpful if you’re a forgetful person). Better yet, a portable sit-stand desk might turn into your best friend if you find yourself in pain by the end of the working day.
In 2019, the average commute was 59 minutes. Whether it be by bike, car, train, or bus, there’s the inevitability that a bag will get jostled or bumped. This, paired with a full day of work, means you need a stand that will stand the test of time (pun intended!). Don’t just sort low to high price on Amazon - instead, search for something that has great reviews and is cost effective for you. Materials and quality all play into the durability of a stand and make a difference in its life-cycle.
Cost might end up being a big factor in determining the stand you go for. Instead of one with all of the bells and whistles, it might be better to go back to basics. A simple stand will make less of a dent in your wallet and still keep your posture aligned. However, you really don’t want to compromise on quality when considering the cost of a laptop stand. MOFT is great in that it’s super durable, well-made, but also cost-effective! It’s the perfect option for your back and your bank. If you got the MOFT Laptop Stand (£24.99) and used it every working day for a year, it would be the equivalent of spending less than 1p per day - a bargain!
Type and materials matter too! Some stands are made of plastic, others of bamboo. Some are big fixed pieces of decor on your desk and some are made to be put away at the end of the day. Whatever the case, make sure the design works for you. Your desk setup matters for productivity! It’s important to have a space that works well for you and is comfortable so you can get your best work done. Going for a stand that complements your office space can add a spark of joy to any busy work day.
Listen to what people say! If a part is faulty or something doesn’t work quite as advertised, someone will point it out. And if you see the same complaint from multiple people, you know to avoid the product. To avoid fake reviews, try to search through the 3 or 4-star ranges. Sometimes, it won’t be relevant to you (like if a colour is slightly off when it arrives), but sometimes you’ll find a deal-breaker that saves you the money and hassle of a return.Whatever laptop stand you choose, we’re confident MOFT will be a top contender on your list. Shop our collection here.