Laptops and tablets have become an integral part of our lives. Think back on the last seven days. How many of them was spent without some sort of computer screen—not many if any. With such frequency of use, there are also many times where using a laptop could be cumbersome and awkward. Using a laptop on your lap can cause the computer to overheat due to poor ventilation. Or, the computer is so low that it hurts your neck to look down for so long. It may also be so high up your lap that your wrists become sore from the odd angle they are forced to type away at.
Drew Zoller, of Atlanta, Georgia, has created a lap desk for laptops that is both sustainable and practical.
Lapdeck is a simple solution, yet it is unique enough to merit a patent. It is precisely these types of inventions that Kickstarter seems to produce as we all benefit from. The portability of the Lapdeck is a major distinguishing factor when comparing to other table-tops and trays, and its light-weight material make it even more so.
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He calls it the Lapdeck, which as phrased is a desk that fits over your lap while seated in bed or on a couch or in a car (not driving of course). The Lapdeck is made of corrugated fiberboard and easily supports laptops up to 18 inches and eight pounds. The folks at Lapdeck even tested it out with a 37-inch flat screen TV and were successful. One of the distinguishing features of the patent-pending design is its ability to collapse and expand. The desk can fit in a standard padded envelope when collapsed. When expanded the dimensions are 21 x 12 x 8.5 inches. The Lapdeck lasts for about 4-12 months depending on use and only costs $10.
Lapdeck also has a stretch goal of $10,000 (of which it has almost reached), which will enable it to add colors and designs to the structure. Artists include Mandy Grotie, Tony Hernandez, Jessica Rodrigue, and Jeff Williamson. The Lapdeck is made of two-thirds recycled material and one-third post-consumer material.