Sometimes I don't feel like sitting in what I call, 'my computer room', while I'm online. Many times I like to be in the livingroom area while I'm surfing the Internet. I have a sofa-table, desk-like, setup in there, but after a while I want to relax on my cushy furniture while I'm using the laptop. Never having a decent laptop desk, (that actually fit over my lap), I used pillows to prop the computer up. However, today I ran across the "My Place" Laptop Workstation" at my local drug store! This was just what I've been looking for!
I took it out of the box and went about setting it up. It's made from heavy black plastic, so it's pretty stable yet lightweight. There is nothing to assemble, which is a good thing since there aren't any directions in the box. By fiddling with the workstation I found that the legs fold out to two different positions, although one of the positions seems too high to use over a lap! It has a mouse pad built into the desk on the right side, so if you're left-handed this could be a problem. You can angle the position of your laptop for comfort, by adjusting the bracket under where the laptop sits. Another feature is a small integrated LED light powered by 3 AAA batteries. The light it puts out is very weak though, and the adjustable arm it's attached to seems a little noodle-y. It doesn't hold it's *bend*. On further inspection, I noticed that the mouse pad panel had hinges, so I lifted it and found a small storage place for pens, clips, or maybe even the mouse itself! So other than the useless attached light, I was pleased with this inexpensive desk!
No more propping the laptop on my throw pillows! I even use it on top of my make-shift-sofa-table desk! It lets me adjust the laptop so the monitor is more eye level. This little workstation fits my needs for those times I want to surf the Internet from my couch. Just add an ottoman...
Here's a link to see what it's all about. http://www.myplaceworkstation.com/