Whether you are gamer, programmer, blogger, etc. it is very likely that you have turned away from your old bulky desktops and switched to compact and portable laptops.
But that freedom that the laptops provide also increases the risk of poor postures, eyestrain, backaches etc, especially if you happen to use it for hours together.
So should you not use the laptop?
Absolutely not, what if I told you there is a solution that will cost you less than $50? Yes, I am talking about laptop stands and if that reason alone wasn’t enough to convince you, here are 5 more.
1: Makes working easier
A bad posture isn’t just bad news for your muscles and tissues but also for that promotion and increment you have been eagerly waiting for. That is because it inhibits blood flow and is likely to make you feel lazy thus hampering your ability to think and get the job done in time.
With a stand, your laptop gets a slight lift and bring it to eye level. This does not only prevent red-eye but also ensures you do not end up with an aching back, should or neck by the end of the day.
Not just reducing strain, it even makes typing a whole lot easier.
Keeping the laptop at eye level is why so many students turn to libraries for working on the laptop (just in case you had been wondering).
2: Increases laptop durability
A laptop stand isn’t just great for your health but also your laptop’s health especially if you find it overheating a lot.
Keeping your laptop flat on the table or on your lap restricts airflow since most of the laptops have the fans and vents at the bottom. And if that happens more often or not, you are going to end up with a burnt motherboard.
A laptop stand prevents by providing the laptop the alleviation it needs to throw the hot air.
If you go for the high-end models, these even have additional fans which come in handy if your laptop has gotten old and does not cool like before.
So that means you now work from the bed, sofa, etc. without toasting your laptop or your body.
3: It helps keep the workplace clean
Are you the sort of person that always has stuff lying around all over the table while working? Well, a laptop stand could be the solution you need.
Yes, it protects the laptop but also because some of these stands come with storage spaces. This means you can get space for your keyboard and mouse or other smaller stuff as well, in turn freeing up the clutter.
And in case no one told you yet, a clutter-free table can help maximize productivity as it increases focus. Not to forget, it is something your mother is sure to be damn proud about (just in case you need that extra motivation to clean 😉 ).
4: They are light and portable
Whether you are working or gaming from home, a coffee shop, co-working space, on a hilltop while sipping tea or at the beach, a laptop stand can be a carried anywhere, anytime as they both sleek and lightweight.
Most of the stands can be folded and easily fit into your backpack. And since they are lightweight, you are hardly going to feel the weight of it.
For example, the AmazonBasics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Stand weighs just under 2.5lbs and has dimensions of 13 x 11 x 7.2 inches (L x W x H) making it one of the most compact laptop tables on the market. And if that wasn’t enough, it costs under $20.