Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The 9 best laptop stands: adjustable, portable and more

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You swarm often your neck when working on a laptop, and that’s not good for your back. Laptop stands can help you whether you’re at home or in the office, especially if you want to upgrade to a pile of old books. The best laptop stands elevate your laptop screen closer to eye level, improving your posture, and some can even transition from sitting to standing. We’ve tested a handful of them, and these are our favorites.

Need more recommendations for your home office? Read our Work From Home Equipment Guide.

Peripherals are important

Hanging one of the laptop stands below is just one of the many ways to improve your posture when sitting at a desk for long periods of time. Connect a computer monitor to your laptop is another. Not only does this make it easier for you to multitask, but it also means you won’t have to nibble your neck as much.

Some of these laptop stands are best paired with a separate keyboard and mouse. These peripherals mean you can set your laptop further and at different heights, and you won’t need to stretch your arms in weird or awkward ways just to type. The right mouse can even help prevent muscle pain or carpal tunnel syndrome, then check out our recommendations in our Best keyboards and Best gaming mouse guides.

Update January 2021: We’ve added the Smarter Furniture Desktop Converter, G.Flow Stone Folding Stand, Grovemade Walnut Laptop Stand, and a docking station that we love.

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