On the Cheap – Adjustable Stand for Your Computer, Keyboard and Mouse

Portable, Adjustable Computer/Keyboard/Mouse Stand

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Looking for a inexpensive sit to stand solution for positioning a keyboard, laptop or mobile device?

I  recently purchased the   Readaeer ® stand,  a portable,  adjustable computer /keyboard and mouse stand as a sit to stand component to my workstation.  After recommending these stands for clients for several years,  I decided to add this adjustable stand to stand component at my workstation. I have been working on an inexpensive sit to stand solution for a while, trialing  many  found objects (crates, boxes, other stands, etc. being the cheap person I am) to see what might be a comfortable, ergonomic, inexpensive solution.  Added as adjustable positioning for my keyboard and mouse when using an external monitor positioned on a shelf (or could be mounted or attached to an arm on the wall…) attached to my laptop computer provided appropriate ergonomic positioning for viewing (with bifocals..) and comfortable, neutral positioning of both the keyboard  and mouse when standing.   A Logitech Bluetooth keyboard and mouse , already used at my workstation, reduced the tangle of cords and allowed ease of repositioning these input devices from  sitting to standing, has  also  been a plus.  This has been the best solution yet, and fit my budget with my existing equipment!

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With many portable, adjustable stands available,  I found my pick of stands – the Readaeer ® Portable Stand with mouse platform -f a very affordable stand for less than $30.00. This stand accommodates a 17″ computer and also a mouse platform that can be easily attached to the right or left side of the stand. Both the tray  and the mouse platforms have angle adjustments to achieve ergonomic positioning along with  360 degree angle adjustments of the legs that allow you seemingly endless options of positions. Happily, the adjustable legs have degree markings to help with symmetry of the stand, otherwise it truly can get cockeyed  easily with just a slight angle off making it stand crooked!

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Here are some of the positioning possibilities with the stand along with how portable it can be when collapsed:

Weighing less than 4 pounds, this stand is also easy to carry if needed.

This stand has also provided a solution to many clients with mobility challenges that rely on positioning in a recliner as a comfortable positioning solution. The lightweight, 4 pound stand with multiple  adjustments allows it to be easily fit and lifted for use on  couches, beds,  soft recliner chairs as well as table tops.

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Clients have also used this stand as an alternative for positioning documents when standing.

Although there are many different adjustable stands available on the market, I found the Readaeer ® Stand with mouse platform the most cost affective. Portable adjustable stands with cooling fans  (approximately $40.00) are also available if using it with a laptop computer with cooling issues.

Although there are many sit to stand solutions and laptop positioning solutions, this inexpensive solution has provided my best yet solution for my workstation as well as a solution for many clients and cost effective.

What are your cost effective laptop computer positioning solutions?

More for your OT eTool Kit!

Carol

 

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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