Portable, Adjustable Computer/Keyboard/Mouse Stand
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!
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!
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.
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?
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