have the right Laptop stand can make life more convenient. It’s probably time to upgrade from a pile of old books, and it’s definitely time to stop craning your neck while you work.
The best stands raise the laptop screen to near eye level, which is better for maintaining a healthy posture. Some can even fit into a backpack for easy travel or change configurations from sitting to standing. These are our favorites.
Need more options for your home office? Read our guide to working from home.
Updated August 2022: We’ve added the Fully Cora Standing Desk Converter, a stylish riser from HumanCentric, the Nexstand Travel Stand, and the Victor Mobile Adjustable Standing Desk. We’ve also updated prices and links throughout.
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Peripherals are important
Attaching one of the laptop stands below is one of the many ways you can improve your posture when sitting at a desk for long periods. Connecting your laptop to a separate computer monitor is another. You’ll be able to multitask more easily with two screens and won’t have to strain your neck as much.
Some of these laptop stands are best paired with a separate keyboard and mouse. These peripherals allow you to set up your laptop farther away and at various heights, and you won’t have to stretch your arms in awkward ways to type. The right mouse can prevent muscle strain and wrist problems, so check out our guides to the best keyboards and best mouse for gaming. (You don’t have to be a gamer to use a gaming mouse!)
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