Whether you go back to the office or constantly working from home, if you have the right laptop stand, you can make life more comfortable. It’s probably time to upgrade from a pile of old books, and it’s definitely time to stop twitching your neck while you work. The best stand raises the screen of your laptop closer to eye level, improving your posture. Some can even switch from sitting to standing position, and can fit in a backpack for easier travel. We’ve tested a few over the past year and these are our favorites.
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Updated July 2021: We have added VariDesk and Twelve South stands.
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Peripheral units are important
Grasping one of the laptop stands underneath is one of the many ways you can improve your posture when sitting at a desk for a long time. Connecting a computer monitor for your laptop is another one. Not only does it make it easier for you to perform multiple tasks, but you won’t have to lift your neck that much.
Some of these laptop stands are best paired with a separate keyboard and mouse. These peripherals mean you can place the laptop further and at various heights, and you won’t need to stretch your arms in weird or awkward ways just to tap. The right mouse can even help prevent muscle pain or carpal tunnel syndrome, so check out our selections in ours The best keyboards i The best toy mouse guides (and no, you don’t have to be a player to use a gaming mouse).