Working from home has its benefits, the best of which is having more flexibility to manage your time and issues with family. However, a laptop may not always cooperate with the places you choose to sit and work. Laptop props can help. Here are three ways in which laptop props can assist you when you are working from home.
Working While Watching TV in the Family Room
If you have to supervise what your kids are watching on TV, then you probably find yourself frequently working in the family room, TV room or living room. While a laptop is supposed to be a lightweight computer small enough to perch on your lap, these devices are not “one-size-fits-all” laps. If you have to tip the screen at odd angles or find yourself constantly sitting in odd positions just to see your screen while you supervise your kids’ television viewing habits, then what you could use is a laptop prop on a lap desk. Not only does the lap desk elevate the laptop to a more comfortable height, but the prop pushes the screen and keyboard surface up into a more comfortable position for viewing and typing.
Working in Bed Late at Night
Traveling business executives often find themselves working late at night from their hotel beds. Even though you work from home, you probably spend some time working on your laptop while in bed, either in the early morning when you wake up or late at night. If you are sick but have to complete a project, you probably also work on your laptop while you are in bed. In this case, a laptop prop in the form of a bedside table on wheels is especially useful. Like a hospital bedside table, it rolls in sideways to let you place your laptop on the table. The table itself adjusts for height, so even in bed you are able to comfortably type. Some of these laptop prop tables even have a pivoting table rest that tilts up several degrees so that you can position the laptop’s screen and keyboard right where you want them.
Working at a Table or Desk That Is the Wrong Height
Sometimes you move your work space and laptop to another table or desk in the house. While this may be convenient for multi-tasking, it usually is not that convenient with regards to height. Not all kitchen tables or desks are the same height, and you may find that you need to sit lower or higher to use your laptop. You may also find that the available chairs in your house make it difficult to sit at the right height with the table or desk you decide to use. A laptop prop that snaps onto the back of the laptop’s hinge can help manipulate the height of your device so that you can complete your work without distractions or having to move to another location in the house. Contact a company like Props America for more info.