Lap desks In Use

Reviewing Lap Desks By LapGear

Earlier this month Lap Desk by LapGear approached me with a product review request. I usually don’t accept review requests but after checking their website I was intrigued. Most requests I receive are digital products and has an entire range of very cool products; lap desks of every sort. Seriously, check the site out, they have everything! Oh, by the way, I am NOT using an affiliate link for this review but I did receive free product to review.

Update: Over a year and a half later (18 Aug. 2014) and I’m still thrilled with my lapdesks. We still use both lapdesks almost daily and they are holding up incredibly well. I checked out their website again (I’m thinking about buying a new lap desk) and it looks like they are still on the ball with great products. I did notice they aren’t growing on social media; I’m not sure why, perhaps it’s not a priority for them.


So was kind enough to send me a couple of lap desks so I could try them out for while. Let me tell you, they are first class from beginning to end; both the product and the company.

The Product

I received the package via FedEx in about a week. The lap desks were professionally packed and shipped. Each desk was sealed in its own packaging; exactly like you’d expect to see at the mall or local computer outlet. Hey, it even came with bubble wrap and a packing slip. Lol Seriously though, the packaging was a nice sign that I was dealing with a professional company.

My Review

I’ve really enjoyed using the product. I have a nice desk with a desktop computer and large monitor but I moved to my laptop over a year ago, for the most part. Those that watch our videos already know this. So for the last year I’ve been using a pretty cool table that slides up to my reclining couch, an external mouse and keyboard. The LapDesk has eliminated the need for the table, external keyboard and freed up a much needed USB port. I still use the mouse because I hate the finger pads on laptops.

The Design

Both laptop desks they sent are attractive, great quality and work very well. The bottoms are padded, the tops are shaped perfectly to sit in front of your belly; Hey, it’s true. lol

Reputation And Integrity

I did something that more people should take the time to do; I checked the company on the Better Business Bureau. I was happy to see Creative Essentials, LLC, the mother company of Lap Desk, has an “A” Rating and has been a BBB Accredited Business since 28/10/2010 with ZERO complaints!

I also ran a Google search and couldn’t find a single complaint there either. Reputation and integrity are important and it’€™s clear that Lap Desk has the service and support to match their great products.

What It Isn’t

I bought a laptop desk at Wal-Mart a couple of years ago. It was an awkward piece of hard plastic and had a USB fan built in. The concept was the fan would keep the computer cool. You NEVER want to sit a laptop directly on your lap, a couch or any type of fabric because it blocks the air flow but, truthfully, a fan isn’t necessary if the machine is placed on a hard, flat surface. If you still want a fan, offers it in a much better design than the plain, hard plastic ones you’ll find at the retail stores.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately, offers a great product at a reasonable price. Those that know me know if I didn’t believe in the product, it wouldn’t see the light of day on this blog. For those that don’t know me, watch this video to understand: Paid Posts & Blogging Integrity

Your Call To Action

Check the site out. Consider having a Lap Desk drop shipped to someone for Christmas. No need for a Lap Desk right now? No problem; spread the word and share their site on your social networks – help out a decent company!

Great News

Guess what? I like the lap Desks so much I think it’s a great idea to give one out in a contest. How does that sound? We’ll set one up very soon. My goal is to have it in time for the winner to get their brand new laptop desk by Christmas.

What Do You Think?

Do you use a laptop desk? Is it as nice as these? Could you see yourself buying one, for yourself or as a gift for someone else? As always, your thoughts and comments are welcome here.

About Brian D. Hawkins

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  1. I do have one of those!

    They are very comfortable to use and makes sitting on your couch comfortable! πŸ™‚

    I don’t think I use it enough, I still prefer my desk!

  2. I don’t use a laptop desk but my wife does. It is definitely not high quality like Lap Desk. I use my laptop all over my home. From my desk to my rocking chair and so on. I should probably get one for myself.

  3. Cristian Balau says

    Back in the days when my laptop had a battery that didn’t died after 5 minutes and had a life of a decent 2-3 hours I would probably bought this.
    It comes at great price. I would definitely keep this bookedmarket since I’m planning to buy a new laptop soon.

  4. Very cool Samuel, I starting realize how popular lap desks are. I did a lot of research before writing this post and I have no idea how many people preferred their laptops over the desktop.

  5. If you go Justin, let me know how it works out. Rocking chair… that sounds relaxing. πŸ™‚

  6. Thanks Cristian, I didn’t even know they took batteries.

  7. Hi Brian, You sold me! I often use my laptop on my lap and it does get quite toasty. My dear husband was just complaining that he didn’t know what to get me for Christmas. Now you have solved both of our problems.

    I think I’ll get the laptop desk that cools the laptop because that seems to give greater performance.

    Did you use a variety of different tupes of laptops or just the wooden one?

    Thanks for the great review!

  8. Hi Carolyn, That’s very cool, I think it will make a great Christmas present. I tested two different lap desks, both the wooden (Classic Exec Wooden Lapdesk)and blue (Platinum Series 500) ones in the pics. They have several with USB fans The CoolSurf looks pretty nice. Thanks πŸ™‚

  9. I always place my MacBook Air directly on my lap, and I did notice it keeps my legs warm. I always spread my legs though so there is a gap in the middle of the laptop. I sure hope that’s enough of a gap for ventilation.

  10. i recently purchased them from rediff and would say that they are just awesome and very comfortable to use.

  11. You have no idea how tough it is for me not to tweet a portion of your comment Sire, too funny. lol I’ve sat mine on my lap too but it’s probably not a good idea, for a couple of reasons. Now that I’m using the lap desks, I can’t imagine not having one.

  12. Thanks Annu, they really are very comfortable.

  13. Hi Brian, the LapDesk is great for laptop and when we sit around like on the couch instead of putting a laptop on the lap which can be bad for the body.

    However, ergonomics is another problem when using a Lapdesk sitting around couch over a long period of time. And it’s good use a laptop on a desk with a chair.

    Thanks you – Ferb

  14. I can imagine what you were thinking Brian πŸ˜‰

  15. I think any issues are no side effects from the consequences of our actions sometimes not even aware of, including using a laptop or any electronic devices, including eye health.

  16. Thanks for this review. As you have used these things personally, your experience with it counts. Will check this one out.

  17. such an awesome cool product. I never used a laptop desk before, some of my friends got one, but it looks ugly. I will consider to buy 2 for me and my gf. Thanks for sharing!

  18. This is definitely what I need. I don’t feel comfortable using my laptop on a desk, I still find the couch or the bed a lot easier to use. But with this, I’ll avoid getting those uneasy moments.

  19. Of late, I have been using laptops for work, but there is always a certain discomfort attached to it. Lap desks seems to be a great product to avert such discomfort. This review has given me a food for thought. I am now pondering over to buy it. I will surely check this site. Thanks for sharing this review.

  20. Instead of using pillow while putting my laptop on my lap, I will consider this Lap Desk. I am hoping they have a pink stock when I buy one. This blog helps me realize that I really need it. Thanks!

  21. I kind of agree Ferb, but I’ll take it a bit further… we shouldn’t sit that much at all. Not that I have any room to talk, I’m on the computer more that a full time job. I thought it would be cool to have a laptop mounted on an exercise bike that was powered by pedaling. Knowing me, I’d hire someone to peddle. lol

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