How To Choose Laptop Carts And Stands

Laptop carts and stands offer a smart, space-saving, and ergonomic option to full-sized work desks. Find out which types are currently trending, and which one will be the right choice for you.

Table of Contents Hide

Which Laptop Carts and Stands Are the Current Favorites?

One of these types will meet your choice:

Fixed height - sitting and standing

These laptop carts and stands are sleek, contemporary models made from wood, galvanized or stainless steel, coated iron, aluminum channels, or coated aluminum. They can also be wood-metal combination products. They are tubular or planked structures with a shelf at the top. Some smart designs come with a second tray at a lower height for accessories and media storage. Almost all of these designs are fitted with castors, so you can carry them wherever you want to work.

Modern Sitting Metal Laptop Cart
Sitting and Standing Laptop Cart
Sitting Laptop Cart with Wood
Mobile Standing and Sitting Glass Laptop Cart
Wood and Metal Laptop Cart Workstation
Black Portable Laptop Stand

Fixed-height - low

There are times when you might be operating your laptop sitting on a sofa or a low stool. These laptop carts or stands are meant for such applications. They come with wonderful innovations such as swivel stand that you can adjust its angle to suit your height and posture. Again, these smart products can be made from wood, metal, aluminum, or heavy-duty, durable plastics such as ABS or Polyurethane (PU).

Some low stand are also collapsible models. Their X legs slide into a base channel and the stand becomes a lay-flat object, easy to store when not in use.

Black Low Laptop Cart
Low Carbon Fiber Laptop Cart
Simple Black Low Laptop Stand
Low Laptop Cart in Black
Portable Low Standing Laptop Desk
Rolling Low Laptop Cart

Adjustable height

These laptop stands are two-in-one products. They can be used for both sitting and standing poses due to their adjustable height. The design has three or four legs, or a solid round base. A collapsible pipe structure comes out from it, which has a pneumatic lever or knob. You can loosen it to increase or reduce the pipe's height. The laptop shelf is fixed at the top.

Many models in this category offer an ergonomic flipon the top, so you can adjust the stand and have a slope that is suitable to your eye level in a sitting or standing position.

Adjustable One Desk Laptop Cart
Adjustable Laptop Cart with Brown Desk
Adjustable Laptop Cart in Black
All Black Adjustable Laptop Cart
Double Adjustable Laptop Cart
Rolling Adjustable Laptop Cart

What Are the Features of Good Laptop Carts and Stands?

  • Light-weight - the body is made from light yet strong steel, aluminum or plastic, and the stand is made from HDPE or ABS plastic. These materials are tough yet light weight.
  • Virtually maintenance-free
  • Footrest for added convenience in sitting models
  • An array of chic contemporary designs
  • Rolling - You can move them easily
  • Portable - carry them wherever you want, even outdoors
  • Low on maintenance, high on performance
  • Multipurpose use such as flower vase stand or book stand
  • Comfortable and stylish
  • Affordable - They are many times less expensive than the conventional work desks

What are the Ergonomics recommendations for using Laptops Carts and Stands?

These are the ergonomic standards:

  • The keyboard base should be placed flat on the stand. If you use a desktop stand, the angle should be about 25° - 30°. It should align the eye level with the laptop screen.

  • When sitting, the stand's footrest should facilitate a straight-legged position - your knees should be bent at 90°.

  • For laptop carts meant for sanding positions, the keyboard should be at arms' heightand about 20" - 24" away from your eyes.

  • Your arms should be bent at a right angle while typing. The elbow must rest on the stand. Unsupported elbows will lead to disorders such as tennis elbow.

  • If you use an external mouse, place it on the right of the laptop, about 4" - 6" away from it. This will spread your operating arm at a comfortable angle.

Also important from the ergonomic angle, avoid placing your laptop on your legs while working.Your legs keep moving involuntarily, and this will change the laptop screen frequently. Nothing can be more stressful to your eyes, neck, spine, lumbar region, wrist joints, finger joints, and knee joints. Instead, use a good laptop cart or stand.

Remember, laptops will cause more back and neck pain than desktop computers because you can use them in many positions. A good, ergonomically designed laptop cart or stand will help you alleviate this pain to a great extent. Begin your search with the help of the information provided in this article.