Still balancing yours Laptop over old books? It’s time to improve. Having the right laptop stand makes life more comfortable, so you can stop straining your neck while working.
The best stands bring your laptop screen (or external display!) closer to eye level, which is better for maintaining healthy posture. Some can fit in a bag for easy travel or change configurations from sitting to standing. These are our favorites.
Looking for more options for your home office? Read our guide to work-from-home gear.
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Accessories are important
Propping up one of the laptops below is one of the many ways to improve your posture when sitting at a desk for long periods of time. Connecting your laptop to a separate computer monitor is another. You can easily multitask with two screens, and you don’t have to strain your neck as much.
Some of these laptop stands are best paired with a separate keyboard and mouse. These accessories mean you can set up your laptop at different distances and heights, and you don’t have to stretch your arms in a way that makes typing difficult. The right mouse can prevent muscle strains and wrist problems, so check out the picks in our best keyboards and best gaming mouse guides. (You don’t need to be a gamer to use a gaming mouse!)