Since February of this year, there's been a huge spike in remote working in all industries. Many companies started to expense home workspace purchases to help employees create a productive and efficient remote working workspace. We've seen a huge spike in interest in laptop stands, monitor stands, and other workspace organization tools that help to improve your posture and productivity.
So why do you really even need a laptop stand? Here are the top 5 best reasons to use a laptop stand.
1. Relieve Back Pain with Better Ergonomics
The most basic reason to own a laptop stand is to improve your workspace ergonomics which in turn helps with posture and relieving back pain, neck pain, and save you from further stress issues later on.
The laptop stand will raise your screen to eye level, preventing strain on your neck and back. When you're sitting at your desk for 8+ hours every day, a downward perspective at your laptop can seriously injure your neck in the long run. Instead of stacking books and boxes to raise your laptop stand, purchase something that will create a natural viewing angle.
2. Comfort While Typing
Whether you're a marketer, developer, designer, or even working in finance and accounting, you're typically typing on your keyboard a lot throughout the day. Laptop stands with the right angles allows for less stress on your wrists as you're typing throughout the day.
If you prefer to use a separate keyboard with your set up, laptop stands make it possible for you to adjust your workspace to your liking.
3. Improves Airflow
I'm sure we've all experienced that dreaded sound of your laptop fan going into overdrive and your machine burning your leg. For those who work with heavy softwares or does any sort of rendering work, it's a terrifying moment when your computer freezes up and you don't remember whether auto-save was turned on.
Keeping your laptop ventilated properly can not only prevent these scenarios from happening, but it can also improve rendering speeds and maintain the computer's longevity. Not only do laptop stands elevate your laptop from a solid surface like your table, many of them actually have strategically placed ventilation to help encourage airflow.
4. Built-In Cable Management
A messy workspace filled with wires and cables is a surefire way to increase anxiety and stress for the typical worker. Not to mention loose wires have been the key culprit of many horrible computer accidents. A good laptop stand will include a proper cable management system such as a feeding hole in the back and space under to store any unused items.
Just route your cables underneath and through the back of the stand to maintain a clean and organized sightline and workspace.
5. Reduce Overall Clutter
Beyond just providing a space for cable management, having a raised laptop also provides space underneath to store any other items that may be cluttering up your workspace. Whether it's your notebooks, pens and pencils, or even just a place to store away your keyboard and mouse for the day—great laptop stands create a space underneath to keep your workspace looking minimal which keeps you feeling stress-free.