LapLander with Ledge
NEW LAPLANDER is TERRIBLE!!
PLEASE bring back the SOLID FOAM cushion!!
With those microbeads, this is just like EVERY OTHER lapdesk out there. I can buy one at Target for a fraction of this cost. I LOVED my OLD Laplander - and it is the only solid foam cushion lap desk I have ever seen.
Disadvantages of the new cushion:
1) POOR STABILITY: because of the microbeads, it shifts with the weight of whatever you have on it - computer, book, etc. It gradually becomes unbalanced on your lap. With the older model - solid foam - the foam was firm and stayed EXACTLY where you put it.
2) OVERHEATING YOUR LEGS: Having this microbeads on your legs means they form around your legs - and it is uncomfortably warm. With the older model - solid foam - there was considerably less of the thing on your skin.
Why the change, Levenger? You are supposed to be high quality. This new desk is rubbish. Now you have a product just like everyone else carries - except yours costs loads more. PLEASE bring back the solid foam.
December 2, 2013
This Laplander has some background...a few years ago (2008 0r 2009) I bought several Laplanders to give my teenage granddaughters and one for myself, all of them with monograms. I had another one that dated even earlier. I thought that the Laplander is a great design and I still think it is today. I love it. However, my Laplander cushion, which is attached with Velcro strips, is now dangling from the Laplander because the adhesive that attaches the Velcro strip to the Laplander surface has dried out.
On November 9, I called Levenger's Customer Service and explained the problem to the Levenger rep. What I meant to do, was to ask L whether L could fix the Laplander. To my complete (and delighted) surprise the L rep said that L will send me a new Laplander (monogramed as well) and to return the old Laplander in the box, prepaid to FedEx.
Four days later, the Laplander arrived.
Now, my comments....the new Laplander has a ledge at the bottom, a very welcome addition. I use the Laplander to work with a laptop, iPad or a keyboard and the ledge helps a great deal. The kidney shape is also very handy. Overall, the Laplander is a great accessory, it is light weight and with the cushion is very comfortable. But, I have to sound a note of caution....the Velcro attachment may (repeat, may) dry out over time, as it did to my old Laplander. Only time will tell. Meanwhile, I will enjoy it again. I rated the "quality" at 3 stars for the Velcro weakness...everything else is 5 stars.
One final comment, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the Levenger Customer Service. BRAVO, Levenger, WELL DONE!
November 17, 2013
Nantucket Lap Reader
This is the second or third lap desk I have had from Levenger. This one, less than a year old, is peeling at the corners and has chips on the top-- no such problems with earlier ones. I use it daily, but gently, so I don't understand.
I remember that these once came with a stand, which was very convenient. Would like that option again.
November 3, 2013