my constant companion
I work from home and, since owning my Laplander have the luxury of choosing any cozy nook in the house as my daily workspace. I love it!
It isn't without flaws - the straps do pop off every now and then, and it isn't as stable as it could be due to the shape of the cushion - however, the pros outweigh the cons. The straps are useful for so many things -- holding the blackberry while on a conference call, keeping pens and paper handy, anchoring the cable for the laptop so it doesn't tug, etc. The desk is such a great help - I write on it, balance my lunch on it, and use it to when burning the midnight oil on a project and have to take the laptop to bed!
The natural cherry is beautiful, and has proven to be very durable in the 6 months I have owned the desk. I highly recommend this product!
December 14, 2009
Love the Laplander
Laptop fits nicely
Or journal, book, and pencil
April 9, 2013
I LOVE my Laplander!
This is a great product. I needed a stable writing surface while I travel in the car with my husband on our various car trips. It seems as though I was always writing or reading or working on my iPad and needed a little table upon which to hold these items. I complained for a long time saying, "I wish I had a little table that would fit right in my passenger seat space so I could work properly and not drop my things every two seconds." Well, I was casually looking through my Levenger catalog and found the Laplander. It is perfect! It fits perfectly on my lap either in the car or at home. It is well made of very nice wood in a beautiful dark cherry. The underside cushion conforms nicely to my lap and keeps the table very stable. The straps work well to hold papers from sliding around. I use it everywhere. I like, too, the added touch of having my monogram lasered onto the table - it looks very elegant. It's not too expensive and is a good value. If you are in need of this type of table, do yourself a favor and get a Laplander.
March 19, 2013
My wife loves this Lap Desk ! She is using it to support her work laptop computer while she works. Nice size also for her own 17 inch laptop computer. Thanks Levenger for a smart product.
August 17, 2012
So warped that I have to place my wallet under one corner of my Macbook Pro to level it out and keep it from rocking back & forth while I type.
It arrived with perhaps half as much warping, I've taken great care of it but it has only gotten worse over the last year. This might sound petty, but it becomes immensely annoying over time.
July 31, 2012
Great Multipurpose Piece
While I've only had my Laplander for a short time (couple of weeks), I already love it. I've found it useful for writing notes, cards and doing my monthly bills in a chair. I've even used it for eating in front of the TV -- however, I wouldn't suggest balancing a glass/cup of liquid on it unless you're extremely steady. I've found the straps on the Laplander very handy for tucking paperwork, pen, reading glasses and a small calculator under them. The straps do come off fairly easily - you just have to be careful with them. I love having the detachable cushion feature, though don't know that I will have a need to remove the cushion. I first ordered a similar lap desk that did NOT have the cushion and returned it for this piece. The quality of the lapdesk is excellent and I think I will get a lot of use out of it for years to come.
February 21, 2012
Don't know how I got along without it!
I have had my Laplander for two years, and can honestly say, it is one of the most used items in our home!
With a family of five, one of us is always employing it in one way or another, from reading in an overstuffed chair, to working in bed with the laptop, to doing homework on the floor (as the photo of my 7-year-old depicts).
I love the cherry wood finish - it has held up really well to daily use - and the monogram lets everyone know who it REALLY belongs to! The only things I would improve upon are the elastic bands - which are very handy, but tend to slip off easily - and the lack of a lip at the bottom to stop the paper, book. or laptop you're working on from sliding. I see that the leather version now has a lip -- would be nice if the wood one did, as well.
All and all, I think this is one of those simple, yet highly functional items that every home should not be without. A great gift for folks from 1-99!
November 15, 2010