Review: LapDawg X4 Adjustable Lap Desk
January 31, 2013 by Beatweek
Most laptop stands are designed for your desk, aimed at slightly elevating and angling and nothing more. But the LapDawg X4 aims for a much wider variety of positions and uses. It has a pair of legs which pivot in three places, forward or backward, which allows for use anywhere from a desk to in bed to on the floor.
The pivot points are the key to the flexibility of the product. You can lock them in at nearly any increment, meaning that you can turn the X4 into whatever kind of stand you want it to be. If you’re sitting on the floor, you might position the two two sections vertically, the bottom section horizontally on the floor, and the stand section at whatever angle you want to view your laptop. In bed, you might set the bottom two sections horizontally. On your desk you wouldn’t need the bottom section, and so it conveniently folds up parallel with the midsection. LapDawg also points out that in addition to being a laptop stand, the X4 can be used to support anything from breakfast to a book.
In my tests I found it to be highly versatile. It took me a bit to determine precisely which configurations worked best in what locations, but once I figured them out, adjusting the legs from one position to another way easy. My 17” MacBook Pro was plenty sturdy on it, so any size laptop should be the same. The LapDawg X4 would be overkill if you’re merely looking for a desk stand and don’t plan to use it in any other manner. But if you tend to use your laptop around the house in various positions, this product might be what you’ve always been looking for.
Price: $69 • lapdawg.com