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Lapdawg Stand

Lapdawg Stand

One of the more common contributing factors to neck pain these days appears to be the use of laptops.  The design of it encourages a forward head posture, strain of the upper back, and malposition of the wrists which can lead to repetitive stress injury.  I have posted several products which can help with this and recently I came across the Lapdawg stand.

I have not personally used one, so I can’t vouch for the quality or versatility, but its ability to be configured for use on a desk, couch, or bed is compelling.  It can also double as a book stand.  I would be interested in feedback from others who may have used it.

Lapdawg

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Another Laptop Stand – The Griffin Elevator

The Elevator

Just found this on Lifehacker– a much cheaper way to elevate your laptop than the Ergotron. The benefit of the Elevator is that it allows for ventilation under the computer but it does take up more real estate than the Ergotron.
The Elevator- $40 from Griffin

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A monitor stand for Mac fans

Stand By Mi
One of the first recommendations I give to patients with neck/back pain is to raise their monitor to eye level and not to use a laptop as their primary computer. The most resistance I get is from, of course, Mac users because they don’t want to ruin the aesthetic of their setup. I just purchased a iMac and it was the most uncomfortable computer to work on until I raised it a few inches!
Hopefully the Stand by Mi can fill that functional void as it raises your monitor 3.3″. The platform looks like it will support an iMac and it has 4 USB 2.0 ports.
update:  the Stand By Mi no longer seems to be available, there is a similar product here.  It even raises the iMac a little higher.