Given the widespread fears of WiFi's potential health risks, the fact that laptops have a tendency to overheat when placed on non-linear surfaces and studies that show hot laptops can cause infertility in men it's paramount that you invest in a laptop stand.
We're all guilty of the laptop in the lap offense - it's called laptop for a reason, right? Whether you find yourself sitting in front of the TV with your laptop or you like to curl up under the covers while cruising the web you can protect yourself with a simple stand that keeps your laptop's fan circulating and keeps the device off your body and away from your sensitive body parts. (Seriously, the laptop burn stories are not pretty!)
I use a small "breakfast in bed" tray disguised as a laptop table that I got at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It's light, portable and big enough for me to rest my laptop, magazines and drink on. Check out a selection of my favorite stand options below.