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Wood Bed Desk

Brilliant or Baffling? Wood Bed Desk

Savvy says: Brilliant!
Because all of my work is computer based, I started looking around for something that would protect my legs from the heat of my laptop and allow me to work from my couch. My city apartment isn't very forgiving in terms of space, and I've been taking over my dining table to serve the role of a much needed desk. The bed desk ($45) is ergonomically constructed and has room for a laptop and more.

There are probably sleeker versions out there but I love the compartments on either side; they'll save your Blackberry from falling between the couch cushions and you can keep a bottle of water handy. And there you have it, all of your basic needs fit nicely into a space-saving, inexpensive mini-desk. You could even use it to serve breakfast in bed with the Sunday New York Times in one of the pockets!

Could you use something like the bed desk?

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7bits 7bits 9 years
I have one that's similar and it's quite heavy. Also I don't like having my legs trapped
flyinggrip flyinggrip 9 years
I have this exact lab desk and love it. Its great for using my laptob in bed and sitting on the couch. Pillows are not a good idea for putting under a computer, it blocks the airflow and can cause your laptop to overheat.
Mintie Mintie 9 years
does anyone think it's ugly? I'm currently using strategically placed pillows as my laptop prop, so i wouldn't mind a better option... but I find this reeeeeeeeally unattractive. Perhaps CB2 has something a little more hip looking?
kk_bama kk_bama 9 years
I have this! It's a lighter color and I got it during college from Bed Bath & Beyond. I want to say I paid less than $45 for it too! It's tucked away in my closet right now, but now that I have a new web-based job, I can work from home a bit and this will be perfect!
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 9 years
I love love love this!
HushYuppie HushYuppie 9 years
I was neutral until you mentioned reading the Times in bed. That image alone has me sold. You should work in marketing :)
Kellylicious Kellylicious 9 years
I've had a less expensive version (that looks exactly the same) for a few years from Bed, Bath & Beyond. It's very functional. I haven't needed it lately, so it's on my floor with a plant on it, which even looks cute.
1stharbinger 1stharbinger 9 years
I have a lapdesk from levenger. It doesn't have the side pockets but it seems to be at a much better height and far more versatile. I use it in bed, on the couch, in chairs, on the floor. I can't remember life without it anymore. It has an elastics on each side that I can tuck books, papers, cell phone, pens, etc under so they don't slide off.
qtpie247 qtpie247 9 years
Wow, this is a fantastic find! I need to get one.
scottiegirl scottiegirl 9 years
Wow. I really like that. How do I get one of those. That is sweet.
Megatron Megatron 9 years
Brilliant. Just brilliant.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
I would use it
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
This goes with a post that geeksugar made not too long ago about a laptop setting the mattress on fire. A laptop is not really good for laps... this would be a good way to make sure that your laptop is still properly ventilated and still be able to use your computer in bed, if that's your thing.
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
I just use the Ikea laptop table while I'm on the couch.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I have this and it's Awesome! Nice when you're sick but still have to work. Or when it's cold and you want to be snuggly on the couch. Or jsut feel lazy haha. It's GREAT
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
I think it's a great idea.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
I want one!
eightieslingo eightieslingo 9 years
I actually have this and love it! I can sit on the couch or in bed with my laptop and not worry about my legs getting hot or my laptop overheating. Plus it looks really nice and blends with the rest of my furniture, and not like a tacky breakfast tray.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 9 years
I love it! I don't do my work from home ever, but I love my laptop and I hate resting it on my legs or putting it on the bed next to me - I always worry about blocking the vents. This is definitely something I'd buy.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that it's a great concept. besides - it's really not anything new. i've had something like that for YEARS ....and i think that it's incredibly handy. especially for those days that you're working from home when you're sick, and you can't really even get out of bed. at least this way you have everything in a more comfortable place.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
this is great! looks beautiful and is very functional. perfect for when you're not feeling well enough to make it to the office.
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
I love this! It looks like a regular piece of furniture, and you could probably use it on the floor, too. :-D
NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 9 years
It's great. Your lap top isn't really for your lap. No matter how good of a lap top it is, if you cover the fans it will over heat.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 9 years
I actually want something like that for my own bed! =) It'd come in handy big time when you just want to relax into the bed.
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
I wouldn't chance it, too afraid my laptop would fall off. However, I did once spend an hour and almost broke down in tears because I couldn't find my Blackberry -- located snuggly between the sofa cushions which muffled the ring tone. It was Hell!
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