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Best Laptop Stands to Save Your Neck Pain

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Best Laptop Stands to Save Your Neck Pain

Still balancing your Laptop on a pile of old books? It’s time to update. Having the right laptop stand can make life more comfortable, so you can stop craning your neck while you work. The best stands raise your laptop screen (or external monitor!) to close to eye level, which is better for maintaining healthy posture. Some can even fit in a backpack for easy travel or change settings from sitting to standing. These are our favorites.

Need more options for your home office? Read our guide to equipment for working from home.

Updated April 2024: Our favorite ObVus Solutions booth has been discontinued. We have moved the Branch booth to the first place. We also added Logitech’s Casa pop-up desktop as a selection, as well as a few more additions to the honorable mentions.

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Peripherals are important

Hooking on one of the laptop stands below is one of the many ways you can improve your posture when sitting at a desk for long periods. You can also connect your laptop to a separate second computer monitor. You’ll be able to multitask more easily with two screens and won’t have to strain your neck as much.

Some of these laptop stands are best paired with a separate keyboard and mouse. These peripherals mean you can place your laptop further away and at various heights, and you won’t need to awkwardly stretch your arms to type. The right mouse can prevent muscle strains and wrist problems, so check out the picks in our Best Keyboards and Best Gaming Mouse guides. (You don’t have to be a gamer to use a gaming mouse!)

How to choose

We recommend several different types of laptop stands. To know which one is right for you, you’ll first need to determine how you want to use it and then you can decide on price and aesthetics.

  • Do you need something portable? There are stands that fold and collapse to easily fit in a bag. Some even function as cases, like Moft’s carrying case.
  • Do you want to raise, lower or tilt your computer?? Look for an adjustable stand like our top pick from Branch, with hinged legs and top. I just need a height? Choose something like the Grovemade Walnut Laptop Stand.
  • Is this for a laptop or for your monitor as well? For the latter, you’ll need something larger with a fixed height, like the Superjare Dual Monitor Riser Mount.
  • Will you use a separate keyboard and mouse? If not, you need a stand that is strong and stable like Branch. Some may wobble a little when writing about them.
  • I want to stop Sometimes also? Some of the adjustable selections may allow you to stand, depending on your height, but there are also sit-to-stand converters, so you don’t need a whole new desk. Our favorite is no longer available, so we’re looking for a new top option now.

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