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The Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Couch Potato

Updated on February 15, 2015

With the holiday season approaching quickly, this would be the perfect gift (late, early or otherwise) to give someone whose activities involve sitting in one spot or another, without the benefit of a table, though one is needed frequently. I've included images below showing some of the ways I use my lap-desk.

On those lazy days spent reading, streaming movies or otherwise engaged electronically, one must see to ever important comfort needs to make it a pleasant experience. This one item, the LapGear Media Desk, will see you on your way to comfortable and practical session with your electronic, computerized devices of choice. After my surgery, this was invaluable. It allowed to to use the lap top, write letters, watch videos from bed.

Last year was the year of the computer for me. I know, it was the year of the Dragon by the Chinese zodiac for everyone else, but not for me. My computer was in the need of a rebuild, so I didn't waste any time. Having computer access which functions well is important to a gal like me. The laptop was in line right behind it so I decided replacement was the best route to go.

It's my practice to prop up in bed and read or stream movies. With the upgrade of the computer and purchase of the laptop, I am now able to link the computer to the laptop and work from bed. Sweet! Seeing a pattern here? Guess I'm not so much a couch potato as I am a bed bug. It was time to make things more user friendly when using my gadgets from bed. The Lap Gear Media Desk was the solution to the problem.

The versatility it possesses is what makes it work for me. I can use the tablet stand towards the back when my Nook isn't in it's cover or I can prop the ereader up tent-fashion when it is. The desk accommodates the laptop nicely. Wrist rests to either side are welcome features. The neoprene lining in the caddy tray keeps things from sliding around. There's a removable pillow on the underside which gives it just the right amount of cushion for comfort and stability from sliding around. This item can be used comfortably in bed or when sitting in your favorite chair or spot on the couch. I can also clear it off and use it for a table to down a quick meal.

There are a few negatives, one, the slide-resist grip pad can become detached. It's a quick repair with a glue gun. Two, spills on the surface need to be wiped up quickly as they may stain the finish. Third, the tablet holder can't fit the Nook HD+ when it's in the cover. All minor issues indeed.

Overall, I am pleased with this product. I recommend it highly for bed bugs and couch potatoes alike.

AYL Portable Mini Capsule Speaker System with 3YR Guarantee with Rechargeable Battery and Expandable Bass Resonator for Smartphones, Tablets, MP3 Players, Computers, Laptops, Cell Phones, iPhone 7
AYL Portable Mini Capsule Speaker System with 3YR Guarantee with Rechargeable Battery and Expandable Bass Resonator for Smartphones, Tablets, MP3 Players, Computers, Laptops, Cell Phones, iPhone 7

This tiny device produces a high quality sound. Easy to tote around and comes with a guarantee. At the time I purchased this, I also purchased another in a different brand. This one, the AYL, proved to have the better sound quality.

 

The well turned-out gadgeteer should be accessorized to the nines. Check out the links below to hubs discussing additional items to complete your electronics ensemble.

Five Must Have Computer Accessories

Computer Tools

Computer Peripheral Devices

FlexBEAM USB Flexible Clip-On Laptop Lamp & Work Light w/ 7 LED Lights & Clip-On Clamp by ENHANCE - Works with ASUS Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR , Acer C720 Chromebook , Samsung Chromebook and More
FlexBEAM USB Flexible Clip-On Laptop Lamp & Work Light w/ 7 LED Lights & Clip-On Clamp by ENHANCE - Works with ASUS Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR , Acer C720 Chromebook , Samsung Chromebook and More

Need more light on the subject? When working on your laptop or tablet in a low light area, this little lamp works perfectly to put a bit of light on the subject.

 
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Used For Meds and Diabetic Prep Table

I've discovered another great use for this table - setting up the staging area for medication dispensing or diabetic testing and dosing. When used ins this way, the items can be left on the lap desk and stored on top or they can be laid out for use then put away when done. A diabetic would lay out the meter, strips, cotton balls and alcohol or alcohol wipes, sharps disposal container and injection materials as needed. This allows one to be prepared to perform the needed medical routine then stow when completed. When items are stored regularly on the table top, they can be brought to the beside or tabletop wherever they are needed. See the image above for further details.

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When I choose to eat in bed, I use the lap desk for a table top.I have the option to use the slot at the back of the desk for my Nook, when I choose to stream movies in bed.If I don't want to take the Nook out of the cover, then I prop it up steeple fashion on the lap desk, when I choose to stream movies in bed.I also opt to use the laptop in bed from time to time and the lap desk is perfect for that.
When I choose to eat in bed, I use the lap desk for a table top.
When I choose to eat in bed, I use the lap desk for a table top.
I have the option to use the slot at the back of the desk for my Nook, when I choose to stream movies in bed.
I have the option to use the slot at the back of the desk for my Nook, when I choose to stream movies in bed.
If I don't want to take the Nook out of the cover, then I prop it up steeple fashion on the lap desk, when I choose to stream movies in bed.
If I don't want to take the Nook out of the cover, then I prop it up steeple fashion on the lap desk, when I choose to stream movies in bed.
I also opt to use the laptop in bed from time to time and the lap desk is perfect for that.
I also opt to use the laptop in bed from time to time and the lap desk is perfect for that.

What are your most important accessory or gadget items for your computer/tablet/mobile needs?

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A Way to Quiet the Death Knell for Sitting On One's Arse All Day

FitDesk 2.0 Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar
FitDesk 2.0 Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar

This revved up back rest does double duty with cup holder and a light and a massager. The controls are at your fingertips. There's even a pocket at the side for your reading materials, tissues etc. Definitely outdoes the standard bed rest pillow.

 

The Truth About Just Sitting Around

In this day and age our personal and professional life styles tend towards sedentary for a large percentage of the day. Did you know that sitting for long periods of the day is more hazardous to your health than crossing a busy streeet? The NCHPAD dicusses some of the reasons having a sedentary lifestyle isn't healthy in the article, Sedentary Lifestyle Is Dangerous.

So packing on the pounds isn't the primary concern here. It's the irreversible nature of damage done by coddling the keister all day by sitting on it. I'm no health nut. I've even known for a while that it's really bad that I have a job that requires I sit all day. In fact the keister cops let me know when they've caught me out of my seat as well. But, since my surgery I've paid more attention to the situation as any muscle I had before the procedure seems to have gone the way of the wind and left behind only flubber in its place.

Don't Let Sitting All Day Kill You, an article posted to Today Health and written by Meghan Holohan provides five important things you can do to help prevent your sit down job or soap opera routine from killing you. Taking the stairs is one of the most available opportunities I have to counter act sitting-sickness.

Yes, this hub is about a computer accessory which facilitates being seated to accomplish a task. The second part of this hub serves as a reminder that even those of us who earn our keep by being seated on our keisters all day, need to still remember that all things must be pursued in balance. Change things up, keep in mind one's own health and what's necessary to facilitate good health and make changes as necessary.


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Thanks for stopping in. Are there other computer accessories you would suggest? Feel free to comment on this hub.

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      TerriCarr 2 years ago

      I can't tell if this lapdesk is designed only for tablets or if other styles of computers would work as well. I use a small laptop (Chromebook). Just wondering.

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      TerriCarr 2 years ago

      Also, FYI....Amazon says there is only 1 new avail. for purchase. Maybe there is another seller?

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      Tanya Jones 2 years ago from Texas USA

      @TerriCarr: I use this as a bed desk. When not using it for my nook (it doesn't fit in the slot at the back when in its cover), I use my desktop from it instead. I'll try to get some pics up of how I use it.

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      Tanya Jones 2 years ago from Texas USA

      @TerriCarr: They'll probably restock. I've seen that a few times with different items I add to my wish list. When I return to buy it, many times they've restocked. You can always inquire. Thanks for stopping in and commenting, holisticwriter.

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      Tanya Jones 2 years ago from Texas USA

      @TerriCarr: Oops! I meant, I use my laptop computer. The surface itself is large enough to hold a laptop computer, ereader, or a meal.

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi Arachnea,

      Interesting hub with great ideas to make life more relaxing and enjoyable. I like the bed bug method it sounds better than the couch.

      Have a great weekend.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Tanya Jones 2 years ago from Texas USA

      PurvisBobbi44, thank you for stopping in and commenting. I like making good use of my r&r time.

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