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A portable laptop stand we love

Last updated: March 2018

Bakker Elkhuizen laptop stand

We have been using these laptop stands for years. (Image credit.)

Your head weighs about the same as a bowling ball.

This has serious implications if you use a laptop. When you look down at its screen, your neck and upper back have to support a huge weight, often for hours at a time.

As a result, laptop users are prone to problems with their necks and upper backs—which sometimes manifest themselves as problems with elbows and wrists, like RSI.

About seven years ago, we bought some portable stands to raise the level of our laptop screens. Seeing as most of our readers are laptop users, we thought you might be interested to know about them.

We love the stands for the following reasons:

  • They make working on a laptop more pleasurable. The first time we used them, we noticed a feeling of relief—a bit like when a noise stops that you hadn’t previously noticed was there.
  • They are durable. Ours have lasted years. (Some of the foam pads came off years ago, but we don’t miss them.)
  • They fold up almost unbelievably small, to a single sheet just 6 mm thick, so they fit easily into a laptop bag.
  • They are incredibly light, so they add virtually no weight to your bag.

However, there was a problem. Whenever someone asked us where they could buy one, we were unable to find a source. We didn’t know the name of the company that had made them, and we suspected that they were no longer in production.

To our relief, we have managed to track down the manufacturer, a company called Bakker Elkhuizen, which appears to be going strong. Here’s the product page for the laptop stand, which turns out to be called the “Flex-Top 270 Portable Notebook Stand.” There’s also a smaller version for 12-inch laptops, so make sure you get the right size. Bakker Elkhuizen’s website doesn’t have ecommerce functionality, so to buy one you’d need to search around somewhere like Amazon or eBay.

Costing $100, the stands are pricey, but that’s still less than two trips to an osteopath. (Though almost any cost can be justified by comparing it to medical costs.)


The stands fold to a thickness of just 6 mm. (Image credit.)

Disclaimer Central: We don’t profit in any way from mentioning this product. Also, at the risk of stating the obvious, nothing in this post is intended to constitute medical advice.

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