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As we gradually try to return to some normality after more than a year spent living under multiple lockdowns, one area set to see the biggest change is the workplace.
For many, the transition from a daily commute to working from home over the pandemic was an abrupt one, and it took some time to adjust to endless video calls and makeshift offices at the kitchen table.
As many of us head back into the office on a part-time basis, alongside continuing to work from home, there's no better time than now to sort your setup once and for all. Enter, the laptop stand.
They boast a multitude of benefits, from keeping it elevated and protected from coffee spills to improving your posture when at a desk,
We've handpicked the best to shop now, ranging from the high-end to budget-friendly, across simple designs to cutting-edge models.
The 12 best laptop stands for at home and in the office
Jumkeet Laptop Stand | £12.99 from Amazon
Amazon has plenty of laptop stands to shop, and this is a particularly budget-friendly one. It has adjustable studs so you can move the brackets to accommodate different sizes of laptops, with a total of 10 angles to choose from. Able to hold a laptop up to 15kg, it'll help to prevent neck strain and is easy to fold down and be neatly stowed away when not in use.
BRÄDA Laptop support | £4.50 from Ikea
For cheap, cheerful and functional, look no further than Ikea. This supportive, sloped design has rubber strips on the base to stop it from sliding across your kitchen table and makes it more comfortable to use your laptop on your lap or when on countertops.
Twelve South HiRise for MacBook Height-adjustable stand | £69.99 from Very
This is a minimalist's dream, boasting a smart design that's perfect if you work with multiple screens. Designed with Macbooks in mind, it has two silicone-lined arms to keep your laptop in place and a rear piston to allow you to adjust the height up to six inches. The exposed base will also prevent your laptop from overheating.
Dawson Oak Effect Laptop Stand | £15 from Dunelm
Need an impromptu workspace? You'll be in good company with this wooden stand that can be used when seated on the sofa or in bed. The tray has a tilting top to adjust the height of your laptop, with space for your phone too.
Universal Laptop Stand | £22.99 from Argos
This structured design is made from lightweight aluminium, so won't weigh your bag down on your commute if you want to take it into the office. It sits at a raised angle to improve back and neck strain, while simultaneously providing your desk with more space.
Laptop Stand | £19.89 from Amazon
Tech gadgets needn't stick out from the rest of your stuff, so if you're a fan of rose gold stationery, add this laptop stand to your collection. Sturdy but not hard to move between your home and the office, it can easily be disassembled into three parts for easy portability.
Kensington SmartFit Easy Riser Laptop Cooling Stand | £19.99 (was £25.49) from Currys
If your laptop is constantly hot to touch and has a fan working overtime, keep it elevated with this stand. the grip pads will prevent it from slipping and the adjustable angle allows you to customise it to suit what's comfortable for your neck, back and hands.
Twelve South ParcSlope II | £49.45 from Amazon
Shaped like a wedge, this stand is made with a neck-friendly tilt that can also come in handy for use with an iPad when annotating or editing with an Apple pencil. The cutout section at the back will also help keep your cables neat and tidy when you're working. It's compatible with Macbooks and laptops up to 15in too.
Adjustable Laptop Holder | £18.99 from Wayfair
Simple but effective, this is an extremely lightweight design that won't be an eyesore on your desk. It folds down flat to easily fit in a larger handbag or rucksack, making it commuter-friendly too. It also comes with velcro straps so you can manage unruly cables.
BJÖRKÅSEN Laptop stand | £22 from Ikea
If you work from home permanently, upgrade working from your lap on the sofa with this stylish stand, that also doubles up a tea station. Available in black, beige and turquoise, it'll add a stylish touch to your living room.
Wieland Laptop Holder | £58.99 from Wayfair
This boasts a more industrial-inspired design, with a mix of black metal and wooden detailing. It has a variety of uses, from holding your laptop to keeping a notebook elevated to your eye line. It also boasts rubber-covered feet and weighs just 0.7kg.
AVF Multibrackets Laptop Workstation Stand | £249.99 from Very
This stand allows you to convert your kitchen table to a standing desk while looking pretty chic in the process. It can easily be adjusted to your preferred height and comes pre-assembled so you're ready to use it as soon as it lands on your doorstep. It'll also help make working in small spaces more comfortable and leave you with more desk space.
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