A small collapsible laptop stand lets you set up a little elevated “desk” at the beach, or while lounging in your hotel room or in transit. A particularly innovative, lightweight, and really cool-looking new take-along is the Levit8 Foldable Laptop Stand.
Inspired by the paper art of Origami, and using an age-old box-spiral folding technique, the designers scored a single rigid acrylic board into triangular panel segments that lean against each other as the board is twisted strategically, creating a strong and sturdy stand. (A website video guides you through the relatively simple maneuver).
The structure’s sharp angles and dual color intersections make it look as much like a modern sculpture as a work station. A reverse twist makes the stand collapse, folding in on itself to become a nearly flat rectangle you can stash in a laptop bag or tote. The stand is available in four heights — from 9 inches to 16.2 inches – for use in different situations, from sitting on a lawn or a sofa to typing while standing up at a counter.
Of course, you could use the Levit8 as a little portable table instead of a laptop stand. Either way, it’s fun, practical, and sure to be a conversation starter wherever folks see you transform the flat board into an elevated platform with a twist of your wrist.
The Levit8 Foldable Laptop Stand is $23.95 to $34.95, depending on height, at thegrommet.com.