Remote work implies consistent sitting, which is associated with a higher risk of repetitive strain injuries and obesity. Working from home has lots of benefits, but a good posture isn't one of them.
Hunching over a low table or using laptops at unusual angles for a long time induces neck and back pains. We strongly recommend opting for a height-adjustable standing desk to help you cycle between sitting and standing during work.
If a standing desk is not an option – consider introducing a laptop stand in your workflow. A laptop stand can prevent eyestrain and neck pain allowing you to work comfortably and improve your posture. Also, consider adding these remote gears and resources in your remote workday.
Here are our top picks –
The Roost Laptop stand is a light, portable, and folding adjustable laptop stand built with sturdy construction and a flexible design to fit almost all PC and MacBook models.
The Roost is so small it can be placed in your backpack, briefcase, or laptop bag and taken to the coffee shop, office, or meeting. The Roost laptop stand’s height is adjustable from 6 to 12 inches of lift and offers eye-level laptop viewing, to make the ultimate ergonomic workstation on the go.
Laptops less than 0.75 inches thick fit perfectly in this portable laptop stand, and thanks to rubber insets holding the Roost correctly in place, laptops remain intact in it.
The Nexstand Laptop Stand is a portable and foldable MacBook stand and PC stand. It is durable, compact, and foldable and can hold up to 20 pounds, 2 to 6 times the average weight of a laptop.
Get anywhere from 5.5 inches to 12.6 inches of life for your Apple or PC laptop. The stand features 8 height adjustments to raise the screen height to eye level for maximum comfort.
The Nexstand Laptop Stand has a universal fit for almost all laptops 11.6 inches and larger with a front edge less than 0.75 inches thick and a keyboard width more significant than 11 inches.
MStand is made of a single sturdy piece of aluminum and has silver-anodized finish. The aluminum panel acts as a heat sink to keep the laptop cool. A cable hole in the back of the stand routes wires to reduce clutter.
It is more of a budget option, but if you are looking for an expensive option, review the Rain Design iLevel 2.
MStand raises the screen 5.9 inches (150 mm) to meet the user's eye level, promoting better posture, while its tilt design brings the screen closer for more comfortable viewing. It is compatible with all sizes of Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro. It also fits most 14" standard PC and 15" widescreen PC with depths not more than 10.4 inches.
Nulaxy laptop stand tilts the laptop slightly forward, which brings the screen closer for more precise and more comfortable viewing. With the laptop raised to a height of 6 inches, the sleek stand transforms any desk or table into an optimal, ergonomic workspace for laptop users.
Nulaxy laptop stand is made of premium 5mm aluminum alloy, which is quite sturdy, supports up to 8.8 lbs (4kg) weight on top, with large rubber pads on the top surface to hold your laptop stable in place.
The forward-tilt angle and open design offer excellent ventilation and airflow to prevent your notebook from overheating.
Soundance Laptop Stand consists of an aluminum computer riser and a metal holder compatible with the laptop stand that fits all laptops. The slim, compact stand elevates the laptop by 6 to a perfect eye level.
The ventilated elevator desk stand only has two holder hands but not a whole flat, so there is more space to enable the heat to vent and keep the notebook computer from overheating.
The rubber on the holder's hands sticks tightly and ensure that the laptop remains stable on the stand. The simple design of Soundance Laptop Stand provides better airflow for your laptop, no more worry about overheating.
When you introduce a laptop stand in your work from home setup, you would also require an external keyboard and a mouse. Our favorite picks are Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Magic Mouse 2. And you can fit them both in this Pawtec sleeve. We also recommend using a good pair of headphones to cancel the noise while working remotely.