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Why Swerve when you can Swivel?

Mar 12, 2011

You do share your iPad don’t you? Show off photos from your laptop? How about when you want to use your big screen TV as a 2nd computer monitor?

The answer is simple and has been around for decades. The lazy susan, but not your grandpa’s lazy susan – the lazy susan for the new millenium!

 

 

I’m talking about heavy duty swivels

that can support the largest LCD or plasma screen

(up to 176 pounds!) …

http://www.laptopdesk.net/swiv-all-stand.html

 

 

An iPad stand that lifts and

pivots your screen to any angle

in portrait or landscape orientation …

http://www.laptopdesk.net/pivot-ipad-stand.html

 

 

And laptop stands that cool,

raise and swivel your laptop.

12 models to choose from.

http://www.laptopdesk.net/deskstands-with-swivels.html

So, be smart and be kind. Multi-purpose that large screen. Share with your friends and family. Buy a swivel or a swivel stand.

Be Wary of Laptop Heat

Oct 15, 2010

Laptop DeskIf you work frequently with a laptop on your legs, you could be at risk for a condition that’s called “toasted skin syndrome.”
According to a recent press release through the Press Association, several cases of sponge-patterned skin  and discoloration have popped up  across the United States, so much so that Swiss researchers have begun documenting the condition in the US journal, Paediatrics.

So what is toasted skin syndrome? It’s basically an unusual looking mottled skin condition that’s caused by long-term heat exposure. Discoloration is usually permanent and can vary depending on the device and the amount of exposure.

In the same press release, Dr. Kimberley Salkey, an assistant dermatology professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, said that under the microscope the affected skin resembled skin damaged by long-term sun exposure.

While many electronic and laptop  user manuals advise strongly against placing laptops on laps or exposed skin for extended periods of time, it’s still an issue. To prevent toasted skin syndrome or any related burns from electronics, always make it a point to use a laptop desk. Not only will it help to cool your laptop, but it can also ensure that you aren’t exposed to the risks of long-term or excessive laptop heat.

Get a laptop desk from LapWorks today to protect yourself.

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Laptop Desk Garage Sale

Sep 10, 2010

lapworks garage sale closeoutAren’t garage sales fun?  Whenever you drive past one, you always have the natural instinct to at least wonder what kind of fun stuff might be on those tables or on those blankets.  You never know what odd or unique items you’ll be able to find at a reasonable price.

The same is true about LaptopDesk.net’s online garage sale.  On this page, you will be able to find our latest deals on items that we need to sell in order to make room for new and exciting products.  We are constantly updating this page with items that have generous mark downs.  So make sure you keep checking back  because much like a real yard sale, you never know what type of laptop desks and accessories you might find for a very reasonable price.

A word of caution however:  All sales are Final when it comes to products on the garage sale page as we can unfortunately not accept returns for any of these items.

Save Some Cash: Buy 2, Get 1 Free!

Aug 5, 2010

Lapworks Buy 2 Get 1 Free SaleWho doesn’t like saving money?  With an economy in a constant state of flux, you never know when a couple extra dollars will make a huge difference.  We at LaptopDesk.net also appreciate our customers and want to make things as financially easy for you as possible.

Therefore, make sure to check out our current deal that will definitely save you a couple of bucks:  Laptop Desk 2.0 Bundles – Buy two and get one free!  That’s right, for the price of two, you get three laptop desks that improve ergonomics and cool your laptop or notebook.  Save anywhere between $29.95 and $34.95 on your total order.

Think that it’s a great deal but not sure you actually need three laptop desks?  Think of the people in your life for whom a laptop desk could make a great gift.  If you are a parent, do your kids each have a laptop?  Does your girlfriend or roommate have a notebook?  Need a birthday present for a friend or family member?  Are you a supervisor who needs a holiday gift for employees?

So make sure you take advantage of this deal while it lasts by visiting LaptopDesk.net!

Laptop Desks are Great for Father’s Day

Jun 17, 2010

Father’s Day is almost here and if you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift for Dad, consider shopping the selection of
laptop desks, desktop stands,and accessories at LaptopDesk.net. Our selection of exclusive laptop desks by LapWorks is sure to have something perfect for every father, no matter what kind of laptop he uses.

Whether he’s addicted to his iPad or obsessed with his new netbook, you can be sure to find some great accessories or even a lap desk that’s perfect for it. Check out some of our hottest products, like the iPad Recliner or our brand new Mantis Notebook Arm to find something that Dad will appreciate and actually use. Many of our products are designed for use with just about any laptop desk make or model, so you won’t have to worry about finding one that’ll fit your dad’s favorite way to surf the net or get work done at home.

Let LaptopDesk.net and LapWorks provide you with the best Father’s Day Gifts this year.  Gift Dad with a great new laptop desk, desktop stand, or even some netbook accessories and trust us, he’ll be sure to remember this occasion for many years to come. But don’t wait! Order ASAP so that you have you gifts in time for Father’s Day!

Enjoy Your iPad to the Fullest!

May 31, 2010

ipad reclinerThe iPad is an awesome device that is taking the world by storm and now, if you are the proud owner of this new piece of technology, it’s time to start looking at accessories to make using your iPad even better. From protective cases to iPad stands that make it easier to use, the accessories out there for the iPad are endless – but at LaptopDesk.net, we have the essential accessory you’ve just gotta have.

LapWorks is proud to introduce its brand new iPad recliner: a device that is sure to change the way you use your iPad. Able to elevate, tilt, and hold your iPad or other e-reader with ease, this unique stand is perfect for people who use their iPads to read, watch movies, listen to music, or even just answer emails. Some of the features of this hot new product include:

1. Versatile settings for the most comfortable viewing and use of your iPad

2. Quick yet stable adjustments

3. Generous rubber cushioning to anchor your iPad so that it doesn’t slip

4. Sleek, two-tone design that is super modern and perfect for any home or office

5. Backed by a 6 month warranty against defects

6. Easy, hands-free enjoyment of your iPad

Do yourself a favor and get your hands on the hottest iPad accessory on the market. There is nothing else like it out there and it is sure to be an essential item whenever you use your iPad.

Laptop Desks Make for a Great Graduation Gift

May 20, 2010

It’s that time of year again! Students everywhere are taking the next step in their lives, pursuing higher education, careers, or whatever dreams they may have. Graduation season is a time to honor a special graduate in your life. To help you do that, LaptopDesk.net has a great graduation gift that’s sure to be useful – and special – to a student who is about to head off to college.

A laptop desk is a dorm essential and if you’ve ever lived in a residence hall, you already know how tight those spaces can be. A laptop desk is a practical solution that allows for your student to use his or her laptop while lying in bed, studying in the library, or even on the bus. It’s a super-portable surface that folds away easily for storage but still provides plenty of space for a student to get some work done, without having to feel cramped at a small desk or workspace.

But besides giving a student the space he or she needs, these laptop desks also cool the computers, which means a longer equipment life for the laptop. Students are always looking for ways to save money and trust us, we know that a student can’t afford to replace laptops throughout his or her education. Caring for the computer the right way by helping it stay cool can be a great way to ensure that he or she won’t have to replace that computer any time soon.

Give a graduation gift that a student can actually use! These laptop desks from LaptopDesk.net are exactly what he or she wants when it comes time to use a computer at college.

Introducing Netbook Laptop Desks!

Apr 16, 2010

netbookWe’ve had these on our site for a few weeks now, but we wanted to pause for a second and formally introduce all of our wonderful readers to our newest line of products: Laptop desks, stands and accessories designed specifically for netbooks!

Just because they’re smaller than your standard laptop doesn’t mean that you won’t encounter the same challenges that you face with a full sized machine. Netbooks get hot, and aren’t meant to be put on a soft surface like your lap. While any of our traditional laptop stands will work with a netbook (and leave you with extra space for a mouse), if you’re looking for something smaller, now you can find it!

A laptop desk isn’t the only netbook accessory you’ll need. Because it’s smaller you’ll need to protect it even more when you’re on the road. This is why we’ve developed our first travel cases, perfect for carrying your netbook, mouse and a laptop desk.

Take a look at the new section and let us know what you think. If there’s another netbook product you’d like to see, let us know!

Share Your Thoughts On The Mantis!

Mar 10, 2010

Hello LapWorks fans, we wanted to give you a sneak preview of the latest product to come out of our testing labs, the Mantis Notebook Arm!

mantis

We’d love it if you took a look, then give us some feedback on the product in this short survey. Help us keep making products that fit your lifestyle and needs! Thank you!

Vetting A Great Idea For Marketability Pt. 2

Mar 8, 2010

In part 1 of our series on vetting an idea for marketability, LapWorks owner Jose Calero discussed his background an an entrepreneur and laid the groundwork for the first set of his 8 steps. Today, we start with the first four!

Step #1 – STAY CALM AND THINK CLEARLY. The next time a great product idea pops into your head, the first thing to do is stop! Calm down, take a deep breath and try to remove the emotion from your thinking. Emotions cloud our thinking and prevent us, even the smartest of us, from thinking rationally. So settle down and look at the opportunity in a cold and calculating way. Remember, stay emotionally distant or divested from the new idea.

Step #2 – DON’T USE AN INVENTOR’S SERVICE. Almost all of the tragic stories I hear revolve around those people who used an Inventor’s Service. Don’t use an inventor’s service – they’re all the same and out for one thing only . . . your money. Their fees are outrageous and they exist like vultures looking for those who are weak and helpless. Don’t trust them, don’t engage them, don’t give them an opportunity to get in. They’ll rip you off the very first chance they get and the longer you stay involved with them the more they’ll take from you.

Step #3 – WHO IS YOUR TARGET CUSTOMER? Before you invest any money or make any prototypes you have to first determine who your customer is. Don’t try to figure out how often they will buy or reorder your product. Just try to get as firm a number as possible through this research step. This will give you an idea of the size of your market. For example, we make accessory products for the laptop computer market. So who is my target market? Folks who use notebooks computers. We know from various sources there are over 125,000,000 notebooks in use in the world with 60% of them located in the U.S. alone. We know that last year the industry shipped over 70,000,000 notebooks worldwide. (Unfortunately we don’t know how many of those units are for new users vs. replacement units.) The information is out there – you just need to find it.

Step #4 – MAKE A PROTOTYPE. Once you identify your target market, you need a prototype in order to show it to your target audience. If it is a service business, make a Power Point presentation to explain it. If it’s a product, make an inexpensive prototype -  and the emphasis in on “inexpensive”. When I made my first prototype of a Laptop Desk, I made it out of 12” x 12” x 1/8” aluminum sheets that I cut to shape with a jig saw. Then I added a hinge and covered it with that no-slip gritty material with adhesive on one side and voila! Instant and inexpensive prototype. Obviously not all products are as simple as a Laptop Desk so if your invention is a lot more complicated, then produce some engineered drawings of the product in order to show that it will work.

Come back soon for the next set of tips on becoming an entrepreneur from Jose!