The Slate Mobile LapDesk is like having a portable desk for your portable computer

The Slate Mobile LapDesk is like having a portable desk for your portable computer

The great thing about using a laptop is that it’s easy to work anywhere — at least in theory. I’m using a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. When I’m away from my desk, balancing it on my lap is awkward (and can make my legs a little toasty). Enter the $100 Slate Mobile LapDesk from iSkelter.

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iSkelter Tab lap desk -- an outstanding way to work with an iPad

iSkelter Tab lap desk -- an outstanding way to work with an iPad

My iPad Air 2 lives in a keyboard case, but I don't find it at all comfortable to use it as a laptop device. Instead, I usually find myself either squirming into an uncomfortable position in a recliner to try to type and tap, or I give up and go sit at a table. That hasn't been the case since I had a chance to try out iSkelter's Tab (US$59.99), a handmade wooden lap desk that has changed the way I work with my iPad.

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