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Like it, don't love it
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2018
After having either demoed or bought every other known lapdesk product that is, or has been, available over the last 5 years, I really believe this is the best product on the market for people who want to work or game on a couch, loveseat or recliner.
This one stands apart from the others in several ways: it sits on its own support arms, and not directly on the user's lap; it is large enough for full sized keyboard and mouse, with plenty of movement space; it is "modular", so it easily accommodates users and furniture of different widths, and can be easily stored when not in use; it is wired for keyboard, mouse, and usb expansion slots so you can game from the couch without experiencing wireless-peripheral latency, but can stow the cable easily and be fully untethered; it offers a storage pocket for other accessories; it is generally sturdy and well made.
But it's not perfect. The major drawback is the height of the side bolsters. They aren't adjustable, and will only be comfortable for users with a spine and arm length in a certain range. At 5'6" I am on the short end of this range, and have to have my wrists above my elbows (t-rex arms) or crank my shoulders to my ears for the keyboard to be a usable height. Clearly, this is only comfortable for short periods of time and is capable of causing injury if used too long. If the foam inside the bolsters had been assembled in layers instead of a block, we shorter gamers could remove one or more layers as needed, giving us the perfect height. This would cause some bunching and gaping of the vinyl cover, but would be preferable to spending a few hundred dollars on something that can only be used for 30 minutes before causing discomfort. The other drawback is that the wrist rests are hard and the transition ridges are rough, doubly noticeable because said height challenges mean my wrists are pressing into the rests during use, rather than hovering over them.
I've been able to mitigate the height issues on my own by moving my furniture around and using just the board on the recliner arms, tossing the bolsters into the basement to collect dust. If they were in any way height adjustable, this would be a 5-star product.