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Very disappointed in this product. Bought it to replace my old Sofia + Sam lap desk, and even though it was getting scruffy-- it was still much MUCH better than this one. I have an MSI gaming laptop that only weighs about 4-5 pounds, with a very light mouse and external keyboard. My laptop is not big, it fits right on the lap desk as it is 15". I've had this lap desk for a little over 6 months, and keep in mind I was not being rough with it at all.
About a week in, I noticed that the "carbon black" coating was peeling off. I filled in the spots with sharpie to blend it in. Soon after that, I noticed that the lap desk was BENDING from the weight of my laptop when I picked it up, and it was actually splitting apart. My laptop is not heavy at all. It seems like this lap desk is made out of some cheap cardboard or particle-board type material. I also wish there was more of a barrier or cushion for the mouse area. Not only was my wrist not properly supported, but my mouse would slide right off every time I shifted my weight while sitting with this lap desk.
All in all, this lap desk is not worth $34. Go buy the Sofia + Sam one, which is not much more expensive and is MUCH more sturdy than this one. That one lasted me for years. Again, very disappointed in this product.
Using this with a 15 inch acer gaming laptop while in bed to keep the laptop off the insulation sheets.
Using on lap is not too bad, but at times does become a little comfortable mainly due to weight.
It's an overall nice lapdesk, main issue I have with it is that the phone holder does not account for charging. My phone has charging port on the bottom (as I'm sure most do these days), so if you have your phone charging it will not really be possible to store in the little phone slot.
Tbh, almost don't really see the point of the phone slot. It's designed to prop your phone so you can see it while you're using the desk, but at least for me, if I'm not charging my phone, the screen ain't on, so there's nothing to be watching it anyways.
I was using it for a bit watching stock charts, but without being able to charge at the same time, I wasn't really about it.
At some point, I might modify this and attach a charge cable through the bottom and have it permanently mounted to the desk, but we'll see
Normally I do not write reviews on Amazon for items like this. But I feel the need in this case. Buyer beware, know what your buying, if not for easy returns, I would be changing the way I buy things. This unit is nothing like you would expect for the money. Out of the box its defective, with defects in what seems to be a plastic film carbon fiber look. The entire unit feels like a wrapped cardboard, plastic and very thin fabric pillow, maybe stuffed with shredded paper, not 100% sure. I would be afraid it would tear with ease, with any use. I get things are not made to last, but these manufacturers are making things cheaper and cheaper and some offer zero support, when it arrives defective. I reached out, just to get a replacement and it was a waste of time which made me realize it's not even worth what was paid. Calling the number you call for support provided no responce, as its forever busy. For a sub $40 item at the time of this purchase, I would say imho keep looking and or dont have high expectations.