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I originally gave it 1 star, because there was no LED light with it, but finally found it in the zipper pouch underneath. I thought it zippered open so I could add more stuffing, since it's SUPER thin and needs more filling to not have the hard edges resting on our legs. Nope, the zipper pouch is small, probably just for the light and a pen. There's no access to the limp beading area to add more stuffing. And the handle was glued into the seam where the top is glued on, so is not usable. The fabric is soft, but thinly woven and stretching immediately after unboxing, so it may not last long before the beads are all over my house. I'm only giving 2 stars because I found the light. It had the 3 batteries in it, even though the description says not included. It's for my 7 yr old to color on as every tray on legs sits too high for him (almost to his chin). If I saw this in a store I wouldn't have purchased it, but it'll do for some children's art drawings during a covid lockdown that isn't ending. If you want it for a laptop, an adult, or for long term use, keep in mind you may want to DIY the plastic top onto your own cushion for proper support. Or look elsewhere. This feels like dollar store quality (which sucks because the cup holder and pen slot are perfect design ideas... if only they'd execute it a little higher quality!)
The desk itself is sturdy, perfect size for little laps to use for coloring, handwriting/math worksheets, or to eat lunch on while watching TV. Having had the desk for only a couple of weeks, there are some obvious design flaws that seem avoidable with a little forethought.
1. The battery on the lamp was so easy to open, my two year old did it within minutes of receiving the desk. Button batteries are a potential choking hazard and it should not have been that easy for him to open the case. Points for being removable so it went directly into the garbage.
2. The foam pillow is actually a thin piece of fleece directly attached to the desk, filled with the tiny styrofoam pellets that have been and always will be the bane of every parent on the planet. I have already sewn up a hole in the pillow that threatened a mess the likes of which would be inherited by my children and their children after them.
3. The cup holder is very easy to pull out of the desk. Again, my two year old was able to pull it out. What might have been a minor annoyance turned out to be a styrofoam catastrophe as the hole left behind gives direct access to the inside of the cushion and the static electricity nightmare within. My couch, living room, and toddler were caught in the ensuing explosion. I will be vacuuming up styrofoam from now to eternity.
I will be DIY-ing a pillow for the bottom of the desk because I don’t want to just chunk it but I’m immensely grateful that I only purchased one desk. I won’t purchase another and wouldn’t recommend them to anyone with children. Perhaps if you’re an adult with a small lap...?
Since the padding is only glued to the plastic table portion it came apart almost immediately after taking it out of the package. All edges were stuck to the packaging and came off of the table. Also light is not bright at all. Very lightweight. Just needs better adhesive to stay together and be durable.
I was cautiously optimistic when I bought this after reading a bunch of reviews, since I want a lap desk with microbeads that will conform to my legs, but most manufacturers have switched from beads to polyester pillow stuffing. When the desk arrived, though, some of the foam beads had already escaped via an unsewn area at the end of the zippered lamp storage pocket. The fabric backing appears to be glued to the desk, as well, and the edges are super sticky where the fleece has pulled away from the rigid surface. That didn't give me confidence the parts would hold together very long. Plus, exposed glue would become a nightmare once it came into contact with dog hair.
Unfortunately, I have to return this lap desk and find one with sturdier materials and construction.
I bought that for my mother for Christmas 2021, for the light. She does lots of writing and card making, and likes to de stress by coloring all her cards herself. Her favorite spot to do this is on her couch sitting up against her heating pad that is needed as often as possible to try to relieve her pain. Even with all the windows and sunlight and a lamp, she still needed more light over the work she does. I thought I solved her dilemma with this lighted product. I just found out “it’s very disappointing,” and really doesn’t work well at all; “It does not help whatsoever with lighting and seeing,” for whatever she’s doing. “Back to dining room table.” Inadequate lighting
The colour I don’t like. I do like the light and the cup holder but it needs to be slightly bigger and the light a bit more secure and taller. The colour is cheap though. I suggest black to be best if this is material that is used. And maybe white. It needs some slight improvements but probably good for a child. It had the cup holder and that was my selling point.