Products featured here are selected by our partners at StackCommerce.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission.
If you’re one of the millions of people who became a remote worker in 2020, you’ve likely realized that your WFH setup is more important than you once thought. Prior to the pandemic, you probably assumed working from home meant laying in bed, slumping on the couch with a blanket, or sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee. Ah, wouldn’t that be nice?
In reality, if you’re regularly working from home for hours each day, you’re going to need a more ergonomic setup. That means either having a designated office with a desk and chair, or getting creative with a laptop stand or desk converter. Ergonomics and comfort look a bit different for everyone, which is why we’ve rounded up 10 different options on sale this weekend to suit your individual WFH needs. Save yourself the struggle from back and neck pain and mend your mangled spine with these ergonomic improvements.
So, you’ve got a flat surface (kitchen counter, table, or desk), but you still find yourself slouching to see your measly little laptop screen. No worries. This sit-stand desk converter raises and lowers its 35-inch work surface to any height between 6 and 19 inches. In other words, you can move your screen to the perfect height for your line of vision. Plus, you can adjust your setup to a standing desk to stretch your legs periodically. It’s also got a built-in keyboard tray, a device holder, and can fit two large monitors, laptops, and tablets without issue. Get it on sale for $182.99 (regularly $199).
If you truly prefer laying in your bed or on your couch while working (no judgment), opt for this Portable Lazy Laptop Desk. It’s really not a desk at all, but it does make the laptop perched in your lap a more comfortable experience. The dual bolster cushion base offers support to your lap and knees. Plus, it keeps the laptop screen at a more comfortable angle. It also comes with a tablet, phone, and pen holder, so everything you need is within reach, and a 21-inch wrist pad to keep your wrist relaxed and pain-free as your work. Usually $199, you can slash over 30% off and get it for $134.95.
If you can’t be tethered to one place while you work, the WorkEZ laptop stand is for you. It’s a laptop cooling stand with a built-in mouse pad that works everywhere you do – whether that’s the couch, your bed, or the kitchen counter. It simply slips over your lap and securely holds your laptop off your lap, so you can stretch your legs or move about without it slipping and falling. It features adjustable height and angle for comfort and glare-reduction, naturally dissipates heat to prevent overheating, prevents you from hunching over, and even collapses flat for easy storage. Slash 15% off and get it for just $33.99.
You’ve heard about the consequences of sitting all day, so you’ve invested in a standing desk. Sweet! Now comes another struggle: foot and leg pain from standing all day. Luckily, that’s where this Anti-Fatigue Mat comes in. It features a non-slip surface, contoured and textured for safety and stability, raised acupressure dots for deep foot circulation and pressure relief, a textured massaging insert, and a double-ball massage insert. The goal? To reduce fatigue and pain from standing all day and avoid that three o-clock crash. Get it for just $89.99 (regularly $104) while it’s on sale.
Find your sweet spot while working with the RiseUp Adjustable Standing Desk. From a regular sitting height, three-stage lifting columns can elevate this steel and wood frame desk with the simple push of a button. With a range of 2.2 inches to 45.3 inches, you can find the heights that work best for you and optimize your sitting and standing postures. Plus, you can even store four of your favorite heights in the memory keypad for time-saving and quicker adjustments in the future. Usually $449, you can get it on sale for just $369.99.
Similar to previous options, this standing desk converter simply sits atop an existing surface – a desk, countertop, or table – and allows you to adjust the height so you can sit or stand throughout your workday. It has four height settings for you to choose from, is spring-assisted for easy adjustment, and requires no assembly or installation for your convenience. The surface itself is 27.5 inches, which gives you plenty of room for your laptop and other work essentials. Save 15% and get it for just $84.99.
If you’d rather adjust your desk without doing any heavy lifting, this electric one should do the trick. It has a wide adjustable range at any height from 8.5 inches to 25.5 inches above your desk. So, even if you’re over six-feet tall, you’ll be able to find a comfortable position. And you can easily control the height whenever you please with the push of a button. It also comes complete with an ergonomic keyboard tray, so you can rest your hands at a neutral or negative wrist angle to protect your joints and prevent nerve pain. Get it on sale for $199 (regularly $249) and save 20% off.
If you’re not digging the mechanical-looking metal desk converters, feast your eyes on this gorgeous light bamboo one. This tabletop desk sits atop an existing surface, like many of the others, and lifts up or down (3 to 15 inches) to accommodate a sitting or standing position. Plus, there’s a built-in dry erase board, mousepad, storage strays, and clips to keep wires organized. Heck, there’s even a spot to keep your beverage. Regularly $399, you can get it on sale for $329.99.
The most portable and lightweight of the desk converters on this list, the CD4 features an 18.6-inch adjustable height, adjustable tilt, and a built-in mouse pad all in a 6.7-pound package. Lift it up to eye-level while sitting to prevent neck strain, or lift it up to the full capacity to create your very own standing desk. All you need is a flat surface to set it on. Plus, you can save 20% and get it on sale for just $71.99.
With a simple design and an adjustable height with six settings from 13 to 20 inches, the LIFT Desk Conversion’s goal is to improve your posture. The separate keyboard tray can also be elevated and tilted to suit your typing style and reduce wrist strain, while the mouse pad levels with the keyboard and works on both sides for left and right-handed users. Plus, the wide top panel can support anything from a single laptop to dual monitors to heavy all-in-one iMacs. Regularly $99, you can save 20% and get it for just $79.99.