I found one on amazon for $23.99
Imo you're making it unnecessarily difficult and will still be at a disadvantage vs kb+m players .... My gf has this table from Amazon that she puts over her legs on the couch that might work for you with a 10key less KB and a high sensitivity mouse?
i use something like this, best purchase every https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B082YW2SZX/ref=sr\_1\_7?\_\_mk\_de\_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1XK65EVUFFHDG&dchild=1&keywords=laptop+stand+for+couch&qid=1626725602&sprefix=laptop+stand+%2Caps%2C268&sr=8-7
Did you consider just making the desk yourself? I made a 7’ x 3’ desk for my gear out of 2x4s and MDF for about $50 in materials. I wanted it to fill up every last inch of my room and knew I’d never find something the exact specs or depth that I wanted.
I made it with a detachable leaf that I eventually took off.
My monitor is mounted on the wall via an Ergotron arm, and can be raised to standing height. I have a folding desktop that I can put on my regular desktop to use it like a standing desk. This was around $30 with the coupon applied.
Limited-time deal: Laptop Bed Tray Desk, SAIJI Adjustable PVC Leather Desktop Lap Desk, Portable Laptop Table Stand with Storage Drawer, Foldable Laptop Tray for Sofa Couch Floor (Large, Gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082YW2SZX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_dl_7ADDAH0MG12J6KFE8YJX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Pre-COVID I used to do all of my journaling/writing at a Tim Hortons (Canadian coffee chain) near me. It was the only place I could go to get away from the distractions at home and focus.
Ever since COVID, I've struggled to find a place to journal. My desk is small and just fits my computer, the keyboard (on a keyboard tray) and mouse. The keyboard tray is too low for me to lean down and write on, and there isn't anywhere else in my apartment I can write. No where I can really fit another desk either. I was looking to get a TV tray or something to use but so far, no dice (or they're the cost of a new tiny desk).
Did try writing in bed but again, nothing to write on. The lap desk I have, I'm still leaning down and straining my back. It's a bit frustrating. I'm hoping to find something like a laptop stand (something like this) that I can get in Canada, and then just use it for journaling. My really odd looking setup atm is the lap desk I have, with a cutting board I bought at the dollar store and it's all held together by bungee cords XD I put that on top of a pillow in my lap and it's somewhat of a solid surface without having to lean forward so much.
I wonder if something like this would make it comfortable to use them stacked while in bed. I have no issue with a single 7u 104hp on map with a small pillow under it to angle it a bit.
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I put down blankets and towels to soften the surface (my office was on the basement level with a concrete floor, topped by a thin carpet), then had some pillows to prop up arms as needed. Mostly I leaned on my left side and typed with my right.
I've also found it helpful to have a bed desk like this and sit on the floor (or bed) with legs extended.
It's definitely cracked as everyone has already stated here. However stop using it on your bed like that. Put it on a hard surface so it can breathe. They make lap desks for this purpose and it will greatly increase your laptop's performance and longevity by allowing it to breathe while you're using it and not bake it's self.
If you need it to be angled while typing you can get a MOFT stand or similar from amazon. I have MOFT's invisible stand that sticks to the laptop, though mines on the case, and it folds out to two different angles for typing/viewing. I also have one of those adjustable leg lap desks that can be tall or short (there's cheaper ones but mine sold out). I have a bluetooth mechanical keyboard for mine so I can put my Air on the tall setting and type on the table etc. to be comfortable.
This saved me however for the lag mouse and keyboard issue it can be tricky to save your hands and arms I hate to say it a touch pad is a better way to do that however it's a skill set in it self... SAIJI Laptop Bed Tray Desk, Portable Table Stand with Storage Drawer, Adjustable PVC Leather, Foldable Laptop Tray for Sofa Couch Floor, 23.6 x 12.6 x 1 Inches (Large, Gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082YW2SZX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GDS6CCW4NX0RMGRFYCJN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 is what I use and love
Definitely get the T. Flight HOTAS. Also, purchase a wireless USB mouse+keyboard combo.
Also, I like to put my HOTAS and mouse on this thing when I’m on the couch: SAIJI Laptop Bed Tray Desk, Portable Table Stand with Storage Drawer, Adjustable PVC Leather, Foldable Laptop Tray for Sofa Couch Floor, 23.6 x 12.6 x 1 Inches (Large, Gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082YW2SZX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DNEME7DFYQMHXCM2Q1EX
These are wicked
The trick to working pretty much anywhere you can sit comfortably is a lap desk with a surface can be tilted up, like this one. (I don't own that specific model but I have one a lot like it.) Tilting the work surface up as high as it will go puts the display closer to eye level, and that makes a world of difference. The keyboard position is a little bit of a compromise but I've learned to live with it.
Mine has been everywhere from sofa to recliner to bed to lawn and beach chairs to the back of my wife's SUV on a long road trip. It also makes larger laptops usable in airplane seats by cutting the depth requirement. My desk is great, but I've done multiple full days in a row elsewhere and it hasn't been a problem.
This lapdesk has a fan for air flow, a pad on the bottom to keep it comfortable on your lap, and a detachable mousepad, which would eliminate the need to use a trackpad while gaming.
I got this however I received it on a sale after someone here or on r/graphicnovels posted the deal. If you search for lap desk there should be some other options.
My wife got me this bed desk last year and I love it. https://www.amazon.com/SAIJI-Adjustable-Portable-Standing-Foldable/dp/B082YW2SZX/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?keywords=laptop+desk+for+bed&qid=1639708636&sr=8-11
I will second a lap desk. I use mine all of the time to write in bed. I have this model:
I also recommend a reading pillow if you get a lap desk. It makes writing in bed super comfortable.
I LOVE the bed-desk my wife got me
My wife works from the car on a lapdesk while I drive:
I'd potentially be interested in some sort of FIT desk as well, but as others stated not sure how reasonable that is.
I’ll give the same XBOX tips I always give:
Buy a wireless mouse/keyboard combo: if you get the combo, they only take up one USB slot.
I really like the Thrustmaster T.flight HOTAS but new hardware is coming out soon from other 3rd parties. Most promising is the Turtle beach Velocity One. If has a yoke and throttle, which you’ll like if you want the Cessna experience, but I was surprised to find out how good a HOTAS feels regardless of what type of plane I’m flying. If you get a yoke and throttle, you’ll need a sturdy desk or table to clamp it to.
I put my HOTAS and mouse on this tray/desk so I can play comfortably on the couch: Laptop Bed Tray Desk, SAIJI... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082YW2SZX?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share ; I don’t think a yoke and throttle could work with something like this tray desk though.
My XBOX tips:
Buy a wireless mouse/keyboard combo: you can plug it right into the USB slot on your XBOX. I also recommend the Thrustmaster T.flight HOTAS flight stick and this tray/desk: Laptop Bed Tray Desk, SAIJI... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082YW2SZX?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share ; I rest my flight stick and throttle and mouse on it, and play comfortably on the couch.
Buy a wireless mouse/keyboard today: you can plug it right into the USB slot on your XBOX. I also the Thrustmaster T.flight HOTAS flight stick and this tray/desk: Laptop Bed Tray Desk, SAIJI... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082YW2SZX?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share ; I rest my flight stick and mouse on it, and play comfortably on the couch
I'm unsure of what you mean by 'clocks', but I do use a laptop stand. It's this one; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XPX2DBL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and sometimes I do prop it up.
This being said I played Dishonored the other night, and if my memory is correct the laptop never went above 70 degrees, so. Very odd that Muse Dash pushed it so much.
I've had good luck with this one:
Just keep in mind that cooling pads only have a small effect on the internal temperature of your laptop. Where they really help is by keeping the heat away from your legs.
The b2 button on top of the stick (where your thumb would go) works well for brakes.
I love this flight stick (I also have a series S) very happy with it.
The only problem I have is that, when I try to change the button assignments, it just doesn’t take. But, it doesn’t matter, because I’ve grown to like the default button assignments a lot.
I highly recommend buying a wireless mouse/keyboard combo. I also recommend buying one of those things people use to put their laptops on in bed and then put the HOTAS and mouse on it (Laptop Bed Tray Desk, SAIJI... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082YW2SZX?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share)
I got this one from Amazon last year and TBH, I’m not too terribly in love with it. I’m thinking about something like this. If anyone has used a setup like the second one, I’d love to hear your input on it. :)
I like that a lot and may pick it up.
Here is another suggestion for anyone looking for something like this: This fits on your lap and has worked well for me.
Lap Desks : https://www.amazon.com/HUANUO-Lap-Laptop-Desk-Anti-Slip/dp/B07W7SZJ25/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?_encoding=UTF8&c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=Lap+Desks&qid=1628603928&s=office-products&sr=1-5&ts_id=490924011
Or a Flippy: https://www.amazon.com/Flippy-Multi-Angle-eReaders-Smartphones-Magazines/dp/B0859M3NT5/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=flippy&qid=1628603976&sr=8-4
(Note: links are just for reference not my specific recommendation)
Those are the two most common recommendations on this sub. I like the lap desk. N