I have a knack for being an early adopter and also for finding obscure tools. If you ever meet with someone from our team at The Social Robin, ask them about my tiny mouse and they'll look at you with disgust.
But sometimes, I find something spectacular. That said, here's my vote for the #1 Tool of the Year for 2020: I present to you, the Aluminum Laptop Riser by Nulaxy.
Here's what makes this awesome and why it's my top choice:
Take It Anywhere - Perfect for Remote Workers
I've been able to pop this up at coffee shops, on a pillow on my lap, and on my at home and office desk. This thing will add a little weight to your backpack or laptop bag, but it's much friendlier than one of those bulky laptop stands that doesn't fit in your bag.
Bonus: This thing is killer on an airplane (if you end up on one) to get your screen closer to eye level and feel less like you're at the children's table.
Make Your Neck & Back Happy
My back screams at me working from my home office when I work from the couch - but this baby pops up on my coffee table and elevates my screen. The result? I have to sit up straighter, thus making sure my neck isn't stuck looking down and my back is perked right up. And that means a happier me at the end of the day.
WSJ did a great article on neck pain from laptops, and this laptop stand has solved that problem 100% for me:
Priced Below What It's Worth
At under $20, this will save you more frustration than you think when you're going from place to place with your laptop - whether it's from one area in your house to another or from coffee shop to the office.
That's it! If you're looking for more ergonomic ways to help your remote workspace, this is definitely the product that beats all others. And if you were curious about my tiny mouse, you can check out its ridiculousness below. I really do love this thing though.