Angle Your Laptop For Better Comfort On An Aeroplane

Angle Your Laptop For Better Comfort On An Aeroplane

Few aeroplane seats provide a comfortable amount of room, and most certainly don’t concentrate on ergonomics. If you plan to use a laptop while flying, make sure you use it at an angle to avoid hunching.

Apartment Therapy tech explains the problems with hunching and how you can get a better angle:

Don’t Hunch: Before using a laptop angle the laptop so the neck remains in a relaxed and neutral neutral position, aiming to align screen with eye level. One of the most affordable, light, and airline-friendly designs is the appropriately named, Aviator Laptop Stand. Just 8 oz and the setup breaks down into 3 parts for easy stow away; $US19.99. If travelling without such a stand, using a pile of books or magazines to raise viewing angle closer to the eyes. Every degree helps.

Worst-case scenario, you can use an in-flight magazine to improve ergonomics. If you fly a lot, however, you might want to invest in a stand to get that ergonomic angle your back needs. For more great tips, hit up the full post over at Apartment Therapy.

3 Tips for Improving Laptop Ergonomics on Airplanes [Apartment Therapy]


  • What amazing plane offers that much leg room???? When I fly, and it’s very, very rare occurrence now days, I can’t even get the table to fold down because my knees are in the way of it!

    • Yep this. Had this yesterday on a 13hr flight from Singapore to London. Chair kept jamming the top of the screen into the back seat…and this was a small netbook.

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