Best Foldable and Portable Laptop Stand – For those long workdays and conference calls.

The best foldable laptop stand will help support a good sitting and viewing position. When working long hours utilizing a laptop, neck and back strain can be an issue. A laptop sitting on a low desktop can add extra stress on your body and cause premature fatigue.

In this article, we researched 5 foldable portal laptop stands and share with you what we like and what we don’t, let’s get to it!

Our Top Picks

 iVoler Laptop Stand – Fully Foldable

“Best foldable portable stand – great for traveling and is TSA approved.”

DUCHY Adjustable Laptop Stand

“Sturdy portable stand – good frame.”

SHELCONE Laptop Stand – Portable

“Fully Foldable – small holding hooks and good looking frame.”

Nexstand Portable Laptop Stand

” Can fold and hold up to 20 pounds.”

Boyata Laptop Stand, Adjustable Laptop Holder, Aluminium 

“Good Z shape frame stand.”

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What to look for when buying a foldable laptop stand – Four Factors we consider

Build Quality of Foldable Laptop Stands

Foldable portable laptop stands are used regularly, packed in briefcases, laptop bags, and carried around. The stands will be dropped, thrown around, and need to withstand daily use and abuse. Foldable laptop stands are movable computer accessories, and such they will receive some abuse. We prefer stands built out of metals like aluminum and with minimal plastic parts. Plastic can crack, but it also helps reduce weight. Metals frames are strong but tend to be on the heavier side.

Foldable Laptop Stand Adjustability

Laptop stands are meant to be used on tabletops, desks, beds, chairs, and on any flat surface available. A good laptop stand should just be portable and, more conveniently, fully foldable; it needs to have good adjustability options to work well on any surface top. 

High Adjustments

Depending on whether you are using the stand on your bed, office desk, or kitchen counter, you might need the laptop to be higher or lower to sit at eye level or adequately reach the keyboard. High adjustability is a plus and welcome feature of laptop stands. 

Stand Width Adjustments

The stand width adjustment will help support different size laptops and devices. Some foldable laptop stands offer width adjustments allowing for use with varying sizes of laptops and models. Additionally, width adjustments can help support smaller devices like iPads, tablet readers, and even books. 

Viewing Angle Adjustment

Your laptop offers the ability to adjust the monitor viewing angle by pulling or phishing the monitor lid either away or towards you. This is still possible when the computer is on a laptop stand, but the keyboard angle might not be adjustable. An excellent portable laptop stand will offer the ability to adjust the viewing angle and the stand base angle to position the laptop’s keyboard on a better angle for hours of work and typing. 

Being able to tilt or change the viewing angle comes in handy when using the stand with tablets, books, and e-readers.

Portability

A foldable laptop stand should be portable. We travel with our laptops. Our office often is wherever we can sit and connect to a good wireless connection; therefore, a portable stand will be more useful as it can be packed in in bag and taken everywhere. Additionally, a fully foldable portable laptop stand can be folded into a small narrow stick and fit even in a small pocket. 

Also, consider the stand’s weight. A heavy laptop stand might be hard to carry around. Portability is essential if you want to take your stand on your business travels or simply tuck way in a storage pouch.

They are two popular types of laptop stand frames. One type resembles more a music paper stand and can fold accordion-style to a thin and narrow strip. While the other kind, commonly referred to as “Z Frames,” has a flat bottom base and a flat bottom top and can fold vertically flat down but not horizontally. Z shape frames typically have a flat top which helps when using the stand with smaller devices. 

Comfort and Ergonomics

Correcting your sitting position is essential when using a laptop for long periods. Seating on a chair staring at a monitor for long periods can lead to premature exhaustion, neck and back pain. We look for stands that help improve and level sitting positions avoiding backaches and unnecessary strain. 

Some laptop stands offer both height and view angle adjustments. While view angle adjustment is not always needed with laptops as the monitor lid can be adjusted, if you plan on using your stand with a tablet or mobile device, then a frame with viewing angle adjustments will be convenient.

Cost

Portable laptop stands are not high-dollar items, but some manufactures have managed to use fancy materials and designs to heighten their prices. Although some laptop stands, designs are very fancy and can be tempting to spend a lot of money on a nice-looking stand, we recommend instead spend money on ergonomics, portability, and adjustment features.

Versatility

Consider the type of devices you will be using with your stand. If you own an iPad and a laptop, then look for stands that can be adjusted to hold both. 

How will you be using the stand?

If you will many be working from home, on a table or desk, then a “Z Shape” stand will offer great comfort, but if you are planning on traveling with your laptop and commute from home to the office, then fully foldable stands will be easy and lighter to carry.

Top 5 Best Foldable Portable Laptop Stands

iVoler Laptop Stand

The iVoler laptop stand is foldable and portable. This stand, when folded, fits in a small carrying pouch and is TSA approved. The iVoler laptop holder can hold your favorite tablet or laptop and add comfort with its ergonomic 6 positions adjustable design. However, one of this stand’s most excellent features is its non-slip silicone mat which will prevent scratching your expensive laptop, but yet the frame is foldable and fits in a small pouch.

What we like:

  • This laptop stand is built out of anodized aluminum alloy, and its frame is sturdy and capable of holding bigger laptops.
  • At roughly 10 ounces, this stand is light enough to carry in a laptop bag.
  • This frame is adjustable and can support different viewing angles. When adjusting height, you are really adjusting the viewing angle.
  • The non-slip silicone pads on the frame keep your iPads and computers like MacBooks scratch-free. No metal on metal scraping.
  • Fully foldable stand and fits into a small carrying pouch.

What we don’t like:

  • The main base rails have a hook-like shape that can get in the way of some. When using very thing devices like tablets, the hooks protrude more.
  • No True height adjustment is more of a view angle adjustment.

DHU Adjustable Laptop Stand (Z- Shape)

This computer stand is stable and works great with large, heavy laptops. Its aluminum frame makes this stand durable and long-lasting. This computer stand is foldable, but it folds flat on its square base. The flat bottom is about a small tablet’s size, which means it is not as small or narrow when folded as other stands in this list. However, its ergonomics and adjustability make up for the lack of portability, offering height and viewing angle adjustments.

What we like:

  • Aluminum frame with a solid base makes this stand very stable and solid, even for larger laptops.
  • Both height and view angle adjustments are possible with this frame.
  • Great stand for wide laptops with 17 screens or heavy laptops.
  • Silicon pad helps avoid scratches on devices and holds the laptops better.

What we don’t like:

  • This stand weighs 1.6 pounds which is expected of a larger stand.
  • Z- Shape Frame. Although it is foldable, its base is not fully foldable, making it harder to store and carry in computer bags.

Shelcone 2021 Laptop Stand – Portable

The Shecnone laptop stand offers a lightweight frame with adjustability and capable of supporting laptops up to 13 pounds. Its ergonomic design is sturdy and provides height adjustments to help with comfort and sitting positions. This stand is fully foldable and easy to store.

What we like:

  • Two different tilts angle possessions ( 30 and 26 degrees)
  • The frame weighs 11 ounces and is foldable fits in a carrying case.
  • Small foldable hooks keep the laptop in place but do not intrude as much or are as big as the hold hooks found in the iVolver stand.
  • A fully foldable frame fits in a small carrying pouch.

What we don’t like:

  • Plastic
  • No true height adjustment
  • Only two-position adjustment

Nexstand Laptop Stand – Portable Laptop Stand

The Nextstand is a universal fit stand and works well for most laptops less than an inch thick. It offers high adjustable settings varying from 5.5 low to 12.6 inches tall. The frame is made from nylon and uses metal fittings, and can hold up to 20 pounds of weight. This stand weighs 8 ounces, and it can be folded to fit in a caring sleeve.

What we like:

  • The sturdy design is capable of holding 20 pounds – this should be enough to hold big heavy laptops.
  • High adjustability for comfort. Eight high adjustments.
  • Portable, fully foldable, and fits in a carrying sleeve.

What we don’t like:

  • No view angle adjustability.

Boyata Laptop Stand, Adjustable Ergonomic Laptop Holder, Aluminium ( Z-Shape )

This Z-shaped stand is made out of aluminum. It is stable and capable of holding large laptops. If you primarily work on a desk and don’t move your computer around, these “Z” type frame stands work great. They are stable and sturdy; however, these are not as portable as the accordion-style stands.

What we like:

What we like:

  • This stand is made from aluminum; its Z shape is excellent for larger laptops and stable.
  • Both height and view angle adjustability. 
  • Its front hooks can help hold large laptops from sliding.
  • Silicone pads help devices from sliding and scratching.

What we don’t like:

  • Z Shape Frame – this frame folds flat on its base, but as with many z shape frames is doesn’t fold small enough to fit in a small carrying pouch.

One Last Word.

When shopping for a laptop stand, consider how and where the stand will be used. Remember that portability and adjustability will perhaps be the most important factor when choosing a laptop stand.