Tablio

For those who need to work on the go. 

Using your laptop as its name would suggest—resting on your lap—is a quick recipe for overheating. Lap desks are a more comfortable solution, but they're often totally impractical for a worker on the move. That's why California-based designer Rodolfo Lozano created the Tablio, a sleek lap-desk with vents to let your laptop cool off and keep your legs from absorbing the heat. The bamboo desk, which weighs in at about two pounds, is about the same size as a 15-inch laptop, and so can store easily in your laptop bag or backpack.

Vents are available on either just the top or on both sides, and in both models two side-panels slide out to provide platforms for a mouse and to keep a phone handy. With the Tablio in hand, you'll have a surface to comfortably get work done in parks, crowded cafes, even while in transit. Though it won't be out until August, you can preorder now online. 

Find out more in the video below:

Tablio Mini Desk, $97, pre-order via rl-dh.com.

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. New homes under construction in St. George, Utah, in 2013
    Environment

    America's Fastest-Growing Urban Area Has a Water Problem

    As St. George, Utah grows, it will have to cut down on its high water consumption or pay handsomely for it—or both.

  2. A bus stop in the Estonian town of Värska
    Transportation

    Estonia Will Roll Out Free Public Transit Nationwide

    Meet the new world leader in fare-free living.

  3. Traffic in Mexico City, where mega-commutes are a grim fact of life.
    Life

    3 Cities, 3 Terrible Commutes

    A new documentary follows the epic journeys faced by commuters in Istanbul, Mexico City, and Los Angeles.

  4. An apartment building in Sacramento, California.
    Equity

    The American Housing Crisis Might Be Our Next Big Political Issue

    Several new advocacy groups have sprung up to push for better housing policies at the state and national level. Their first job: Communicating how significant the problem really is.

  5. POV

    It's Not Cool to Argue About Whether D.C. Is Cool

    Can increasingly unaffordable urban places have too many trendy restaurants and hipsters? Maybe that’s not the right question.