LAPOD Lap Desk Questions
All things LAPOD Lap Desk related.
LAPOD Lap Desk is designed for 13-inch, 15-inch to 16-inch laptops. However, all laptops are not created equal. If you are unsure of just "LAPOD curious", email us at hello(at)objct.co with your laptop width x length dimensions and we'll send back a custom drawing of your exact laptop on a LAPOD to demonstrate sizing and proportions.
LAPOD is designed to be opened single-handedly so you can use your other hand to reach inside for your essentials in one simple, frictionless motion. If the Work Surface top snapped into the Storage Pod base (for example, like a Tupperware lid) this would make the process of accessing your things awkward and cumbersome (as we learnt during our design development process).
The Work Surface nests into the moulded rim of the Storage Pod very securely, yet with enough freedom of movement so as not to interupt your work flow.
The cable slot (scallop recess shape in the Work Surface) acts as a finger grab region to lift and slide the Work Surface to one side thereby opening your LAPOD in order to access your stuff. We recommend sitting the Work Surface with the cable slot positioned away from you (towards your knees/ away from your body) to make it quick and easy to reach and open.
Yes, absolutely always*. The PET felt is a rigid high-pressure moulded part that can withstand a large amount of weight (for example, it can withstand the weight of a person). It will easily protect your stuff.
*If a sumo wrestler sat on it? Well, in that case never say never.
If the Work Surface hinged open you would have to remove all your work/ your laptop off the top in order to access the Storage Pod, then close it and replace all your work/ your laptop back on top of the Work Surface. And that would be annoying. LAPOD has no hinges and no mechanical parts that could break over time.
*Interestingly the first lap desk with storage was designed about 100 years ago and was comprised of a desk drawer that had been removed and had a plank of wood hinged to the top of it. It was a great idea at the time but with the benefit of hindsight we can see the hinged lid was, well... kind of annoying.
The short answer is 'yes'. The long answer is it's complicated because of LAPOD's ergonomic organic form Vs. that of a square-ish cube-ish laptop . Still 'yes' though, however if your laptop is an older, larger, thicker model you will obviously have less room inside for your other work essentials (and snacks). If unsure your laptop will fit inside, please email hello(at)objct.co you laptop Width x Height x Depth dimensions and we'll send you custom drawings to demonstrate this for you to help you get a feel for it.
Yes. LAPOD weighs about 1.5 kg (or 3.3 lb) which is much lighter than other solid bamboo or wooden lap desks. To put that number into context, it is significantly lighter than a 15-inch laptop. Furthermore, LAPOD's large ergonomic form evenly distributes weight across your whole lap.
SHIPPING & FULFILLMENT
We fulfil order quickly and ship both internationally to most places on the globe as well as locally in Australia from Objct Co Studio in Melbourne.
We fulfil orders same or next day Monday to Friday (except public holidays, but sometimes even then). We ship out of our studio in Melbourne, Australia. We offer Standard and Express shipping worldwide. Delivery to east coast metro cities in Australia is normally 1-2 days. Regional is 1-4 days. (And as we all know border restrictions can change this at times.)
International order delivery times depend on both location and general degree of freight traffic. Check out our shipping page for more details.
Most anywhere on the globe. Click on the currency selector at the top to find your county in the dropdown list (if it is not in the currency selector then we don't currently ship there). These days this may be because of some sort of border restriction/ logistic issue. Feel free to email us to add your country.
For product materials and surfaces.
For the Work Surface/ wipe with a damp non-abrasive cloth and then towel dry (don't leave it wet to air dry). Don't run it through your dishwasher either.
For the felt Storage Pod/ wash by running under cold water and allow to air dry (do not add excessive heat). Best to catch spills quickly before they fully soak in and stain the felt. You can use a soft clean brush to help wash but be aware that excessive scrubbing will make the felt go a bit "fluffy" when it dries. Again, probably self-evident, but please don't run it through your dishwasher.
RETURNS, WARRANTY & EXCHANGES
Below are overview questions for Returns, Warranty and exchanges with links to our policy pages.
Simply email hello(at)objct.co of your intentions to return your product (with any feedback if you wish) within 60 days of your purchase date and we'll handle the rest and provide you with a full refund once we receive your order in an 'as-new' condition.
Yes, if you change your mind you can exchange your product for a different colour/variation within the 60 Day Returns period. Just email hello (at) objct.co with your intention and we'll make the arrangements with you.
We offer a 2-Year Warranty from date of purchase for materials and parts under normal use conditions. Email hello(at)objct.co if you would like to make a warranty claim and we'll make the necessary arrangements with you.
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