LAPOD lap desk tray table with storage compartment pod floating and open in ash grey felt and natural bamboo
Detail closeup of storage access for LAPOD lap desk tray table with Apple Macbook pro 15-inch on top and hand reaching for Apple mouse inside sustainably made felt cushion
Open flatlay of LAPOD lap desk tray table with Apple Macbook pro 15-inch on top and hand reaching inside sustainably made felt cushion for ear buds
Open flatlay of Apple Macbook pro 15-inch sitting on LAPOD lap desk tray table with stored mouse, memobottle and accessories with felt cushion in charcoal
Sitting on a lounge couch in comfort with Apple Macbook pro on a LAPOD lap desk tray table with sustainably made felt compartment accessing work tools
Apple Macbook pro 15-inch open sitting on oatmeal felt cushion LAPOD lap desk tray table with storage compartment pod for accessories
Sitting on a comfortable bed with Apple Macbook pro 15-inch on bamboo LAPOD lap desk tray table with stored iPad tablet inside felt compartment in oatmeal
LAPOD lap desk with storage top view of natural bamboo and felt showing cable routing
Detail closeup of cable routing access for LAPOD lap desk tray table with Apple Macbook pro 15-inch on top and USB cable reaching inside sustainably made felt cushion
LAPOD lap desk tray table with storage compartment pod floating and open in charcoal felt and natural bamboo
LAPOD lap desk tray table with storage compartment pod floating and open in oatmeal felt and natural bamboo
detail drawing of dimension spec and sizes for LAPOD lap desk tray table with storage compartment pod 13, 15- and 17-inch laptop

LAPOD Lap Desk / Natural


  • Work in comfort anywhere
  • Store your work essentials
  • Sustainable, durable materials

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Dimensions
Width: 480 mm / 18.9”
Length: 325 mm / 12.8”
Height: 65 mm / 2.56”

Storage Depth: 50 mm / 2”
Storage Volume: 4.5L / 275 cu in

Weight: 1.5 kg / 3.3 lb

(see illustration)

Materials
Top/ bamboo, matte finish
Base/ PET premium-grade felt

  • 2-Year Warranty
  • 60 Day Returns
Regular price$ 165.00 AUD
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LAPOD is a lap desk with storage that lets you be simply organised and work anywhere in comfort. Upgrade your home office situation and work in style with all your daily essentials organised at your fingertips.

Features & Benefits /

  • Stores your work essentials
  • Work from anywhere
  • Sustainable materials
  • Generous Worksurface area
  • Cable routing for your devices/ portable drives/ power packs
  • Raised worksurface reduces wrist strain and neck-craning
  • Ergonomic form suits any sitting position
  • Quick opening action to the storage compartment
  • Leave your work uninterrupted when you slide the worksurface open to access your stuff
  • Minimal Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic with a tactile feel
  • Worksurface subtle grain texture works with any computer mouse
  • Insulating materials create a thermal buffer keeping both your lap and your laptop cool
  • Separable parts to efficiently pack into your travel bag (no dead air')
  • Suits 13-inch, 14‐inch, 15‐inch laptops (and some 17‐inch)
  • Designed in Melbourne / Australian owned
  • Extremely sturdy and lightweight
  • Built to last a very long time
  • Backed by our 2-year warranty

 

Sustainable and resilient materials /

  • Storage Pod ~ created in PET felt that is made from a high proportion of recycled plastic bottle fibres that are thermoformed into a rigid monocoque cushioned shell that will never lose its shape. Being 100% PET it is also recyclable at its eventual end-of-useful-life.
  • WorkSurface ~ made from high yield sustainably grown bamboo that is laminated to be solid and lightweight. Technically a 'grass' (not wood), bamboo is biodegradable at end-of-useful-life.

 

LAPOD carries your laptop accessories and work tools, like chargers, cables, mouse, portable drives, USBs, tablet... or simply a pen, pad, and sunglasses because you’ve decided to work out in the sunshine. Fill it with some snacks too in case you get hangry or maybe need to procrasti-eat during that Zoom meeting ;)

Quickly access whatever you have stored inside without disturbing your work on top. A cable slot lets you plug in your stowed portable drives/ power packs while you work and then you're away(!) with LAPOD's ergonomic design fitting you just as well as it fits your things.

  • Warranty / 2 Year Warranty 
  • Refunds / Free 60 Day Returns 
  • Fulfilment / your order usually fulfils same or next day for dispatch to delivery/ shipping. Delivery times for metro east coast Australia are normally between 1-3 days (you can read further delivery info on our Shipping Page )
  • Gift Wrapping / gift wrapping can be added on the checkout page and a gift message to your recipient can also be added. Messages will be printed and attached to your gift.
  • LAPOD images with a laptop are using a 15-inch Apple Macbook Pro. 
  • Felt / because the proportion of recycled to raw material content can vary from batch to batch, the colour of the felt may also vary from website photography. This can result in the colour appearing either lighter or darker compared to photos. 
  • Bamboo & wood appearance / Being a naturally grown material there will be variation from website photos in grain pattern, texture and colour tone.
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    LAPOD q&a 

    No, and very deliberately so. LAPOD is designed to be opened single-handedly so you can use your other hand to reach inside for your things in a simple frictionless motion. If the Work Surface snapped into the Storage Pod (like Tupperware, for example) it would make the process of accessing your things quite awkward and cumbersome (as we learnt during our product development process).

    No, never*. The PET felt is a rigid high-pressure moulded part that can withstand a large amount of weight before crumpling (for example, like the weight of a person). So in normal operation it will easily protect (rather than collapse on) your stuff.

    *If a sumo wrestler sat on it? Well, in that case never say never.

    Because 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.

    *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 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.

    LAPOD is designed for 13-inch and 15-inch laptops. However, all laptops are not born equal. If you think you have a particularly large laptop or even a 17-inch laptop and are "LAPOD curious", email us at hello (at) objct.co your laptop Width x Height dimensions and we'll send you a drawing to demonstrate your laptop fit.

    The short answer is 'yes'. The long answer is 'it's complicated'. And the obvious answer is yes, however you will have less room inside for your other work essentials (and perhaps snacks). Still, if this is how you want to roll but are unsure if your laptop will fit inside, please email hello (at) objct.co you laptop Width x Height x Depth dimensions and we'll send you a drawing to demonstrate this for you.

    LAPOD weighs about 1.5kg (or 3.3lb) 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 quickly and delivery locally within Australia and ship internationally to most places on the globe.

    We fulfil orders same or next weekday (except on public holidays, but sometimes even then). We ship out of our studio in Melbourne, Australia. We offer Standard and Express shipping worldwide. Delivery to metro cities in Australia is normally 1-3 days but can be up to 5. Regional is a little longer on average, of course. (And as we all know covid can change all that at the drop of a hat.)

    International order delivery times really do depend on both your location and your country's current covid border restrictions.

    Check out our shipping page for more details.

    Most anywhere on the globe. If you are entering your shipping details in the shopping cart and cannot see your county in the dropdown list, we don't currently ship there. These days this may be because of some sort of covid logistics issue, but otherwise feel free to email us about it.

    CARE

    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

    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 us 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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