Laptops are curiously named, since they don’t stay on your lap for long. With the heat generated by powerful chips they’ll just as soon singe your lap as sit on it peacefully. As a traveling geek, I end up using my laptop for extended periods of time in all sorts of settings, very often in rooms with plenty of chairs, but no tables. I ran into the perfect solution for the problem of where to perch my laptop at a business event: an InsTand. This is a collapsible stand that’s light enough to carry around with your laptop, yet offers a sturdy platform you can slip between your knees while sitting. The short sit-down model is what you want, unless you work or give speeches standing up a lot.