HOW TO SELECT A LAPTOP HOLDER FOR YOUR TREADMILL

How to Select a Laptop Holder for your Treadmill

In the past, people who are more focused in working tend to forget to take care of their bodies. This is true particularly for those who are working from offices. Jobs that demand 8 hours of sitting in front of a computer are one of the reasons why physical health is jeopardized. Thanks to the invention of a laptop holder, this has changed.

Working and staying fit should not be two exclusive aspects. As technology continues to advance, there are now a lot of ways you can do both. You can now workout while also improving your physical health. This article will help you how to select a laptop holder for your treadmill.

laptop on a laptop holder on top of a treadmill
Photo by Sara Thompson

Factors to Consider Before Selecting a Laptop Holder

The following paragraphs will be your guide before you start deciding on the laptop holder that will best suit your work and workout. You should bear in mind the factors listed.

These will all contribute to the kind and quality of your future laptop holder. Moreover, your convenience during work is also at stake.

1. Location of your Treadmill

This is an important factor if you want to be physically fit and productive at the same time. You should do your work in an area that will help you boost your drive and creativity.

Situate your treadmill in a well-lit area. As much as possible, choose a room with big windows. However, do not put the treadmill close to the corner that is exposed to too much natural light because looking on a computer screen with additional glares from the sun can strain your eyes.

picture of an well lit empty room
Photo by Malcolm Lawson

Natural sunlight will help you become alert. In addition to alertness, it will also help you focus more. Moreover, if you choose to work during the night, LED lights are recommended. These are known for creating healthy work environments. Similarly, this increases productivity as well.

2. Work You Want To Do

If you are done deciding about the location of your treadmill, you can now determine what kind of work you want to do. This will help you buy only the necessary laptop holder and not overspend.

A simple and inexpensive laptop holder can already do the job if you only plan to watch Netflix shows or read blogs while on the treadmill. These can hold your laptop in place while you walk.

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For a more rigorous work, on the other hand, you may need a sturdier holder. You can do more like typing, putting notebooks and your other occupation belongings on a bigger and wider laptop holder. There are also desk stations for treadmills that you can go for.

3. Laptop Brand and Model

Know the brand and model of the laptop that you have. Being knowledgeable about this will help you decide about the laptop holder for your treadmill.

In order to know your exact laptop model, follow the steps below. There are separate steps for laptops with OS X as operating system (Macintosh) and those that use Windows 10.

When using a Macbook:

  1. Go to the Apple menu found in the upper-left corner and then select About this Mac
  2. A window will pop-up and show you a serial number. Copy this.
  3. Go to Apple’s Check Coverage page (https://checkcoverage.apple.com/) and paste the serial number you copied.
  4. Click continue and you will be redirected to a page displaying details about your laptop which includes the model and the covered services

When using Windows 10:

  1. Open Start
  2. Type and search System Information and click the top result
  3. Select System Summary
  4. The details including your laptop’s model will be displayed

After finding out the exact model of your laptop, there are additional information you need to take note. First, be familiar with the exact dimensions of your personal computer. More importantly, note its length and width.

Next, note its weight. Certain laptops are heavier than others. For instance, an Acer Aspire V15 weighs 2.4 kilograms (5.29 lbs) while a Mac book Air 2015 model weighs only 1.34 kilogram (2.95 lbs).

4. D-I-Y vs. Ready-made Laptop Holder

After careful consideration about the location where you will set-up your treadmill, your laptop, and the work you will do, you should now plan whether to make your own laptop holder or buy ready-made ones available on Amazon or on local stores near you.

Of course, it is easier to buy a laptop holder. However, if you have time and if you want more options on the design and built of your holder, you can opt making your own.

The photo below shows a model wooden laptop stand you can copy. You only need a working station for cutting up wood, measuring devices, nails and wood paint.

Ready-made Laptop Holders

There are a lot of options online if you do not have the time and skill to DIY. The following paragraphs will give you recommendations for ready-made laptop holders for your treadmill.

For example, AmazonBasics offer a notebook laptop stand arm mount tray. This product must be set-up together with the mounting arm which is sold separately.

Next, for a more portable option, VIVO offers a universal laptop treadmill desk. This is easily removable because you will only mount it on your treadmill’s handlebars.

Universal Laptop Treadmill Desk by VIVO

Another example is the product from HumanCentric. You can easily assemble this laptop holder by only using Velcro straps included with the product.

Treadmill Laptop Holder by HumanCentric

If you want a laptop holder that does need to be established onto your treadmill, you can use the workstation standing desk by RAD Cycle Products. You can adjust the height of the desk and situate it on top of your fitness machine.

Portable Treadmill Standing Desk by RAD Cycle Products

Lastly, a bigger version of a workstation treadmill desk from TrekDesk can definitely keep up with your work demands. This desk is wider. Furthermore, it includes file holders, cup and utility holders and can support up to 55 pounds (25 kg) of equipment.

Treadmill desk big
Treadmill Workstation by TrekDesk

For more treadmill laptop holder options, check out our other articles below!

15 Best Treadmill Laptop Holder – Work While You Workout!

The Best Treadmill Desk Workstation


Conclusion

It is important to have careful planning before you select laptop holders that will assist your work and workout. You must be well-informed of the factors you need to first consider to prevent overspending on a product.

It is not that hard to select a laptop holder for your treadmill as long as you fully understand your needs and the demands of your work.


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