What’s the best cheap and simple lapdesk for my laptop?

For a long time I didn’t use a lapdesk, since hey, why not just use a pillow? But after owning a simple and cheap lapdesk for a while, I can say that at the least, the one I own is great. I use mine on the couch, in the bedroom, and oddly enough use it for food too, so it’s not just for laptops.

I looked at a few lapdesks, and the one below is my favorite, in part because it is simple: thin, cheap, the side part retracts easily and is secure, and it also stores easily since it is thin.

Logitech N315 portable lapdesk and cooling pad

logitech n315 white lapdesk

The one above is in silver/white, but I own the one below:

logitech n315 black lapdesk
The texture is a bit hard to describe, but it’s the rubbery texture seen on a few electronics that is pretty grippy, here’s a close up:
logitech n315 lapdesk close up

The plain black and grey version works great. The grippy-ness holds my laptop well, and keeps me shielded from the extra heat, without having a noisy fan, not bad, not bad at all.

Here are the many other styles of the Logitech N315 lapdesks as well, if the basic black or white are not your favorite.

Where can I get my caffeine fix when I don’t drink coffee?

Caffeine. The legal drug of choice for many in the US and others throughout the world. Difficult to avoid when you need to stay up late or wake up early. Nonetheless, many of us consume it, but not all prefer the traditional choice of coffee to get an AM kick. What other caffeine choices are available?

hershey's cocoa powderContains caffeine (8.4mg per 1Tbsp). Yum.

List of caffeine sources for non-coffee-ists, and their caffeine content:

For reference, coffee has 95-200mg of caffeine per 8oz.

Also, caffeine is impossible to spell (“i before e, except after c, or as in -eigh as in neighbor and weigh” — or in caffeine, because… yeah). Two f’s, e before i, and an e on the end. What?

What’s the easiest way to feed my dog a pill?

My signature method for giving our pup a pill is via his favorite treat — a freeze-dried puffed-up liver treat. Just insert the pill into the center of the liver treat (it’s relatively accommodating for smaller pills — large pills, well, you’re on your own), and your dog will swallow the whole thing well, whole. In my opinion, way better (and tastier for the dog) than “pill pockets” or other oddball treats that may contain more than just a single ingredient like liver treats.

Our favorite are the Belly Rubs liver treats, but I am sure others would work as well — just make sure they’re relatively light and airy treats, otherwise a pill won’t easily insert into the treat.

liver treats photo
BellyRubs Liver Treats

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