*SCREECH* Hold up. Sarah. You talk about personal growth, and wellness, and occasionally plus size fashion. Why are you sharing a post about a (cough) computer stand?
Good question. So let’s back this up. Because, as you probably know, I never talk about things on social media that I really don’t believe in. And a lap desk? That you can take everywhere? It sounds random, I know.
As many of you know, this summer I had a “f*ck it and go” moment and decided to run my first ever live event. The Body Love Workshop would be a culmination of everything I was passionate about, and I was super stoked to put my everything into bringing it to life. Except, as we can all guess, running an event (especially in Los Angeles) is way expensive. I took to Google to try and unearth event spaces that would hold a hundred amazing women and also be reasonably affordable… and was coming up empty. I asked the Universe. I stressed. I said, literally out loud “help me find a great place to run this event, I KNOW it will be beautiful and I KNOW I can do something good with it!” I released the vision with some big ass faith and nothing more. And then I got back to Googling and making phone calls.
Online, I came across a house – an oasis in the Hollywood Hills – that looked like a dream come true. It also looked expensive as heck but, being the dreamer that I am, I dropped the owners a note just the same.
I poured my soul into that note. I explained who I was and what I was passionate about doing, and how deeply I wanted to make an impact with women. And not a day later, I received a reply back. It was love at first email…. And weeks later, I had my space for the event. This is all my way of saying, that the men who owned my event space for the Body Love Workshop believed in SARAH and her vision. They supported me. They supported the goal. And the made it accessible (aka affordable) for me to run my dream event. I do not have enough words to describe the gratitude I have for how these amazing guys helped me. *Crying big tears.*
Cut to our first meetup, and one of them says, “I make a laptop stand, you should check it out, here.” And he hands me this box, totally randomly. I think nothing of it and take it home, focus on the excitement of having secured a space for the workshop. And as I’m sitting there on my couch, with my laptop placed on a pillow, overheating and with a hunched back, I remember the laptop stand….
Since August, the A-Stand Computer Stand has not left my side. This is not a joke. This is 100% truth. It has changed the way I work. And so, when the gentleman asked me to share a review and even do a giveaway with my followers — I could not have been happier to do so. For two reasons. First, the product is the BOMB. Second, because the men who make the product are the bomb. So here we are. I’m spreading the word about a great product for some guys who helped ME to serve YOU. And that’s how you do things. Especially when the product in questions is legit. Like, 2 Legit to Quit.
And now to my formal review. *Grin*
A-Stand Lap Desk: The Thing You Don’t Realize You Need That Totally Makes Your Life Better
I never thought I would buy a laptop stand because I never imagined I needed one. However, now that I use the A-Stand all the time, I can’t imagine using my laptop without it.
The A-Stand… Provides “work from anywhere” freedom.
I am one of those people to takes my laptop everywhere, rarely sitting at a traditional desk for very long. I like to move to the couch, the kitchen table, the coffee shop etc. Basically, I get bored sitting in one place very long. Unfortunately, not all of these setups are super conducive to being productive. (How long can you type in your PJ’s with a laptop propped up on your pillow before you start to slack off or fidget with discomfort?) As someone who has a non-traditional work style, the A-Stand allows me to set up shop wherever I go. I can adjust it to any height or angle, which means I can always find a position that is comfortable for me. Whether I’m sitting at a coffee shop, on my parents’ patio in Florida, or working from my bedroom. I can always “set up shop” in a way that works for me.
The A-Stand… Reduces back pain.
Let’s be honest, hunching over a keyboard stinks. In the long term, it’s quite literally a pain. With 20 different angles, the A-Stand can be configured to fit your unique needs. Raised. Lowered. Tilted. Flat. Its adjustable shape is a back-saver. No joke. When I was planning the Body Love Workshop, I spent hours and hours sitting at my dining room table turned into a makeshift desk, burning the midnight oil making the dream come true. I was able to sit upright and work comfortably. Which made me far less grumpy. (Although it didn’t stop me from singing karaoke on Instagram…)
The A-Stand is… Wickedly portable.
If something is clunky and heavy, I’m not dragging it around. It’s as simple as that. The A-Stand weighs less than two pounds. I throw it in my backpack when traveling, or in a tote bag to go to Starbucks. It makes it through secruity checkpoint at the airport without a problem, and is something I can grab and set up in a matter of seconds. Which leads me to my next point.
The A-Stand is… Not just for work!
Anyone can use the A-Stand! It’s not just for work. It’s great for kids, watching movies, doing social media, recording videos etc. It’s perfect for parents who may have to adjust screens to improve visibility, works on the airplane or even in the backseat of a car. Busy mom, multitasking, needs a way for her child to easily watch movies or stay entertained while in the kitchen? Set up the A-Stand! Need to read a recipe while cooking? Put the laptop on the A-Stand! Skype calls? Video conferencing? Using Facetime with grandparents? It’s literally for everyone!