If you are like me, always travelling and moving in my car or you do mostly field work, being on the road most of the time and take your laptop with you, here is what you mobile workers need.
No, this is not a permanent mount that sticks up next to the center console of your car or take up a big portion of the passenger space. These are non-permanent trays and mounting kit suitable for when you pulled up safely at a safe parking bay or rest area.
We do not recommend getting a fixed mount, the type that you see in shows, inside police patrol cars, emergency rescue vehicles or roadside assistance vans. But one that you can use safely when parked and store away when you need to drive. Not distracting in any way.
I love to blog and will jump at the chance to do so when inspiration strikes. This article was actually tapped out in my car outside the school while waiting to pick up my child.
The flexibility of being able to whip out your laptop, with the comfort of a full size keyboard and big screen right where is god send. These mounts and trays makes working in the car more ergonomic and comfortable.
Here, we group the two options, trays and mounting kit under the sections below. These trays and mounting kit fold away for easy storage and some even fits in the back pocket of the driver or passenger seats.
No more feeling the heat of your laptop on your lap.
Let’s take a closer look at what is available.
Best Laptop Trays for Cars
Foldable Multi-Functional Portable Tray for Back Seat Users & Over Steering Tray
- Fitted over the head rest of the passenger or driver seats, this offers a flexible and sturdy option for rear passenger working on their laptop, tablet or simply as a drink, food and cup holder.
- Can also be used over the steering wheel for the driver with adjustable hinge for different working angles.
- There is also an integrated cup holder and mini storage to stop small things from rolling off.
- The tray and hook is ABS plastic while the hanging loop is metal.
- Great for writing, laptops, books, notepad, or even lunch.
- Available in black or white.
- Dimensions and Weight: approx 35cm (L) x 23 cm (W) and weights 611 grams. The tray is capable of a maximum load of 10kg.
- Soft version of the above, this foldable tray folds and zips up into a folio.
- made with black oxford fabric, the tray is secured using straps and strings to the driver or passenger seats and is only suitable for back seat users.
- There are outside storage pocket net and inside storage pockets to keep small items such as notebooks, stationary and paper. There is also a big elastic band to hold a can or bottled beverage.
- Dimensions: The tray is 30cm (D) x 35cm (W)
- solid work surface made from durable powder coated wood with no moving parts of detachable bits, just a simple one piece design.
- slim enough to store between the seats or in the driver or passenger seat pockets.
- great for small laptops, tablets, bluetooth keyboard or simply as a writing surface. There is even a groove to stop pens from rolling off.
- The lightweight construction makes it easy to carry in a bag or stow away when not in use.
- A bigger version, the WheelMate Extreme and WheelMate Extreme with Tablet Mount are also available.
- Here is a plastic version of the above. Unlike the AutoExec, the work surface on this tray is made from durable plastic.
- There are no moving parts of removable bits. On one corner of the tray is a cup holder and the work surface is indented slightly so small items will not roll off.
- The single piece tray hooks nicely to the steering wheel and is lightweight and easy to store away when not in use either between the seats or in the back pocket.
- Dimensions and Weigth: 16 x 2 x 11 inches, 1 pound
- Available in Grey or Black
- A smaller version is also available for iPad and Laptops with reversible surfaces see below
- Here is a smaller version of the above with a loop back design and grooves to support your tablet in different positions for best working angle.
- With a reversible design, you can use the flat surface for writing or eating and the grooved surface to prop up your tablet and to stop items from rolling off.
- Made from eco-friendly HDPE, the tray is light weight and compact
- The tray is also small enough to store away in side pockets or under the seat trays
- Dimensions: 17.5cm (D) x 30cm (W)