Airplane laptop user? Protect your back

Do you fly often for business? If so, most likely you spend too much time typing on your laptop while soaring high in the sky. This is certainly not healthy for your back. Fortunately, the Lifehacker Web site has a tip.

Back Pain

First, no hunching. Hunching to type is what leaves you with a sore back at the end of the day. And if you’re getting work done in on a plane? The natural urge to hunch will be even stronger.


Lifehacker recommends that you angle your laptop so that your neck remains in a natural and relaxed neutral position. Your objective is to lineup your laptop screen with your eye level. To accomplish this most effectively, you will need a laptop stand. You can get these fairly cheaply, with quality ones retailing for about $20.


But what if you don’t have a lightweight stand and you’re in the air? Well, as Lifehacker says, there’s always that Skymall catalog. Roll up it and tuck it under your laptop. Now you have got a makeshift laptop stand.