This is the ultimate work from home accessory — and I love it

Logitech Casa Pop-Up Desk
(Image credit: Future)

The other day, I got an ad for the Logitech Casa Pop-Up Desk. This work from home accessory promised to deliver an entire work from home setup in one convenient, book-like design.

As someone who works from home, that had me very intrigued. 

I work from home in my office using a setup that includes a mechanical keyboard, gaming mouse, docking station and a 4K monitor. I knew that this probably wouldn't replace all of that, but if it allowed me a similar level of productivity from the kitchen table to the coffee shop, I'd be sold.

So I reached out to Logitech and after having used the Casa Pop-Up Desk for a week now, I'm definitely sold. No, I never made it to the coffee shop, but I did make it to the kitchen table and the coffee table. And while — as expected — it couldn't quite replicate my (expensive) office setup, I never felt like I was missing something I needed.

Logitech Casa Pop-Up Desk: $179.99 @ Best Buy
The Logitech Casa Pop-Up Desk looks like a book at first glance, but when you open it up you get an entire work from home setup. The book opens up into a laptop stand and houses a tenkeyless Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth trackpad. There's even a space to store the charging cords. Price Check: $179.99 @ Amazon.

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The Logitech Casa Pop-Up Desk looks like a book at first glance, but when you open it up you get an entire work from home setup. The book opens up into a laptop stand and houses a tenkeyless Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth trackpad. There's even a space to store the charging cords. Price Check:<a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45724&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2F%2Fdp%2FB0B6GSVF4Y%2F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> $179.99 @ Amazon.

This laptop accessory is so simple it's genius

Logitech Casa Pop-Up Desk

(Image credit: Future/Malcolm McMillan)

The first thing I noticed when using the Pop-Up Desk might actually surprise you. It wasn't the simplicity of the design, though I definitely appreciated that. Nor was it that it was super simple to set up, which it is.

Logitech Casa Pop-Up Desk

Includes: Book-like pop-up laptop stand, Casa Keys Bluetooth tenkeyless keyboard, Casa Touch Bluetooth trackpad, USB-C to USC-C charging cable
Weight: 2.65 lbs (1.2 kg)
Supported laptop sizes: 10-17 inches (up to 16.5 lbs)
OS compatibility: Windows, macOS, iPadOS, ChromeOS
Casa Keys battery life: 5 months
Casa Touch battery life: 3 weeks
Color options: Nordic Calm (lilac/off-white), Bohemian Blush (rose), Classic Chic (deep green/graphite)

No, it was that the Casa Book laptop stand really is ergonomically better. As someone who does plenty of work from the couch while watching the latest TV shows and movies, I spend more time than I should be hunched over a laptop. But with the Casa Book stand, I was able to put my gaming laptop on the stand and it improved my posture instantly.

The second thing I noticed is that I really love trackpads. I've extolled their virtues before — particularly the Apple Magic Trackpad — and the Casa Touch trackpad was definitely a hit with me from the moment I started using it. 

The more I think about it, it's also the perfect solution for an accessory designed to be as versatile as possible. Mice can require space and the right surface. With the Casa Touch trackpad, I just set the trackpad wherever and I'm good to go.

Logitech Casa Pop-Up Desk

(Image credit: Future/Malcolm McMillan)

Now, as much as I love this portable work from home setup it's not without its flaws. While the tenkeyless keyboard is convenient, and understandably small to make this compact design work, I much prefer the spaciousness of my Keychron K2 wireless mechanical keyboard. The Casa Keys board isn't a deal -breaker, but it's a bit cramped and I found myself struggling to find some much-needed keys.

Also, this accessory isn't cheap. When you account for a laptop stand, Bluetooth keyboard and Bluetooth trackpad, all from a reputable brand, the price isn't so bad. But $179.99 still isn't chump change. Heck, you can sometimes find a laptop for the price of this laptop stand (albeit, probably not a good laptop).

Overall though, if you have the money for the Logitech Casa Pop-Up Desk and you're someone who is constantly working from home or on the go like me, I highly recommend this work from home accessory. I'm glad I got to test it out, because it delivers exactly what it promised.

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Malcolm McMillan
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Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.


Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.