The 8 Best Steering Wheel Desks

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in May of 2020. If you often need to get some work done or eat a meal in your vehicle, it might be time to invest in one of these steering wheel desks in order to make your life a lot more convenient. They are available in lots of different sizes with varying features, such as cupholders and slots for pens, but they are all easy to install. Note that they should only be used when your vehicle is parked. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Cutequeen Tray

2. ElfAnt Tray

3. Wheeldesk Contractor

Editor's Notes

June 13, 2020:

Many people will choose to drive to a coffee shop, purchase an expensive drink and sit on a hard stool at a crowded counter, just to have a spot to use their computer. With these, you can recreate your own private office wherever you can find parking, and forego paying for a beverage. Just remember not to drive your vehicle if the desk is attached to the steering wheel.

If you’re looking for a model with an ample amount of surface area that’s not too bulky, go with the ElfAnt Tray. It’s not really portable, but the multitude of ways it can be set up and altered make it a clear top choice. If, however, you’re just in the market for something that fits in a bag and allows you to eat and work comfortably, try either the Cutequeen Tray or the XBY-US Travel Tray. Another straightforward and cheap pick is the Autut Workstation, though it’s more specialized for tablet users.

For artists, professionals and others that require a big, heavy-duty option, the Wheeldesk Contractor is an impressive 23 1/2 by 16 1/2 inches, and sports a nice maple finish. The most travel-friendly of the bunch is probably the RoadPro 24DT, due to its light weight and because a clip-board can come in handy in other settings. Check out our travel trays ranking to find more mobile desks.

The AutoExec Wheelmate Extreme would be higher on the list if it was cheaper. It’s made from a quality material and certainly has aesthetic appeal, but it doesn’t really stand out enough in other meaningful areas.

4. XBY-US Travel Tray

5. RoadPro 24DT

6. Autut Workstation

7. AutoExec Wheelmate Extreme

8. AutoExec Wheelmate AUE13000

Christopher Thomas
Last updated by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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