Customer questions & answers:
1.Question：How much space do you need for this to fit in a backpack?
Answer：The bag would need to be able to hold an item approx 45 x 26 x 4(cm) . It seems more like the size of a briefcase.So If your bag is the normally size, the item could be portable easily.
：What is the maximum height that this raises to?
Answer：Each section of the legs is almost 10 inches long. If you stand it on the tip, it can reach 27 1/4 inches. If you straighten the top 2 sections, but leave the last one to balance, it reaches 18 3/4 inches.
3.Question：Can the mousepad be put on the left side?
Answer：Yes, you can put the mousepad on the left side