What’s in a Stand?

If you’re anything like us, you have everything you dreamed that you could need for your MacBook. Case? Check. A way to charge all your devices? Check. Accessories for your accessories? Check. But if you’re putting your MacBook directly on your desk, you’re doing yourself- and your computer – a disservice.

When you spend a lot of time at a computer or looking at screens, your neck will tilt forward, putting strain on your back and shoulders. This bad posture phenomenon is called Forward Head Posture, and it’s chronic among people who are glued to their smart phones or laptop. You can do exercises to help strengthen core and back muscles, but a laptop stand can help prevent damage and alleviate strain.


The OSHA diagram of good computer posture doesn’t have to be a dream.

Laptop stands can take the strain off of your body and improve your computer performance, too. A laptop stand increases airflow, making the fans more efficient, and your MacBook snappier.

There’s a laptop stand for everyone, no matter where – or how – you work.

Do you pair your dual monitor desk set up with a standing desk? Do you adjust, re-adjust, and adjust again? HiRise allows you to adjust your laptop height until it’s just right – and then take it with you. It’s truly universal, so you can use it with your 15 Macbook Pro with retina, or your new 11 inch Macbook Air. With the silicon pads, HiRise won’t damage your desk surface, no matter what you work on.


Are you always on the go? A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it never had a twinge in its neck. BaseLift is a laptop stand you can type on, so you don’t need to haul any extra accessories to be comfortable. Since it attaches to the bottom of your MacBook, you won’t leave it behind. When it’s not in use, it folds flat to protect your legs from the heat (or cold!) of your laptop. Whether you’re working from the library, a co-working space, or your favorite coffee shop, BaseLift is along for the ride.

Are you a firm believer in “less is more?” Is real estate on your desk hard to come by? ParcSlope lets you elevate your laptop without the additional external keyboard and mouse. The grooves for cord management are a great way to keep things tidy and out of the way. If you have other things to use your desk space for – sketching, taking notes, or maybe spilled coffee – ParcSlope can save the day.parcslope

Do you have your desk exactly how you like it? Do you strive for your work space to be visually interesting while still unobtrusive? GhostStand allows you to boost your MacBook to a better height for reading without distracting you from the important stuff. On GhostStand, paired with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, your MacBook will seem to float above your desk. GS_MacBook_Gallery_3

Laptop stands don’t have to be slabs of plastic with cord inputs. Your Macbook stands out from other computers, so why shouldn’t your laptop stand? In the mean time, try those exercises, order your favorite stand, and sit up a little straighter.


Here are some customer images of how they use their stands:

Photo by customer Lauren Hurlock

Photo by customer Lauren Hurlockk

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