Using a laptop is great. Its design gives you the freedom to work from almost anywhere. It can be on your bed, at a table, or in a coffee shop down the street. But the same design is also a factor that can put undue strain on your neck or shoulders when looking at a screen for most of the day. The easiest way to help in this situation is to use a laptop stand.
These equipment come in a variety of forms and offer a variety of functionality to meet the specific needs of each person. In this article, we’ve listed twelve MacBook stands that you can buy to ensure that your time in front of the screen isn’t at the expense of your well-being and that it provides a more enjoyable work experience than you currently have.
Made from a single piece of bent aluminum, the Curve helps lift your laptop six inches to relieve neck and shoulder strain. You can pair it with a keyboard and mouse for a desktop-like setup or connect it to a monitor for dual-screen functionality.
The Parc Slope Stand, with its wedge-shaped design, adds a level of incline that slightly lifts your laptop to help with excessive stress. It has an additional role, however, as it can serve as a tilted stand for a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which can enhance your sketching or writing experience.
The Boyata stand made of aluminum offers you a lot of freedom when tilting your MacBook thanks to two hinge points. It supports laptops with screen sizes up to 17 inches and is available in five colors – black, champagne gold, pink, silver and space gray.
The BookArc from Twelve South is a sleek looking stand that fits seamlessly into any desk setup. It will also maintain color parity with your MacBook and is available in both Space Gray and Silver. The brand also mentions a built-in latch that prevents your cables from falling to the floor when you disconnect.
This HumanCentric vertical stand comes with a system designed to grip laptops up to an inch thick. It has cutouts that can aid airflow and an appearance that will fit most households. It is available in black, space gray and silver.
Another vertical stand option, this time from Omoton, is an option worth considering if your table doesn’t have a lot of space. Another benefit is that you can adjust the width of the gap offered to set up your laptop with the help of the screws in the base and the screwdriver provided.
The Twelve South HiRise Stand is an aluminum stand featured on the Apple website. It keeps the bottom of your MacBook free and helps lift it 6 inches to make it not only more comfortable to look at, but also to keep your laptop cool when you’re working under heavy loads.
Nulaxy’s height adjustable stand is an option to consider if you like to switch positions while you work. These accessories should make your laptop comfortable to use while sitting or standing.
The Lamicall notebook holder is an all-rounder with an inclinable stand, height-adjustable segment and 360-degree swivel joint. It can accommodate laptops up to 17 inches in size and even has a mesh-like design in the bottom to allow for increased airflow.
iVoler is a riser that keeps your MacBook close at hand while also offering six locking points that allow various settings. Its other major selling point is its ability to fold into a small rod-like shape that can be conveniently put in a pocket and taken with you.
Nulaxy’s foldable riser is another option that is convenient to pick up and use on the go. It has an easy set up process and can withstand a weight of up to 44 lbs. The stand can raise your laptop by five inches and supports devices with screen sizes of nearly 17 inches.
HumanCentric’s vertical stand is ideal for those who need a home docking solution that can also overcome the lack of ports on the MacBook. The product offers two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a Gigabit Ethernet port, slots for an SD and microSD card, two HDMI ports and a USB-C port that supports the PD standard and can draw 100W of electricity.
Our MacBook stand recommendations
If you travel a lot, an option like the iVoler laptop holder is worth considering. When set up properly, it can provide a great typing experience without much wobbling, even if you have a case on your Macbook. I used a stand of a similar design and its ability to switch between different sizes makes it a great option for use in tight spaces.
However, if you spend much of the day at your desk, the Lamicall notebook holder is a great option as you can adjust its height between 5 and 20 inches. Tilt the base to a 45-degree angle and, when placed on the stand, swivel the laptop to show your screen to someone else.
Aside from these two recommendations, if you own an Intel-based MacBook, I recommend checking out the HumanCentric Vertical Stand with the built-in USB-C hub. It saves you the hassle of looking for accessories for your MacBook Pro, as it offers a variety of ports to increase overall usability.
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