• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great stand except Macbook keeps sliding off

    I purchased the stand a few weeks ago. Pleased with the design, height etc... there is just one problem... my macbook keeps on sliding off! This isn't ideal as a couple of times when I've left the room for a short period of 10 minutes or so I've found my macbook pro crashed into my keyboard below. This is repeatedly happening so I have to always remove my macbook and constantly readjust it. I wondered if it's because I have a 2010 MacBook Pro which is heavier than the newer models. Unfortunately because of this I cannot recommend the platform.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook keeps sliding off

    The stand looks pretty and elegant. However, anytime I rest my MacBook Pro on it, it slowly slides off which is a real pain. It would help if there was some sort of clipping mechanism to attach your device with (just a suggestion).

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love mine!

    I've had mine for about a year and a half (or two and a half). I got it on a pre-Christmas sale from amazon. I love it. It works great with my Macbook Pro, and also with my work Dell. I use mine to elevate my laptop so that it sits just next to my external monitor. It gives me a second screen that is right next to the external one rather than having to look down at the laptop monitor and then back up at the external one. Now I just scan horizontally. I use this every day and it does just that. I don't actually see the advantage of using it the way TwelveSouth shows on their website, with no external monitor hooked up. I see several reviews mentioning that the stand is wobbly. Mine was that way at first, but I pulled the inner piece into the outer piece a little further and it really tightened things up. I haven't had any problems since.

    This is not designed to be taken apart and put back together, and TwelveSouth mentions that on their website, so if you're looking for a travelling stand, this is not the one for you.

    All in all, it's really been a great stand. I use it with an external keyboard and mouse, but it's sturdy enough to type on if I wanted to. I felt it was a great deal at the $25 I paid for it, but if mine were to break today, I would have no issues buying another one at full price.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Perfect Stand!

    I have a 2015 MBP w/ Retina and it fits like a dream. It was very easy to assemble and it works great! It's a little wobbly when there's nothing on it but once my laptop's resting on it, it's sturdy and it looks great! I would highly recommend this stand to anyone!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good and very ergonomic

    I would just point out, though, that you cannot dismantle this stand after assembling it.
    Portability would give this stand extra value especially for those who work in different locations and would appreciate a portable stand for their laptops.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me

    Just received the GhostStand today and it's a perfect fit for my needs.

    I wanted to address some issues other reviewers have mentioned, as I think they may be misleading.

    Many people have complained about it breaking after disassembling it, but it mentions clearly on the product when you open it that it is not intended to be disassembled and could break if you try to disassemble it. This is a bit of a bummer, as it would be nice to be able to disassemble for travelling, but if you buy it without having disassembly in mind, it should work for you.

    Some reviewers mention it breaking upon assembly. I followed the instructions carefully, making sure to angle the pieces in the same orientation that the instructions show and I think that my have helped create less stress in assembly. Twisting the pieces however you want to snap them together may seem harmless, but some angles would require a lot more flex in the product for them to snap together.

    Some reviews complained about their MacBook slipping off the stand. Mine grips just fine, and I'm wondering if perhaps they’ve placed the stand on their desk upside down? There is an arrow on the product that you may think is supposed to face up, but that's the Twelve South logo and it's supposed to point down. (It's a number 12 forming a down arrow to symbolize South. Get it?)

    The other complaints seemed to be about wobbly MacBook Airs. I could see how that could likely happen, but if you have a 15" Retina MacBook Pro like me, it will sit solidly and wobble-free on this stand.

    So it's working great for me, and compared to other options, I find it to be great value. The height is right, as my MacBook's screen is now vertically centered with my Cinema Display (not exactly but pretty close). It also looks great, and another plus for me is that there's room under my laptop for my mouse to travel, which is needed with the tight space I have on my desk and none of the other stands I saw seemed to allow for that.

    I have only owned the product for a day, but I'll update this review if I discover any problems. So far I'm very happy with my purchase.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This stand is basic, but it is purely beautiful. The packaging is fantastic and high quality, assembly is simple, and now my desk feel like a control centre! I can sit in my chair and get a near perfect ergonomic positioning, which is very important in a desk job! It also looks beautiful either in use or not.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The GhostStand is awful

    It's cheap. It's wobbly. The strips of silicone on top don't provide any real grip, and your computer will slowly slide off.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good stand

    This stand aren't the best built quality you can get from the market or even compare with the other stands from TwelveSouth, they broke when I use heavy force but it still works fine which is why I'm giving it a five star,good for tables that are made with steel to Al, looks really cool from 1-2 meters way, overall, really good

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sadly it easilly breaks!

    Very nice, perfect for traveling. Raises the MacBook to great hight. BUT if you separate the two parts more than twice it breaks. Sad.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works and looks Perfect!!

    So far so good. I follow the instructions and everything when perfect on the assembly and it sits perfect too. I'm not sure what happened to the other people. Not sliding either (at least no, so far). I have a Mid 2014 Macbook Pro Retina.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    broken after one year

    At the beginning, the product was quite good and stable. But after several times of disassembling, one of the two pieces was broken. I used it for one year without disassembling since it was little broken. Finally, this desktop platform was broken into several pieces when i wanted to use it weeks ago.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and great design !!

    Really happy with buying this product, looks great a lot better angle and better cooling already, even when typing my MacBook Pro does not move, only down side is £30 and once erected it's not advised to take apart so could be bulky if transporting, great if stating as a desktop. Will keep updated.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spend the extra few $ for something better

    This is a cheap product. I liked the look compared to the other two models the store had. I bought this 4 days ago. Yesterday the rubberized grippers started peeling off. Today I tried to take it apart, opposite of how the instructions say to put it together, so that I can take it back to exchange it for a gift card to buy an mStand online for $15 more. It cracked into multiple pieces while doing that. I hope they will take it back. As a Mac user, I shouldn't feel that way. I pay a premium to use Mac products and shop at the Apple store. I shouldn't have to feel anxiety about whether or not they will take back a subpar product they decided to push. I know its not Apple branded, but they still made the decision to buy it and resell it. Save yourself the hassle and spend the extra $ to buy a better product. DO NOT BUY.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but I broke it when I put it together

    Similar to another reviewer, one of the pieces cracked when I tried putting it together.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK Product

    Great product until it broke in half while putting my MBA on it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful stand...but not really suitable for 11" MBA...

    I didn't like the idea of my aluminum MBA sitting on metal stands, so when I saw this GhostStand, I thought it would be the right material for it.
    Very beautiful design and matches perfectly with my glass desk top. But the problem is... So my MBA is 11". It DOES sit on the stand. But MBA has rounded bottom surface with 4 rubber stands. Those rubber circular stands does not sit on the stand. And because it has rounded surface on the bottom...it means it wobbles.
    I use my MBA closed clamshell style but I still have to open and power-on. Trying to open the MBA while sitting on this stand is a huge challenge.

    Again, it's a beautiful stand to compliment MBA...perhaps they can come up with different sizes or modification to accommodate each MacBook line...instead of having "one for all"...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very slick and sexy

    I spend a lot of hours on my macbook pro because I study at uni, and I needed something cheap but looked pleasing on my desk, so I went for the ghost stand. SO GLAD I did! It looks so good on my desk, and its at just the right for using keys and mouse. I love it and recommend for those who spend long hours writing assignments !

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    you can type whilst on this stand.

    For several months i have been putting my macbook pro on 3 thick books to raise it up to a more suitable height on my desk. I bought the ghost stand half expecting it would not be stable enough to type into the laptop whilst it is on the stand. I am pleased to say that my macbook is perfectly stable on the stand and i can type without any problems. Whilst on the stand the macbook is inclined at about 5 degrees which feels comfortable. There are no concerns of slippage off the stand. The stand looks amazing. It isn't very hard to put together just follow the simple instructions in the box. Make sure you have the pieces in the right place by judging the insignia's on the pieces.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    Excellent little stand. Super Light, I like that it is see through so it almost gives the illusion that the laptop is floating next to my external monitor. Very simple, not expensive at all and does the job. I like the angle that it sits at to give my 13 retina pro look awesome. All in all great buy if you don't want to spend the extra money on an expensive aluminium/steel stand.

    2 of 4 people found this useful