• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No More Hunching Over My Laptop

    I purchased this along with a Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 and all I can say is they should rename this the Magic mStand and sell it as a kit. I use the stand for my 17" MBP and it tremendously improves my desktop computing experience. Ditto to all the other positive reviews, it is sturdy (my cats keep rubbing against my perched laptop and it does not slide on the desk or in the stand), stylish (perfectly matches my laptop, keyboard and trackpad) and good height to correct the ergonomics of using a laptop at a desk. As the 1 star reviewer's have stated the screen does bounce a bit when typing directly on the laptop's keyboard while in the stand, but that is not an issue for my setup since I am using a wireless keyboard.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality, stability and ergonomics

    I needed a stand like this to prevent neck and arm strain. It avoids this by raising the MacBook Pro to my eye level. I also use it at a distance that is ideal for my vision. As I am short sighted I can now use my Macbook without my glasses.

    It is very high quality, rock solid to use with a separate keyboard and mouse (both Apple), on its own, or alongside a 27 inch 4K Dell pro monitor. It also doubles up as a fantastic reading lectern and it also works well with my Lenovo X series machines.

    It is not cheap but the health and ergonomic benefits make it a sound investment that will last a long time. The older comments on the rear 'hole size' are out of date now. The hole at the back can fit many cables through it.

    A strong recommendation to buy. I am now looking into some other Rain Design tech as they make several good quality and highly regarded accessories.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what I wanted

    Pro's: mStand keeps my MacBookPro 15 inch at an excellent eye level. I use it with an apple keyboard with a two button mouse; I don't use the laptop key board. My laptop is secure, stable while I use it this way. I haven't measured laptop's temperature w/o or w/ the mStand. I haven't yet weighed the mStand, but I know Aluminum's heat capacity. I plug the laptop in only while it's on the stand. My old Macbook screen burned out after re-charging it in portrait position in a briefcase-I'm not going to take any more risks with my MacBook Pro w/Retina Display-too expensive!!! I'm not going to measure max temperature of laptop w/o mStand for same reason.

    Cons: None so far; I don't expect any in the future.

    Summary: mStand has been excellent for how I use my laptop.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Very comfortable stand, I don't even need to add an external keyboard, it also helps me to keep my desk tidy. I wasn't sure to buy this since I have a lot of old stands at home, but this one is worth every penny.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality product

    I'm super pleased with the quality and use of this product, it is most compatible with Apple macbooks (due to size and shape) it keeps my desk tidier and overall it is simply better for working on. My wacom tablet fits neatly underneath so whenever I need to draw I can just put it under, the eye level of the screen is perfect and no need for adjusting. I'm a little curious to the swivel base stand version (although you can easily just shift the base of the stand to suit any angle yourself).

    Another useful thing I discovered with this stand, is that I can also use it as a drawing stand. I can fit my sketchpad (Daler Rowney Arteco Jumbo Sketching Pad 250 x 250mm) on top nicely and comfortably draw. It's great.

    I just wish it was easy to take around, as a freelancer I am usually on the move from place to place. It's too big to fit in your bag.

    If you're not buying for yourself, then think about others who might need it. The best present for any Macbook laptop user, the benefits of having a laptop stand are so much better for your posture and ultimately improves working standards.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of the best

    It is my first laptop's stand which really impressed me for its astonished design. It gives a great angle vision while i am dealing with my drawing work. The price is really more expensive than other products. Bear in mind, pay more if it benefits you more. ^^ Enjoy

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and practical stand

    Received this today and now my desk is tidy again, and my 13" Macbook Pro is at a nice comfortable height for working with.

    It also seems that they have acted on the earlier criticism, as the cable tidy hole on the rear of the stand is now much larger (2" diameter) and easily takes any type of cable/plug.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but it still has one flaw.

    I like this stand a lot. It puts my 15" MacBook Pro in a much better viewing position and it looks great. In my experiences it doesn't cool down my MacBook Pro.
    The one flaw is that it is impossible to get a VGA or DVI cable through the cable management hole. I think is a big flaw because I use an external monitor and the cable just won't fit.

    But overall it's a really good stand for your laptop!

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fab piece of kit!

    Been using this product for quite some time now and it is superb! I was using an X-Stand before, but sold it to a customer who needed one in a hurry and I don't regret getting one of these.

    It helps keep the Macbook Pro I use on it nice & cool & it is a very sturdy stand, rock solid 10 out of 10!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design

    Can't fault this, great design and quality

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Waited for this one.

    This stand is simple, beautifully made and elegant! It supports my MacBook Pro 13" perfectly, it complements the laptop and wireless keyboard.

    It's a pity that the cable hole isn't in the shape of an Apple!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it!

    Beautifully shaped to go with the MB and MBP and - if you've got the Apple LED display - wow! The laptop is held securely by the stand's front lip as well as the silicone rubber pads. The hole in the back? - big enough for me. The stand frees up space on your desk so you can put things underneath.

    You will need to get a keyboard as the laptop is far too high to type comfortably. But an Apple keyboard harmonises so well.

    Ok, I know it's expensive, but...

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An excellent way to place you laptop in a good position.

    Rain Design mStand, simple design dos that it fit to every room in your house, it's simply wonderful.
    and it's stabel a safe to have your laptop on.

    I love this product.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for desktop replacement scenarios

    I use this stand with a late 08 MBP 17" together with an Apple Wireless Keyboard + Mighty Mouse, in a desktop replacement scenario. It performs exactly as it should, and complements the design of the Mac beautifully. Well worth the cost IMHO - and the set-up was eagerly approved by the company's health and safety officer (a minor miracle in itself!)

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Which idiot designed this?

    I don't know which idiot designed this stand – but they've managed to make that neat little 'cable management' hole on the rear of the stand too small for the Cinema Display DVI connector. Amateurs.

    As a result you have to run the Cinema Display cables around the side of the stand - creating a right mess of a spaghetti junction and completed voiding any attempt at cable management.

    And they've got the cheek to show you the mStand next to a Cinema Display in the marketing materials - but surprise, surprise, there are no cables on show.

    215 of 287 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, priced too high

    This product is amazing and i will buy another it for my next macbook pro. If you are looking for a stylish and robust stand this is the one for you!
    But you can get it for £42.00 from other Rain Design partners.

    88 of 97 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good... But...

    This is an excellent stand, but overpriced, as it's the equivalent of around £25-30 in the US.

    122 of 137 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Little Gem

    This is very solid and there is minimal bounce when you type. It compliments the Mac beautifully and from certain angles my MacBook looks like it is floating above the table. Obviously it also keeps the Mac cool too. An absolute joy.

    15 of 17 people found this useful