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We all love our laptops. They are small, convenient, powerful, life saving, and our daily source of entertainment. Finishing all of the work you need to complete is so much easier when you have the mobility to take your work anywhere. And when you can take your work anywhere, you can work for longer. Often, however, we spend hours upon hours sitting hunched over our computer, and as amazing as they are, working on them ends up being the cause of our painful back and neck aches.
When you already have to finish your work that requires so much time and effort, you don’t want to feel its effects on your body as well. The best way to prevent these body aches is through the use of a laptop stand. Laptop stands are stands that usually place your laptop higher up, easing your back and preventing you from bending over any longer. They vastly improve ergonomics, too. There are many on the market, and these are some of the best:
mStand Laptop Stand
The mStand Laptop Stand is one of the sleekest laptop stands on the market. Made out of a single, slim piece of aluminum, the mStand raises your laptop to eye level (5.9 inches), a height comparable to the iMac. And because it is so slim, its appearance is not clunky whatsoever and does not distract. It is compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and other similar computers with a depth less than 10.4 inches. Its silver color blends perfectly with silver computers. It even has the same sand blasted finish that matches Apple notebooks. It has a tilt design that brings the screen closer. Because the computer is raised, it also improves airflow, making sure the computer does not get too hot. This elegant stand could be just what you need.
Griffin Elevator Laptop Stand
Unlike the mStand Laptop Stand, the Griffin Elevator Laptop Stand is made of not one piece, but three. Two u-shaped aluminum pieces are connected by a clear piece at the bottom of the stand. The top of each u-shape is slightly padded to ensure your laptop does not slide or scratch. Its dimensions are 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.7 inches, and it is 2.2 pounds in weight. In contrast with the mStand Laptop stand that prefers smaller devices, the Griffin Elevator Laptop Stand can support a 17-inch laptop. The stand can be disassembled and reassembled, making it a perfect choice for travelers. Just like the mStand Laptop Stand, the Griffin Elevator Laptop Stand raises computers to eye level.
Belkin Loft for MacBook
The Belkin Loft for MacBook is the perfect stand if you own a MacBook. The stand also elevates to the optimal height, and its rubber grip ensures that your MacBook will stay in place. Like the mStand Laptop Stand, the Belkin Loft is made from one piece of aluminum. Unlike the mStand Laptop Stand, it has a hole in the back of it that makes it extra easy to organize all of your cords. This stand will keep your MacBook cool. One of the biggest concerns when buying laptop stands is that it will take up much room. Fortunately, this is where the Belkin Loft really excels. It will not only solve all of your aching problems, but it will look great on your desk.
3M Vertical Notebook Riser
The 3M Vertical Notebook Riser is quite an interesting contraption, using a rather unique method of raising a laptop’s screen, making it different than any of the previously mentioned laptop stands. The 3M Vertical Notebook Riser works by tilting the keyboard vertically. Like the Belkin Loft, the 3M Vertical Notebook Riser has a cable management feature to keep your cords easily organized. Its non-skid base prevents any sliding so your laptop will remain secure and safe. The base is height-adjustable, so you can change how it raises your computer anytime you wish. Because the 3M Vertical Notebook Riser rises vertically, it saves a lot of space. The 3M Vertical Notebook Riser even has a 30-day warranty. It has a sleek, curved design and comes in a two-toned matte gray and black.
Cooler Master NotePal U2
The Cooler Master NotePal U2 is unlike any of the above products. While the previous focus on lifting laptops to an eye level that make it easier on the body, the Cooler Master NotePal U2 focuses primarily on cooling laptops with built-in fans. It doesn’t nearly raise it as much as the others, but still provides a comfortable viewing angle. Very portable, this laptop stand is made of a black, heavy-duty aluminum, and has a slim lightweight design. The Cooler Master NotePal U2 is perfect for the Apple MacBook Pro, ultrabook, notebook, or netbook, making it very versatile.