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MacBook Stands Guide

MacBook Stands Guide

With WFH an ongoing possibility for many, a laptop stand is not just a way to set off your home office setup but it can also help you work much more efficiently. An incorrectly positioned laptop can contribute to poor posture leading to back, neck and shoulder issues. Plus, who doesn’t want their laptop capturing their best angle in a Zoom or Teams meeting!

Try and Byte have a range of laptop stands in various colours, materials and layouts. Check out the handy comparison table below to help choose the stand that’s right for you:

 

Brand

Model

Colour/s

Layout

Format

Price

Rain Design

mStand

- Silver

- Space Grey

- Gold

Horizontal, screen open

Fixed

$79.95

 

mStand 360

- Silver

- Space Grey

- Gold

Horizontal, screen open

360 degree swivel

$89.95

 

iLevel 2

Silver

Horizontal, screen open

Height and angle adjustable

$99.95

 

mTower

- Silver

- Space Grey

Vertical, screen closed

Fixed

$79.95

 

mBar

- Silver

- Space Grey

Horizontal, screen open

Fixed

$69.95

 

mBar Pro

- Silver

- Space Grey

Horizontal, screen open

Fixed height, foldable stand

$79.95

           

 

mBar Pro+

- Silver

- Space Grey

Horizontal, screen open

Fixed height, foldable stand

$94.95

           

Twelve South

Curve

- Black

- White

Horizontal, screen open

Fixed

$89.95

 

HiRise

- Silver

Horizontal, screen open

Height adjustable

$129.95

 

BookArc for MacBook

- Silver

- Space Grey

Vertical, screen closed

Fixed

$89.95

Woodcessories

EcoRest

- Walnut

Vertical, screen closed

Fixed

$139.95

 

EcoStand

- Walnut

- Oak

Horizontal, screen open

Fixed

$189.95

/$159.95

 

Rain Design mStand and mStand 360

One of the most popular stands available, Rain Design’s mStand is a one piece fixed height stand made from aluminium. With a silver or space grey anodized finish, the mStand is designed to match perfectly with your MacBook but is equally suitable for most other laptops.

The front lip and four circular grips hold your laptop in place, whilst the cable cutout at the rear of the stand is designed to keep your desk uncluttered. A neat little design touch is the notch on the front lip making opening your laptop screen much easier.

For even more practicality, the mStand 360 features a swivel base allowing you to easily turn your laptop around and around (360 degrees if you really want!). Perfect for sharing the screen with others.

 

Rain Design iLevel 2

The iLevel’s unique height adjustable features make customising your work area a cinch. The front mounted slider allows you to easily adjust the height and angle of your laptop between 13cm to 20cm. The space between the laptop and base of the iLevel is the ideal place to stash your keyboard whilst not in use.

Made from aluminium, the iLevel provides a solid base to safely hold your laptop. The silver anodised finish is also designed to complement most other laptops.

 

Rain Design mTower

To maximise desk space when using your laptop with an external display, the Rain Design mTower is a great solution. A solid single piece design made with the same anodised aluminium as other Rain Design products, the mTower will securely hold your laptop in a closed shell position. The mTower includes soft inserts that allow laptops between 17mm and 25mm to be held safely in place.

 

Rain Design mBar, mBar Pro, mBar Pro+

For the minimalist amongst us, the Rain Design mBar range is the ideal choice. With clean lines and subtle curves, the lightweight design of the mBar stands complement your workspace and at the same time positions your laptop at a much better viewing angle.

The range begins with the mBar, a fixed angle stand which weighs only 100 grams. The mBar raises your laptop by a handy 7.5cms.

mBar Pro and Pro+ are foldable designs. The lightweight design means you can just as easily use the mBar Pro/Pro+ at home or take it with you whilst working from other locations (and maybe one day whilst travelling). mBar Pro raises your laptop by 7.5cm and weighs 130 grams, whilst the mBar Pro+ elevates your laptop by 14cm and weighs 205 grams.

The mBar range of stands are available in silver or space grey colours and fit most laptops as well as iPad and tablets in horizontal mode.

 

Twelve South Curve

If silver and grey are not your thing, the Twelve South Curve could be for you. In matte black or white, the simple yet elegant design of the Curve will complement any desktop and home interior. The Curve elevates your MacBook or laptop by 16.5cms and raised tabs at the front of the stand hold the laptop safely in place. The Curve’s design also allows your laptop to stay cool by leaving most of the base of the laptop exposed.

The Curve is one of our best-selling products thanks to its beautiful design and functionality.

 

Twelve South HiRise

The HiRise is a height adjustable stand designed for MacBooks. With a spring loaded central stem, your MacBook can be easily adjusted in height from 94mm to 142mm. Adjusting the height is as simple as loosening and tightening the adjustment knob at the back of the stem.

On the arms of the HiRise are soft silicone grips which hold your MacBook in place. The arms are also designed to allow maximise airflow around your MacBook.

The HiRise was one of the first laptop stands we stocked and the unique design means it is as popular as ever.

 

Twelve South BookArc

Another designed for MacBook product is the BookArc. The BookArc holds your MacBook vertically, freeing up space on even the smallest of desks. You could even hide your MacBook behind your monitor for even more space.

With the MacBook held in a BookArc, simply plug in your external display, charging cable and keyboard/mouse and you are ready to go. The in-built cable catch on the underside of the BookArc will hold all your connections in place so they don’t fall onto the floor.

The BookArc includes a number of silicone inserts which cushion and grip your Apple MacBook in place.

Available in silver or space grey to match your MacBook, the BookArc is suitable for all MacBook Pros with USB-C and MacBook Air with USB-C.

 

Woodcessories EcoRest

Made from premium FSC-certifed wood, the EcoRest holds your MacBook in a vertical position, saving valuable desktop space. Felt strips inside the stand protect the MacBook whilst holding it in place.

Being a natural product, each EcoRest is unique in finish.

 

Woodcessories EcoStand

The EcoStand raises your laptop to a more comfortable height and angle, whilst allowing you to continue using the laptop keyboard. Made from solid wood with an aluminium end stopper, the EcoStand will be a standout accessory on your desktop. 

In classic walnut or a more contemporary oak, the EcoStand will remain timeless as other designs come and go.

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