That is the form of factor I undoubtedly would have been throughout once I nonetheless traveled a bunch for work. Twelve South has lengthy been the go-to for MacBook stands and the like, and as we speak the corporate launched a intelligent addition to the household: the collapsible/portable Curve Flex. The stand collapses totally flat so you possibly can take it on-the-go, and extends to boost the laptop computer as much as 22 inches, positioning the keyboard at a 45-degree angle.

Considerably mockingly, I’ve turn out to be a fan of stands after I finished touring as a method to make use of notebooks as a type of second display at house. The Curve Flex’s adjustable peak makes it attainable to place at a related eye degree as your most important display. That, coupled with macOS additions like Stage Supervisor and Sidecar, provide a extra seamless cross-device integration.

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The largest sticking level is just about the identical with all Twelve South merchandise: worth. The accent runs $70. You may completely discover cheaper stands on the market — although Twelve South’s stuff is all the time pretty premium. You possibly can do a lot worse rolling the cube over at Amazon.

Moft has all the time been an fascinating different. The corporate’s laptop computer stand is lower than half the worth — and extra portable. I rocked one for a whereas, although the semi-permanent attachment is a blended bag, and the adhesive might be a actual ache in case your system tends to overheat. The corporate additionally gives the $70 Laptop computer Desk, which doubles as a type of collapsible standing desk that could be price a look.

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For what it’s price, Twelve South’s $70 additionally will get you a neoprene journey sleeve, when you actually need to carry your collapsible laptop computer stand round in fashion. I don’t actually journey like I used to, however I’m completely keen to be that man on the native espresso store today.

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