View Full Version : What stand do you use to your Air /TBD?

Sep 26, 2011, 10:33 AM
My New MacBook Air and thunderbolt display should be here tomorrow. What stand should I get?

I'm currently looking at the mStand

Or the BookArc

Do you have one of these or do you have a better suggestion?


Sep 26, 2011, 10:38 AM
I bought a custom one:


Inexpensive, customized and look professional. However, if you wish to use your MacBook's display as a 2nd monitor, get the mStand. Nothing better.

Sep 26, 2011, 10:48 AM
I have both and I have to say that I prefer the mStand overall.. I have a Speck case on my MBA and it still fits in the BookArc with it on, though it's a bit of a squeeze.

To be honest, both are fine products.

Sep 26, 2011, 10:51 AM
The "mstand" is a beauty. Although I use my MBP in clam shell mode most of the time, I appreciate the "mstand" for when I need to show things on the computer to people sitting across my desk.

Sep 26, 2011, 11:03 AM
There's this too: http://www.xtand.net/xtandproxl.html
Can be set to 2 positions, high (mstand-like) or low. Be aware that changing the height requires you to take it apart and change the leg (included).
Kind of expensive too, however the mstand holding plate is full, this one is a cross: may be better for airflow, I don't know.

Sep 26, 2011, 09:34 PM
Anyone with the BookArc have an over heat issue in clamshell?

Sep 26, 2011, 10:19 PM
I really like the BookArc. Yes, it's overpriced, but it's very well designed and made, and has a solid feel (and, more importantly, weight) to it. Manages wires and saves space on my desk. As for overheating, I haven't noticed any issues. I guess in theory heat rises, and so if the fan is blowing heat out the "back" of the MBA (which would be down in the BookArc), it won't be as efficient or may heat up quicker, but I honestly haven't noticed a thing.

Sep 26, 2011, 11:04 PM
I have and use the mStand, which I've found to be fantastic.

Sep 27, 2011, 12:56 AM
I'm using a BookArc with my 11" now. It is nicely designed and has a good weight, as someone already said. I don't think heating is an issue. Though it is not a good choice if you plan on using the MBA screen alongside your other display in a dual-monitor setup.

Sep 27, 2011, 10:22 PM
mStand here. Having my MBA beside my TBD is a thing of beauty...

glen e
Sep 27, 2011, 10:25 PM
BOOKARC here...129 degrees all the time

Sep 27, 2011, 10:34 PM