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zipur

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I'm on the hunt for a good rMBP stand and I wanted your opinion on which is best for small foot print yet sturdy. I want to use my stand to lift my MBP to the eye level of my HP monitor (Dual Monitor Mode). I'm leaning to the Tripod but I was wondering if I should look to a "Cooling" stand?
What do you use?

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Cooler Master - ROC Stand

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Cooler Master JAS PRO

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Twelve South BookArc for MacBook Pro

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Rolodex Laptop Stand

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Rain Design mTower

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Henge Docks Docking Station for the MacBook Pro

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You can view all these stands on YouTube Here
 
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theluggage

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What do you use?

I use the Griffin (as do several colleagues).

Simple, leaves plenty of room for ventilation, stowage space underneath and if you want to carry it around it packs flat.

Only caveat is that it is not completely rigid (there's a slight bounce - esp. with a 17" MBP), so if:
  • You are 8' tall and actually want to type on the laptop when its on the stand rather than use an external keyboard
  • Your desk has one leg shorter than the others and you're fresh out of Apple End User License Agreements to prop it up
  • You live in an earthquake zone or want to install this in your Learjet.
  • You regularly spread goose fat in the underside of your laptop and plan to leave it perched on the corner of a desk in a busy office

...you'll may feel the need to fit the two rather fugly plastic retaining clips at the ends of the arms, presumably tacked on by Griffin in response to complaints from people who had tried all or some of the above. Personally, I've used everything from an Air to a MBP 17" on the stand without any need to augment the friction of the plastic pads.
 
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Nemic

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I have one of these on order:

http://www.therooststand.com/

I haven't received it yet as they are only just starting production - it was funded via Kickstarter.

It looks to be very strong (can hold 200 lbs !! ) and very stable, and it really lifts the screen up to a good height - over 10 inches.

I plan to use it with the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and a separate mouse.

Really looking forward to getting it :)
 

zipur

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I have one of these on order:
http://www.therooststand.com/
I haven't received it yet as they are only just starting production - it was funded via Kickstarter.

It looks to be very strong (can hold 200 lbs !! ) and very stable, and it really lifts the screen up to a good height - over 10 inches.

I plan to use it with the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and a separate mouse.

Really looking forward to getting it :)



Looks complicated, wears me out just looking at it. Reminds me of the Mars Rover, I don't want my laptop to be a Mars Rover.

Has anyone tried this stand, no reviews on ebay and I was looking for real life experience. This stand had fans that run off of your USB port. I don't know if I really need the cooling, my MBP runs fine. But it better to have than not.
EBAY - iDock COOLdock Notebook Stand with Cooling Fans - Overstock Sale $19 bucks.
what do ya think.
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zipur

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EricT43

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I have both of the Twelve South stands.

The reason I like the Hi-Rise is because the height is adjustable. When I put my MBP next to my ATD for dual monitor use, I like to line up the bottom edges of the screen. To me that makes more sense than having the middles aligned, but that's personal preference.

Most of the time I use the BookArc though. With the 27" display I don't really find a need for a second screen. Having the MBP vertical cleans up a lot of deskspace.
 
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LaazyEye

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Ran across this dock which look really cool, just slide your laptop in and everything is connected even USB 3.0 pass through and it allows for locking you Macbook down. Looks perfect! Anyone have one of these? comes in two versions.
http://youtu.be/aIDoTyu98zM
http://youtu.be/4zuFxIIsdRs
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I have the hengedock and I loved it for what it was. But I always lamented the fact that I was not utilizing the laptop's built-in screen. However, if space is tight, then it's a pretty good dock. I never had much problems with it. The only real drawbacks are:

1. You're going to want to get a second power adapter because you're semi-permanently attaching the magsafe to the dock.
2. If you use the built-in speakers only, your sound will be muddled.
3. The fans run more often as the laptop runs a bit hotter in clamshell mode. (not hot enough to ruin it though)
4. If you use optical out for the audio you pretty much ALWAYS have to use optical out as the laptop shuts every other audio option off (this is a software issue, but no one has bothered to figure out a mod/hack to turn it off. You can, however, switch audio outputs in Windows)
5. Having all of those wires can get a bit messy, so making your setup look clean and pretty will be a moderate challenge.
 

537635

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+1 for mStand.

It's classic. Years old and in my opinion still the best. It will support all the laptops until there are laptops.
 

Orr

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mStand by far. The design and quality are second to none.
 

Good User

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Just Mobile Xtand Pro for macbook

I use Just Mobile Xtand Pro for my 13 inch late 2013 rMBP, they have one left:
http://www.amazon.com/Just-Mobile-Xtand-Pro-macbook/dp/B001NEJZIA
If you really have ocd don't buy it, because it might stand with a one degree angle from horizon and it doesn't get hard solid but can be corrected with making some washer with some paper.(I did it myself.) :eek:
 

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