MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Aluminum Monitor Stand With 4 USB Ports From Satechi

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For this week's giveaway, we've partnered up with Satechi to give MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's $70 Aluminum Monitor Stands.

Designed to match the iMac and other Macs in Apple's computer lineup, the stand has a clean aluminum design with four USB 3.0 ports built in to manage cables. The stand raises the monitor up by four inches to reduce eye and neck strain.

First unveiled this January at CES, the monitor stand is 11 inches wide in the front, 9.5 inches wide in the back, and 8.75 inches long, so it can accommodate most monitors and laptops. It supports up to 200 pounds.

To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube Channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the intricacies of international law regarding giveaways, this giveaway is open only to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older.

The giveaway will run from today, Friday, April 3 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time through Friday April 10 at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Winners will be chosen randomly on April 10 and will be contacted through email. A response to our email is required within 48 hours or the winner will forfeit the prize and we will pick a new winner.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Aluminum Monitor Stand With 4 USB Ports From Satechi
 

roland.g

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1. Macessity makes some stuff that is better, in particular because you slide the keyboard under from the front, not the side.

2. The video shows a guy who is probably 6 foot plus to try to demonstrate the height problem, yet Apple has made the iMac at the height it is with a swivel adjustment for some time and there are really no issues with the height, which is why the Macessity stand doesn't lift it nearly as much.

3. If this is an issue for you. The best option is a Humanscale M8 articulating monitor arm, which is what I use to wall mount my iMac. Great versatility. ;)
 

roland.g

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Nice! How do you connect it to the Mac?
They conveniently don't show the cable from the back of the 4 port going to the Mac as I would guess it may not look so clean in product shots, but worse is the cable may go right where the keyboard slot is, not really keeping it out of the way.

This is from the spec page of their product page:

CONNECTIVITY: No
COMPATIBILITY: No
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS: No
PRODUCT WEIGHT: No
 

Meister

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Hey! Mum jokes are supposed to be funny.
Joke? His mum really didn't mind ugly. Obviously. :p

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They conveniently don't show the cable from the back of the 4 port going to the Mac as I would guess it may not look so clean in product shots, but worse is the cable may go right where the keyboard slot is, not really keeping it out of the way.

This is from the spec page of their product page:

CONNECTIVITY: No
COMPATIBILITY: No
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS: No
PRODUCT WEIGHT: No
I was thinking all that, too. But it's convenient and free :)
I'd take one anyday.
 

jayducharme

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The thick of it
It's strange that at the end of the video, they show the guy sliding the Apple wireless keyboard under the stand -- and the final shot is of the Apple wired keyboard protruding on either side with no wires showing.
 

MagicWok

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So at 36s they do realise you can tilt the display, thus negating the slightly odd 30secs preceding that - whilst they deliberately tilt the display down. :rolleyes:
 

jephrey

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4 usb ports to go along with your wireless keyboard and mouse, brilliant!

I can see a small bit of convenience having a place to connect a phone or thumb drive in front of the monitor, but there are less obtrusive hubs out there. I have my external drives flanking my monitor base and don't know many others who "put away" their keyboard.

If I really needed to raise my monitor (or iMac), I'd also want something a little more elegant, maybe it could hold external drives (they're all reasonably close in size) and have tracks for their power and data lines.

So, I'm signing up anyhow. A few free dollars from someone on ebay if I get it.
 

rmatthewware

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These stands always make me nervous. I don't want my $3k iMac precariously perched on top of a narrow stand. I use 12 South's stand which lets the iMac sit on a an adjustable shelf inside the stand, making it less likely the monitor will slide off if you bump it. And it still has a minimal footprint.
 

AlecZ

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Shouldn't it have more than just 4 USB ports? Might as well shove 10 onto that and some other things like TB and ethernet. Also, I don't know why an iMac would ever be too low unless you desk chair is way too high.
 
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Gwendolini

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It's strange that at the end of the video, they show the guy sliding the Apple wireless keyboard under the stand -- and the final shot is of the Apple wired keyboard protruding on either side with no wires showing.
It is not an Apple keyboard though, it looks like a Kanex product, but they keyboard layout does not seem to fit 100%.

Who knows, it is a bad product video anyway.
 

dannys1

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It's strange that at the end of the video, they show the guy sliding the Apple wireless keyboard under the stand -- and the final shot is of the Apple wired keyboard protruding on either side with no wires showing.
Nah its not an Apple wireless keyboard, note its got a number pad on it - its some 3rd party thing.
 

Martin29

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Yet another discrimination against anyone outside the US!

When will MacRumours accept that the world doesn't begin and end in the States?
 

Lancer

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Already have 2 hubs connected to my iMac, total of 11 ports and that's still not enough for my needs with 8 storage HDDs, Time Machine HDD and DVD-RW, iPhone USB cable and the USB keyboard hooked up it leaves me with on usable port.

The next iMac really need better access to them, please Apple put at least some US ports on the sides or underneath for easier access.
 

drewsof07

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Yet another discrimination against anyone outside the US!

When will MacRumours accept that the world doesn't begin and end in the States?
When countries outside the US start designing gadgets worth promoting.

<sarcasm emoticon goes here>
 

troy14

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Yet another discrimination against anyone outside the US!

When will MacRumours accept that the world doesn't begin and end in the States?
Honestly, for anyone to have a promotion that could include many countries throughout the world, well...that would require a lot of legal paperwork and legal staff hours which = $$$$$
 
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