Once and for all: mStand or Griffin Elevator?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by adamvk, Jun 19, 2009.

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Which stand is better? (Why?)

  1. mStand

    24 vote(s)
    77.4%
  2. Griffin Elevator

    5 vote(s)
    16.1%
  3. Other stand (Which one?)

    2 vote(s)
    6.5%
  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    #1
    Well Many people say many things about both of these stands, and I want to buy one, as I'm sure many people do. I've heard good and bad about both. Now please, Vote if you HAVE one or have had experience with one, not if you've never used one in your life.

    It would also be helpful to see why people do/don't like the stands.

    Thanks a lot.

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    above: mStand, below: Griffin Elevator

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    I absolutely love my mStand

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. hellrider macrumors regular

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    I own the Griffin Elevator. It seems like you can get more air circulation under the actual computer with that instead of the other.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    Umm...I use the Logitech Alto Connect, but enjoyed the mStand while I had it. For some it's (Logitech) is not aethstetically pleasing.
     
  5. richard13 macrumors 6502a

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    The both look like kinda toy-like, but then again, i don't have a stand of any kind. What about the iLap?
     
  6. AC Rempt macrumors 6502

    AC Rempt

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    I like the looks of the mStand, but not the price. It just seems high for something like this. Yeah, I know about paying for quality, etc, but the Elevator works just fine for me, was cheaper, and I bought it off the shelf, so I didn't have to pay shipping or wait for it.

    In the end, though, I don't think there's that much of a difference.
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    Having both...there definitely is a difference, in the height of the monitor. For me, the mStand put the monitor up just about right for my non-ergonomical sitting positions, the iLap is used on the couch though...for my non-ergonomical sitting positions on that piece of furniture.
     
  8. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    Thanks for the help. It appears the mStand is winning so far.
     
  9. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    The piece of acrylic kills the griffin elevator for me. I have the mStand and love it. Very sturdy and matches everything perfectly.
     
  10. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    Ya thats why I like it too. And I'm buying the HP 2159m soon and the base of that monitor would match the mStand well.
     
  11. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    I have owned both. I much prefer the mStand. It's a sturdier hold on the laptop, and it looks much better. HOWEVER, if you have a thick cable, it may not fit through the mstand hole. If you have a DVI cable, it won't fit. So what I did was my monitor has HDMI so I used and HDMI->DVI cable so one end would fit through - then I was happy. Anyhow, the mstand is a bit pricey, but it really looks classy.
     
  12. Timmahman macrumors newbie

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    I got the mStand when it was released, and really like it! My only gripe is that the hole in the back isent big enough for a DVI connector.
    But it sureeee looks pretty! :D
     

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