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Do you travel with a laptop stand?

 

by @danielgenser | 6yr  | 38 comments

Now that Iโ€™ve been working for a few days without my Cinema Display (just sold it!), Iโ€™m definitely considering getting a travel stand for my 13" Macbook Pro. Do any of you travel with one? Any recommendations?

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I do! Another vote for The Roost!

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@anasskoudiss | 4yr

I use this one, what everyone uses back at the office, I find it portable enough.

Griffin Technology Elevator laptop stand

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@erikbenjamin | 4yr

I use The Roost for more than one month now! Really great product :slight_smile: No more back pain and reactions from people. For those who like, a 15% discount code :+1:

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@gijsheerkens | 5yr

I donโ€™t care how it looks likeโ€ฆ itโ€™s about ergonomics! So @DanielGenser I donโ€™t think your comment makes sense :stuck_out_tongue:

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@levelsio | 5yr

Iโ€™m going to keep trolling this thread until people stop posting these laptop raisers. The studies have shown that if your palm is not rested flat on a keyboard it causes carpal tunnel and/or repetitive strain injury.

The whole point is that you raise the top of your screen to eye level and keep your palms flat.

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@micha | 5yr

Yeah, nothing beats The Roost for the road IMO. Eager to see how v2 will bring it to the next level.

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@micha | 5yr

The Roost v2 Kickstarter campaign is live! Thought might be useful for some of you as-well.

The new version has been completely redesigned and takes maximum advantage of high performance injection molding.

New in v2:

  • Height-Adjustable

  • More Compact

  • More Lightweight

  • Easier to Use

  • Compatible with almost all laptops

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@archagon | 5yr

Ran into this very attractive and portable stand called BaseLift the other day. Would love to give it a try sometime!

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@ricricucit | 5yr

(note: Iโ€™ve co-founded of http://stood.it)
I generally love twelvesouth productsโ€ฆand also for this love the design, but honestlyโ€ฆit doesnโ€™t look more useful than other optionsโ€ฆand itโ€™s not really cheap either.

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@poppyjikko | 5yr

Iโ€™m looking for a solution before seeing my health collapse and after 1 year on MBP 13".

What about cardboard ? :smile:

The related question : do you travel with a keyboard (which one ?) or buy one at each stop ?

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@arti | 5yr

Iโ€™m working with [StandStand][1] combining standing and sitting during the day.
[1]: http://www.standstand.com

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@mitya_sudakov | 5yr

I use this old school IKEA stant, for my 17" MBP

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@johnnyfd | 6yr

I finally bought a Roost. I wish I would have gotten it months ago when I first heard about it. Now they are sold out but if you sign up for their mailing list, they are doing a kickstarter soon for a Roost 2.0

I would honestly wait until you can get a roost as all other stands suck in comparison. Hereโ€™s a photo of Larissa (my girlfriend) using my mac and the roost at our home office in Chiang Mai.

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@danielgenser | 6yr

I ended up ditching the Kensington stand because it was pretty big and ugly. We switched to these instead: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0053FE422/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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@ricricucit | 6yr

Did you try them yet? How do you like it?
I find those a bit unstable, plus: mine broke after 2 months.

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@ricricucit | 6yr

I use one that i build and market myself indipendently
which i think โ€“honestlyโ€“ fits all Digital Nomads needs.

Itโ€™s simple, sight (~200 grams / ~7 Ounces), portableโ€ฆand affordable!
Itโ€™s called โ€œLaptop Stand made of Woodโ€ and currently it costs only 20,00 โ‚ฌ


Hereโ€™s a picture of it (fits ALL Laptops models from 10" to 15" wide):

http://nothingisclear.net/stoodshop/media/wysiwyg/stood/stood_custom.jpg


You can use it with or without external devices (so you donโ€™t have to worry if mouse and keyboard donโ€™t fit in your luggage) and it remains attached to the Laptop Stand so that you can donโ€™t have to detach it every time you have to leave the room for a conference call.


When not in use (or while travelling) you can unmount it and make it flat (0.8cm) , slip it in the Laptop Sleeve or attach it to the laptop/sleeve using the rubber band like this:

http://shop.stood.it/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/1200x/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/k/1/k13_6894_1.jpg


You can find it on http://stood.it.
@DanielGenser โ€ฆyou might want to give it a try :wink:


<45>P.S.
Itโ€™s build in FSC certified (beech) wood and shipped into an FSC certified packaging, so itโ€™s even 99% eco-friendly.

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@micha | 6yr

This looks quite cool, but Iโ€™m wondering if the height is enough for me. Would love to come by some time when Iโ€™m back in Berlin, which will be not before June haha :slight_smile:

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@ricricucit | 6yr

Thanks! Let me know if you pass by Berlin and iโ€™ll buy you a beer :slight_smile:
Anyway: itโ€™s 10cm (with a 16ยฐ slope), which we believe is the only functional height for using it with or without external keyboards and mouse.

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@micha | 6yr

Yeah thatโ€™s an awesome side benefit, just have to check-in with my neck :smiley: Btw Iโ€™m based in Berlin, but mostly on the road these days.

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@levelsio | 5yr

(!) I love the design but itโ€™s not ergonomic. Your hands are supposed to rest flat or you actually will be CAUSING repetitive strain injury.

Your better off making a stand that raises the screenโ€™s top to eye level and then adding a wireless keyboard and mouse to it. Thatโ€™s ergonomic.

I honestly like the design and saw you advertise it before somewhere else, but it literally causes RSI.

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Iโ€™ve used it for a while now and itโ€™s quite ergonomic.
Of course if you use it on a table itโ€™s better with a keyboard, but itโ€™s ok also without it.
Awesome if you use it on the couch/armchair

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@ricricucit | 5yr

Have you tried it yet?

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@mikevallano | 6yr

@ricricucit amazing product! love it.

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@ricricucit | 5yr

thanks @mikevallano !

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@danielgenser | 6yr

So I ended up buying the Kensington EasyRider. Itโ€™s not attractive, and a little bulkier than Iโ€™d like, but it does the job for now. When the Roost is available again, Iโ€™ll probably upgrade to it, though.

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@gijsheerkens | 6yr

Iโ€™m using the Kensington EasyRiser

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@danielgenser | 6yr

@gijsheerkens Looks like that one folds flat?

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@gijsheerkens | 6yr

Yes thatโ€™s correct. Thatโ€™s why I bought this.

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I hate to link LifeHacker, but having a quick google, what about something like the: Cool Master NotePal U2 - Where itโ€™s not collapsible, due to the design, I can imagine flipping it the other way and having it hug my macbook whilst in transport - making it less space wasting. Obviously, you donโ€™t have to go with that exact model but I bet there are a lot of similarly designed stands that can hug your laptop.

Okay, okay, I admit it, I just wanted to say โ€œhug your laptopโ€. :smiley:

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@danielgenser | 6yr

Well, until I find something that is going to be portable, Iโ€™ll keep doing this. :smile:

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@chrisdietr | 6yr

I also have the Roost but i find it a bit high for good posture.
or I need a better chair, do more yoga :wink:

I also bought an external monitor. will sell it when i leave. rinse repeat.
For coffee shops I have an an aviiq http://gizmodo.com/5410981/aviiq-aluminium-laptop-stand-review

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@magalhini | 6yr

Great question! Would be very interested to see what everyone else is using. I find it invaluable to always have some kind of stand for the laptop, but carrying it around is always such a hassle!

For my everyday coffee shop 'here and 'there, I pack these two tiny little clips in my pocket: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007CYBWUY?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

They help a little bit with the posture and theyโ€™re easier to carry than a piece of fruit! I do recommend them, even though technically not being a stand.

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@sdurazo | 6yr

Thank you for this @magalhini I am looking or something quick to assemble and dissemble for those 2-3 hour coffee shop stops. Makes a difference when a laptop is raised even just a little bit!

I am however curious to what other people use for travel besides the roost? I am wondering if the new version will be more compact?

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@mikevallano | 6yr

Also, currently out of stock, but I use one of these little collapsable ones: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834999220.

Iโ€™ve had it for a few years and I love it. You can spill your coffee and not ruin your laptop. It also allows airflow if you happen to be working where itโ€™s quite hot and your laptop is running lots of processes.

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@skatkov | 6yr

Iโ€™m a happy owner of The Roost stand. It saves money on Thai massages and my neck feels much better now :slight_smile: (not to mention, that my laptop is properly ventilated now)

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Lots of people recommend The Roost for its portability and lightness.

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@danielgenser | 6yr

Such a tease! :smile:

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@levelsio | 6yr

They just sold out. New version will be out soon though. I live by The Roost myself :slight_smile:

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What are some nice French beach towns?

 

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I'm thinking to head over to France during the winter and I'm looking for recommendations on a good French town that has beach and is warm enough during the winter.

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Driving from Italy to Croatia..how to handle passport?


in Croatia by @ld | 8d 8 days ago | 3 comments

Hello, we are US citizens that have been able to stay in Italy past our standard visa stay due to covid. Now we must leave. We want to drive to Croatia as our โ€œout of EUโ€ stay. But Iโ€™m now wondering what considerations I need to take care of for my visa. I wonโ€™t go through an airport and get my passport stamped. But I assume I need to get my passport stamped as a way to prove Iโ€™m out of the EU.

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tl;dr: introduce yourself in this thread.

We must all get sick of the same backpacker travel questions when we meet new friends, I know I do.

You know the ones - where are you from, whereโ€™ve you been, where are you going, what do you do, how long have you been doing it - etc.

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No need to answer them all if you donโ€™t want to :smile:
But the more you shareโ€ฆ The merrier!

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Best/quickest way from Italy to Croatia?


in Croatia by @ld | 14d 14 days ago | 3 comments

Hello,

We are in Umbria until August 31. We've been here since March, but crisis-level visa extensions are over. After that we have to leave the EU. We would like to stay out of the USA (our home) due to it's covid crisis, at the same time we want to be responsible about travel. Ideally we would not travel at all, rather stay hidden in the countryside of Umbria forever until covid is more under control globally, but here we are!

So we must leave the Schengen zone. We should avoid USA. We should avoid long air travel.

We were thinking Croatia.

Do you recommend a route to Croatia? We are open to long train rides. Ideally not long ferry rides. Is there a ferry route under 4 hours? I read about it...I don't see it. If not, the other option is to make our way north and up over to Croatia via train.

I'd appreciate your thoughts and insights!

Thanks.

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Appreciate it!

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Did you learn any Thai before staying in Chiang Mai?


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Iโ€™m curious to know how many people learned some Thai before going there. Learning languages is a hobby of mine but Iโ€™m very put off by how complex the writing system is, and if I decide not to learn it Iโ€™ll probably cross Chiang Mai off my bucket list. I prefer to be at least conversational in a language before I do an extended stay in a country. Iโ€™m curious how people who learned no Thai did getting by. And Iโ€™m curious, from people who did learn some, if itโ€™s any easier than it seems? Thanks!

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by @amirrafiepour | 3yr 2 years ago | 1 comment

Has anybody traveled as a DN with a one way ticket and two laptops?

Iโ€™m going to Chile in a couple weeks and I only have a one way ticket and Iโ€™m going to Argentina after Chile. I donโ€™t know when so that is why I still have not bought my onward ticket to Argentina but I will go there before my Chilean visa expires. Iโ€™m also going to carry my work windows laptop and my personal mac with me.

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Is carrying around my laptop in a backpack every day safe in South America?


by @skarabox | 3yr 2 years ago | 9 comments

Hello everyone, I usually carry my laptop in my day backpack, walk around the town in my home country (Poland) and work in coffee shops / shopping centers, other quiet places I find or like.

My question is, how would carrying around my laptop on myself every day around the town work in practice in those places in terms of safety in South America.

I prefer to travel by a city communication than taxis and like to walk around too, but my concern is that I will get blatantly robbed with a gun or knife in a side street and lose my whole backpack with a laptop.

If anyone living in those cities could share their experience about how likely this situation is to occur, as obviously being white and foreign will make me stand out in the first place.

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Which laptop charger case are you carrying?


by @srg_b | 3yr 3 years ago | 1 comment

Iโ€™m looking for a case in which I can put my laptop charger, mouse, power bank and proprietary cables, and then put that case into a backpack. Any ideas? Thx!

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What laptop/tablet do you prefer for remote working?

 

by @roberthopman | 4yr 4 years ago | 29 comments

Hi,

as Iโ€™m looking into buying a new laptop/tablet, Iโ€™m wondering what everybody is using here for work and why?

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by @jeanbog | 4yr 4 years ago | 10 comments

Hello :smile:

I am going to buy a new laptop, a lightweight one. And I am considering removing the battery as a option to remove extra weight (~350g / ~0,77lbs, I guess).
Because I used to work on my laptop at library, I am not able to image situations where there is no plug.

So, when are you using your laptop on battery ?

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Can you insure a laptop if you're already traveling?


by @danielmcclure | 4yr 4 years ago | 1 comment

Can anyone recommend an insurance company that will specifically insure a laptop for a few months or more for a UK citizen whilst already abroad for over a year and without a return date?

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Portable external laptop battery for MacBook Pro?


by @pezmc | 4yr 4 years ago | 4 comments

Hi all,

Iโ€™ve been doing some research on external batteries for the MacBook having seen a HyperJuice in someoneโ€™s desk shot. There was also a thread on this about a year ago: Whatโ€™s the best portable battery charger for a MacBook?

My findings so far are that itโ€™s very important which laptop you have. A MacBook โ€˜Newโ€™ (USB-C) seems to have the most options, followed by a MacBook Air which has a low power requirement, the MacBook Pro 13" which has a medium power requirement and the MacBook Pro 15" which has a very high power requirement and very limited options.

Iโ€™ve found the below, have any of you used/tried them? Do you know of any alternatives? Personally Iโ€™m looking for something that works well with the MacBook Pro 15" but share anything as others may find it useful!

  • HyperJuice - comes in sizes 60/100/150/222WH - requires a modification to your MacBook charger as they canโ€™t use the patented MagSafe2 adapter.
  • BatteryBox - 60 Wh - uses a custom compatible charger that works with the Air/Pro/MacBook
  • ChugPlug - 65 Wh - MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13" only, small battery capacity
  • Xiaomi power bank - ~80 Wh - MacBook USB-C only
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Is it safe to work with your laptop from coffee shops in South/Central Amerca?


by @dhamm | 4yr 4 years ago | 11 comments

Iโ€™m considering traveling to Panama, Colombia, Ecuador or Peru in the coming month and it is important for me to be able to work from a coffee shop at an outside table. Is it normal for DNs to be working with their laptops at coffeeshops in these countries, or am I just marking myself to be mugged on the way home?

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How do you dispose of a laptop?


by @kathrynoh | 4yr 4 years ago | 4 comments

I was sure there was already a topic on this but I canโ€™t find it.

If you have to replace your laptop while travelling, how do you go about it?

Iโ€™m assuming itโ€™s best to blitz everything before throwing it out. Also, do you just bin it or is there some process (I guess that would depend on location).

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If my laptop is stolen, what are some quick replacement options?


by @normaldude | 5yr 4 years ago | 10 comments

Hypothetical Scenario: Letโ€™s say Iโ€™m traveling, and Iโ€™m using a Windows 10 laptop to get some work done. Itโ€™s 12 midnight, and my laptop(s) and luggage are suddenly lost. Maybe I went to a restaurant/bar/club, and thieves ransacked my hotel room while I was away. Whatever the case, I still have my wallet & smartphone, and thatโ€™s about it.

At this point, I need a replacement Windows 10 laptop, that I can install programs on, and I need it ASAP, so I can meet a deadline. What are my options?

Is there some 24 hour laptop-replacement-on-demand service out there?

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