Do you travel with a laptop stand?

I hate to link LifeHacker, but having a quick google, what about something like the: Cool Master NotePal U2 - Where it’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 don’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 “hug your laptop”. :smiley:

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I’m using the Kensington EasyRiser

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@gijsheerkens Looks like that one folds flat?

Yes that’s correct. That’s why I bought this.

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

I use one that i build and market myself indipendently
which i think –honestly– fits all Digital Nomads needs.

It’s simple, sight (~200 grams / ~7 Ounces), portable…and affordable!
It’s called “Laptop Stand made of Wood” and currently it costs only 20,00 €

Here’s a picture of it (fits ALL Laptops models from 10" to 15" wide):

You can use it with or without external devices (so you don’t have to worry if mouse and keyboard don’t fit in your luggage) and it remains attached to the Laptop Stand so that you can don’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:

You can find it on
@DanielGenser …you might want to give it a try :wink:

It’s build in FSC certified (beech) wood and shipped into an FSC certified packaging, so it’s even 99% eco-friendly.


I ended up ditching the Kensington stand because it was pretty big and ugly. We switched to these instead:

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

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

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

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

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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. Here’s a photo of Larissa (my girlfriend) using my mac and the roost at our home office in Chiang Mai.

@ricricucit amazing product! love it.

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

thanks @mikevallano !

I’m working with [StandStand][1] combining standing and sitting during the day.

I’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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(!) I love the design but it’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 screen’s top to eye level and then adding a wireless keyboard and mouse to it. That’s ergonomic.

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


Have you tried it yet?

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

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