More and more of us are trading in our desktops for a laptop and external display combination. I recently made the jump myself when I purchased a MacBook Pro 13″ Retina, along with an Apple Cinema Display. While this type of set-up can be super convenient, leaving your MacBook to lay flat on your desk is hardly convenient since it takes up valuable space. That is where the mTower Vertical Stand comes in, since it helps you reclaim some precious desk real estate. It also looks quite neat.
The mTower Vertical Stand is made of an anodized aluminum body that matches the MacBook aesthetics to a T. But not only does this stand help relieve space on your desk, it also has the benefit of working as a heat sink – so that with the notebook’s bottom turned to the side, its entire surface also dissipates heat better.
There is also yet another reason why the mTower Vertical Stand “stands out” amongst other MacBook stands and that is that it’s design allows for room to stash some items under the Macbook. Finally, the stand is also quite versatile as it’s able to fit multiple Macbook models with it included adapters. That includes the Macbook Pro 13, 15, 17 and the MacBook Air 11 and 13, making it a solid accessory investment.
Rain Design’s mTower Vertical Stand for MacBook manages to take up only about a third of your MacBook’s footprint, while matching that Apple aesthetic perfectly. To top it all off, it also helps cool your overworked laptop, and it offers a good value by being compatible with most Macs. The mTower macbook stand retails for a very reasonable $49.90.
The Good: Saves space, matches your MacBook, cools your MacBook, priced affordably, compatible with all current MacBook models.
The Bad: Nothing yet!