Name: AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand
Rating: Strong Recommend*
Have you ever worked long hours with your laptop and notice how hot they got underneath? This clever device will help you over come this issue by placing your laptop at 12 degrees and creating a channel for hot air to dissipate.
This is the first time we test one that is "portable" and even better: foldable! It weighs next to nothing, the machining is clean and nice, matching the quality you would expect from a product coming from Cupertino. The way it folds and unfolds is almost like origami; the polypropylene has elastic memory, so once you start unfolding the stand, it almost knows where the two tabs need to go... Like magic!
Just unboxing the AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand is a unique experience. The box itself (after you remove the slip cover) is a thing of beauty and joy. The material and the high quality construction of "just the box", will prepare you for what's inside.
The body of the AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand is made from Hylite, a composite material comprised of aluminum sheets bonded to a polypropylene core. By milling off the aluminum and leaving the polypropylene the material becomes flexible. The feet of the stand are injection-molded Dynaflex, a thermoplastic elastomer.
The AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand is exceptionally light, thin and simple to use. When folded flat it slides into any laptop bag (even a laptop sleeve!) but when it's folded for use it supports the keyboard at a 12 degree angle and allows air to flow underneath, dissipating heat from the laptop. The simple, geometric form of the AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand, as well as the brushed aluminum, complements the design of most of today's laptops.
The AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand adheres to the tenet that form should follow function. It has a minimalist aesthetic: four aluminum plates with white plastic hinges and matte grey feet; the light simplicity of the design mirrors the physical weight, size and ease-of-use of the Laptop Stand itself. Even though other laptop stands are designed to support inherently mobile products, they are generally not designed to travel, and the ones that are don't support the keyboard at an ergonomically-correct angle. The AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand folds flat to fit easily into a laptop bag and is less than 1/4″ thick and weighs only 5.25 oz. It unfolds in less than 2 seconds and can support up to 17″ laptops. The aluminum in Hylite, along with the airflow underneath, helps to dissipate heat to improve battery life and overall longevity.
If you travel a lot, or take your laptop from home to work and vice-versa; the AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand is a good option to keep your laptop cool and your projects going!
Supports up to a 17" Laptop
Size and weight:
- Folded: 12.75" x 2.75" x 0.25"
- Unfolded: 11" x 9" x 1.75"
- Angle: 12 Degrees
- Weight: 5.5 ounce
(Images: Joel Pirela)
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