Super-Light Aviiq Portable Laptop Stand Expensive but Versatile [Review]

Super-Light Aviiq Portable Laptop Stand Expensive but Versatile [Review]

Aviiq’s Portable Laptop Stand ($60) is very similar to the manufacturer’s other stand we reviewed a few weeks ago, the Portable Quick Stand. The big difference? You can actually use this one on your lap, and it’ll even work with an iPad. It’s also considerably more expensive.

Still, the extra $20 might be worth it. If you find yourself doing a lot of work sans-table — in bed or at an airport terminal with no free tables, for instance — this laptop stand might be a better choice: it’ll prop your MBP or MBA up at a better angle, keep it stable (or from sliding) and keep your MBP’s warm bum off your legs.

And if you’ve got an iPad, it’ll work with that in a pinch too. Even though it’s probably not designed to fit an iPad, the rubber tabs at the top are spaced close enough together to fit the iPad’s back.

Like the PQS, this stand is made from Hylite; only this time, Aviiq uses the material as intended, its live joints flexing to make a metallic origami stucture. Partly because of this, the Portable Laptop Stand also looks more professional than the PQS. It also comes with its own carrying bag and extra rubber feet.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Super-Light Aviiq Portable Laptop Stand Expensive but Versatile [Review]

Super-Light Aviiq Portable Laptop Stand Expensive but Versatile [Review]

  • TylerHoj

    $10 at Wal Mart buys you a black generic knock-odd that looks almost identical. I’ve had the stand for over a year now and it’s put up with my abuse soooo….I’m gunna stick with that. 

  • elimilchman

    Hey, nothing like Walmart for good deals. 

  • crateish

    Whenever someone mentions Walmart, I am tempted to Give them $10 just to stop them from mentioning Walmart.

  • crateish

    Whenever someone mentions Walmart, I am tempted to Give them $10 just to stop them from mentioning Walmart.

  • Ara Rubyan

    this is funny. you can get the same effect by using 2″ 3-ring binder. which you probably having laying around somewhere.

  • elimilchman

    Haven’t tried a binder to dot he same thing,but it might work. One foreseeable drawback though — the binder’ll take up more space in your bag.

  • Ara Rubyan

    Fold it inside out — fits fine. 

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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