This One-Piece MacBook Stand Is Made In Same Factory As Apple’s Unibody Macs

This One-Piece MacBook Stand Is Made In Same Factory As Apple’s Unibody Macs

SAN FRANCISCO, MACWORLD/IWORLD 2012 – Rain Design’s new one-piece MacBook stand is made in the same factory that makes Apple’s unibody Macs, says the company.

According to vice president Aven Koh, the mTower Stand ($50) is carved from a single piece of aluminum using the same process that Apple pioneered for its one-piece MacBooks, a process known as “unibody.”

Rain Design said mastering the unibody process is much harder than it looks. The company worked for months getting the design right, before debuting here it at Macworld/iWorld this week.

The mTower Stand fits the 15-inch MacBook Pro, standing it upright when used with an external monitor. Versions for other MacBooks, including the popular Air models, are coming shortly.

This One-Piece MacBook Stand Is Made In Same Factory As Apple’s Unibody Macs

  • Chris

    finally they actually sell carved aluminium, not just stamped metal :) 

  • Fitz

    Am I the only one that thinks stands for your macbook are effing stupid?

  • Dilbert A

    Love the materials, but they need to try to ape Apple’s design language as well.

  • Blake Beavers

    I still think the mStand is better… I’ve never understand the appeal of having you MB closed while attached to a screen rather than open and having 2 screens…

  • Alex

    “a process known as “unibody.””

    Or CNC machining as the rest of the world calls it ….

  • ram

    Well, You should know whats Unibody before commenting. You probably know the meaning of CNC properly. But thats not enough

  • Alex

    Having just replaced on an MBP top case I’m pretty I know sure what unibody means….  The article makes it sound it sound like its amazing process, which if work you with things that a little bit more advanced the consumer level electronics its not…

  • djrobsd

    Some of us use our Macbook Pro as a desktop replacement.  So we would rather have it neatly in a stand off to the side of our desks then cluttering the desks with a laptop.  

  • djrobsd

    This is a lame product.  The Twelve South book arc is much nicer, smaller footprint then this thing.. Not sure who will buy it, but hey always nice to have a little more competition.  

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