Roost Notebook Stand, A Carbon-Fiber Scaffold For Your MacBook

If you a) use a MacBook and b) hate it when you lose the use of your arms and neck than you might like the Roost, a notebook stand that puts your MacBook at the perfect angle and height for working safely, without causing pain and RSI disorders. Oh, and it looks like the bottom of the Eiffel tower, which is cool.

My usual panicked reaction to wrist pain is to put my Macbook on a stack of books, grab and old keyboard from the Gadget Store and take a tray of ice from the freezer (the ice is for the mint juleps I prescribe myself for pain, not for applying to the wrists). And it works about as well as you’d expect (not at all). The Roost does a much better job, opening up to make a high and sturdy-looking stand for the Mac, and leaving space underneath for your keyboard.

When not in use the Roost folds down for portability, collapsing like a music stand into a light five-ounce package. This is possible thanks to the use of carbon fiber and plastic (or “super plastic” as it’s called on the site). It’s also good for keeping your MacBook out of harms way in kitchens and workshops.

The Roost is a Kickstarter project that has a buy-in of $60 (minimum) and should be available in August. Your shoulders will thank you for it.

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  • Realitista

    Beware that this stand doesn’t fit most Dell laptops. I missed the little link on the Kickstarter page and found out the hard way that this stand fits mostly Apple laptops.

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