Aviiq Freshens Its Origami-Like Portable Laptop Stand, Cuts Price


I’ve long been a big fan of Aviiq‘s laptop stands — so much so that I almost never use my MBP without a stand under it. Why? It props the MacBook up at an angle better suited to typing, raises the screen close to eye-level, and allows for better cooling by allowing for airflow between the MacBook’s bottom and the desk.

Aviiq has just refreshed the fancier of the two models, the Portable Laptop Stand, and brought down the price considerably.

The refresh is very modest, and mainly cosmetic. The stand now comes in a satin sheen (exclusively from the Apple Store), and the logo has been made less obnoxious. Also, the rubber feet have been beefed up.

The PLS has always been the prettier, cooler (its exotic Hylite material creates a structure that’s kind of a metal version of origami) and more professional of Aviiq’s two stand models — but its cough-inducing $80 pricetag has made the less expensive model, the Portable Quick Stand, somewhat more attractive. But the PLS’s new price at $55 makes it much more of a tough choice.

  • mrtraveler

    I have one of these too and I wasn’t sure if I would actually use it much. Turns out I can’t be without it! It’s my Pro’s BFF!

  • Natalie_5410

    I have one of these and been using it for a few years now. I was looking for a laptop stand I can put on my lap and so I can use my Macbook in bed. It keeps my Macbook cool and saves my lap from burning. It’s so thin and easy to fold so I can just slip it in my computer bag. Turns out I take it to work everyday as well. All in all, I think it’s a great buy.

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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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