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AViiQ Laptop Stand — Review

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Today’s review item is a laptop stand from AViiQ and it is the smallest, most portable stand that I have encountered to date. The AViiQ stand was so highly regarded that it was selected as an Innovations Design and Engineering Award honoree in the Computer Accessories product category at the 2010 CES.

What differentiates the AViiQ laptop stand most from the competition is its ability to fold down into a 1/4” thin plate. This allows it to be easily stored and transported in most any laptop bag or even sleeve.

The first thing you’ll notice is the sleek, intelligent packaging.  For this product AViiQ emulated the Apple model of industrial design – it comes in a long rectangular box covered by a cardboard sleeve with images of the stand along with a features list.  Slide off the cardboard, and open the physical box to reveal the stand resting in the lower half of the package with the label – Portable Laptop Stand. The top section of the box has a pocket labeled Microfiber Bag, and also included are two replacement silicone feet.  The AViiQ laptop stand comes packaged in its folded orientation and has the appearance of aluminum but is actually composed of Hylite, which is a composite of aluminum and polypropylene making it lighter and more flexible while maintaining rigidity.

The concept behind the AViiQ stand is simple: increased airflow going under the computer keep your system cool and improve battery life.  The 12-degree angle ergonomic lift allows the users hands to stay at a zero degree angle at the wrist, which is the recommended position when using a keyboard.  Visually, the stand looks like it was cut from the same piece of metal as the MacBook Air, which makes it very aesthetically pleasing for Mac-owners like myself.

Conclusion: If you value smart design and want to improve your laptop’s temperature while gaining ergonomic benefits, you should strongly consider getting the AViiQ laptop stand. I know this stand will be a constant companion for my MacBook for years to come.

The Specs:

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  • Folded, the Portable Laptop Stand is less than 1/4″ thick, 12 3/4″ long, 2 3/4″ wide and only 5.5 ounces. It can fit easily into almost any laptop bag or laptop sleeve.
  • The Portable Laptop Stand is made from Hylite, a strong yet lightweight composite of aluminum and polypropylene. By milling some of the aluminium of the Portable Laptop Stand, it is both flexible and rigid.
  • In testing, it was folded over 5,000 times with no wear.
  • Raising your laptop keyboard to a 12 degree angle improves off the table, air can flow under the laptop, allowing it to run cooler.  Rotate it around and use a negative 12 degree angle for raised or standing viewing.

This product was specifically designed for:
Most Apple 13″ to 17″ Macbook & Macbbook Pro Most PC 13″ to 17″ Laptop Computers

Dimensions Expanded (LWH): 12″ x 10″ x 1.5″
Dimensions Collapsed (LWH): 15″ x 12″ x 0.1″
Dimensions Flat (LWH): 15″ x 10″ x 0.03″
Weight (oz): 2.7
Material: Aluminium

This product includes:
(1) AViiQ™ Laptop Stand
(1) Shammy Case
(2) Extra Replacement Silicone Footing

Price: $79.95

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