Portable Laptop Desk (StandStand) Review

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I’ve known for awhile now that sitting too much was at least contributing to my back pain. So last year I decided to make some changes, starting with buying my first sit-stand work desk. This allowed me to take breaks from sitting all day and has seemed to help alleviate some discomforts.

As much as I enjoy my height adjustable desk…it’s missing one thing…portability. That’s where the “StandStand” is quite handy. The StandStand is a portable laptop pedestal that allows you to work from a standing position, anywhere you can find a table, countertop or bench to place it on (park, coffee shop, library, etc). It’s basically a booster seat for your laptop.

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The stand comes in 3 different height options (9″, 12″ and 14″) and two wood types (Bamboo and Baltic Birch). As you can see in the photo above, the packaging is simple and un-wasteful.

I received the Baltic Birch 14″. Here’s a closeup of the wood and finish, along with the stamped logo. The somewhat ambiguous logo apparently was a happy accident when constructing the StandStand, but works perfectly as a visual identifier and a functioning part of the design.

stand stand logo

Assembly is simple…just 3 interlocking parts that create a solid base when connected. One piece easily slides into the other…

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So not much else to say really. This is a well constructed, portable, easy to assemble product that fills a need. At no point using the stand, did I feel my laptop was not secure. Tiny rubber feet prevent sliding…and the rubber feet on your laptop base keep it secure.

I think this stand is most useful for folks who work from their laptop, but don’t have the money or room for a full size standing desk. It’s also great for those who spend a lot of time on the go but get tired of sitting the entire time their working.

Sure, you’re not always going to find the perfect table height to work from, but you can always adjust your typing angle slightly and tilt your computer screen to accommodate for adequate viewing.

Personally, I think the price is a bit steep, but these are made of quality materials and well crafted. They’re also made in the USA by a smaller Kickstarter funded company.

If you’d like to learn more about the StandStand, you can do so here. They are currently selling at $99 for the Bamboo and $69 for the Baltic Birch. Thanks for reading.

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Derek Kimball

Derek is the founder of DesignBuddy and a full time graphic designer. He specializes in logo creation and visual branding. Over the past 13 years Derek has helped hundreds of clients grow their business and establish a stronger brand identity. View his portfolio, or get in touch. If you'd like to receive an occasional free newsletter with useful design related content, please subscribe here.

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