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A few people have asked me

what laptop stand I use in my videos.

Well, it’s the mStand by Rain Design.

I bought it a couple of years ago

to use in the office after

spending some time looking

at laptop stands online.

I figured this was one of the best ones

and several years later,

I still think it is.

Let’s take a closer look at it, shall we?

Starting with the design,

the mStand is made entirely from aluminum.

This is good for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, it’s very sturdy.

You can put a ton of weight on this thing

and it will not bend or shake.

It’s designed to use

with any kind of vehicle laptop mount suppliers

as long as the depth of the laptop

is less than about 11 inches.

Whatever laptop you end up using,

it’s very stable thanks

to the rigid form and wide base.

mStand also claims that

the aluminum stand acts

as a heat sink

and theory, I don’t think you’ll

see much real-world benefit

from this but it would

be something interesting

for me to test later on.

Another benefit of

being made from aluminum

is that it’s very lightweight,

so if you need to move the whole stand

with laptop on it closer

to your desk or simply

transport the stand elsewhere,

it’s really easy.

The top of the stand has

four rubber grip feet

to hold your laptop in place

and a very secure lip

that stops your laptop from slipping off.

Hats off to Rain Design for this

because as you can see,

they’ve included a perfectly sized cutout

on the lip so you can

open and close the screen

of your MacBook very easily.

The back has another cutout

that you can use to route cables through

and organize it neatly on your desk.

It’s not perfect but it does do a good job

at keeping the cables all in one place.

Now, the mStand comes in

three different colors

to match your laptop.

Space Gray, which is the

one I have, silver and gold.

I have to say, the finish of mine

has held up very well over the years.

It’s been through three different offices

and moving houses three or four times

and still looks really good,

apart from a bit of wear and tear.

Now, moving on to usage scenarios.

I use my mStand for two main things.

Let me go into the Created Labs studio

to show you in further detail.

Okay, so these are the main ways

that I actually use this

stand in my everyday setup.

So the way I have it set up now

is just a really simple method.

So if you don’t have a

screen or you don’t need one,

you can literally just put the stand here,

a keyboard and a mouse

and you’re good to go.

I found this really good

as well for the webcam.

So if you need to elevate your webcam

so people on the Skype call

aren’t looking up your nostrils,

this is a really good way to do it.

It’s also good for eye strain.

So being a little bit

off the table like this,

your eyes are at more of a natural level

instead of just looking straight down.

So if you’re spending hours

and hours in this position,

it’s much more comfortable.

Now, if you wanted to

rest your palms here,

you definitely can.

As you can see, I’m resting

my hands here and typing

and there’s not really a lot of flex.

It’s very, very comfortable.

So you can definitely type

like this if you would like to.

So this setup here

is probably the most

common way I use the stand

with my setup.

So I’ve worked exactly like

this for about three years

at a previous nine-to-five office job.

I would have the laptop or MacBook

or whatever I’m using set

up either the right side

or the left side.

And this is really cool

because you can actually

just rest your hand

on the trackpad and you can just scroll.

It’s a lot nicer to

scroll on this trackpad.

And then you can also have

your hand on the keyboard

or if the computer is over this way,

you can simply leave your

left hand on the trackpad

and you’ve also got your right

hand on the mouse as well.

And it’s just a really comfortable way

of working and scrolling

through Word documents

or Excel files.

Now, this is really good for

multi-monitor setups obviously

because you can simple drag

everything from left to right

and it’s great because it

elevates this particular screen up

’til about the middle here.

So when you do actually

drag things across,

so you can see there,

it pretty much meets right in the middle

and it just means it’s a very natural way

to transfer pages and programs

between the two screens.

Now, yes, if you don’t want

to be using two screens,

you can simply shut the screen of the Mac

and you can see that the

screen here has reverted

to a single screen.

Now, the other thing I

really like about this stand

is you can store stuff underneath it.

So for example, if I wanted to

put the keyboard under there

or the mouse, I could very easily

and now I’ve got all

this space for writing

or having another laptop here or whatever.

This works even better

if you have the Mac right

in front of you like this,

as I was showing you before

because when you’re done with the Mac,

you can simply close the screen,

put your keyboard underneath it

and now again, you’ve

got all of this space

in front of you ready to go

and everything over here

is away nice and neat.

To me, the only negative of the stand

is that it’s not adjustable

or collapsible at all

but then again, you won’t be

buying a solid aluminum stand

if you wanted either of these

things in the first place.

It’s also a little bit pricier

than other cheaper stands

but like I said before,

this thing is solid

and would probably survive a nuclear war.

Anyway, that’s it for this video.

Hopefully you enjoyed.

There will be a link to the mStand

in the description of this video.

If you have any comments or questions,

make sure you leave them in

the comments section below

but apart from that,

I will catch you guys in the next one.

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