Great... if you need the laptop to slide your desk.
Written by GREGORY M from FALLS CHURCH
16 of 26 people found this useful
The construction and appearance is good. It has a nice rubber grip on the arms that hold the laptop. Its failing is the base which has no rubber grip, just some black plastic. This means that if you have a smooth surface like you may find on a table or desk, the stand will easily slide around. If you want that feature, this is the perfect stand. I find that it slides enough that you can pull a magsafe cable and drag the stand with laptop off the desk (for example turning you chair). For $70, you shouldn't have to be in search of a rubber mat to set it on.
At work I use the Griffin Elevator and love it. However, for the next couple weeks I will be working from home. I probably should have brought my trusted Griffin home with me, but instead am using the Hi-Rise that my husband had stashed in the closet. (He used the Hi-Rise with his 2013 15" MacBook Pro Retina at his previous job, but when he switched companies he had to go back to Windows and this stand went to the closet.)
I have been using it for a week now with my late 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I have found I cannot trust it at all. The base slides constantly on the desk, you would think it had been designed with slider feet. And the laptop constantly slips off the stand despite the rubber grips. I am constantly checking it and sliding it back up, and twice now it has slid off the stand entirely. Once it landed in my chair, but today it hit the floor. Luckily it seems unharmed, but no way am I using the stand anymore.
I am only giving it two stars because my husband said he never had a problem with it.