Review & Giveaway: AviiQ Portable Laptop Stand

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You’re looking at the world’s thinnest portable laptop stand—and you can win one! Just post a comment on this review to enter!

AviiQ’s portable laptop stand didn’t even have to show its face at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to garner some attention. The stand was a 2010 innovations honoree at last year’s show, without holding a booth at the expo, and has received almost widespread critical acclaim.

The stand is specifically designed for most MacBooks, including the Air and Pro variants, and PC laptops that are between 13 inches to 17 inches in size. For those wondering, I am using a 13″ MacBook Air throughout the course of this review.

Giveaway

To enter to win an AviiQ portable laptop stand for your MacBook, including the Pro and Air variants, or PC laptop, that is between 13″ to 17″ in size, just post a comment on this review. The stand will be shipped free of charge from their end. Complete rules:

  • You must be a resident of Canada or the continental United States.
  • You must be a registered user of the iFans.com community.
  • You must not be a staff member, of a paid or volunteer position, on the iFans.com community.
  • There is no age requirement to enter this giveaway.
  • One winner will be chosen by the means of a random number sequence.
  • You do not need to own a laptop to enter this giveaway.
  • Entry Deadline: 31 Mar 2011, 11:59 PM EST (GMT – 5:00)
  • Failure to claim or acknowledge your prize within 3 days (72 hours) will result in your acknowledgement of forfeiture of the prize and a subsequent redraw based on all original entries

Design

I don’t typically discuss the packaging of accessories, but AviiQ’s portable laptop stand comes in a unique rectangular box that flips open from the center. It’s very cool and can be used as a storage solution when you aren’t using the stand.

The AviiQ (pronounced a-veek) portable laptop stand has a unique folding design that makes it very portable and an excellent choice for on-the-go use. Bring the stand with you wherever you might be, use it, and fold it up when you’re done. The stand, made of a patented material called Hylite, is extremely lightweight and flexible while still maintaining enough durability to support a laptop without question. It measures in at 1 mm thin when open and a ¼ inch thin when folded and weighs 5.5 ounces.

The laptop rests on the stand at an angle of about 12 degrees, which AviiQ claims to be for ergonomic purposes. After trying out the stand, it does offer besting typing posture that alleviates the wrist pain that can arise from using your laptop on certain flat surfaces. This angle also allows for the laptop to be raised two inches off of the surface beneath it, allowing for better airflow, which enables the laptop to run cooler and more efficiently.

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Asides from having a good ergonomic design, this stand is also equally as well designed from an aesthetics point of view. In short, this stand looks great. It has a very sleek and shiny design that is made out of thin aluminum sheets molded together by a flexible type of plastic known as polypropylene. The aluminum combined with grey plastic nubs keeps your laptop sturdy on the stand.

Score: ★★★★★

Value For Money

Despite the attention to detail both ergonomically and aesthetically, you’ll have to fork out a hefty $59.99 to get your own AviiQ portable laptop stand. The stand comes bundled with a microfiber carrying bag and an extra pair of grey nubs. Free 7 to 14 day ground shipping is available within the United States.

By using the coupon code AVIIQLIKE at checkout, you can save an additional 20% off of your purchase, which brings the price of the stand down by an additional $12.

Score: ★★★

Final Thoughts

This stand makes a great travel accessory but is also great for using at home or wherever you may be. AviiQ has a 30-day money back guarantee in case you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. It earns a strong recommendation despite its hefty price tag.

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† All prices are in US currency unless stated otherwise.
This review was written by the iFans.com Review Team. Overall scores are rounded to the nearest half or full star.
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