Review & Giveaway: AviiQ Portable Quick Stand

iFans is giving away BOTH the AviiQ Portable Quick Stand and the previously reviewed AviiQ Portable Laptop Stand. To enter, simply post a comment on this review! You must be a US or Canadian resident. Complete giveaway rules can be found after the break.

Last month, I took an in-depth look at AviiQ‘s CES award-winning Portable Laptop Stand for laptops in the 13″ to 17″ range. Its unique folding design and sleek aluminum appearance gave it a very favorable review. Its $59.99† price tag, however, wasn’t so great.

Then, last week, AviiQ released the less expensive and similar looking Portable Quick Stand for laptops up to 17″ in size. I’ve got my hands on these stands and will be assessing whether or not it has the same award-winning characteristics as its more expensive counterpart!

Giveaway & Rules

Enter to win both of these AviiQ laptop stands!

To enter to win both the AviiQ Portable Quick Stand & Portable Laptop Stand for your 17″ or smaller laptop, simply post a comment on this review. Here are the complete giveaway rules and guidelines to enter:

  • 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 using a random number sequence.
  • You do not need to own a laptop to enter this giveaway.
  • Entry Deadline: 17 May 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 forfeiting the prize and of a subsequent redraw of this prize based on all original entries received.

Design

It’s flat, then it’s triangular!

The AviiQ (pronounced a-veek) Portable Quick Stand has a unique triangular folding design that makes it very portable and great for on-the-go use. You can bring the stand with you wherever you go, 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 less than 1/4″ in thickness and weighs 5.5 ounces.

The laptop rests on the stand at an angle of about 12 degrees, which AviiQ claims to be great from an ergonomic standpoint. After trying out the stand, it does offer good typing posture that alleviates the wrist pain that I sometimes experience when using my laptop on a flat surface. This angle also allows for the laptop to be raised two inches off of the surface beneath it, allowing for better airflow, and subsequently allowing for the laptop to run cooler and more efficiently.

If you are sitting, it is best to use the stand in this position

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 flexible silicone plastic. You can get the stand in five different colors: onyx black, cadet grey, chartreuse green, cerulean blue, and magenta.

If you are standing, it is best to use the stand in this position

The only fault in this stand’s design occurs when there is no laptop placed on it. Without this added weight, the stand doesn’t sit very flat on a surface and “pops up” instead. According to AviiQ, this is a purposeful feature to prevent mishandling and to allow for easier storage. I still think it’s just a design flaw, but it’s only minor anyways.

Score: ★★★★

Value For Money

You can get your own AviiQ Portable Quick Stand for $39.99† with free 7 to 14 day ground shipping within the contiguous United States. By using the coupon code AVIIQLIKE at checkout, you can save an additional 10% off of your purchase, which brings the price of the stand down to $35.99†.

I really like this price point that AviiQ is offering, as they have listened to customers opinions about some of their other pricey products. If you live outside of the United States, however, you’ll be more than disappointed to hear about AviiQ’s $30 flat rate for all international shipping orders. That’s crazy! The company does claim to be working on getting a more cost-effective shipping solution in place.

Score: ★★★★

Final Thoughts

This stand is great for work, school, home, or travel. It’s great anywhere, really, because of its portable convenience. Shove it in a bag even, whatever works for you. AviiQ has a 30-day money back guarantee in case you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. Do I recommend it? Absolutely.

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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.
Thanks to Pedro at Max Borges Agency for the review sample.


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