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Sturdy, Elegant, Effective

  • Dec 31, 2013
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This is a very well designed and elegant monitor/laptop stand. It serves three main purposes: it elevates your monitor/laptop, it provides you with more space on your desk, and it provides you with an easier access to the ports at the back of your computer. If you are looking for the ways to declutter your work desk, or make a more effective use of your work environment, then this stand is a great accessory that can help you achieve that.

The main surface of the stand consists of a long 22" by 9" reinforced plastic board. At first the board seemed a bit lightweight and not sturdy enough to support heavier computers, but it turned out to be more than adequate for all of my needs. The stand is supported with two strong aluminum alloy legs, which are easily inserted at the sides. The stand can be adjusted to two different elevations, although I've only used the higher one of the two. I tested the stand with an older 15" MacBook and a 27" Dell monitor. It was able to comfortably support both. The stand also provides extra room for additional accessories on top - a DVD burner or an external hard drive for instance. In terms of the surface area this is one of the biggest stands that I've seen.

The stand has four USB 2 ports on the front, as well as a phones and microphone jacks. The USB ports can be connected to any of the computer's free USB ports through a long, integrated USB cables. Likewise, the phones and mic jacks can be connected to computer via two included cables. This is a very effective way of making the USB ports accessible, especially if you have a computer that otherwise sits underneath your desk. I do wish, however, that the USB hub used the 3.0 version of USB. That would greatly enhance its functionality and make it future proof.

I use this stand with my Mac Mini and it truly is a great stand for this and similar small factor computers. I am able to completely squeeze Mac Mini underneath the stand, which opens up a lot of free real estate on my desk. I can now permanently keep my Wacom tablet in the area where it's most useful. In terms of potential new productivity alone this stand is well worth the investment.

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The Satechi F1 Smart Monitor Stand is the perfect companion for your monitor, laptop, or all-in-one computer. The F1 Smart Monitor Stand simplifies and organizes your desk, while maintaining a clean, functional style.

Adjustable Height for Personalized Comfort
With a slim, modern design the Smart Monitor Stand raises your monitor to one of two preset heights for maximum comfort to reduce eye and neck strain.

Four USB 2.0 Ports and Headphone/Microphone Ports
This monitor stand features 4 USB ports, allowing you to easily connect your USB devices to a convenient location underneath your monitor. Quickly and efficiently transfer data between your computer and camera, smartphone, music player, tablet, flash drive, and external hard drive at rates up to 480Mbps.
Next to the USB ports are headphone and microphone ports - use these to connect headphones or speakers to your computer, as well as a microphone for voice chat or speech-to-text software.

Maximize Work Space
Raise a computer monitor or laptop to improve ventilation and create additional workspace to organize a tablet, laptop, charging station, smartphone, office supplies, keyboard, USB hub, computer mouse, and more.

Aluminum Alloy Legs
The Smart Monitor Stand's strong aluminum alloy legs can support a large variety of devices including a computer monitor, laptop, all-in-one computer, printer, and other devices up to 22lbs.

Includes:
Smart Monitor Stand
2 Audio Cables - 1 for microphone, 1 for headphones
USB cable
2 Aluminum ...

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