We run an active office. Sometimes getting out of our own way is just as tricky as getting out of somebody else's way. As any visitor will tell you, there are certainly more laptops here than there are desks. Thus, we are always looking for ways to help maximize our space and to work more efficiently. So when we saw the LapWorks Z-Lift, we knew we wanted to give it a test run. After a month of use, we are ready to share some of our thoughts about the Z-Lift.
The LapWorks Z-Lift is a heavy-duty notebook stand which can raise a laptop to a comfortable height for a standing user. It has a built-in cooling fan, USB ports, and an easy-to-adjust support mechanism. Note the vents and slight gap designed into the platform. This creates a space for air movement and efficient cooling of the bottom of the notebook.
Height and tilt adjustments were a breeze, as the support mechanism does not require the user to tighten knobs or screws. A set of clever tension-locking clamps at the joints keep the angles where they are set...even during "aggressive" use. This is a huge convenience as different users can quickly adjust the stand without tools or fuss.
Generously sized rubber pads and an adjustable lip can keep the heaviest laptops (up to 17lbs) from slipping. The Z-Lift folds flat at a height of a bit more than an inch, but can expand 9.5" vertically to accommodate standing users.
As we had mentioned, we have been using the LapWorks Z-Lift at the RainyDayMagazine office for about a month. The staff here are hard on the gear. We don't take kindly to things which can't handle the abuse. During that time, the Z-Lift has proved itself worthy to run with the crew.
Taller users will find this stand useful for raising a laptop to the proper viewing height during seated use. Others may find it perfect as a stand for a "walk-up" laptop shared amongst a group of users. Whatever your specific needs, if you need an easily adjustible, rugged, desk stand for a laptop, you will not find a better one than this Z-Lift. [Permalink] - LapWorks Z-Lift