The Apple-only accessory maker, Twelve South, has come up with the sleekest and most Apple-esque stick-on stand for MacBooks designed with extreme portability and convenience in mind. While not the first stick-on kickstand accessory for MacBooks, the new BaseLift does feature a higher degree of elevated typing as well as a familiar Smart Cover-like functionality compared to a similar rival – the Bluelounge Kickflip stand. Twelve South's BaseLift is a portable folding stand and lap pad all in one single, svelte flat cover that sticks to the bottom of your MacBook.Read More
After it released its AL13 aluminum bumper case for the iPhone, Designed by M is looking to reduce the amount of heat your MacBook generates by elevating it in order to increase cooling air flow underneath it with what the company calls the Curb. Featuring a MagSafe power cord catcher notched in its center, the Curb is a long silicone stand designed as a minimalist scalene triangle so it can be used in two different firm elevation heights that work on a flat desk surface, your lap or on a bed while reducing heat and thus fan noise. The Curb isn't the first of its kind, but it is one of the more affordably priced and good looking stands out there. Designed by M's Curb will ship in October, and you can pre-order one starting today in 7 colors for $13.
In the search for greater heights, Twelve South has released the first height-adjustable MacBook stand called the HiRise. Not to be confused with the company's $80 HiRise for iMacs and Apple Displays, the sturdy aluminum-made HiRise is beautifully designed to elevate and provide an adjustable platform for any MacBook to your ideal ergonomic viewing angle. The HiRise can also align the MacBook's screen with that of an external Apple Display for a perfectly matching dual-display setup environment.
Twelve South's MacBook HiRise features a spring-loaded piston that lets you easily adjust the height, non-slip arms that improve the airflow and can accommodate all MacBook sizes from an 11-inch MacBook Air to a 15-inch MacBook Pro. The HiRise height-adjustable stand for MacBooks is available now for $70.