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    Mstand need advice... not sure if its worth it
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    Question Mstand need advice... not sure if its worth it
    Hi All,
    I'm in need of making my desk into a proper workstation, I feel the best way to start doing that is to get a laptop stand for my MBP because just looking down at it makes me feel hunched over since it's not at eye-level.

    I wanted anyone's advice if they had used this stand and had good or bad experiences with it, my friend bought the iMac version stand by Rain Design and he was very happy with it to hide his keyboard. But it doesn't do much else besides have extra usb ports.

    mStand - features

    Does anyone know if the version they are selling has a cut out so you can still use the remote with it? The only reason I would like it better than other laptop stands is that it seems tall enough that I could put another keyboard under it to save space while working, and it does happen to match my computer

    Anything good or bad about the stand I'd love to know, $50 seems kind of expensive for a stand but if it's worth it I'd get it.

    Thanks.
    Courtney

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    Mstand need advice... not sure if its worth it
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    I have one and I love it, but there is no cut-out for the remote sensor.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Mstand need advice... not sure if its worth it
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    Do you miss that you can't use the remote?? Or that's not a big deal for you?

    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    I have one and I love it, but there is no cut-out for the remote sensor.

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    Mstand need advice... not sure if its worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepster View Post
    Do you miss that you can't use the remote?? Or that's not a big deal for you?
    I very rarely use the remote - only if I have the MacBook Pro attached to the TV - and then it's not at my desk.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Mstand need advice... not sure if its worth it
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    Ok cool thanks, maybe I could modify it, drill a hole or something, since that will be its permanent home and I do often use the remote currently.

    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    I very rarely use the remote - only if I have the MacBook Pro attached to the TV - and then it's not at my desk.

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    Mstand need advice... not sure if its worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepster View Post
    Ok cool thanks, maybe I could modify it, drill a hole or something, since that will be its permanent home and I do often use the remote currently.
    You know what - I'm not in front of it at the moment (the stand is at work), but now that I think about it, it doesn't cover the remote sensor. It's directly next to the lip, exposed.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Mstand need advice... not sure if its worth it
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    Oh ok well maybe you could check on Monday or whenever you get back to work and let me know. That would be very awesome if it didn't cover it because then I would totally buy it right now. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    You know what - I'm not in front of it at the moment (the stand is at work), but now that I think about it, it doesn't cover the remote sensor. It's directly next to the lip, exposed.

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    Mstand need advice... not sure if its worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepster View Post
    Oh ok well maybe you could check on Monday or whenever you get back to work and let me know. That would be very awesome if it didn't cover it because then I would totally buy it right now. Thanks.
    The IR receiver is definitely exposed. The lip sits just to the right of where the receiver is.

    Sorry for the crappy cellphone pic:

    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Mstand need advice... not sure if its worth it
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    No worries that's exactly what I was hoping to hear, that the photo was even better than I was expecting! You've totally confirmed that I'm going to buy one, it doesn't even look bad either ;-) Sounds like a great stand thanks a TON :-D

    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    The IR receiver is definitely exposed. The lip sits just to the right of where the receiver is.

    Sorry for the crappy cellphone pic:


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