Lamicall LN12 Laptop Stand
The portable, practical, and posable LN 12 Laptop Stand is the perfect companion for your MacBook or iPad.Enjoy 360-degree rotation, a rigid dual-hinge adjustment swivel, and a robust, sturdy base. Adjust the riser's height, adjust the riser's angle, and rotate the device to your need. Enjoy a folded state, typing state, viewing form, and turn your desk into a pseudo stand-up desk with the LN12 fully extended.
Perfect Stand Companion for your MacBook or iPad
The Lamicall LN12 Laptop stand arrived in an 11 7/8 inches wide by 10 inches tall by 2 1/4 inches thick tan cardboard box. The cover panel provided the company name along the top left, a generic product name along the bottom left, and an ink-outline drawing of the device toward the mid-right section of the cover. In addition, the top panel provided an ink outline scene of a studio apartment, couch/desk, and cat, while the other side panels provided a “Less Is More logo,” an @ symbol, and “Laptop Stand Series.” Finally, the rear panel provided manufacturing information, a QR code, SKU barcode, and contact information. The only thing missing from the packaging experience was a more specific name like LN12 Subsisto Stand. Latin for to stand, stay, withstand, or resist, a cool name would have rounded out the experience.
To access the product, I lifted the front flap, removed the two internal styrofoam pads, removed the user manual, and finally, the 2-pound 0.9-ounce, silver-metallic stand. Measuring 9 inches wide by 8 3/4 inches long, the stand’s base resembled a triangle with rounded corners. Each corner had a form-fitting light grey, curved, rubberized foot that measured 3 1/2 inches wide by 3/4 inches thick. The broad base created a sturdy footprint for the stand, eliminating potential wobble when a laptop was placed atop the podium. At the center of the base plate, you will find a 2-inches diameter ratcheting swivel. The top section of the laptop stand connected the lower base through the swivel ratcheting point.
To open the laptop stand, you will need to grip the upper silicone laptop rim with one hand and the base plate with the other. Before you think that the device is broken or jammed, it is essential to note that the hinges were designed to be stiff. Therefore, you will need to be a tad bit aggressive with the stand and employ strength to pivot the top half of the bracket upward. The hinge segment between the base plate and the top half will open upward before the top plate can rotate forward. Once the top plate was perpendicular to the bottom plate, I gripped the top segment and turned it into a parallel plane with the base. Like the lower hinge segment above, it required more strength than anticipated.
The top hinge arm measured 5 3/4 inches tall by 2 1/2 inches wide at the base and 2 1/4 inches wide at the apex. The lower segment of the hinge jutted posteriorly 3 3/4 inches from the ratcheting dial before extending upward into the top hinge arm. The top plate measured 9 3/8 inches wide by 8 1/4 inches long and had 3 1/4 inches long by 1-inch thick silicone pads at the rounded corners. The midsection of the plate had a conveniently placed 3 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches tall silicone pad with an @ symbol. Like the rear silicone pads, the curved front stopper segment had a silicone layer. The rear silicone pads, central silicone pad, and then front curved feature added a level of padding and friction that protected the laptop and resisted movement. Like a fuller on a blade, the LN12 stand had three machined cutouts on the top plate. In addition to reducing the device’s weight, the cutouts will enhance air movement and cooling.
I folded the laptop stand into the upright position and placed my MacBook Pro 15” into the stand to test the device. I could rotate the top plate from parallel to about 45 degrees without any sway/bending or wobble of the frame. I loved the lower ratcheting base and found the secure ratching/clicking sound quite reassuring. Thanks to the tight/rigid hinge segments, I was able to position the stand/laptop into various convenient heights/positions. The laptop stand base provided a sturdy/stable foundation for the top section. The cutouts on the top plate prevented overheating, while the front lip prevented my MacBook pro from sliding forward. After working on various work tasks, I removed my MacBook Pro from the stand and put it back into my Timbuk2 Messenger bag. When I returned to the kitchen, I found the stand had been hijacked by my 3-year-old daughter and her iPad Mini. She sat at the table, ate a banana, and happily enjoyed a few episodes of Cocomellon and Pepa Pig. As a bonus, we found that the stand successfully doubled as an elevated iPad viewing stand for the kids.
I pressed the top plate into the bottom plate and folded the laptop stand flat when finished. Even though the flat configuration was longer than the deployed stand, it fit perfectly within my tech everyday carry backpack for easy portability. I only found two critiques that I could provide for the product. First, I was not fond of the generic name and preferred a more defining/fun moniker. Second, I would have liked a felt carry bag for the device. Since the device was made of aluminum, I was worried that the metal would scratch/scrape my iPad or MacBook Pro.