Rain Design mBase iMac Stand Review:
Rain Design mBase Stand for Apple 27’ Thunderbolt Display or iMac
I am a big fan of minimalism and organization in my workspace, so I’m always on the lookout for new ways to eliminate clutter on my desk and make myself more efficient. The mBase stand by Rain Design allows me to accomplish both of these goals, while also looking very stylish on my desk.
The mBase is designed to sit underneath your 27” Thunderbolt Display or iMac and elevate it about 3 inches. It also includes a pull out drawer to store small items such as pens, paperclips, change, etc. The length is easily long enough to hold a normal size ink pen without having to insert it at an angle. It’s constructed from aluminum and has a sand-blasted, anodized finish. The drawer includes vents and cable outlets to keep content cool and easily accessible.
As far as a general description of the product, that’s it. It is very simple, but very useful. The real power of the mBase comes from using it on a daily basis. I keep pens, paperclips, and other supplies in it, but I also store a bluetooth headset that I use for voice dictation in the drawer when I am not using it. Little things like this are nice to toss into it, so I know exactly where they are when I need them again. I used to lay it to the side on my desk and it would sometimes get pushed around or lost underneath other items.
As I have come to expect from Rain Design products, the mBase is solid and well made. This was especially important in the case of the mBase since its mission is to support the weight of a large display or computer. The unit is heavy and has rubber feet on the bottom to prevent it from sliding around. The top material also has gripping rubber on it to make sure the base of your display does not move around on top of the mBase.
This would make an excellent stand for anyone looking to raise the height of their display a few inches while also gaining a little bit of storage space. If you are like me knowing where you put your ink pen is very handy.
The mBase is available in two sizes – mBase 21.5” or the mBase 27”. They retail for $60 and $70 respectively.
For more information, visit http://www.raindesigninc.com/mbase.html.