The Bottom Line
The Pocket Notebook Stand is an economical option for frequent fliers who want a compact gadget that helps keep their laptop working more efficiently.
- Compact and lightweight.
- Can be used fully extended or partially extended.
- Very reasonably priced.
- Can be used on small surfaces.
- Must be careful not to pull too hard too open it.
- Must be used on a hard surface.
- Weight: 3.8 ounces.
- Dimensions: 4" x 2 5/8 x 1 3/8" (10cm x 6.5cm x 2.5cm) when closed. 9 1/4" (23.5cm) long when fully opened.
- Non-slip pads on bottom and top to keep laptop in place.
- A micro-fiber carrying pouch is included.
Guide Review - Pocket Notebook Stand
If you have been searching a compact alternative to the more traditional sized laptop desks to help keep your laptop cool while traveling; the Pocket Notebook Stand could be the solution.
The Pocket Notebook Stand can be used with any sized laptop. I used it with both my 13" MacBook and my 15.4" Windows laptop. For smaller laptops you don't need to fully extend the Pocket Notebook Stand, instead you can keep it closed and it works quite well to provide a better angle for working. It also works well with a Tablet PC and enables you to write more comfortably on the Tablet.
With the way that the Pocket Notebook Stand has been designed you can place your laptop where it is most comfortable for you - whether you place the laptop over the entire top or just along the lower edge to provide a slight lift.
One of the best advantages of the Pocket Notebook Stand is that it can be used on smaller surfaces, closed it's not much bigger than a mouse. This is one laptop accessory that you can easily pack and not worry that you've added to the overall weight of your laptop bag.
You do have to be careful when opening the Pocket Notebook Stand, if you are too exuberant, the telescoping legs which hold the three pieces together may come apart. While opening and closing it, I did manage to lose an end cover for one of the screws. The screw worked its way lose and the telescoping leg did come apart. Replacing the screw isn't difficult, so just remember you don't have to use a lot of muscle to open the Pocket Notebook Stand up.
Don't try to use the Pocket Notebook Stand on your lap either. Unless you can remain perfectly still, the stand with your laptop will be balanced rather precariously.
Overall, the Pocket Notebook Stand is a very useful laptop accessory and you'll find that it works quite well no matter what size laptop or Tablet PC you happen to use.