If you are hunching over your laptop like Quasimodo, you are gonna appreciate this post. Laptops are small in size and we spend hours working on them. The result of this is neck and back pain, headaches, bad mood, and frustration. Working like this over a prolonged course of time can seriously damage your health and spine, and can cause nerve damage.
Laptops were made for portability and they made our lives so much easier, but unfortunately, it is our physical health that suffers.
I use MacBook Air with the 13-inch screen and the hunching over is worse than working on a 15-inch laptop. If you have the same problem I wholeheartedly recommend getting a laptop stand.
In this post, I will review the Roost laptop Stand which raised more than 1 million on Kickstarter.
very easy to carry
adjustable height (6 to 11 inches above the table)
fits almost all laptops
lightweight (only 170 grams)
Setting Up and Usage
Your Roost comes in a nice little protective bag, so you can pack it while you are on the go.
You can set up Roost in less than a minute. Yes, it is that easy. You will get a manual with your Roost and you can also take a look at the instructions below.
The stand is very stable, you can move it around and it will still hold your laptop perfectly. It might not look like that from the photos, but the stand is constructed from glass-fiber reinforced Nylon, a structural metal-replacement polymer and Delrin high- performance resin. This means it can probably last a lifetime!
The Roost Stand is ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time on their laptop, like writers, freelancers, and students. However, it can be used by anyone – whether you use your laptop for professional reasons or for watching Netflix. Its light weight makes it extremely suitable for travelers and digital nomads.
Will your laptop fit?
When it comes to weight, no laptop is too heavy for Roost. It can hold over 20 kg, but when it comes to laptop size, the front page of your laptop must be less than 1.9 cm thick.
I know what you are thinking. At first, it may look like this is too much for a laptop stand. You will also need to get a keyboard, a mouse and perhaps a USB hub. Unfortunately, these will be extras that you will need to get unless you already own them. However, considering that Roost Stand is made of really durable material and that it can last for a really long time, it is really a small price you can pay for your health. Chiropractors cost way more!
Roost is a laptop stand that will improve your health and productivity. It can be used by anyone – whether you are using your laptop for a professional reason or just for fun. So far it is one of the best pieces of kit that I have and I totally recommend it to anyone. The price could be off putting to some, as you can definitely get a much cheaper stand, but considering the durability and the fact that you can take it anywhere with you, makes Roost a worthy investment.
If you like Roost you can order it from the official website or Amazon. And here are some tips on how to protect your back and neck from laptop usage. You can also take a look at my favorite gear.