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.