This review will be about one of the most popular portable laptop stands today: The stand by a company named Executive Office Solutions. This company has an exclusive store on Amazon, and most of its products are sold there. Their products range from laptop stands and desks, to business briefcases, desk mesh organizers, and a lot more.
Product Dimensions and Specs.
The product weights around 3.8 pounds, not the lightest, but its quite lightweight enough to make it comfortably portable.
The desk has a tabletop dimensions of around 16.5 inches in length, and ~10.4 inches deep, which fits almost every laptop out there.
Even if you have a 17″ heavier-than-normal laptop, this stand will fit it perfectly.
FYI, when a laptop is said to be a size 17″, the meaning is 17 inches DIAGONAL across the screen size. So the true length of your laptop will be something less than 17 inches, mostly something between 15 to 16.8 inches, which fits this stand quite well.
The space between the two legs is ~16.6 inches, which is wide enough to be put comfortably in the lap of a large grown-up person. Whether you want to put it on you while in bed, on the sofa in the living room, or anywhere you want.
You are not restricted to put it on a desk/table like some of the laptop stands out there, which is for me a huge plus since I love to work on my laptop especially in bed.
It has a height of 2.5 inches, a width of 19.5 inches, and a depth of 11 inches.
So if you intend to carry this around with you, make sure that you have a big enough bag, backpack, or briefcase that would store this stand comfortably and without a hassle.
Unique Features and Advantages.
This laptop stand probably has the most features that a similar product could have. It’s very versatile, portable, and makes your working environment much healthier.
Let’s check some of its best features and advantages together, and perhaps you might find something that’d encourage you to buy it (Or not).
Most of the other laptop stands and desks out there have adjustable height. Otherwise, they would be useless. In the end, we buy laptop stands, desk, tables, because we want to be able to adjust our laptop to a proper working condition, which includes proper screen height, tilting of the keyboard, and many others.
What’s really unique about this stand is that it does not have a specific increment of height adjustment.
Meaning, you can adjust it to just about any height you want up to 20 inches from start to finish.
The little wheels attached to the joints make tilting the stand and adjusting its height very versatile. They can rotate in 360 degrees to fit just about any height and position that you desire, and with a click of a button, you can lock them firmly in place.
Most customers reported that the stand is quite sturdy and secure, but in the highest level of height, it does get a little wobbly. Nothing too severe! But just to get you informed.
A Standing Desk.
Because of its ability to extend up to 20 inches (As we saw above), it’s only natural to think to use it as a standing desk.
Place it on your office desk on the lowest level and work while sitting down.
Extend it to 15 – 20 inches in a matter of seconds and you could easily stand up and continue working.
This brings a great deal of usability and versatility to your workstation or office!
Some of the advantages of a standing workstation, or the ability to switch between sitting and standing position while working in the office, is that it improves your blood circulation throughout the day and enhances your posture, among other benefits of a standing desk.
Really Portable and Lightweight.
The Executive Office Solutions laptop stand is very lightweight and portable.
It weights only around 3.8 pounds, and when collapsed (Folded), it has a height of only ~2 inches, and 10.4″ x 16.5″ of X/Y dimensions.
While granted, not the smallest or the lightest (For example, take a look at the Roost), these numbers are quite acceptable to make the stand portable, and at the same time sturdy and strong enough to securely hold your laptop.
Vented with USB Fans.
As you can see from the image of this stand, it’s vented and got two USB cooling fans to cool and improves ventilation to your laptop.
Honestly, this is not a must-have option, but it’s quite nice to have since most newer laptops don’t normally have overheating problems and do not require any special ventilation from external sources.
But, if you own an older laptop, and one that’s been giving you heating problems such as freezing or crashing after long hours of continuous work, then having this feature would be extremely useful and might save you a few crashes or restarts once in a while.
If you’re worried about noise, don’t be. Customers have reported that the fans are quite calm and don’t generate too much of a noise, and the company states this fact as well.
Customer Reviews and Impressions.
Part of why I love Amazon is the customer reviews section and questions.
And when you have over 1000+ customer reviews, you could distract just about any genuine information about the product that the manufacturer itself won’t say, or did not specify.
Overall, the Executive Office Solutions portable laptop stand got an outstanding customer feedback from more than 1000 happy customers.
The overwhelming number of customers were extremely happy with this stand, and they reported the following:
- Makes your workstation comfortable and healthier.
- Reduces back and neck pain because you no longer have to sit all day.
- Adjustable in so many ways and angles.
- Portable, easy to carry, and can work anywhere you want (In bed, on sofa, etc).
The disadvantages, or what most people found annoying about this stand, is:
- CAN BE TRICKY TO ADJUST AT THE BEGINNING.
Because of the wheels pattern. It does require a little bit of patience and getting used to at the beginning, but once you’ve done it a few times and found your best setup, it becomes a breeze after that.
- THE MOUSE PAD/BOARD IS TOO SMALL.
And I agree. I don’t know why they didn’t make the mouse pad a bit larger, as it barely fits your mouse, and the board would get a bit unstable when you apply a little force to it (Like laying your palm on it).
Packaging and Warranty.
Inside the box you should expect to see:
- The stand itself – An aluminium lightweight stand as seen in the images above.
- A mouse pad – Which can be attached to either side of the stand.
- A USB cord for the fans.
- 2 clips that you can optionally use to put on the front side of the stand to secure your laptop from sliding and falling.
As for warranty, I haven’t found any specific information about it, however, the company DOES provide a money-back-guarantee in case the stand has broken or you’re not satisfied with it for any reason, and you can return it with no questions asked.
They did not specify the time for the money-back policy, but I’d assume it’s up to 2 – 3 months. After that, I believe you need to have a bit of a “negotiation” with them in case you want to return it.
Conclusion and My Verdict.
So, to conclude all this, the Executive Office Solutions portable laptop stand, is a portable, lightweight, height-adjustable with tilting-capability in many ways and angles thanks to the wheels pattern attached to the joints, it can be extended up to 20 inches high which when put on a regular desk, can transform that desk into a standing workstation.
It got more than 1000 highly positive customer reviews on Amazon, and reported to be highly stable and portable at the same time by many of the buying customers.
I’d love to see them improve upon the mouse board since the way I see it, it looks very small and clumsy, and personally, I’d find it difficult to work on the stand with the mouse put on this board.
The good thing about the mouse board, though, is that you can attach it to either side.
Other than that, I think this stand is quite good, stable, and affordable with a cost of ~$49, portable and would allow me to take my laptop with me to work on bed, on couch, on the floor, or anywhere I want, and adjust the angle of the screen and keyboard to my liking, which is a very crucial point to me.
Verdict: Highly Recommended.
Occasions/Purpose: All Kinds.
Our Ratings: [usr 4.4]