Amazon.sg:Customer reviews: Soundance Laptop Stand Adjustable Riser Compatible with Apple Mac MacBook Pro Air, Ergonomic Aluminum Holder for 10-17.3 Inch Notebook Computer, Multi-Angle Stand with Heat-Vent to Elevate PC, Silver
To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we do not use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
But the front lip is low and if you set the stand high, therefore steep, your laptop may slide right off, as mine did. Disaster avoided only by my elite reflexes. I have put two pieces of tape attaching the two front lips to the laptop while I think about a better solution.
First off: GREAT idea. I happen to use it on my couch so I can type on a laptop without being slouched over. It allows for quite a range of elevation and gets more than tall enough to elevate a laptop comfortably.
It would also be great for a elevating a laptop or tablet on a make-shift work-from-home desk (dining table, sideboard etc)
Construction is excellent with overbuilt hinges that have more than enough friction to prevent the platform from collapsing in use, even heavy-handed.
Why 3-stars? Bullets for brevity:
* cosmetic finish is cheap - it appears to be powder-coated with a sort of sand-blast text chrome (ish?) that unfortunately makes it look like dollar-store plastic (even though it's metal)
* the cut-out on the top ostensibly for ventilation is a single hole about 2-inches wide, dead centre. That's it. While I'm sure there are SOME laptops with cooling vents RIGHT THERE, many have vents toward the edge of the caseback
* the friction fit keeping the height and angle set are quite stiff - fine when you want it to stay put but difficult to adjust finely. Great if you only need to set it once but I'd prefer to have see locking buttons at the joints as on some other brands and models
* no mouse platform - maybe you don't need this for your system or prefer to use a trackpad but with a mouse connected, you'll be reaching DOWN for that next to the base which undermines the ergonomics a bit, UNLESS you have an external keyboard set up at that level too
* arms are plastic - or at least the shells are
So, functionally, when extended, this platform does what it should and works well. For the price though, you have a LOT of options to look at. Maybe this one meets your needs but I'd suggest browsing all options on Amazon as there are a variety this features like a mouse platform, and locking pins instead of friction fit, as well as more polished finishes.