This well designed and compact sized Z style laptop stand from BoYata is not inexpensive at £29.99, but it is always worth paying a bit more for premium quality. Made from premium gauge Aluminium alloy it should give stylish support to any laptop between 7 to 14 inches., especially Macs, with which the silver brushed metal finish complements. This is the smaller and lighter brother of other laptops stands in the BoYata range and is better suited to smaller sized laptops and tablets.
In the box is just the laptop stand itself with nothing else needed or included. Made from aluminium alloy with silicone anti-slip protective pads on the base and supporting plate along with retaining lugs on the front, the stand looks and feels like a quality piece of kit. The joints are stiff and hard to set, as they should be, but move smooth and silkily and once in position do not slip, wobble, or feel like they will ever need tightening. Should the joints loosen over time, and there is no indication that they will, I can see no way of tightening them. The base is well weighted and even when the laptop is at full elevation it feels stable and secure.
Using it is obvious and intuitive, the only point to mention is to be sure to open and adjust the stand from the centre to avoid putting undue strain or skewing to any single joint. No adjusting Allen key is provided, unlike with some stands, and there are no slots to fit it to but with this lighter weight stand this should not be necessary.
Priced as it is, this is not a cheap item, but it has a build quality and premier feel that the cheaper rivals certainly lack. I would have liked to have received a soft carry bag to protect other items when carried together, but that is no deal-breaker.
This is a quality piece of kit with a high end feel to it and will be a fine addition to your home office.
Robust Build Quality
Stable at Full Extension
Cheaper Rivals Available
No Carry Bag