Twelve South calls its new GhostStand for MacBook “hauntingly beautiful." Beyond looks, is the $34.99 desktop stand worth it? It’s time to find out.
- Company Name: Twelve South
- Product Name: GhostStand
- Price: $34.99
- Compatibility: Works with any MacBook
- Website: twelvesouth.com
- Date Reviewed: Sept. 3, 2013
What Is It?
The transparent GhostStand elevates a MacBook 6 inches off your desktop or table. By doing so, it raises the MacBook to a more comfortable viewing height, while also providing airflow around the device.
Use and Feel
The GhostStand was inspired by the iconic Ghost Chair
by Philippe Starck. Made of transparent plastic, the stand includes non-slip silicone rails that grip the MacBook for a comfortable and secure fit.
How Long Will It Last?
The GhostStand is solid and should last for many years.
Twelve South doesn’t recommend disassembly, however, which could prove troublesome during a move.
If you like minimalist designs and need a stand that is relatively inexpensive, the GhostStand is for you.
Unlike Twelve South’s HiRise for MacBook
, the GhostStand only elevates to one height. Additionally, you can’t take it apart once it’s put together.
How Does It Stack Up?
You can probably find a laptop stand that is less expensive. However, you won’t find one with as much style at its price point.
Where Can You Get It, And How Much Does It Cost?
The $34.99 GhostStand is available through Twelve South, and very soon at Apple retail stores. They will also be available through Amazon.
You want style? Go with the GhostStand.
The GhostStand Overall Scores:
Aesthetic Appeal: ★★★★★
Wow Factor: ★★★★☆
Build Quality: ★★★★☆
: Get the GhostStand from Twelve South