SmartFit Easy Riser laptop cooling stand

Reviewing kit for the home office – SmartFit Easy Riser laptop cooling stand

Our reviewer says: ‘About six months ago I splashed out on an expensive cooling stand for my MacBook Air. It looked great but it was tricky to position my laptop on and it couldn’t be dis-assembled without damage. No use at all for travel. So I was keen to compare my pricey buy with the £13.49 SmartFit Easy Riser laptop cooling stand.

SmartFit Easy Riser Laptop Cooling Stand

Design ****
Design-wise the Easy Riser is sleek in grey and black good quality matt plastic with curves in all the right places. It opens like a laptop and the top flips over a chunky round hinge to become the rear stand.

The riser is wide open for maximum ventilation and discreet padded inserts at the edges keep the laptop stable and secure. In use, all that can be seen of the stand from the front is the curved, narrow lip that the edge of the laptop rests on.

You’ll even find that your cables disappear from view under the riser. The stand is built for laptops between 12 – 17 inches, so my 15-incher fits perfectly and I haven’t had to adjust the stand since the day it arrived. Yippee!

Easy to set up and use? ****
Since it took me less than two minutes to assemble it once out of the box, I can say with authority that nothing could be simpler.

All I had to do was choose my preferred angle for my screen and lock it into place by means of a sturdy knob at the end of the hinge. The stand can adjust to up to a 50 degree angle so you can position your laptop for full use with typing or you make it almost vertical and use it as a second screen at a convenient eye level.

The bottom of the stand is finished with a non-slip material for stability. For travel, the stand folds flat and easily slides into a laptop bag.

Quality? ****
The quality and build is surprisingly good for the price. This is a solidly constructed stand with great ventilation. It adjusts quickly and easily thanks to the simple but effective hinge design and, most importantly, it stays put thanks to the soft grip areas.

Worth the investment? *****
The Easy Riser laptop cooling stand is built to lift your laptop and promote airflow, reduce strain on the laptop battery and circuitry and enable you to raise the screen to a height that increases your comfort while in use.

In my opinion it succeeds on every point. It’s a great buy at £13.49. This is the cooling stand I should have bought months ago and it’ll definitely be going to Australia with me later this year.

Overall score **** 4.3

Best for
Anyone who runs a second screen on their desk and on-the-go freelancers who want an effective stand that packs away neatly at the end of the day.

Buy your own SmartFit Easy Riser laptop cooling stand.

With thanks to ebuyer.com for supplying a sample SmartFit Easy Riser laptop cooling stand for our reviewer to try.

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