The Macbook and Macbook Pro are beautiful laptops, both in form and function. They are thin, sleek, compact, and powerful. But nobody would probably go as far as to call one a “work of art”.
What about now?
Do you notice the bold statement of how the raging machine is balancing among the precarious grip of the Northern God, Leopold, as he grapples against the will of Mother Nature? Neither do we, but we do appreciate the airy design, delicate curves, and highly sanded cuts of 100% solid oak that are creating a nice workspace from which to use this Macbook.
From the front, this Yohann designed stand gives the appearance of a Macbook in perpetual floatation. And it sort of is if you consider the balancing act going on with the weight of the rear Macbook, which is pulling the stand up onto its narrow base and allowing it to sit cantilevered over the back of your desk.
You can see, there is the simple lip at the front which holds the Macbook securely against the walnut using its own weight. You won’t fully appreciate the design that went into this stand until you are tasked with the challenge of putting these two pieces together into blissful harmony.
You start with this.
Then you push the front of your Macbook into the lip, and gently pull it back until gravity takes over.
There you go, and you end up with this. And this is more stable than it may appear. We bumped fellow writer, Max Green’s, around the table (don’t try this at home, kids) and it just slid around and kept its balance. So long as you don’t interfere with the balancing act going on at the rear of this stand, you’ve got nothing to worry about.
Obviously, you’ll want a separate keyboard to work with this, but you can type on it while it is in this position (we tried it).
You can also use the stand in this position.
Okay, so this is cool, right? Now let’s talk arms and legs, as in which one are you going to need to give up in order to get your hands on one of these.
The cost is $179 US for the walnut (as pictured/reviewed) and $159 US for the Oak. Keep in mind that each stand is hand-crafted by a skilled woodworker. Yohann is also a family-owned business that hatched into reality on Kickstarter in 2014. Since then, no robots have been added, just lessons learned on how to maintain a high-quality control, strong sustainability to mother earth, and reasonable profit margins.
We really like this stand, and we think if you like the concept of what you see here, you won’t be disappointed by how it looks balancing among your workstation. They also have more handcrafted products to add style to your ever-expanding Apple family of gadgets, including their iPad, iPhone, and watch.
We invite you to learn more about Yohann here.
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