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The Best Vertical Laptop Stands

By April 9, 2021No Comments
The Best Vertical Laptop Stands

Laptops are a perfect example of a user-friendly product nigh-on impossible to improve upon. They’re portable, easy to use, and can recharge at any power outlet. But why should we have to just leave them lying around when we are finished with them, allowing them to clutter up otherwise valuable desk real estate?

The vertical laptop stand is a simple and intuitive solution to this issue. A vertical stand allows you to elevate your laptop and save massive amounts of space while providing an aesthetically pleasing method of cooling your laptop down and keeping it safe between uses. Listed below are some of the best vertical laptops for various desk setups, including steel and wooden options, along with different MacBook and laptop-specific choices.

In case you’re looking for a traditional wooden laptop stand you can use to elevate your Macbook or PC laptop off your desk while using it, we’ve covered those in this article.

1. Twelve South BookArc for MacBook

A vertical laptop stand with a minimalist silhouette, the Twelve South BookArc is built for MacBooks between 13” and 16”, with a non-adjustable bracket and a cable management arch designed to save space on your desk. This stand comes in a silver or space grey colorway, both of which suit Apple’s MacBook products to a tee.

Key Features

  • Silver or Space Grey colorway
  • USA-made
  • Cable management catch
  • Adjustable: No

Specifications

  • Compatible with MacBook (16”, 13”, 15”)
  • Materials: Aluminum

2. OMOTON 3-in-1 Laptop Holder

The OMOTON 3-in-1 is a vertical laptop stand dock with a fully adjustable bracket, a nifty feature that makes it compatible with any and all laptops. The bracket is padded with silicone, as is the stand’s base, so everything’s super-secure. Plus, the bracket exterior includes a silicone bump ideal for propping up a smartphone or tablet while watching videos or taking video calls.

Key Features

  • Silver or Black colorway
  • Silicone base
  • Smartphone prop
  • Adjustable: Yes

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops
  • Materials: Aluminum, Silicone

3. AboveTEK Vertical Laptop Stand

A bumper-sized universal vertical laptop stand that’s suitable for tablets and phones, too, the AboveTEK device stand is a great all-purpose choice. The dock has two large laptop brackets, plus a shallow smartphone hub, and it can be adjusted to fit any device with the help of a simple Allen key. Its sand-blasted finish makes it a great match for Apple products too.

Key Features

  • Three colorways available
  • Three device slots
  • Sand-blasted finish
  • Adjustable: Yes

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops
  • Materials: Aluminum, Silicone

4. OMOTON Vertical Laptop Stand

Another great little stand from OMOTON, this dual vertical laptop stand is a little smaller but still an absolute steal at just twenty dollars. Its silver brushed finish is sure to stand out, and with two adjustable laptop slots, there’s still plenty of room for your devices. The whole thing is made from anodized aluminum, making it both durable and thoroughly scratch-resistant.

Key Features

  • Three colorways available
  • Two laptop slots
  • Brushed finish
  • Adjustable: Yes

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops
  • Materials: Anodized aluminum

5. Grovemade Wood MacBook Dock

Grovemade is known for its stylish, minimalist products. The Wood MacBook dock lives up to the high quality of their other desk organization pieces, with smoky walnut or pale maple options available depending on your preference. This wooden vertical laptop stand is compatible with MacBook Pro models between 13” and 16” in thickness and uses a finely crafted merino wool clamp to keep them safe and sound between its stainless steel runners.

Key Features

  • Walnut or Maple wood available
  • Natural cork feet
  • Merino wool lining
  • Adjustable: No

Specifications

  • Compatible with MacBook Pro (13”, 15”, 16”)
  • Materials: Hardwood, Stainless steel, Cork, Merino wool

6. HumanCentric Vertical Laptop Stand

The HumanCentric vertical laptop stand is a great option for larger desks, with a triangular-prism design that makes it super sturdy and unlikely to slip – the anti-traction rubber feet help with this too. Thanks to its sturdy design, this stand can hold all laptops up to 1” in thickness without any wobbling. As it’s fully adjustable, you can swap out different models of laptop as you please, all without having to use additional tools.

Key Features

  • Three colorways available
  • Anti-slip rubber feet
  • Adjustable: Yes

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops up to 1” thickness
  • Materials: Aluminum, Silicone, Rubber

7. Elejolie Vertical Laptop Stand

A bulky triple vertical laptop stand dock built primarily to be functional, the Elejolie might not be the prettiest stand out there, but it certainly gets the job done. It can be adjusted with a screwdriver to accommodate all manner of laptop and tablet devices and comes in two colorways, gray or brushed silver, both of which suit Apple’s MacBooks very well.

Key Features

  • Gray or Silver colorways
  • Three device slots
  • Screwdriver adjustable
  • Adjustable: Yes

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops
  • Materials: Anodized aluminum, Silicone

8. JARLINK Vertical Laptop Stand

Jarlink’s laptop and device dock is another great option for those who like to watch videos on their phone or use it as a webcam, thanks to its handy smartphone prop just in front of the main laptop bracket. The bracket itself is fully adjustable once again, making this ideal for any kind of laptop.

Key Features

  • Three colorways available
  • Non-slip mat
  • Adjustable: Yes

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops
  • Materials: Aluminum, Silicone

9. Rain Design mTower Laptop Stand

The Rain Design mTower is a vertical laptop stand for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, with an intuitive raised tower design that allows for power-free airflow cooling. This means you can set your laptop in the stand immediately after use, and the open-air construction will create a cooling airflow to draw heat away from its components, protecting them from wear and tear in the long run. The stand is both sturdy and stylish in anodized aluminum and pairs perfectly with Apple MacBook colorways.

Key Features

  • Silver or Space Gray colorways
  • Raised tower design
  • Airflow cooling system
  • Adjustable: No

Specifications

  • Compatible with MacBook Pro, MacBook Air
  • Materials: Anodized aluminum

10. Bewahly Vertical Laptop Stand

The Bewahly laptop dock vertical stand is a single-device stand but none the worse for it, thanks to its tablet-friendly, fully adjustable storage bracket. The stand itself is made from heavy aluminum, so it won’t wobble when you put your laptop down, and its base has rubber anti-slip pads to prevent unwanted movement. To adjust, use an Allen key and tighten or loosen the bracket to suit.

Key Features

  • Gray or Silver colorway
  • Tablet friendly
  • Padded bracket
  • Adjustable: Yes

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops
  • Materials: Aluminum, Rubber

11. Macally Vertical Laptop Stand

Macally’s offering is a black vertical laptop stand constructed from heavy-duty steel, an interesting material choice that makes it unique amongst its competitors. This is an ultra-sturdy stand with a non-slip rubber base and a weighty overall construction, ideal for holding larger gaming laptops and heavy, high-tech devices that you don’t want falling over.

Key Features

  • Black Gray or Silver colorway
  • Heavy-duty metal
  • Laptop or Monitor stand
  • Adjustable: Yes

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops
  • Materials: Alloy steel, Rubber

12. Docooler Samdi Wood Laptop Stand

Another wooden vertical laptop stand, the Docooler Samdi, is available in black walnut or white birch editions, with a retro arc design that’s padded to prevent scratching. This is a basic, no-frills option with padded feet and a small form factor. As it’s non-adjustable, it’s only compatible with certain models of MacBook and MacBook Pro, so do check the listing for further compatibility details.

Key Features

  • Black Walnut or Birch available
  • Retro design
  • Adjustable: No

Specifications

  • Compatible with Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro
  • Materials: Hardwood

13. iQunix Vertical Laptop Stand

With a raised bridge style, the iQunix vertical laptop stand for MacBook Pro models is a simplistic, aesthetically pleasing option for those on a budget. This isn’t a stand with many gimmicks, though it does promise airflow cooling thanks to its arched construction, and eco-friendly silicone has been used for the bracket for an environmentally conscious choice.

Key Features

  • Raised bridge style
  • Airflow cooling
  • Padded bracket
  • Adjustable: No

Specifications

  • Compatible with MacBook Pro (13”, 15”)
  • Materials: Aluminum, Silicone

14. Rain Design mTower 10038 Stand

An alternate version of Rain Design’s mTower 10037, the 10038 uses a slightly different design for an interesting curved tower bracket in silver or space gray colorways. The tower design is non-adjustable but compatible with most MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, much like the 10037 model. A sand-blasted finish gives it a nice matte surface, and its aluminum construction means it’s more stable than it looks.

Key Features

  • Silver or Space Gray colorway
  • Raised tower design
  • Sand-blasted finish
  • Adjustable: No

Specifications

  • Compatible with MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
  • Materials: Aluminum

15. JOKItech Aluminum Laptop Stand

This universal vertical laptop stand from JOKItech is as simple as they come, with airflow cooling and an adjustable bracket in a black or silver colorway, ideal for storing any kind of laptop. Constructed from aluminum alloy and silicone, this is a fairly typical stand, but what stands out most about it is the price. At just 17 dollars, this laptop dock is a virtual steal!

Key Features

  • Black or Silver colorway
  • Airflow cooling
  • Adjustable: Yes

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops
  • Materials: Aluminum alloy, Silicone

16. Oakywood Laptop Dock

A minimalist wooden vertical laptop stand, the Oakywood laptop dock for MacBooks and thin laptops is a handcrafted, artisanal piece with a polished surface and a flat-bottom perfect for balancing on sturdy desks. Available in walnut or oak, this is a natural product crafted from the simplest of materials, and as such, it has a lovely rustic aesthetic.

Key Features

  • Walnut or Oak available
  • Handcrafted and polished
  • Adjustable: No

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops up to 0.8” thick
  • Materials: Hardwood

17. OMOTON Vertical Laptop Stand

Another black vertical laptop stand, this offering from OMOTON is a screwdriver-adjustable dual dock constructed from weighted anodized aluminum, with silicone brackets and base. This stand is also available in silver and grey, so there’s something to suit any setup here. A sand-blasted finish lends it a bright sheen and gives it the same texture as a MacBook’s surface.

Key Features

  • Three colorways available
  • Screwdriver adjustable
  • Adjustable: Yes

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops
  • Materials: Anodized aluminum, Silicone

18. SAMDI Wooden Vertical Stand

It’s rare to find a wooden vertical laptop stand with multiple brackets, and so the Samdi wooden stand is a real treat. Available in black walnut or white birch versions, Samdi’s all-natural stand is constructed in an arch shape to allow for easy cable management and cooling and has room for up to three MacBook Air or MacBook Pro laptops. Perfect for those with one too many devices!

Key Features

  • Black Walnut or White Birch available
  • Three device slots
  • Cable management arch
  • Adjustable: No

Specifications

  • Compatible with MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
  • Materials: Hardwood

19. AVLT Bamboo Laptop Stand

Now here’s something entirely different. The AVLT laptop stand is wholly crafted from bamboo, making it the best vertical laptop stand for those who want to stand apart from the crowd. It arrives flat-packed and is simple to assemble and even comes with an additional smartphone speaker/stand hybrid, perfect for listening to tunes whilst you relax after a long day’s work. The stand isn’t adjustable, but it can hold any two laptops up to 0.65” thick.

Key Features

  • Brown bamboo frame
  • Includes additional smartphone stand
  • Anti-slip pads
  • Adjustable: No

Specifications

  • Compatible with all laptops up to 0.65” thick
  • Materials: Bamboo