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Laptop Stand: 4 Reasons why you should use one

Laptop stands are trending nowadays. With all the aesthetic Reels, Shorts, and TikToks out there, it seems like they’re a must for all laptop-based desk setups. And so, you must also wonder whether you should get one or more importantly if these stands are as useful as they look.

Sure, they beautify your setup and make it more ergonomic. But, at the same time, they’re not easy to carry around, and it can be hard to find a stand that fits your laptop perfectly.

They have their upside and downsides. For four solid reasons why you should get a laptop stand this article will help you make know the reasons why you should own one.

4 Reasons why you should use a laptop stand

  • Prevents Laptop Damage

    The best thing about using a laptop stand is that it prevents your laptop from scratches and accidental spillages. When your laptop is placed on your desk, it can get scratched (and scuffed) by sharp-edged objects (like open pens and USB cable shields), but not when placed on a stand.

    Most importantly, a laptop stand may prevent spill damage. Who doesn’t keep an open container (water, coffee, or other drinks) on the desk while working? Well, it may spill and damage your laptop.

    However, this benefit is only there if you buy a sturdy, stable stand with rubber padding. If it’s shaky, it may contribute to damaging your laptop. With an accidental push, it may drop on or off your desk. And, if it’s all metal (without rubber padding), it will end up scratching your laptop all the same.

    Be sure to look out for sturdiness and rubber padding when you’re buying your laptop stand

  • Makes Your Setup More Ergonomic

    If you’re interested in learning about laptop stands, it’s clear that you spend most of your day at your desk. It must not come to you as news that most people nowadays have bad postures because of bad working habits. Most setups are not ergonomic, and when people sit through them for long work sessions, they damage their posture.

    The laptop stand makes your setup more ergonomic in two ways. First, it elevates your laptop to a comfortable viewing height, where you no longer have to look down to use it. Second, depending on the type of stand you get, you can prevent RSI (a wrist injury) and change your typing angle.

  • Provides Better Ventilation

    Another top reason to purchase a laptop stand is that it allows ventilation for your laptop. Most laptops have air vents at the bottom, and when they remain in contact with a surface for too long, their ventilation and heat dissipation are affected. This often causes laptops to heat up even more.

    When a laptop stand elevates your laptop, it doesn’t stop airflow. Instead, it complements it, ensuring that your laptop remains cool throughout. This feature of laptop stands is super-useful for users who use their computers for resource-intensive tasks.

    However, it’s important to purchase a stand with less surface area interacting with your laptop’s bottom to benefit from ventilation. An example of such a stand is the one by SOUNDANCE. There are other stands, like the one by PCCOOLER with a built-in cooling system that further ups the heat dissipation game.

  • Adds Aesthetic Appeal to Your Setup

    All other benefits aside, the fact that a laptop stand adds a modern aesthetic to your setup stands alone. You can pick the stand that suits your setup and mood from the wide variety of designs and styles available.

    Plus, laptop stands make your setup look good when you’re using your laptop and give you a pedestal to place your laptop when you’re not using it. A setup with a closed-lid laptop on a stand looks just as good.