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The World's Best Laptop Stand. Lightweight, Portable Stand with Lower Phone Display, Laptop Ventilation, Cable Organizer, and more...
The World's Best Laptop Stand. Lightweight, Portable Stand with Lower Phone Display, Laptop Ventilation, Cable Organizer, and more...
The World's Best Laptop Stand. Lightweight, Portable Stand with Lower Phone Display, Laptop Ventilation, Cable Organizer, and more...
4,932 backers pledged $417,515 to help bring this project to life.

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The World's Best Laptop Stand | The Apex Revolution

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Introducing: The World's Best Laptop Stand

The Next Big Step Forward | The Apex Revolution

 Closed Laptop Display

Apple Love

With an Apple aesthetic and highly portable and compact design, the Apex Stand allows Apple users to pack their devices in collection.

The Best iMac Companion

The Apex Stand is the perfect choice for iMac users wishing to use their MacBooks alongside their iMac or desktop computers.

DESIGNED FOR

USE ANYWHERE

Angles are Attitudes

Get your MacBook up off the table or desktop for better viewing.

 3 in 1 Design

Keep all your Apple devices together on one stand for use and display.

Staying Neat and Clean

Apex's easy cable organizer allows your cords and desktop to stay organized and clean. Elevate your laptop off the desk or table surface for better protection against any harmful spills. 

Light and Compact

The Apex Stand weighs just 0.86 Lbs with a thickness of 1.24 inches, and is sure to be the perfect compliment to any MacBook or Apple device.

iPad Friendly

3D CAD View of the new iPad Pro + Apple Pencil with The Apex Stand
3D CAD View of the new iPad Pro + Apple Pencil with The Apex Stand

Artists, designers, and iPad fans are sure to love how well the stand works as an aisle to keep the device at just the right angle for drawing and artistic creation.

Mini iPhone Stand

Use your iPhone or other mobile phone on Apex's mini stand to allow viewing while using your laptop.

Easy Adjustment

 By pressing on the round metal tab on the right edge of both bottom and top hinge units, the plates of the stand may be adjusted to the desired angle of use.

We have designed a press release-locking chassis system. This provides a tight locking stand that can easily support the weight of any MacBook or relative weight and size laptop computer. The chassis design has 10 locking adjustment positions for both bottom and top plates, allowing laptop and device viewing angles of multiple variations. With an expected lifespan of over 3000 uses, the stand will be a great asset to any MacBook user for years to come.

CAD drawing of the lock chamber system on The Apex.
CAD drawing of the lock chamber system on The Apex.

Quality Materials

Choose Your Style

Get Personal

For a limited amount of time, Kickstarter backers can add an additional $8 to their pledge to get a personal inscription (up to 20 characters) on their Apex stand.

Dimensions

FITTING GUIDE

STAND DIMENSIONS

  • Dimensions: 4.24" X 7.164" (181.97cm X 107.99cm)
  • Materials Used: Aluminum alloy, ABS plastic, Silicon Rubber.
  • Weight: 0.86 Lbs (392 grams)

CASE DIMENSIONS

Current Carry Case Samples (Large Case Subject to Later Revision)
Current Carry Case Samples (Large Case Subject to Later Revision)

DISPLAY OPTIONS

Prototyping

Freehand Sketches + CAD Design + Prototype Set
Freehand Sketches + CAD Design + Prototype Set

Rewards

REWARD LEVELS

  • Sano E-Letter - $1
  • Sano Postcard- $10
  • 1 Apex Stand - $45 (Super Early Bird Special)
  • 1 Apex Stand - $49 (Early Bird Special)
  • 1 Apex Stand - $59
  • 2 Apex Stands - $98 (Early Bird Special)
  • 2 Apex Stands - $118
  • 3 Apex Stands - $147 (Limited Backers)
  • 3 Apex Stands- $177
  • 4 Apex Stands - $197 (Limited Backers)
  • 10 Apex Stand - $480 (Limited Backers)
  • 20 Apex Stands - $940 (Limited Backers)

Add On Items

ADD ON OPTIONS

  • Personal Inscription - $8
  • Single Carry Case - $8
  • Large Carry Case - $16
  • 2-in-1 Double Port MFI Data Cable - $8

Timeline

SANO LABS SUPPORTING PARTNER IN PRODUCTION

JOIN THE EVOLUTION OF Mac

The Apex Stand is our solution to an age old problem present since the invention of computers in our twenty-first century workplace. After computers, countless members of our species have suffered backaches, neck-aches and computer related ailments. The Apex Stand allows us to evolve and adapt to computers in our everyday workplace and personal lives, providing a better balance for the future advancement of technology and ourselves as members of a creative collective group.

THE APEX REVOLUTION

Even if the idea is revolutionary, it can't happen without your help. Join us in our goal to fund The Apex Stand and help take our current prototype into full production. With your help, we can release the Apex Stand to market in the late fall of this year. Be apart of our campaign and help us make this vision happen!

Risks and challenges

At Sano, we've created a number of electronic products and electronic accessories. Our team members are experienced and knowledgeable about product design and know how to take creative concepts and bring them to life, following a development timeline and executing tasks ranging from ID design, prototyping, factory production and management, and shipping logistics. We work with a reliable factory that we've trusted to produce other products and know what to expect for the development and production of our stand.

Every project will have its risks and challenges, but we've managed to minimize those risks by having assembled a top notch design team ready to take on any challenges that may surface along the way. Our current prototype shows that we've worked hard and solved many R&D and technical issues in creating a light weight, structurally sound computer stand. We have closely examined and tested other stands along with our a number of created prototypes before reaching the current status. Our design team has worked closely not only with our factory but also with PhD Math graduate students who have helped us fine tune with accuracy the angles and locking mechanism for our design. We are sure to be transparent with our supporting backers by offering regular campaign updates and by answering questions from the backer community as they arise. We welcome feedback and backer involvement with our project.

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FAQ

  • Yes, just go to our Press Kit webpage and you will find all our main images available for download at high resolution quality.

    >> http://www.sanodesignlab.com/apex-press-kit.html

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  • The Apex Stand can fit laptops with a thickness of 14.5mm/0.57 inches. We've made a more detailed list of which models of laptops will fit The Apex Stand. If you have questions about your laptop, feel free to message our team and we'll help you know if you laptop is a good fit with the stand.
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    PERFECT FIT:
    All MacBook Air series
    Retina MacBook Pro 13" series (2012-Now) No Optical Drive
    Retina MacBook (A1534) 2015 Silver/Gold/Grey
    ASUS X205TA 11.6 Inch Laptop
    Dell XP13 Ultrabook laptop
    Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 14-inch
    Acer Aspire S3 13-inch Ultrabook
    HP Elitebook Foilo 14-inch laptop
    Sony VAIO pro 13" Ultrabook

    POSSIBLE (CAN FIT THE STAND BUT NOT IDEAL FIT):
    Retina MacBook Pro 15" series (2012-Now) No Optical Drive
    Unibody MacBook Pro 13" series(2009-2011) With black keyboard
    Unibody MacBook (2008.Oct-2010)
    ASUS ZENBOOK UX51 15.6" Ultrabook
    Newest Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series
    Lenovo G40 14-inch laptop
    Acer Aspire V5-573G-9491 15.6-inch Laptop
    HP Pavilion 15-r030wm
    Sony 15.5" S Series Laptop 4GB 640GB | CWF-00542

    NO GO (WILL NOT FIT THE APEX STAND WELL)
    All MacBook Pro 17" series
    Unibody MacBook Pro 15"series(2009-2011) With black keyboard
    Pre-Unibody Macbook Pro (2006-2008)
    Macbook (2006-2008.Feb)
    ASUS X551MA 15.6 Inch Laptop
    Dell Latitude Series
    Lenovo G50 15.6-inch laptop
    Acer Aspire 17.3-inch Laptop
    HP ProBook 15.6-Inch Laptop
    Sony VAIO Fit Series SVF15213CXB 15.5-Inch Core i3 Touch Laptop

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  • Yes, most certainly. As mentioned in the FAQ above, The Apex Stand can be used with many laptops that have a thickness less than 14.5mm/0.57 inches. Most all laptops, in OPEN display mode, will have no problem fitting the stand. For CLOSED laptop display, users should first check the thickness of their laptops to confirm. We've made a more complete list of a laptop fitting guide in the FAQ questions above: WILL MY COMPUTER FIT THE APEX STAND? Please refer to this FAQ for more information.

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  • Yes, for sure. Any phones (with or without cases) and devices with a thickness of 0.53 inches (13.6mm) or less will work with the mini phone stand.

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  • Both single and large stand carry cases are add-on items. You can get either the single or large carry case by increasing your current pledge for the amount of the case selected. Add $8 for the single case OR $16 for the large case.

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  • The personalized inscription is an add-on item. To get an inscription, increase your current pledge amount by $8. Once our campaign is finished we will send a final survey to you at which point you will select the inscription you want to put on your Apex Stand.

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  • We recommend that The Apex Stand be used with a WiFi keyboard and mouse, as the stand is designed for upright display and will not provide the best angle and functionality for upright typing.

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