About this project
For updates & future products: www.elevationlab.com
Pre-Order here: Elevation Stand for iMac & Apple Monitors
Raising your monitor can improve your posture. You'll naturally sit up straighter, hunch less, and it's a lot more comfortable through the day.
If you've looked for a stand, you may have felt our frustration - cheap construction, distracting aesthetics, and they take up a lot of desk space.
So we designed our own. Strong unibody construction, seamless design, precision CNC milled, beautiful finish, hidden storage, ultra-secure, minimal, smallest footprint, gorgeous on a desk.
Seamless. We'll use a 90 million pound press, one of the biggest in North America, to extrude its profile. Tesla uses it to make structures for the Model S.
Smallest footprint. Elevation Stand takes up less space than any other stand.
Minimal. No screws or parting lines. It's thick-walled and continuous.
Hides desk clutter. Store your hard drive, USB hub, cables, Field Notes, etc. - out of view with easy access. A chamfered hole in the back lets you run cords straight through.
More comfortable. With Elevation Stand raising your monitor 66mm, you'll naturally sit up straighter, shoulders back, and lean over less.
Made the hard way. Elevation Stand is made with the same expensive processes Apple uses to make their monitor legs. And they look perfect together.
Gorgeous 20-step finish. Every stand will get glass bead blasted, acid etched, electro-chemically polished, and deep anodized. It's the same finish we apply to Elevation Dock and Apple puts on Macbook Pros.
Extra Secure. Using our NanoPad™ material, Elevation Stand locks to your monitor with thousands of microscopic air vacuums. It's strong enough to prevent your Mac from getting knocked off, yet easy to peel off.
Perfect next to a raised laptop. It's more ergonomic and it brings the base of the screens to the same level.
Excellent with iMac. They were designed for each other.
Great for standing desks. Stand tall - no compensating with a high typing height or bending your neck down.
MatteBlack finish. A subtle, stealth finish that will reflect little light. Its deeply bead-blasted with a mil-spec finish and looks very cool with monitor on top.
Special Edition Red. Put some fire under your Mac with this Limited Edition finish. Its beautifully textured and bright color anodized. Looks really beautiful paired with a Mac.
Craftsmanship. This video can give you a taste of the care we put into manufacturing our last project Elevation Dock for iPhone. Made by us in Portland & shipped around the world.
And a little bonus: Let's end headphone clutter.
Introducing Elevation Anchor. Keep your headphones out of sight & easy to reach. You'll get two when you back the project. It's made of solid medical-grade silicone, so it won't hurt if you bump it with your knee and will flex before you can knocked it off. Mounts anywhere under your desk with the same 3M adhesive GoPro uses. Great for hiding your headphones in the living room too. (Watch the super short vid below.)
Production Schedule. In June, we'll start building Elevation Stand's 4-part steel extrusion tooling, make fixtures for machining, build custom titanium racks for anodizing, and order tooling for the feet. July, we will extrude the aluminum, begin CNC machining, and order packaging. August, we will continue machining and begin the finishing processes of glass bead blasting, anodizing, and lasering. In August we will start QC and final assembly at our shop in Portland. And start shipping in September.
So that's ElevationStand: Apple-level quality, design that gets out of the way, and an investment in your posture.
Thank you. Thanks for taking the time to look at our project & appreciate your support. This will exist because of you.
-Casey & ElevationLab Team
High-res images download - here.
Risks and challenges
All steps of manufacturing Elevation Stand are within a 10 mile radius of our shop in Portland, OR - this helps resolve manufacturing issues quickly and keep a high level of quality.
The two main variables affecting shipping time are building the big steel extrusion tooling and scaling up our 20-step finishing process. We mass scaled our US manufacturing with our last project, ElevationDock, and have good people and processes in place to manage it. We'll order the tooling early if it looks like the project will get funded.
And every backer will get a behind the scenes look at every step of the manufacturing process for the Stand.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
All international backers can choose their preferred carrier and pay for it separately when its ready to ship. We have good negotiated rates with FEDEX and UPS. Can do USPS too.
We are doing this because of experience with our last project - backers in different countries prefer different carriers and the prices vary greatly depending on the service.
When your ElevationStand is finished, we'll send you a link to choose your shipping method and get it shipped!
FedEx International Economy
$26.13 - Vancouver, BC V5K 0A1 or Montreal, Canada H1A 0A1
$38.40 - Munich, Germany 80331
$38.40 - London, England W11 2BQ
$38.40 - Amsterdam, Netherlands 1083 AB
$40.73 - Sydney, Australia 2000
FedEx Ground International
$19.98 - Vancouver, BC V5K 0A1 or Montreal, Canada H1A 0A1
Elevation stand raises your screen 66mm (~2.6 inches), it weighs just over 3 lbs, and its strong enough to support an elephant.
It works with all iMacs and Apple Displays except for the 30" Cinema Display.
Smaller 24" monitors will be inset on the stand. The legs 27" iMacs and Apple displays vary by ~1/8" in width and less than half a degree in angle. The edge of Elevation Stand extends by an 1/8" on either side beyond the widest geometry so they all look nice.
The latest Mac Mini with the lower, wider profile will not fit.
The older versions should just fit. The inner height is 51mm and the those Mac Mini's are 50mm, so it will be a close fit.
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