The best stands for MacBook in September 2023

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The best stands for MacBooks are designed to help raise your viewing angle to maintain good posture, while some also act as docking stations and can free up some desk space allowing you to use your other MacBook accessories such as keyboards and wireless mice. You'll want a stand that's robust, adjustable and stylish enough to match Apple's own neatly curated aesthetic.

If you use a standing desk, these stands can also be used as desk converters to match your height. We've used our specialist insight to weigh up key aspects of these MacBook stands such as their value for money, brand reputation, and customer reviews to recommend you the very best.

While you're clearing up your workspace, why not check out our guides to the best keyboards for Mac, and the best docks for MacBook Pro. Take a look at the best MacBook Pro deals too if it's time for an upgrade. 

The best stands for MacBook available now

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Is a MacBook stand worth it?

If you work long hours on your laptop, then the best MacBook stand is a perfect addition to your set-up. A good stand will help improve your posture, as well as help to reduce eye strain and can be used to add height when paired with a standing desk.

It also gives you more freedom to use accessories such as the best Macbook mouse and trackpads, plus some of the best Magic Keyboard alternatives can be a little bit chunkier and require more desk space. 

What is the best way to stand a MacBook?

Using an eye-level stand is a great way to perfect your posture whilst working so you're not straining your neck or shoulders. The best stands for MacBook can also help reduce pesky screen glare, so it's a double win. 

Some of the products on this list function in a "clam shell" design, meaning that your MacBook will be closed shut but can still be used when connected to an external monitor allowing you to work from one screen using accessories and keeping your MacBook stored away safely. 

Alex Blake

Alex Blake is a freelance tech journalist who writes for Creative Bloq, TechRadar, Digital Trends, and others. Before going freelance he was commissioning editor at MacFormat magazine, focusing on the world of Apple products. His interests include web design, typography, and video games.

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