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APC Ergonomic Notebook Stand with USB 2.0 hub review: APC Ergonomic Notebook Stand with USB 2.0 hub

This sturdy laptop stand boasts four USB ports and is highly adjustable, making it worth its high price.

Lara Luepke

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APC Ergonomic Notebook Stand with USB 2.0 HUB
For around $90, the APC Ergonomic Notebook Stand with USB 2.0 Hub offers four extra USB ports and can save you from neck pain, to boot. The 2.4-pound stand is on the heavier side, and it's less portable than some units we've seen--instead of fitting in your laptop bag, it needs its own luggage case. But its USB ports, ease of use, and mobility while on your desktop make it worth the price. The APC comes with a short setup guide, but basically, you just plug it into a wall socket and run the provided USB cable from the stand to your laptop's USB port. With two ports in the back and one on each side of the stand, you can plug in external keyboards and mice, leaving your laptop's USB ports open for other input devices, such as Webcams, printers, and myriad other accessories. The stand is on three little rollers, making it easy to move around on a desktop, but the downside is that it has only three different height levels.
7.5

APC Ergonomic Notebook Stand with USB 2.0 hub

The Good

Sturdy; easily adjustable; four USB 2.0 ports.

The Bad

Expensive; not portable.

The Bottom Line

This laptop stand isn't portable, but its USB 2.0 ports, ease of use, and mobility while on your desktop make it worth the price.
APC Ergonomic Notebook Stand with USB 2.0 HUB
For around $90, the APC Ergonomic Notebook Stand with USB 2.0 Hub offers four extra USB ports and can save you from neck pain, to boot. The 2.4-pound stand is on the heavier side, and it's less portable than some units we've seen--instead of fitting in your laptop bag, it needs its own luggage case. But its USB ports, ease of use, and mobility while on your desktop make it worth the price. The APC comes with a short setup guide, but basically, you just plug it into a wall socket and run the provided USB cable from the stand to your laptop's USB port. With two ports in the back and one on each side of the stand, you can plug in external keyboards and mice, leaving your laptop's USB ports open for other input devices, such as Webcams, printers, and myriad other accessories. The stand is on three little rollers, making it easy to move around on a desktop, but the downside is that it has only three different height levels.
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