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Review: JustMobile AluBase – An Elegant Way to Keep Your MacBook Off Your Desk

Rating: 5/5

Posted in Apple, Mac, Reviews on 21/11/2012 by Nate Chiger

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I like to keep my desk organized and tidy so I have room to film videos or do work when needed. Before receiving the AluBase from JustMobile, my Macbook would always take up a good amount of space. Now, it sits standing vertical at the back of my desk against the wall. A perfect solution.

Overview

The AluBase is compatible with all MacBook Pro’s and Air’s on the market, as well as the discontinued stand alone Macbook. It has a detachable inner liner that can easily be removed depending on the thickness of your Macbook. The AluBase itself is made out of aluminum, and has a nice look and feel to it.

While your Macbook is in the stand, all ports are obviously accessible, so you use USB ports, etc, as you see fit.  Since the ports are all open, it can also be used to store your Macbook while using an external display. My Macbook in no way gives the appearance or feels like it will topple over while stored in the AluBase.

Left picture is the AluBase without the insert for Macbook’s and Macbook Pro’s. Right picture is with the insert for Macbook Airs.

Verdict 
Rating: 5/5

For what it does, the AluBase is awesome. It keeps my Macbook off of the desk so I have more room to work. Everything about the AluBase from design or quality is fantastic. It retails for $49.99 on JustMobile’s website. The price of the AluBase may be considered a bit much for just a stand. However, like I said, it is worth it for the design and quality alone. The AluBase does its job quite well, so for that I give it a five star rating.

Pros

  • Sturdy metal design
  • Fits all types of Macbooks
  • Appealing look
  • All ports are accessible

Cons

  • Price may be a bit steep


  • spike

    I have a 2011 Macbook Pro, and the power connector is a right-angled type.
    This means it would not fit if used with this stand, unless turned the other way.
    Which would then obstruct the Ethernet and display connectors.

    Another vertical stand fail! Who designs these things…….?!

Nate Chiger

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Nate Chiger

Nate Chiger is the founder and owner of HalfPeeled LLC. He develops iOS applications, which can be found at HalfPeeled.com. Nate loves anything to do with Apple and buys as many of their products as he can.