Making a Stand 

Image of author
If you work on a laptop and suffer from back problems, this product may help to ease the strain

MOFT Adjustable Height Folding Laptop Stand
click image to enlarge

While perhaps not as popular or well-known as LOL, OMG, WTF, SUP, IMO or JK especially if you are a compulsive texter who regards abbreviations as their second language, MOFT might cause you a few moments of  thought as you attempt to translate this abbreviation, I will  excuse some grey matter exercise by explaining that MOFT stands for "Mobile Office for Travelers" and is the name of the company responsible for this product under review.

The MOFT company, benefitting from a Kickstarter campaign, was set up by Julianna He in order to produce a stand capable of supporting a laptop while easing strain being placed on the user due to the use of a device such as a laptop computer.  Since being set up by Julianna. MOFT has built up sales of 100,000 units worldwide with America being responsible for 30,000 of this total.  Now it is the turn of the UK to benefit from what it is claimed to be "the world's first invisible laptop stand" offering features such as the lightest and thinnest laptop stand,

This stand has been designed to help alleviate neck, shoulder and arm pain that can occur through the use of a laptop in a variety of different locations.  I have been looking at and using the MOFT Adhesive Foldable laptop stand product.

With dimensions of 170 x 224 mm (W x L) plus a thickness of 3.04 mm. the MOFT laptop stand's weight, which is hardly going to weigh you down or add to the storage capacity required to transport the stand when moving from one location to another.  When selecting the chosen stand you can let fashion or a distinctive hue be the defining factor.  You can opt from a choice of colours that include Space Grey, Gold, Silver, Rose Gold or Jean Grey for a stand which is constructed from PU and fibre glass material with built-n  removable glue,, magnets and iron pieces.  Incidentally this product is being produced by Made by Chapter, the official  UK distributor for MOFT stand.

Included with the product is a single sheet of instructions.  This sheet is referred to as a User Manual.  At times I felt that these instructions were more scream-orientated than laughable, with its four illustrations accompanied by one line of text.  No matter which way I looked at the illustrations or held the laptop and stand element, I was unable to match up the fold lines so that this stand was able to support a laptop other than flat against a surface.  After  more than two hours of struggling to stick and remove the MOFT device to and from a laptop plus fold the designated creases every which way possible. 

Fortunately assistance was on-hand and this came in the form of a video that dealt with the unpacking of the unit and then setting up the stand.  In the hands of the demonstrator, this process looked straight forward and was easy to implement.  If only I had had access to this video prior to beginning my assault on the set-up process, results might have turned out differently.  However I was still unable to  produced a stand that would suffice.  Of course the problem could be that of the reviewer rather than the product as I remember those sales that number 100,000.  I might just be the unlucky one who could not fathom the four-step instructions. 

MOFT has priced this product at £24.99 for those better suited to illustrated instructions than me.  Due to the problems I encountered with this product, I have decided not to rate this offering.

Follow us on Twitter!!

add to Digg this review

Reviews by related category

If you like this article then why not link to it from your site!

Use a text link, or download an image


Our current Free Prizedraw!!

Why join GadgetSpeak?

Well - there are lots of reasons to join, depending on you and your interests :

  • Member prize-draws
  • Real reviews - by real people
  • Membership is free
  • Email summary of the weeks reviews
  • Share your product feedback with others
  • Keep in touch with all that's new in gadgets
  • Full of great ideas as the Christmas deadline looms!

Convinced? Come along and join in the fun!


Invite friends and family to GadgetSpeak

Why not invite friends or family to join in the fun?

Help us make GadgetSpeak the place to come for free and impartial reviews of the latest gadgets!

Start inviting your friends along!