Twelve South’s Curve Flex is the finest example of an open stand that we’ve found, raising your laptop up to 22 inches (56cm) off the desk. It can also be angled up to 45 degrees for optimum keyboard ergonomics.
It’s still a very secure fit, though, with anti-slip silicone pads and raised edges to help keep your device in place.
As well as its flexibility, the Curve Flex is also quite portable. It folds shut, weighs 28oz or 785g, and comes with its own travel sleeve.
In addition to the cool white model pictured, it’s also available in black if you’d prefer. Both are made from aluminum, with the minimalist aesthetic helping them to blend in with your existing setup.
Despite being marketed for MacBooks, Twelve South says the stand is compatible with all laptops between 11 and 17 inches.
There’s also a more rigid Curve stand if you can live without the flexibility.