@theRoostStand I'm 2 wks into Roost ownership, and don't know how I lived w/o it. Solid as a rock, ridiculously light. My neck thanks you!— Jen Michaels (@jenlmichaels) May 17, 2014
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As far as the Roost’s construction goes, this thing is pretty incredible. The stand is made out of a combination of carbon fiber and super-flexible Delrinplastic with aluminum fasteners to keep it all together. These two materials make the stand super light and durable, so throwing it in your backpack won’t break the back you’re working so hard to keep healthy. - ANDREW KUNESH - macgasm.net - March 28th, 2014
Using the Roost is simple—just pull the sides apart until the sliding mechanisms lock into place, put it on your desk, and nestle your laptop on top of it. The video above shows you how it's done. The key is getting the upper flaps neatly in the space between the screen and the chassis of the laptop. Once in place, your laptop isn't moving. You can wiggle it around your desk all you like—it takes serious force to get it to budge, and even though it might look precarious, it won't slide forward either. - Alan Henry - lifehacker.com - March 20th, 2014
I worked on a MacBook Pro & Monitor setup for a couple years before discovering the need for an elevated laptop screen + wireless keyboard and trackpad. I didn't realize the everyday damage I was doing to my body by looking down at my screen and resting my palms on the edge of my laptop. Now that I am rocking The ROOST setup everyday, my lower back, neck and forearms feel fantastic. Special thanks! - Sev Martin, thinkrole.com
"Last week, I learned about The Roost Stand, an ultra portable stand for the MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Then I listened to an interview with James Olander, the creator of The Roost Stand, on an episode of the Think, Make, Sell podcast. The interview closed the sale for me. The Roost Stand is a great product. I highly recommend it!" - jamieshiller.com
March 15, 2014
@theRoostStand - Really couldn't be happier with my Roost - neck and shoulders haven't felt this relaxed for years! No more slouching!— Brin Wilson (@BrinWilson) February 27, 2014
If anyone has a laptop you need to pick up the @theRoostStand one of the best investments I've made.— Tim Tubra (@morewhole) February 17, 2014
@theRoostStand Excellent product, sturdy, light weight, portable, the perfect height. Makes working on site comfortable— Matt Bliss (@sociummatt) February 11, 2014
Just had two 5-yr old girls at this coffee shop tell me that they want a @theRoostStand for their laptop when they grow up.— Jeremey DuVall (@JeremeyD) January 25, 2014
Cancelled my chiropractor membership today. Less stress and better posture. Shout out to @theRoostStand— Zach D (@LastZactionHero) January 29, 2014
Currently rocking a standing desk with the @theRoostStand at home. I could get used to this. by "standing" I mean "dancing" mostly— Zachary Kain ☯ (@zakkain) January 17, 2014
Whenever I go to a coffee shop, I can only work for a few hours before I have back and neck pain. You’re not meant to work hunched over a laptop. You’re suppose to have a laptop stand that can bring the screen to eye level, but the problem is the stands on the market aren’t that portable. Enter the roost stand. I discovered it on kickstarter a year ago and I finally have one in my hands.
@theRoostStand hey love the product. I too screwed my posture up from too much laptop over the years. Also need to angle seat forward :)— Richard Patey (@RichardPatey) January 5, 2014
Just received my RoostStand in Berlin and I'm completely blown away by the crafting & finishing, congrats @theRoostStand it's f****** great!— 2otsu™ (@2otsu) January 3, 2014
Just received my @theRoostStand It does the business, perfect eye level positioning of laptop, sitting on the holiday cottage kitchen table.— Chris Esther (@ChrisEstherLaw) January 4, 2014
In short: it’s awesome; the best stand I have ever used, by a wide margin. The Roost is an ingeniously designed laptop stand that folds away to nothing, so you can always carry it with you.
Juan Nunez-Iglesias - ilovesymposia.com - 12/23/13
Why: "We're spending longer hours with our gadgets and without consideration. It will destroy our bodies."
@theRoostStand Yes! It arrived last Saturday and it's everything that I had wanted in a laptop stand: Perfection.— Amaresh (@ammusk) December 19, 2013