Orico Vertical Laptop Stand Review
If you are managing a very limited desk space in your home or office setup, space-saving solutions are probably on top of your list. Orico is an emerging brand today that offers a lot of space-saving solutions including USB hubs, docking solutions, and more. In this review, we will be looking at the Orico Vertical Laptop Stand – a very simple 2-piece aluminum contraption for laptops and tablets. Now, it may be counter-intuitive to secure your laptop vertically. Will this vertical laptop stand actually work? Let me put my experience with this product in two segments which I believe gives a good picture of what this product is for and what it is not.
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Ultrabooks, Tablets, and 2-in-1 Devices Under 1kg
I have two devices to test the Orico Vertical Laptop Stand, the first being a device under 1 kg represented by a ThinkPad Tablet X1 that weighs almost exactly 1 kg being 1.08kg. Another important variable would be the width of the device because anything top-heavy might be a problem with the vertical laptop stand. For this matter, the ThinkPad Tablet X1’s 12-inch screen puts it in a very comfortable base-to-height ratio when mounted vertically.
The Orico Vertical Laptop Stand seems to have a good hold of my ThinkPad Tablet X1 and Orico’s USB hubs can complement the setup given that the USB-C port is somewhere near the desk when the device is vertical. Nevertheless, if you are in desperate need of space, this solution might work for you.
Anything Larger or Heavier
The next segment would be the larger and heavier devices. For this, I used a Razer Blade Stealth 13.3 ultrabook on the vertical stand. This ultrabook weighs 1.35 kilograms and its 13.3-inch screen size will make it stand taller vertically compared to the 12-inch ThinkPad Tablet X1.
At this point, it can get a little scary to put bigger devices on it – a slight push or pull on the top of the device can easily topple over the entire setup. Even though Orico claims the stand can hold anything up to 10 kg, weight is not the primary concern in using this accessory but how it balances the laptop or tablet.
As seen in the video above, the stand doesn’t really firmly grip the device like a clip, and pushing the tablet or laptop’s top can cause it to outbalance if you go too far – the stand does not correct the device’s position back to a more secured vertical orientation. I had to manually correct the ultrabook’s position back to vertical if ever something budged it to lean sideways. This would be a concern as you put larger devices on it.
The Orico Vertical Laptop Stand would appeal more to tablets. As for laptops and ultrabooks, I can only recommend it for devices under 1 kilogram or with smaller screen sizes under 12-inch. It can work with larger devices to free up space on your desk but be cautious in using it.
If you have cats or kids, this is definitely something that might not work for you. Orico could improvise on this device by making it like a table clamp wherein it can securely hold the device vertically. Also, most 2-in-1s popular in the market today, like the Surface Pros and Thinkpad Tablets have a stand built-in on the device rendering this solution pointless. Hence, it caters to a very specific need – for tablets and small laptops without a stand.
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