Still think your desktop is better off without a stand? Think again. A good stand elevates your screen, which helps with posture and overall productivity; it improves air circulation so your computer doesn’t overheat; and it can add storage to your desk, organizing your pens, notebooks, paperclips and EDC — or just hide them altogether.
Given that most of us have been working from home for a good while (and will likely continue to be doing so for the foreseeable future), it's important to make sure your home office look nice — and a desktop stand can definitely help with that, too.
Whatever your reason is for getting a stand, be it productivity, health, organizational, aesthetics or all of the above, these are the best Mac stands you can buy right now.
Monoprice Multimedia Desktop Stand
Monoprice’s desktop stand is more of a shelf than a stand. It’s pretty straightforward, available in black or translucent colorways. If you’re not looking to spend as much as the other stands on the list, this is the model we recommend.
Rain Design i360
The i360 iMac stand is unique because, as its name gives away, it can swivel 360 degrees. This means you can adjust the viewing angle of the iMac whenever you want, which is great if you want to quickly share your screen with a coworker. The stand weighs three pounds and is very stable, and you can get a model to match your 21.5-inch or 27-inch iMac.
Satechi Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub
Satechi’s desktop stand addresses a problem most stand don’t: hard to reach ports. The “stand hub” has a number of outward-facing ports — USB-C port (up to 5 Gbps), three USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps), slots for both micro and SD cards (up to 104 Mbps) and a headphone jack — so you don’t have to worry about blindly feel behind your desktop for the correct port. It’s available in silver or space gray.
Grovemade Monitor Stand
Grovemade’s entire Desk Collection is pretty stunning. This Monitor Stand stands out for its simplicity and elegant design. It makes the wood the star of the show, and it comes in walnut or maple.
Twelve South HiRise Pro
Twelve South only makes accessories for Apple products. The South HiRise Pro, for example, is specifically designed to house iMacs and iMac Pros. It sheaths the base, while also providing additional storage. On top of the HiRise Pro is a leather pad, where you can safely and easily rest your EDC, like your AirPods or a keychain. And the front grille, which grips the base via magnets, is reversible, so you can switch between gunmetal and walnut.