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The CR5 Heavy-Duty Laptop Stand from Carliss is an ideal laptop stand for application where sturdiness and durability are essential. The CR5 is made of highly polished chrome plated steel. Much heavier than the both the CR1 and CR3 Instand laptop stands, the CR5 weighs in at 8 lbs. Because it is strong and stable, it can be used outdoors, indoors, in industrial settings, or in hospitals. It is also attractive enough to use on stage or in the courtroom, and is often purchased by golf and sports professionals for "sports analysis" photography.
Other configurations of the CR5 model include the SuperStand with Mouse Shelf model (SS-MS) and SuperStand with Mouse Shelf and Hood model (SS-MS-H). Both SuperStand models have all the features of the CR5 but also have a 12" x 18" Polyethylene Tray for extra strength, and a swing-out Mouse Shelf and/or Hood to protect you laptop from the elements or excessive lighting.
All InsTands include a sturdy tripod, a tray which fits all laptops and a leatherette carry bag.
Provides a Better Worksurface than the Lap of a User
- Laptops were designed to be compact and portable. However, they were never designed with ergonomics in mind. Although users can fit a laptop on their lap, a laptop should not be used on the lap. This is due not only to the poor positioning of the screen but also because the heat generated from the laptop will build up if the cooling vent is blocked, causing comfort issues or perhaps even burns to the legs. For any of these reasons, it is better for the laptop to have its own dedicated stand or platform.
Adjustable Height Range
- For sitting applications, the CR5 provides ample height-range adjustability - from 27" to 54" off the floor. This ensures that the user always has the ability to choose the most optimal height for using the laptop.
Portable and Compact
- Just as the laptop itself is compact and portable by design, so should the stand on which it sits be compact and portable, especially when the user will be working and moving from place to place. The CR5 can easily be folded and stored when it needs to be transported, even coming with its own carry bag. Although the CR5 is not as lightweight as the CR1 and CR3 models, its compactness and included carry bag still make transport easier.
Stable and Durable
- The heavy-duty weight of the CR5 (8 lbs) actually contributes to the stability of the stand, while the heavy steel material adds to its durability.
Positions Laptop Screen and Separate Keyboard Optimally
- On laptops, the screen and built-in keyboard are joined at the hinge, making either typing or looking at the screen awkward and potentially injurious over long periods of usage. If an ergonomic workstation is the goal, the separate monitor or a separate keyboard is a necessity, so that either of these can be better positioned relative to the other. In the case of the CR5, getting a secondary compact keyboard is the easiest and most affordable option. The CSK-CT1 Side Tray accessory simply attaches to the aluminum tripod of the CR5, on which you can place a suitable compact keyboard, so that it is sufficiently lower than the screen on the laptop. This will ensure better ergonomics when using a laptop for longer periods of time.
- Adjustable Height Range: The 27" to 54" range of the telescoping tripod column is sufficient to ensure correct worksurface height for most sitting applications.
- Holds Most Laptop Sizes: The 11" by 13" CT4 tray that comes with the CR5 is ideally sized to hold most laptops, even if they are slightly larger in width. As long as the laptop is centered where the tripod attaches to the tray, the center of balance will help keep the laptop stable on the stand. This also allows the tray to remain compact and portable.
- Prevents Laptop from Slipping: Users are sometimes worried that their laptop will fall off the tray, especially if the stand is bumped and tipped slightly in one direction. The SureGrip pad on every Instand tray prevents just such accidents from happening, as the non-slip surface provides sufficient resistance against slippage when the full weight of the laptop presses down on it. There is no additional need for clumsy mechanical attachments, gluing, taping, etc.
- Quick and Easy Setup: With just two basic components i.e. the height-adjustable foldable tripod and removable tray, setup time is minimal. The user only has to unfold the tripod feet and attach the tray by spinning it onto the head of the tripod. Height adjustment is just as easy; simply turn the release knob, raise or lower the pole to the ideal height, and tighten up again.
- Durable Construction: Made of sturdy steel with a beautiful polished-chrome finish, the CR5 is sturdy and durable enough to last for years without compromising the safety of laptops.
- Compact and Portable: The simple design of the CR5 means that disassembling the tray from the tripod, folding it up, and placing it in its carry bag can be done in seconds. No detailed instructions are necessary.
- Optional Add-on Accessories: There are several optional accessories to make the CR5 even more versatile and configurable, including other tray sizes beside the included 11" x 13" tray, a palm rest accessory for supporting palms while typing on the laptop keyboard, and the SideKick with Tray, allowing a secondary compact keyboard to be attached to the tripod for better ergonomic benefits. Also, there is a caster wheel set for those who want to be able to roll the stand into position instead of picking it up and moving it.
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InsTand Heavy-duty Laptop Stand
InsTand Heavy-duty Laptop Stand - lowered adjustment
InsTand Heavy-duty Laptop Stand - with wheels added
InsTand Heavy-duty Laptop Stand - tripod without and with wheels
InsTand Heavy-duty Laptop Stand - with supertray and hood
InsTand Heavy-duty Laptop Stand - supertray with sliding mouse platform
InsTand Heavy-duty Laptop Stand - hood unfolded and folded
InsTand Heavy-duty Laptop Stand - 11" x 13" CT4 tray (aluminum)
InsTand Heavy-duty Laptop Stand - 12" x 18" SuperStand tray (polyethylene)
13" (33.0 cm)
18" (45.7 cm)
- Depth (front to back) of tray:
11" (27.9 cm)
12" (30.5 cm)
27.0" (68.6 cm) (min)
54.0" (137.2 cm) (max)
- Weight: 8 lbs (3.63 kg)
- Folded Dimensions: 3.5" (8.9 cm) x 24" (61.0
Tripod: Highly polished chrome plated steel
SuperStand: Polyethylene tray
Carry bag: Leatherette
- Included in the box:
- Laptop shelf
- Carry case
- Warranty: Manufacturer Direct:
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|CR5|| Heavy duty model, includes CT4 tray (11" x 13")|
|SS|| Heavy duty SuperStand model|
|SS-MS|| Heavy duty Super Stand model with Mouse Shelf (includes Super Tray and steel extension pole)|
|SS-MS-H|| Heavy duty Super Stand model with Mouse Shelf and Hood (includes Super Tray and steel extension pole)|
|CSK-CT1|| Side tray|
|STR|| Palm rest|
|WKIT|| Wheel Kit|