Summary: If you spend more than a couple of hours a day at a desk using a laptop, you will absolutely love this stand and wireless keyboard. For me, I work most days at a desk anywhere from 6-12 hours per day. This stand elevates the laptop display to a height that is much more comfortable on your body. I used to get a lot of neck pain and head aches until I bought this. The wireless keyboard is excellent in terms comfort and feel.
Summary: Bought a refurb unit, works great. No need for an ac adapter, when you plug in usb into laptop the laptop powers the wireless signal to the keyboard. truly makes the notebook like a desktop. I am running an additional monitor on my desk, and this stand makes it like a dual monitor (although asymmetric due to monitor sizes)
Look around for deals, as this is an awesome product for under $35.
21 April 2011
Summary: Plug and Play with Windows Vista, holds a heavy laptop steadily and securely. Some special function buttons may not work immediately, haven't tried setting them up yet, but many do. Keyboard is comfortable and has a nice feel, stand is sleek and fairly solid. The way that they both snap together is excellent for space saving (packing for college). Love it!
Logitech Wireless keyboard-----avoid at all costs.
1 April 2011
Summary: I liked the concept, the wireless feature and the "feel" of the keys. But....you were never sure when a letter would "take off." By that I mean, you touch an "h" for example and 9 "h's" would appear. I was constantly deleting extra letters. I went right back to the Logitech wired key board. This fact greatly out weighs any good features.
Summary: In order for this notebook stand to work, your notebook lid (screen) should open to an angle of 135 degrees or more. My Acer laptop would open only up to 120 degrees and hence the screen stays leaned forward instead of being vertical. The stand's base angle is not adjustable. It is set to 45 degrees angle. I have verified this by calling Logitech's customer support. If you are considering to purchase this product, do the following.
Summary: I never write reviews, only read them, but I felt I should share this experience for the sake of potential buyers... I was really happy with this at first--the set-up gave me much better working ergonomics and flexibility with the keyboard. But one by one things started breaking down--first, the keyboard (as another reviewer described) started randomly repeating letters as if it were stuck, then only worked intermittently (no--it was not the batteries, these were...
Summary: The Alto is great for anyone who spends a lot of time on a laptop. It's helped with the neck and shoulder pain I've always had after hours of being hunched over. Pros: Solid construction, nice to have extra usb ports available, easy to set up and use. Cons: Somewhat limited range for adjusting the angle. Seems a little overpriced, but it's pretty much the only thing like it out there currently, so...
Summary: I have been using the product for about three weeks in my home and when I travel for business. The unit has many nice features which I enjoy; the compactness of the unit for travel, the ease and speed of setup and the functionality. This unit actually fits in my backpack along with my laptop. Negative Point: The delete button on the keyboard is oversized and it does not have an insert key in the normal place due to the enlarged delete key.
Summary: The price wasn't bad, less than forty dollars, but it cost me $40 just to ship it from Miami to Costa Rica! I couldn't wait to get my hands on it, and made a special trip to the nearest large town to pick it up. I found setting it up taxing for my old brain. There were lots of bits and pieces that had to be assembled in the proper order, and the instructions were incomplete - something familiar to me when I used to write them.