Conclusion: Now I readily admit, to this point the Alto still seems quite mundane, and at first glance I will grant you that it is. As a laptop stand/docking station the unit is nice, but at $80 retail it might be more sensible to purchase a basic stand and a USB keyboard instead. Where this unit really becomes indispensable however is for the mobile gamer.
Logitech Alto Notebook Stand with Integrated Keyboard
9 September 2007
Excerpt: Having a notebook provides freedom to work while traveling or from home. Although I have a docking station, monitor, keyboard and mouse at work, these items are not available when I travel or when I work from home. Anyone who has studied ergonomics knows that notebook computers are not designed with comfort in mind. In fact, the keyboards are usually cramped.
Conclusion: I have not yet attended an single LAN in the last three months since aquiring the Alto where I have not gotten both jealous looks and impressed comments from other attendees.Â If you are a frequent LAN gamer who uses a high powered notebook gaming machine, the Alto is a must-have accessory. The Alto is also extremely usefull for anyone who travels to multiple office locations with their notebook for work.
Pros: Lightweight and Portable, Ergonomically Designed, USB Hub, Great for Mobile Gaming
Cons: Slightly Expensive, Keyboard has an odd responsive feel
Excerpt: We've all seen it at the local coffee shop, in the cafeteria, or on the train - poor notebook users hunched over their mobile computers like they're working in a room with the ceiling 5 feet too low. Logitech aims to help eliminate the sore shoulders and cramped necks by introducing you to the Alto.
Conclusion: If you're running multiple laptops and don't want a dock -- and LCD display -- for each of them, then the Alto is a good, portable solution that's well built and serves its intended purpose well enough. It's not recommended if objects on your desk are constantly in motion, simply because it doesn't lock your notebook in place, but aside from that it's a very well made solution to a very common problem.
Pros: Doesn't lock notebooks in place, Easily becomes grubby, No integrated mouse solution
Cons: Solid notebook stand, Good quality keyboard, Adds three USB ports
Logitech Alto – postavte svoj notebook „do pozoru“
9 March 2008
Conclusion: Počas redakčných testov sme mali možnosť zistiť, že Logitech Alto podstatne zvyšuje komfort na notebookovom pracovisku. Bez toho aby musel používateľ meniť svoje návyky a pracovné postupy, okamžite získava ergonómiu, ktorá pri notebooku chýba. Obmedzená nie je ani dostupnosť notebooku pri mobilite – postačí vytiahnuť napájací kábel s USB prepojením a môžete sa vybrať do terénu. Je veľmi pravdepodobné, že ak raz po podstavci Alto siahnete, už sa ho nepustíte.