accessories / competition / 09/06/2016

Griffin Elevator Laptop Stand + WIN

Do you remember those days when we used to use telephone directories to prop up our monitors at our desks? No? Am I showing my age? It was such a natural thing to do, back in the day. Find a pile of books or magazines (I used to do it with Digital Life magazines I contributed to) and there you had aΒ DIY ergonomic solution to not getting a strain on your neck while staring at a screen the whole day. Every time I end up getting a (hot stone) massage, I get told about the knots in my neck.

Enter the Griffin elevator laptop stand. It lifts your laptop to a more comfortable height without you hunching over your desk. It makes a huge difference for me, considering my laptop is quite compact and without realising, I just end up crouching over it.

The height is ideal, which helps with my posture in both neck and shoulders; my problematic areas. Seriously though, every winter I pull something in my neck/shoulder and have to get it sorted out. I’ve been using it for a couple of days now and what an improvement. I mean you can tell just by looking at the pic.

Speaking of the pic, yes, it’s the gold edition; which suits the new Macbook. That said, it’s not limited to a Macbook, but it should hold any Ultrabook too. I don’t know what the maximum capacity is, can’t find that info. I love the minimal, clean design.

The actual features? It conforms to health and safety standards; has skid-free pads on the base so it’s stable (which by the way was easy to assemble – and disassemble for traveling); has a slot for a keyboard at the base; and another important bit – 360 degree air circulation to keep your laptop cool. I’ve burnt my thighs a few times ha!


Anyway, I have some good news… I have one of these Griffin elevator laptop stands to giveaway to one of my South African readers, courtesy of the iStore, worth R899.Β Just leave a comment if you’d like to stand in line to win. The draw is completely random this time. Only one entry per person! Competition closes on 16 June at midnight.


If you’d like to buy one, check out It’s available in gold, black, space grey and silver.

EDIT: Winner announcement – Shareshnee Naidoo’s entry has been selected by (6 out of the 36), as hers was the 6th entry on the post! Congratulations Shareshnee!

Nafisa Akabor
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  • davegreenway

    Always wanted one, it’s the best laptop stand around

  • I just noticed how I’m sitting like I come from Notre Dame after I read this post. Clearly I could benefit from this πŸ™‚

  • Seshni

    I hope this solves my knots issue!

  • Nicole Broome

    Love it!! What a great design, what a great site Nafisa!

  • Traci-lee Forrester

    Wow! Just what I need – I’m currently using reams of paper (courtesy of Nashua) as my “ergo stand”. How much do they retail for?

    • Ah, you’re still doing that. I did update the post to reflect where to buy it and cost – it’s R899!

  • Shareshnee Naidoo

    Very smart and will help with neck ache, pick me!!

    • Congratulations Shareshnee! Your entry has been selected by as the winner for the Griffin elevator laptop stand! Please mail me on with your contact details and physical delivery address πŸ™‚

  • li3zel

    I’d love one πŸ™‚ and my shoulders and neck will be ecstatic!

  • Jodi Sky

    This looks pretty awesome! I’d love one.

  • For the crazy hours I work at my desk, this would be the perfect for me. My posture will be eternally grateful if I got this so pick me pls πŸ™‚

  • Ashika Singh

    This awesome ❀️

  • Razeena Tilly

    Being an IT student, this would be perfect for me πŸ™‚

  • Iric

    As someone who just popped some painkillers for my back, this post is serendipitous – creepy even. A posture change would be great. πŸ™‚

  • Nothando Moleketi

    As a start up business owner I can’t count the hours I spend hunched over. Much needed!

  • Yusuf Kaka

    Love this!

  • Chris Roper

    An actual pink laptop. It’s like a glorious dream.

    • I love that you came here just to say that πŸ˜€ #noregrets

  • Muhammad Fakier

    I’d love one, who wouldn’t even use this while watching series in bed!

  • Angie Mac

    Pretty and practical – love it!

  • Fathima Paruk

    I would love one of those!

  • Faatima Asmal

    Love how minimal it looks! Being a software dev I spend many hours on my laptop and have been looking for ways to improve my posture. This definitely makes the list! Thanks for the review.
    Oh and I’ve come across many people in my department who have placed their laptops (and monitors!) on multiple books, so you aint that old πŸ˜‰

  • Nick Jackson


  • Jodi

    Totally need this! Pimp my desk with such an awesome stand!

  • Mark Patterson

    Well that looks a neat and cool design especially if it can be taken apart and put into my briefcase

  • Aaminah

    Love the colour 😍😍

  • Za

    Would love to win this since I don’t have a desktop and only use a laptop!

  • Anne

    Wow this looks amazeballs! I have just returned to work this month after maternity leave and my back and shoulders and already killing me because I also just somehow end up slouched over my laptop. This would be a lifesaver for a tired working mommy xx

  • Fatima Cassim

    I want to take a stand against slouching! πŸ™‚ #slouchingmustfall

  • Lebohang Danster

    That’s a pretty neat stand

  • Farzana

    Pretty nifty. Love the colour and design.

  • LadyAnne

    Very stylish,would be awesome to have one

  • PeaceAndProsperity

    Looks great and practical. Need it > want it!

  • Muhammad Nana

    No more hunchback days for me #winning

  • Katie

    Great review! Would absolutely love one of these stands.

  • Kat

    I have serious shoulder and neck issues from bad computer posture. This would be perfect!

  • Kazz

    Love it – just what I need as I am always at my desk. Holding thumbs!

  • Tanika White

    Looks awesome πŸ™‚

  • Seri

    I really appreicate the giveaway you do πŸ™‚ some people can’t afford and to give us something is so sweet of you πŸ™‚

    Have a great day and lots of love πŸ™‚