Element's Joule is a rock-solid stand with standout design and craftsmanship. However, such quality doesn't come cheap, and the Joule lacks versatility compared to many other stands.
Twelve South's BookArc is attractive, well-made, and reasonably priced for a solid-metal iPad stand. It even accommodates an iPad in a thin case. However, its shallow footprint makes it a bit less stable than other metal stands we've tested, and it provides only a single, near-upright viewing angle.
Griffin's A-Frame is rock solid, and the fact that you can use it even if your iPad is inside a protective case makes the stand quite versatile. However, its range of angles is limited, and the stand's edges are surprisingly sharp.
The H4 is an impressive iPad stand that offers 360-degree rotation, 300-degree tilt, the flexibility to accommodate an iPad in a case, and an Apple-inspired design. Just make sure you have room on your desk, because all this versatility requires some bulk.
Logitech has announced a new laptop desk that includes a built-in cooling fan and a set of stereo speakers.
Jason Snell with three laptop gift items from Macworld's 2009 Holiday Gear Guide.
The NX Stand from Macessity props up a closed laptop in a cushioned slot.
Macessity's TrayStation pulls dual duty as both an ergonomic laptop stand and a desktop or laptop cooling tray.
Logitech has announced the Portable Lapdesk N315, a lightweight, heat-blocking notebook perch for your lap, complete with a slide-out mousepad.
Macally has announced a line of new Mac accessories that include Bluetooth and RF wireless input devices as well as "eco-conscious" bamboo notebook stands.