Rain Design mStand for Laptop

Meet my Rain Design mStand

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I’ve been searching for a stand for my laptop–so it’s not so much LAP time, but a little more STAND time. Besides, if I can type/read at the kitchen counter, I can keep an eye on backyard activity.

I experimented with boxes, trying to get the right height, then a lap desk with cushioning for the wrists. But they came up too flat. I needed something with a bit of slope to it.

That’s when I found the Rain mStand.

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It’s design allows the computer to sit at eye level on a desk. A separate keyboard would be needed for proper ergonomics. I was delighted to find it is perfect for standing at countertop height. In the first photo, you can see the cushion pads that keep the laptop from moving, and protect it from scratches. The mStand’s solid, one-piece construction is sturdy for typing.

Rain Design offers other computer solutions, too.

I ordered mine through Apple.com and opted for in-store pickup. It’s also available at Amazon.com. It’s not just for MacBooks, it will hold most 13-15″  laptops. More information is available on the Rain Design website.

Share Your World–2014 Week 16

Share Your World

An early-Monday-morning sky of gray gave way to a sunshiny day. The newly potted flowers and those yet to be planted in the bed spent Easter in the shed,  protected from the bitter wind. We were thankful for the biting breeze that prompted hubby to move them inside–finding the shed filled with gasoline fumes where the mower leaked.

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Rhododendron don’t seem to mind residing in their pots–they bloom wherever they are planted.

Here are Cee’s questions and my answers for this week:

How many places have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities.
We’ve lived in two cities, a total of four residences.

What type of music relaxes you the most?
Christ-centered praise & worship music, old hymns–they have wonderful lyrics to put the things of life into perspective.

If you could instantly become fluent in another language, what would that language be and why?
American Sign Language–to be able to converse with those who have no verbalization.  

If you could fly or breathe under water what would you prefer?
I would fly! 

I’m grateful to God for the redemption and salvation we celebrate at Easter. This week, I look forward to completing data transfer to my new laptop and giving the PC to my hubby. After working on a netbook at home, he’s looking forward to the 17″ screen on the HP laptop. 

Linking to Cee’s blog

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Share Your World–2014 Week 15

Here are our questions for Share Your World this week:

For your blog do you basically use Windows or Mac, laptop, desktop, pad, or phone?
Windows-based laptop for the most part, but in a pinch, I have used my iPhone to post.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
My second grade teacher posed that question to us, and I remember answering, “A mom.”

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
Small town, yes.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Old enough to know better.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful to have potted several plants, weeded some of the garden–and lived to tell about it. I was tired, but not in a lot of pain. Very grateful for that.

I am looking forward to doing my next blog on a MacBook Pro.

Now it’s your turn! Create a SYW post and link to Cee’s blog, or leave your responses in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.