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gabriel
26-04-2010, 03:48 PM
I need to get a laptop stand for live shows - ideally to position the laptop above the mixer in a club set up

Any recommendations of good makes/models to go for?

Cheers

hint
26-04-2010, 04:34 PM
I use this direct-from-Chinese-factory style one from Thomann:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/millenium_laptopstand.htm?sid=bccd4b82a2e49cbc0b1a a95a70b7c066

It's a bit fiddly to assemble if you're in a cramped and dark booth, but it's also about 4 times cheaper than the dedicated branded "DJ" stands. I stopped taking it abroad though cos I always got stopped and searched with it in my bag.

Simon78
26-04-2010, 05:32 PM
I use this one and have never had any problems. Very solid.

http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/servlet/Info?Track=UBERSTAND

They have got them at West End DJ if you want to check some different ones out.

nomos
26-04-2010, 07:21 PM
^^ Really? I set about selling mine minutes after opening the package. I didn't like having to use plastic ties to keep the top from flipping up and the middle shelf seemed iffy. Maybe it would have been fine if I'd used it out but I just imagined a drunk, flailing arm sending everything flying. That said, it's hard to find one that will fit in your bag.

Simon78
26-04-2010, 09:02 PM
The plastic ties are just for extra safety I think. I never use them anyway the top just stays down and I haven't had any problems.

I know what you mean about the middle shelf but I just use the velcro they give you on the bottom of the Serato box and its fine.

I had a look at a few of them in the shop and preferred the way this one worked compared to the bracket type of stand. If you actually put the base under the decks or mixer I can't see any of them getting knocked over that easily anyway.

Magma make them as well but I haven't had a go with any of those
http://www.juno.co.uk/products/389000-01.htm
http://www.juno.co.uk/products/278547-01.htm