Custom Roost Laptop Stand for 11–inch MacBook Air

Bryan's current setup

I was stoked to receive a The Roost as one of several awesome Automattic Christmas gifts a few months ago. While it wouldn’t fit my 11″ MacBook Air, I saw Joey Kudish receive one that would fit. After a few pings and a couple of days, a custom Roost stand arrived.

(How am I worthy?!)

Previously, I used a mStand laptop stand by Rain Design. It was okay and stylish, but it didn’t compare to the raised height of The Roost.

Another bonus: I love the portability! Along with my Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad, when I venture out with my laptop and backpack, I bring The Roost.

I’m fortunate that I don’t feel shoulder or neck pain, so taking steps like this hopefully means I can prevent it.

To James Olander and Warren Kleban: thank you for making this happen!

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan works at Automattic. Cat whisperer. Sometimes, a photographer and card magician.

2 thoughts on “Custom Roost Laptop Stand for 11–inch MacBook Air”

  1. I really love the Roost. I had already pre-ordered one before the holiday package, so I keep the generic one at home for every day use and keep the Automattic-branded one in my bag. Great product.


  2. I know this post is over a year old, but I’m pea green with envy and just needed to vent.

    I didn’t join their original Kickstarter campaign due to the fact that it was known not to work with the 11″ Macbook Air. However, they did do some special versions for it (which you have) and by then it was too late to join.

    Now they are going to do a new Kickstarter campaign for a new design which will work with the 11″ and I’m chomping at the bit for it to kick off — 4 months and counting.

    For the past two years I Google around to see if I could find one and have never had any luck. This post reminds me of that fact. Congratulations on the lucky find and just know that I use your name in vain every chance I get. 😉

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