The Techoss laptop stand is a very nice design. It's small in size and very light. The build is strong - this isn't some cheap bit of plastic. It's made of tough aluminium alloy and looks robust for the job considering the lightness of the stand. I bought this for my daughters ipad and it does the job brilliantly. It needs a flat surface to stand on and I would make sure you check the dimensions thoroughly to ensure it fits your own device. Larger laptops won't work, but for ipads, Macbooks, tablets etc it will be fine. It's adjustable in height and I like the ventilation this provides. It really helps with neck strain which can be a problem when you're using your device for a long period of time. It's so simple to use - unfold, adjust & you're away. It is simple to carry around and there is a lovely case included so it won't get damaged easily. Just be aware that this arrives in a small, plain box, so if it's a gift, the box isn't flashy looking. It's a very handy device.