Before getting this stand, I used to use a textbook to hold up my monitor. I am glad that I find this product because it’s not only something simple and stylish that I was looking for, but it also came with great quality. It is sturdy and matches the color of my desk well. The additional USB ports on the sides are useful too, which can be used to connect to a external monitor, charge phone and all other stuffs USB charge enabled.
I got this because I wanted to elevate my iMac. It's a wonderful computer, but the chair and desk combo I use all the time has me looking down slightly. Not a lot mind you but enough that if I do it for too long, it makes my neck muscles sore. This elevates the iMac to the point where I can look straight on at it now. I'm hopeful long term it resolves some ongoing posture issues I have.
It was easy to put together. - just a few screws to tighten in - you don't even need any tools. They also give you a duplicate of each of the parts in the parts bag, so that's cool.
It's sturdy, according to the documentation it can hold about 176 lbs/80kg. I'm not about to test the limits of that - the iMac that will be living on this is 19.7 pounds according to Apple's documentation, so no problem there.
There's plenty of room on the side to put perhaps your cell phone and one other item - you can see on my picture I have the Apple Superdrive on the base of the iMac, and a separate Blu-Ray player to the right, and my iPhone as well. Underneath I can store my keyboard to give a little more space, something I could never do before.
The USB ports are nice - there's four of them, and they're 3.0 ports. One minor nit about them, you really can only use it with the ports on the right hand side. Technically you could turn the stand around backwards and have them on the left, but the cable that plugs into a USB port on your computer would then be sticking straight out the front, a rather aesthetically displeasing placement. However, if you use them on the right, you don't see that during normal use. So while it's possible to use them on the left, it won't be a pleasant visual if you do. Also, it is possible to take the USB hub out of the stand completely with a screwdriver, but then it would leave a hole where it was. But this is a minor nit, really. Just pointing out what I see with the USB ports.
Also, be sure of where you're placing the thing. If you put the table on there, then place your computer/monitor on there and try to slide it, the plastic anti-slip pads that go over the feet on the table will slide off. I had to take the iMac off, replace the feet and put the stand where I wanted it. Definitely advisable to not slide the stand once you place it on your table.
Overall, this was a great purchase, and one which does what it says. Simple assembly, no tools needed, and does what it says. If all products did that, we'd be in great shape.