Review: Magma Traveler DJ Laptop Stand
Here’s a laptop stand that will also appeal to the travelling DJ who needs a reliable platform for their laptop or even a small controller, but for whom space is a premium. If you’ve ever tried to go to a DJ show carrying all your gear on a plane in hand luggage, that could well be you. And unlike the Magma Riser stand, this will play nicely with gear below it.
The Magma Traveler laptop stand is sturdy, light (lighter than the Reloop Laptop Stage, for instance), folds ultra-flat and comes with its own case – and is priced affordably to boot. To the right you can see what it looks like when it’s set up, but below you can see just how small it becomes when it’s been fully folded down. It’s actually the smallest, most portable DJ laptop stand we’ve ever seen…
They’re good. It’s made of high quality silver-painted metal, and is a simple design in three joined parts with two folds. It comes in a nylon stitched bag with a sturdy zip, and when folded down is extremely compact. It is also very light, so it’s overall highly portable.
Every part of the bottom and the top is covered in padded foam grip material to stop the stand slipping when assembled, and to hold your gear firmly when it’s in place. Every section is screwed tightly with two sets of three screws to the next section, and the hinges have high quality domed bolts and washers. There are also two hand tighteners for the bottom hinge, to hold it tightly in place when assembled.
Overall, the design is simple and unfussy, and the materials and construction quality are good.
I set it up on a glass surface and on a lacquered wooden surface, names the office desk and the workshop deck table, and used it over a couple of weeks to really put it through its paces. The stand is fixed position. There’s no adjusting of anything – height, angle – it’s all as-is. That means that the only real adjustment you’re going to have is the angle of your laptop screen.
It is very strong and sturdy in use – I felt utterly confident putting and using a MacBook Air on it, but also it took a Vestax VCI-380 with absolute ease and little “wobble”. It is completely stable “sideways”, but also surprisingly so up and down, with practically no “give” from the sturdy metal frame.
This is a great stand. It’s light, portable, simple to put up and take down, elegant and attractive.
True, it’s not adjustable, which will be a deal breaker for some, but the plus point of that is its simplicity and strength – and as I mentioned above, if you’re using it with a laptop, you can still adjust the screen to suit (and move the stand left/right of course).
It also has the advantage of being well priced. On measure, I think it’s the best overall DJ laptop stand I’ve used, and it’s found a place in my DJ bag. I like how small it is folded down, and the fact it comes with a bag.
If you need a pro stand that’ll last a long time and that you can carry around easily, look no further.
This is a great stand. It's light, portable, simple to put up and take down, elegant and attractive. It's unadjustable which may be a turn off for some DJs, but If you need a pro stand that'll last a long time and that you can carry around easily, look no further.
- Magma Traveler DJ Laptop Stand
- From: Magma
- Price: $79
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