Once you hear about Cooler Master, you probably associate it with PC market and those large cooling devices which are used to keep PC’s temperature at control. Cooler Master now also offers some very interesting MacBook stands, which received big media attention and some very positive ratings. This is why we were interested in trying them out and seeing if one of these stands really deserves its hype.
We are going to review Cooler Master JAS Pro stand, which is currently priced at $70. This company also offers the L-Stand, which is a model priced at $65, but it’s differently designed so we are going to review it in a separate article, in the near future.
Once you see the JAS Pro for the first time, it somehow captures your attention. It is very simple in its shape and colors, but it is very elegant, feels really nice in hand, and it feels quality made. Once you take it you’ll realize that you’re holding a very serious laptop stand since it’s made of high quality aluminum and it weighs 22.4oz (636gr.).
The JAS Pro is fully made of aluminum and its aesthetics perfectly fit any MacBook (Air or Pro). I really liked how designers took care of small details and how edges are very slightly rounded, which all gives a very positive first impression. As you can see from the pictures, there are rubber feet on the bottom which prevent movement, and there are also rubber lining which is there to keep your MacBook in its place. By closely inspecting these rubber linings, I realized that you can peel them off with ease, even though it requires some force for them to completely detach from the aluminum body. This could be a problem down the line, but I also assume that this won’t be a big deal since you can clean these adhesive tapes and return them to their original position. Again, this is not its downside, but only something to have on mind.
The JAS Pro offers many viewing angles which could be achieved by adjusting its height. It is also completely foldable and portable, which is a big plus. Simply fold those two sides into one, and pack it alongside your laptop, so you can use it practically anywhere. Also, it is quality made and scratch-free, so I guess that you’ll be using it for a very long time.
The JAS Pro can be used with any MacBook model, even though MacBook Pros seem like the best fit. It is also interesting to note that you can use this product as an iPad stand, which is yet another pleasant surprise. In case you’re using an external iPad keyboard, simply place your iPad into the JAS Pro and you can adjust every possible viewing angle. To be completely honest, this stand works much better than most iPad stands, and it’s a huge plus that you can use it with a laptop and a tablet as well.
The bottom line is that the JAS Pro is one of the best choices for a MacBook stand, and even though it is a bit pricey, it’s well worth it.