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Yohann MacBook Pro Stand Review

By Michael Kummer | Last Updated on Oct 25, 2018

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Yohann makes a versatile and beautifully crafted MacBook Pro stand that has become one of my favorite accessories.

Before cloud storage became a thing, having a desktop in the office and a laptop for traveling meant you had to keep your data in sync manually. As MacBook Pros became more powerful, many users abandoned their desktops and only used portable computers. A few years ago, I used to have only a 15-inch MacBook Pro that I would plug into a 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt display at home.

These days, all of my data lives in the Cloud, mostly in iCloud and Dropbox and I’m back to a dual setup including a 27-inch 5k iMac and a 13-inch MacBook Pro.

MacBook Pro with external monitor in Yohann stand
MacBook Pro with an external monitor in Yohann stand

But there are types of data that you cannot easily store in the cloud, such as Final Cut Pro projects that may contain tens of GBs of data. I have heard from a German YouTuber a few months ago who tested the new iMac Pro but missed the ability to edit his videos on the go. He ultimately decided to stick with a 15-inch MacBook Pro as his primary device because of that issue.

If you are one of those users or if you spend a lot of time in front of a MacBook (Pro) for other reasons, you need a high-quality stand!

Product
Yohann MacBook Pro Stand Walnut

$179.00

Yohann MacBook Pro Stand Oak

$159.00

Why use a MacBook Pro stand?

Classic laptop hunch
Classic laptop hunch

In a nutshell, you tend to have a bad posture when you work on a portable computer without elevating it to eye level.

Just sit at your desk and place your MacBook Pro in front of you. As you will notice, you are looking down on it, and you naturally tend to hunch by rounding your back. That’s not a healthy posture you want to be in for extended periods.

Use A Separate Keyboard And Mouse So The Laptop Can Be Put On A Stand And The Screen Opened At Eye Level [British National Health Service]

That’s why health care professionals recommend using a stand to elevate the screen to eye level, so you don’t have to hunch.

Yohann MacBook Pro Stand

 Benefits
  • Improves cooling
  • Offers three different ways to hold your MacBook
  • Supports sleep mode
  • Looks like an expensive home decor

From $159.00

The Yohann MacBook Pro Stand is unlike any other stand I have seen so far.

Instead of the brushed aluminum, you see everywhere, Yohann hand-made its MacBook stand out of a single piece of wood in Germany. It’s just beautiful, and you could easily mistake it for a piece of art.

Yohann makes its stand by hand in Germany
Yohann makes its stand by hand in Germany

One thing all Yohann stands (iPad, MacBook) have in common is incredible versatility. For the Yohann MacBook Pro stand that means that it can hold your MacBook at various angles, depending on if you want to use it with an open or closed lid.

Since I use an iMac in my home office, I use the Yohann stand to hold my MacBook Pro when I don’t use it. That keeps my office look neat and organized.

If a MacBook is your primary screen and your use an external keyboard and mouse or trackpad, note that you can close the lid of your MacBook while it’s in the Yohann stand. The display might not close completely, but the computer will still go to sleep!

My MacBook Pro when I don't use it
My MacBook Pro when I don’t use it (including a case)

If you use your MacBook Pro in combination with an external monitor, you can slide your computer into Yohann sideways. That way, you can tuck the USB-C charging cable away and make sure your MacBook can adequately dissipate heat from the bottom of its case.

That’s what I mean when I say that the Yohann MacBook Pro stand is incredibly versatile!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

MacBook Pro in sleep mode
MacBook Pro in sleep mode

What Model of MacBooks is the Yohann stand compatible with?

You can use the stand with all Unibody aluminum MacBooks, including MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with screen sizes between 11 and 15 inches.

I use a case with my MacBook. Will it still fit?

Probably, but it depends on the thickness of the case. I am currently reviewing a case for my 13-inch MacBook Pro from Blvckbydesign, and it fits.

While in the stand, the lid of my MacBook doesn’t close. Does that impact sleep mode?

Nope, it does not. Even if the lid doesn’t close completely, the MacBook will still go to sleep and wake up when you open the lid.

How stable is the Yohann stand?

Very. The foot of the stand has a large enough surface area to prevent the platform from being wiggly or tipping over.

Who and what is Yohann?

Yohann MacBook Pro Stand up close
Yohann MacBook Pro Stand up close

Yohann is a Swiss manufacturer of premium, wooden accessories for Apple devices. The company came to fame with its ingenious Yohann iPad stand that I had the opportunity of reviewing a few years ago. I still use the stand with my 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and it’s, hands down, my favorite iPad stand.

Not long ago, I also reviewed Yohann’s iPhone and Apple Watch charging stand, which you can find on my nightstand.

What makes Yohann and its products unique, are the quality of materials and craftsmanship as well as their incredible versatility, which you might not expect from a single piece of wood.

Yohann MacBook Pro Stand Review

Yohann is the MacBook Pro stand you’ve been looking for. It’s different and better in so many ways than anything I have seen and tried before.

What makes the Yohann stand unique to me is that there is nothing about it I don’t like, and that doesn’t happen very often.

Do you use a portable computer (MacBook or otherwise) as your primary device? If so, do you use a stand? Let me know by leaving a comment below.