The MOFT 2-in-1 laptop stand & mouse pad is an interesting hybrid accessory that combines functions of MOFT’s famous laptop stands with that of a mouse pad which certainly makes for an interesting proposition.
The design itself is exceptionally compact with the dimensions of a sheet of A4 paper. One side has a slightly granulated texture that works as a mousepad when placed flat while the other is grippy and textured for use as a stand.
Unfortunately, due to the laws of physics, you can either opt for it to be either work a laptop stand or a mouse pad so you’ll have to pick your battles when using it. Fortunately, it’s light and compact enough that you can conceivably buy and pack two of them for use when you’re on the go.
Unlike MOFT’s other offerings, the nature of the MOFT 2-in-1 laptop stand & mouse pad means that it doesn’t permanently (sort of ) stick on to the underside of a laptop; there’s no adhesive surface as both sides are used as either a mouse pad or a stand.
There are advantages to this setup – you can simply unfold it, prop up your work rig and then unfold it back when the job is done. Better yet, you don’t necessarily have to buy multiple stands if you have multiple laptops.
MOFT 2-in-1 laptop stand & mouse pad usage
When you flip it on the grippy side up, you can extend and latch on a top that raises the angle of a laptop or tablet to a comfortable 25-degrees for easier typing and heat ventilation.
The grippy texture also ensures that the laptop doesn’t slide off into oblivion. Belying its slim and flat design, the MOFT 2-in-1 laptop stand & mouse pad proves surprisingly sturdy. The top section secures itself via magnets and it’s able to take the full weight of a 2.7kg gaming laptop though it needs some balancing as the stand section isn’t sufficiently wide enough for it to do so. In practice, it works best with ultraportables and smaller notebooks..
In a genius of design, the stand can also double as a phone stand by letting you prop it up at a steeper 45-degree angle for watching movies and the like. If your tablet is sufficiently compact, you can also adopt this angle without undue effort.
The mouse pad underside is comfortable enough for extended use but the cutout sections which fold up into a scaffold for the stand occasionally jut out from the otherwise flat mousing surface. This doesn’t affect its functionality but it will likely drive perfectionists nuts.
MOFT 2-in-1 laptop stand & mouse pad verdict
The MOFT 2-in-1 laptop stand & mouse pad does what it says on the tin with some modest compromises. It’s a serviceable mousepad and works equally well as a very sturdy laptop stand though it cannot do both at the same time, which means you’ll have to either buy two or prioritise one function over another. Still, it’s light and flat enough that you can easily put it in your daily carry next to your laptop as a backup measure.
What we liked Very sturdy laptop support, compact dimensions
What we didn’t Only comes in one colour, can only function as a mouse pad or a stand and not both
We say The MOFT 2-in-1 laptop stand & mouse pad is a sturdy and compact laptop stand that can take some of the heaviest rigs around and also acts as a fairly serviceable mouse pad but can’t do both at the same time. It’s a decent choice for those who work with multiple laptops as you can simply move it around as needed versus MOFT’s other offerings.
Review unit courtesy of MOFT. Available for purchase for US$24.99 (about RM106.72) at https://www.moft.us/products/moft-laptop-stand-mousepad
MOFT 2-in-1 Laptop Stand & Mouse Pad
MOFT 2-in-1 laptop stand & mouse pad
The MOFT 2-in-1 laptop stand & mouse pad is a sturdy and compact laptop stand that can take some of the heaviest rigs around and also acts as a fairly serviceable mouse pad but can’t do both at the same time. It’s a decent choice for those who work with multiple laptops as you can simply move it around as needed versus MOFT’s other offerings.