The laptop stand market is flooded with options which can overwhelm some DJs and make them question their choice. Is the stand too heavy? Is the stand big enough? Is the stand too big?
Some DJs have even debated whether or not a laptop stand is an essential accessory for the DJ booth and my opinion is always the same:
If you are a DJ who uses a laptop, then you don’t necessarily need a stand for it to rest on, but your back will thank you in later life if you do use one
I have owned or used all of the laptop stands in this list and while I am sure that there are some excellent solutions on the market that I haven’t yet come into contact with, I am hopeful that there is an option here to suit everyone’s needs and budget.
Pyle DJ Laptop Stand
The Pyle PLPTS55 laptop stand is an amazing choice for DJs who want a quality laptop stand without paying a hefty premium for it.
It features a fully foldable design and packs away nicely into the provided carry case, enabling it to be easily stored in your DJ bag.
Although I never needed to utilise the height adjustment (as I am only 175cm tall), this laptop stand will extend by as much as 10cm, making it ideal for most DJs to use comfortably without any back pain.
The shelf can also be rotated by 360 degrees, so this laptop stand can be used in even the smallest of DJ booths where space is hard to come by.
- Fully foldable design
- Telescopic height adjustment
- Full rotation
- Not ideal for laptops of 17″ or more
- When the laptop shelf is rotated, it can become a little bit unstable if not anchored under a mixer or controller
- 27cm x 32cm x 2.5cm (folded)
- 27cm x 32cm x 24cm (unfolded)
- 32cm-42cm (adjustable height)
- 2.2kg (item weight)
Gorilla DJ Laptop Stand
The Gorilla GLS-01 laptop stand is by far the cheapest option included within this list today, yet it is the only one that comes with a lifetime warranty!
As a budget solution, it is to be expected that it doesn’t fold flat and it takes around 3 minutes to assemble or pack away. It doesn’t come with a carry case either.
Having said that, once it is assembled, you are left with a rock-solid stand which boasts adjustable height and width for a fraction of the price of some of the other stands on the market. I have one of these stands that permanently lives in my studio.
- Sturdy construction
- Adjustable width
- Lifetime warranty
- Not the most portable of laptop stands
- Height and width adjustment takes time
- 23cm, 27cm, 31cm and 36cm (height options)
- 24cm, 27cm and 29cm (width options)
- 2.5kg (item weight)
Gravity DJ Laptop Stand
The Gravity LTS 01B laptop stand is a little more expensive than some of the models listed here but is still well within the mid-range price point of DJ-focused laptop stands.
The aluminium construction makes this a very lightweight solution for DJs (which can be extremely important when trying to reduce the weight of our overloaded equipment bags) and it is very sturdy when in use.
This stand worked perfectly with my 15″ laptop and I am sure it would have no trouble accepting laptops of 17″. As per the manufacturer, it is also suitable for use with controllers such as Ableton’s Push 2, Novation’s Launchpad or Native Instruments Maschine. It has an impressive maximum load weight of 8kg.
Both the base and laptop shelf come with non-slip rubber pads and it also has an additional shelf which would lend itself well to a Serato SL box or external hard drive.
This laptop stand comes with a 5-year warranty and, as an additional bonus, most of the main parts are replaceable.
- Lightweight aluminium construction
- Supplied with a desk clamp
- 5-year warranty
- The height isn’t adjustable, which may be an issue for extremely tall DJs
- The supports at the front of the laptop shelf could be a little bit larger
- 28cm (depth)
- 26cm (width)
- 27cm (height)
- 1.6kg (item weight)
Magma Vektor DJ Laptop Stand
Although the Magma Vektor MGA 75527 laptop stand has a very basic design, it offers a high-quality solution to suit the needs of most DJs.
This is the stand that I currently use after using a previous Magma model for many years.
I find it to be well manufactured, it is rock-solid during use and all of the locking clasps are still as rigid now as they were when I bought it 2 years ago (or 150+ gigs ago).
It can be set up very quickly and boasts extendable height and 360-degree rotation. Your laptop can be positioned at any angle due to the flexible mechanism of the clasps.
For added strength when using larger items of DJ equipment, this laptop stand can also be placed in the “Z” position.
(Although that rating may seem low, it doesn’t have a large number of reviews and it appears that a couple of 1-star reviews may well have skewed the overall rating)
- Solid metal construction
- Folds completely flat
- Used by me over 150 times and still as strong as ever
- Doesn’t look as “advanced” as some other DJ laptop stands at the same price point
- 25cm x 31.5cm x 3.5cm (folded)
- 22cm x 31.5cm x 24.5cm (unfolded)
- 22cm-35cm (adjustable height)
- 2kg (item weight)
Hercules DJ Laptop Stand
The Hercules DG400BB laptop stand is a very lightweight solution that folds down to an extremely compact size.
Setting it up and packing it away is simple, with the stand opening up or folding down on itself.
There are three height settings to choose from and you can also select which angle you would like your laptop to rest at. Once it is in your favoured position for use, you simply tighten the screws at the top and bottom and it is ready to go.
This is possibly the sturdiest laptop stand that I have ever used. The way it has been designed means that there are two small legs that protrude at the back behind the riser which eliminates any backwards “rocking” that you may experience with some other laptop stands.
As per the manufacturer, it will hold weights of 10kg and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it held a lot more.
If I had used this one before I bought my Magma stand, my purchase decision may well have been different!
- Extremely strong
- Steel construction
- Fantastic stability
- Some negativity attributed to the brand, but don’t let that put you off
- 36cm x 18cm x 7cm (folded)
- 22cm, 26cm and 32cm (adjustable height)
- 1.4kg (item weight)
Mount-It DJ Laptop Stand
I had to include the Mount-It MI-3352LT laptop stand as it is perfect for home use or those club situations where there really is no room left in the DJ booth.
Of course, this laptop stand isn’t particularly lightweight, nor is it easily portable. However, it does serve its purpose very well.
It has a full range of motion, allowing you to move your laptop left or right as well as up or down on the 45cm pole. There is also a cable tidy to prevent any accidents.
One of the venues I worked at had these in place to support the CDJs above the mixer and turntables and they were always as sturdy as if they were on a fixed platform.
- Very strong
- Large adjustment range
- Creates space where others cannot
- Extremely heavy
- Big and bulky
- 61cm x 33cm x 13cm (dimensions)
- 5.9kg (item weight)
Why didn’t the Crane stand get a mention?
With the Crane range of laptop stands being among the most popular for DJs, there is hardly a shortage of reviews and many people will just buy them directly on the word-of-mouth recommendation of others.
With this review, I wanted to include some popular solutions as well as some of the lesser-known options that I have used and been impressed with.
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As I said, I personally use the Magma Vektor laptop stand and have never had an issue with it. Of the other laptop stands listed here, I also really like the Hercules DG400BB for its stability and the Pyle PLPTS55 for its low-cost features.
Whether you are looking for a lightweight, ultra-portable premium laptop stand or the best bang for your buck, there should be a DJ laptop stand here to suit you and your budget.
None of the stands listed here should let you down as long as they are looked after and should serve you well in the club or at home.
Which laptop stand do you use for DJing? Is it one from the list above or a different model?
If you have experience with any of the laptop stands listed here or have your own favourite, I’d love to hear from you in the comments.