BaseLift: Why the three-piece design?

If you’ve seen our BaseLift, you may be curious as to how we arrived at its unusual design. We thought it might be interesting to share with you how it came to be that way.

BaseLift is constructed of an innovative three-piece design — a primary BaseLift section, and fit strips for both 13 and 15-inch MacBooks. Ironically, what may seem to be a simple way to create a one-size-fits-all system is not; these three pieces solve several design challenges that are not readily apparent. 

Let’s discuss three of them:

  1. Your MacBook needs feet. When tilted, BaseLift becomes the MacBook’s front feet. All MacBooks have four black rubber feet. When BaseLift is deployed, the back of the MacBook lifts up. Many models are then tilted off their front feet, and BaseLift essentially becomes the new front feet. Installing BaseLift all the way to the front as instructed enables the non-slip strip to be the feet of the MacBook.
  2. Your MacBook likes to go steady. When flat, BaseLift is a stable pad for the MacBook. The rear fit strip is not just for appearance — it actually stabilizes MacBooks with rounded edges, like MacBook Air, so they remain stable while typing. BaseLift’s unfolding capability allows you to use your MacBook on your lap or place it securely on your favorite desktop stand, with equal typing comfort.
  3. You will buy another MacBook at some point. (Why wouldn’t you?) When upgrading, BaseLift will be ready for your new MacBook. BaseLift is future-proof. The SurfaceGrip technology allows BaseLift to be removed and transferred to your new favorite MacBook. Remove it and re-attach it to the MacBook you want to take with you.


BaseLift is all about providing comfort while using  your MacBook on the go. The ultra-slim design lets you use your favorite travel bag or most MacBook cases (like our BookBook), yet is always there for you when you need a boost. It’s easy to use and gorgeous to look at.

We know BaseLift challenges the idea of the traditional MacBook stand — and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Get a BaseLift for your MacBook here.