iMac swivel stand

With the sort of unlikely name that only a Japanese marketing executive could think up, Dance with i is – disappointingly – a plain swivel stand for the iMac. The blurb on the box muddies the linguistic waters even further with the following printed instruction: "Stand up Please! Fellow iMac! Dance with i". Crazy name, crazy guys. The brochure has, possibly, the best quote ever: "Receiving fantastic reputations, iMac standard stand ‘Dance with i’ can be handled easily – even by a lady!!" Fitting it involves flipping your iMac over – hoping that all your icons don’t fall out of the top – yanking off the tilt stand, and lining up the unit’s rubber feet with the stand. It’s kept in place by two screws, that were tricky to align.

OUR VERDICT

Whether it’s a wise purchase depends on how often, if ever, you miss the ability to be able to tilt your screen to a different angle. It’s colour co-ordinated and looks rather fetching. Ergonomically, its greatest benefit is that it raises the screen to a higher and more comfortable position – though that might be a quirk of my upper torso. At any rate, it costs nigh on £40, which, as your grandparents would tell you, is a lot of money to pay for a bit of coloured plastic.
Please remember though: never ever attempt to dance with electrical equipment, especially when fresh out of the bath.

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