Axiz has announced the immediate availability of the Targus Ergo D-Pro and Ergo M-Pro notebook stands.

Offering multiple tilt positions to hold your notebook in a vertical position, these new toys allow a notebook LCD to be used as a display.

In addition, using a practical height adjustment feature, both products ensure that the LCD screen is positioned in the most ergonomic position for a user’s eye-line.

“The number of mobile workers is on the increase.  Products like the Ergo notebook stands from Targus not only support these workers, but also extend the capabilities of a notebook,” says Stefanie Bosman, Axiz product manager: mobile accessories and peripherals.

The Ergo D-Pro notebook stand is a good example of Bosman’s theory regarding extended notebook capabilities.  With the addition of a separate module, the notebook stand can also support OEM docking stations in the upright configuration.

Connectivity provides seamless integration for use with a mobile docking station, whilst there is also a security lock slot for cables which ensures the user is able to secure the notebook stand and peripherals.

The Ergo D-Pro notebook is also compatible with the Targus Video Port Lock, which is a combination lock that features a patented pass-through video port cable so users don't have to sacrifice computer functionality for security.

Other features include a compartment that can store a mobile docking station or USB hub and a document holder, which is positioned directly in front of the notebook user.

“There is also a rotating base which enables you to share your notebook screen with someone sitting next to you,” adds Bosman.  The stands also have an open back, which improves cooling and heat dissipation of the notebook.

The Ergo M-Pro notebook stand is a true mobile product and is compact, thin and lightweight.  It has five tilt positions to hold the notebook in a vertical position for display purposes.  As with the Ergo D-Pro, it also incorporates a document holder, which is positioned directly in front of the notebook user.

“Importantly, when not in use, the Ergo M-Pro will collapse into a relatively flat product, so it can be packed away and easily transported,” says Bosman.

When folded the device dimensions are 31 x23 x 1cm and it weighs 485 grams