This stand is great for anytime you need to put your laptop somewhere but there's not something to put it on there already. Great for running tracks etc on stage, just post it up wherever you want, right by the drummer so they can use it or right in front or somewhere where everyone can see what's on the screen. It's great because it's small and light and quick to set up. The only thing is, the rubber pads do great for holding the laptop but not at extreme inclines and not if it tips over or something. Tipping is not a normal concern because the tripod is so wide and sturdy but if it gets bumped it might fall over, and that's why I customized my laptop stand to include fastening straps to hold the computer down. Now it's perfect!