UX180P stand now available (sort of)
Two weeks after I wrote about several alternatives to the plastic carrying stand that isn’t included with the UX180P, a Micro PC Talk forum member shared an email he received from Sony’s Direct Accessories & Parts Center stating that the elusive stand (item #268933301) was now being sold for $22.31 here. It’s out of stock now, which is strange considering that it’s not included in the unit’s available parts list or found when doing a search for "UX180P stand" and even just plain "stand." Actually, it seems the only way to locate it is to search for the item number, which most people obviously wouldn’t know. And even if some random-number-generating geniuses figured out the sequence, they would still hit a roadblock because the part is descriptively named "stand" and there’s no picture of it or any indication that it’s compatible with the UX. This is all pretty ridiculous, if you ask me.
Anyway, thanks to a couple of ever-resourceful Micro PC Talk members, here at least are some photos of the stand, which in addition to being overpriced also comes with the added bonus of being completely unusable with the AC adapter. It also needs to be removed to properly dock in the port replicator.
Oh well. At least it’s adjustable.