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The kickstand is thin, solid metal and provides a nice base to rest the Surround on.
Here is another view showing the kickstand is fairly well centered on the device.
Make sure you close the kickstand before sliding down the speakers. The kickstand will not close by itself in this situation and there is a risk that people will try to force the back closed on the kickstand. The design is pretty slick as the kickstand integrates well into the back.