Tip: Inexpensive Macbook Stand

Randy Singer

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Many folks like to use their Macbook as a desktop computer at the office or at home. They plug in a bigger monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, etc., and it becomes a great desktop.

You may have seen some fancy Macbook stands/holders on the Web that allow you to stand up your Macbook on edge while using it as a desktop, to free up more desk space. Here is a nice example:

TwelveSouth BookArc stand
$50
https://www.twelvesouth.com/product/bookarc-for-macbook-pro-retina

I'd like to point out a stand that is dirt cheap, but which does the same job and looks fantastic while doing it:

Ikea Clear Fantastisk Napkin Holder
Around $12 shipped
<http://www.amazon.com/FANTASTISK-NA...ANTASTISK+NAPKIN+HOLDER+NEW:+Kitchen+&+Dining>

or

http://is.gd/Wz55OT

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Giaguara

Chmod 760
Staff member
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How well does Fantastisk hold the weight of a laptop in use? I'd be worried it'd fall over from a small bump (like any cats, adults, children around the desk). But a Fantastisk idea ($12 shipped? $1.99 at IKEA). :)
I used to have one of these cheap IKEA support things, but the preferences change... so now it's kitchen counter to get an instant standing desk, so I'll need to figure how to make my actual desk to be more inviting...
 

blossoms

Registered
Many folks like to use their Macbook as a desktop computer at the office or at home. They plug in a bigger monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, etc., and it becomes a great desktop.

You may have seen some fancy Macbook stands/holders on the Web that allow you to stand up your Macbook on edge while using it as a desktop, to free up more desk space. Here is a nice example:

TwelveSouth BookArc stand
$50
https://www.twelvesouth.com/product/bookarc-for-macbook-pro-retina

I'd like to point out a stand that is dirt cheap, but which does the same job and looks fantastic while doing it:

Ikea Clear Fantastisk Napkin Holder
Around $12 shipped
<http://www.amazon.com/FANTASTISK-NAPKIN-HOLDER-Supply-Maintenance/dp/B00GE9GG54/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413200126&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=IKEA CLEAR FANTASTISK NAPKIN HOLDER NEW: Kitchen & Dining>

or

http://is.gd/Wz55OT

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Wow ! Really amazing stand .....
 
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