Make a quick and simple laptop stand that will keep your laptop cool for under $10. After looking for a laptop stand for my new macbook pro I decided to create one myself out of a metallic document holder I bought for $6. It keeps the computer off the surface, gives excellent air circulation and elevates it to a comfortable typing angle and it even matches my laptop.
Step 1: Materials You'll Need
Here are the materials you'll need:
1 Metal Mesh Document Holder (I bought mine at Staples for $6, it comes in black or sliver)
1 Roll of Anti-slip shelf liner (bought it at the dollar store)
1 Small block of rubber - This corner piece came in the packaging of my air-conditioner to protect the corners. You can probably find something similar at the hardware or dollar store such as a rubber sandpaper block; just cut the sandpaper sides off.
Double sided tape
Step 2: Cut Out Two Block's of Rubber
Bend the the Metal Mesh Document Holder so that the long sides lie flat, and flip it upside down so that the short edge sits on the desk. The weight of the laptop will hold the long side flat.
Cut the block of rubber into two pieces using a utility blade.
Using a glue gun, glue each piece to the corner of the Metal Document holder (Glue to the bended edge). This will prevent the laptop from slipping when sitting at an angle.
Step 3: Anti Slip Strips
Cut out three bands of the anti-slip liner (about 1.5 inches wide) using a ruler and utility blade.
Stick some strips of double sided tape to the liners and than stick the liner to the edges of the document holder. This will prevent any scratching to the laptop from the edges and hold the laptop in place, preventing it from slipping.
Step 4: Enjoy Your New Laptop Stand
Now place your laptop on your stylish new laptop stand and enjoy.
I think the angle is perfect for typing and the mesh of the document holder creates great circulation from every side. The metal makes it really sturdy and best of all it was simple to make, looks great and cost next to nothing.