Sunday, 8 June 2014

Laptop and Doorstep Book Stand

I bought a laptop stand because, somehow, it seems that no matter what you do, you always end up craning your neck or twisting your arms, it's never possible to place what you want to look at 'just so'.  This contraption definitely does the trick:

You can easily type on the laptop keyboard (it does bounce a bit), but I think using a wireless keyboard and mouse is more comfortable anyway, as I like the screen to be further away than my arms reach.

Drawbacks are that you need to remove whatever is on it to adjust it, and if you undo the screws all the way by accident, you'll end up with a handful of icky greasy bits (and a spring) that you have to puzzle back together again.

The good thing about it is that it's very portable and quick to assemble and that it makes it easy to socialise laptops and those heavy doorstep books that are awkward to handle[1], and it also stops the laptop from getting too hot.

And it's great to be able to adjust the view to yourself, instead of you adjusting yourself to the view!

[1] What's not shown in the picture is that you get a couple of big rubberbands which allow you to place books so the spine doesn't fall through the middle and also make it possible to shift the laptop into the perfect position.