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This is a really simple and inexpensive way to elevate your laptop. The basic components are a box and “a leg”. Basically it’s a modified shoebox with something added to elevate the back of your laptop. It certainly is inexpensive, and it seems to work quiet well too!

I am the happy owner of a macbook. What i always found annoying was that the screen was lower than my monitor while i was using my second monitor to view the content in dual screen.

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Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.



  1. Anonymous says:

    Many chiropractors in particular promote the use of laptop desks and laptop stands, as they are ergonomically designed, taking into consideration the user comfort. According to them placing notebook laptops on a portable laptop stand or portable laptop desk is the suitable way of raising the laptop level according to the suitable eye level of the user.