Rachel sent in the simplest way to cut down the glare when you need to use your laptop outside – “How to make your own really cheap (or free) laptop sun shade. This is a tutorial (pretty self-explanatory though) that I made for solving the age-old problem (for me at least) of trying to be on my laptop while still sitting outside in the sun… the solution? Open up a xerox box and stick your computer in it! Ghetto, but works like a charm!” – Link.
Simple laptop sun-shade