Monday, September 23, 2013

Low cost vertical laptop stand from wood desk easel

Retina MacBook Pro screens are so sharp it's crazy not to use them as the primary screen when working at a desk.

Presumably Apple will introduce a range of retina desktop screens sometime soon (October anyone?), but until then I had a great idea for how to prop up my office laptop in a near vertical position while still being quite stable.

The trick is to use a little wooden desktop easel available for under $30 from art shops. At left is the one I bought and below is how my desk now look at the office. It's adjustable and has a nice pine wood smell and all. I've seen other stands at stationery stores and they are expensive and cheap plastic construction.

Here's how my desk looks now. (I do have an external screen on the right for running the iOS simulator and viewing documentation).

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