laptop stands

Five Best Laptop Stands

Working on a laptop for long hours can have a nasty impact on your back, neck and overall posture. An easy and affordable way to upgrade your workspace ergonomics is to use a laptop stand. Whether you build one of your own or buy one with a fancy design, it can make a big difference. Here’s a look at five of the best laptop stands, nominated by readers.


Build Your Own Tripod-Mounted Laptop Stand On The Cheap

If you’re a photographer or shoot lots of video, you probably have a laptop nearby for quick access to image-editing and streaming tools. Instead of dragging a desk over, you could make this tripod-mounted laptop stand that’s cheap to make and secures your laptop.


Make A Cheap Vertical IKEA Laptop Stand

We’ve shown you before how to turn the $7.99 Brada laptop support into a pair of iPad stands. With a little sawing, Jordan at IKEA Hackers converted it into a vertical stand for his MacBook Pro.


Use An Old Textbook As A Laptop Stand

A telephone directory is a classic low-budget laptop or monitor stand. If you’ve cancelled delivery of the telephone directory, Lifehacker reader Chris suggests a bulky textbook can be a useful alternative.


Our Favourite Office Gadgets: The Letter Tray As Laptop Stand

Throughout our Workplace Timesavers week, Lifehacker’s editors are going to get geeky about the most useful, beloved and otherwise cool things in their office. In this case, it’s a cheap-ish letter tray serving as a kind of poor (wise) man’s docking station.


Build An IKEA Laptop Stand From Handles And Brackets

IKEA has a wealth of gear you can convert into a laptop stand — we’ve featured CD rack, dish drainer and bookend versions in the past. But you can also get a pretty nifty result with handles and brackets.


DIY Dish Drainer Laptop Wall Stand

Want somewhere more novel (and cheaper) to put your laptop than the nearest desk? Grab a wooden dish drainer and some 3M wall hooks and you’re in business.


DIY Laptop Riser Is A Convenient Surfing-in-Bed Companion

Your laptop screen may be bad news for sleeping, but if you’re addicted to surfing or watching TV on your laptop in bed, DIY blog ManMade’s DIY laptop riser is a perfect bed-side companion.


Repurpose A Cookbook Stand For Well-Ventilated Laptop Support

People are perpetually on the lookout for a good laptop stand — the better ventilated and more adjustable the better. It turns out we may have all been looking for the perfect stand in the wrong aisle.


Build A Sturdy Laptop Tray For Your Exercise Equipement

When exercise companies started designing exercise bikes with televisions built into them, they were certainly onto something. Mount your laptop on your exercise bike or elliptical machine with this rock-solid build.