The Bedroom Mac

The Bedroom Mac

Laptops are great and with a supportive pillow they can make lazing in bed while using the computer pretty tempting. What makes it even more tempting? A swing out wall-mounted Mac.

If you’ve ever laid in bed and said “Man, I wish I had a computer floating right above my head” then this setup is for you. Lifehacker reader Nathan was given a pile of dead G3 iBooks by a previous employer to tinker with. He took the box of four iBooks home in a semi-disassembled state and forgot about them.

quite literally

He built a cabinet for the laptop and attached it to a sliding track allowing him to mount it over his bed and slide it down into viewing position when he wanted to use it. Although it has a keyboard and a Gyration GO Pro wireless mouse he can use while laying down, he used it primarily for media playback. Our favourite thing about Nathan’s build? He noted in his email that he built it just to take his mind off being unemployed and to create something tangible and interesting only to turn around and use the computer to apply—and get!—a new job. Excellent work on both counts, Nathan!

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