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Old laptops running hot become a particular problem in summer. If you need a quick fix for an overheating machine, you can increase the airflow by propping the laptop up on four plastic bottle caps from larger soft drink bottles.

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Cheap doesn't always have to mean ugly, and this laptop stand is proof. It's not a work of art, but it's both functional and minimal, stays out of the way tucked against a wall under your laptop, and it brings your laptop's screen up to eye-level so you can see it comfortably. Plus, the whole setup will only set you back about $12 in parts from IKEA.

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Smartphone stands and cases are handy when you need to prop up your device, but when you're at the gym, in a car or just want to plug your phone in to charge, it's sometimes more beneficial to just hang it on something. Bondi provides you with a means to do that.

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Old suitcases often end up hidden in a garage stuffed with keepsakes you probably don't need anyway. This nifty hack combines an old suitcase with a cheap laptop stand to make a one-of-a-kind desk for using your notebook PC around the house.

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We know how versatile coat hangers can be in the office, but it doesn't get much easier than this. In about 30 seconds, you can stand up an iPad, cookbook or pretty much anything else with a wire hanger from your closet.

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