22 thoughts on “DIY $8 MacBook Pro vertical stand

  1. Wow! That is such a great idea! THANK YOU! I’ve been wanting a vertical stand for my macBook Pro, but hesitate on spending so much money. This is perfect!

  2. Hi, this looks great! couple questions though.

    1. Are there any ways to prevent scratches from the insertion?
    2. is the foundation strong and stable enough to hold the weight of a MBP?
    3. How do you turn the computer On and Off since the power button is inside the clamshell?

    thanks and keep the good idea coming!

  3. It wouldn’t really scratch the MBP unless the holder is dirty/dusty, thus far I’ve yet to see any visible scratch.

    You may choose to paste protectors like:
    http://www.ikea.com.sg/catalog/product_display.asp?art=24155600-1651-19-69-939016133-98929994

    For me, it still serves me well after using it for more than 2mths, so I suppose it’s strong and stable enough to hold the weight of a MBP.

    Definitely have to open lid, power on, then close lid and rest on holder. For me, I only shutdown when I’m bringing the MBP out, otherwise usually it’s in sleep mode if not in use and just need to press on external keyboard or mouse to wake it up.

  4. A very nice idea! I live in Italy and…i can finde the same “Fantastik” in my Ikea lol thanks to Globalization?¿ LOL

  5. Hmm. It doesn’t look like you have attached the two napkin holders together. I am thinking this would be an improvement.

  6. Wow! That is such a great idea! THANK YOU! I’ve been wanting a vertical stand for my macBook Pro, but hesitate on spending so much money. This is perfect!

  7. Just want to say that this is, as so many people have already mentioned, a great idea. You should keep doing more posts on tips and diy stuff!

  8. That is a great idea! Can someone buy and send one FANTASTISK Napkin holder to me in Brazil? I already searched eBay but no one ship it here. I can send money in PayPal.

  9. super cool! i love your idea.
    I have one idea for you too, maybe you can try to decorate your macbook with wrist protector from skinstyler.com
    with your creativity, i think you can have a great custom design by yourself.

  10. Just ordered a Bookarc in ebay but the seller cancelled the order. I’ll save much money. Thank you for sharing your idea!!

  11. Great idea! I did try this, and it works great! Just be sure to stand the MacBook Pro with the hinge (fan vents) up. Heat rises, so this way it won’t put undue stress on the fans or components inside.

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