Use a $2 Ikea Napkin Holder as a Vertical MacBook Stand
Want a super cheap vertical stand for your MacBook Pro? Try this $1.99 Ikea FANTASTIK napkin holder, apparently it’ll hold a MacBook Pro just fine (looks like a 13″ judging by the SuperDrive). Sure, it’s not the super sleak BookArc, but it’s also $48 cheaper.
Unfortunately you can’t buy the “FANTASTIK” stand online, so you’ll have to find it at a local Ikea store. This is what it looks like without the MacBook in it:
Vertical MacBook stands are definitely nice, you’ll need to run the MacBook Pro with the lid closed in clamshell mode but you end up turning your portable into a desktop, the trade-off is you lose the productivity boost of a second display.
Thanks Jared for the heads up!
I tried the above idea.. brilliant and cost effective. I use the Fantastik to hold my wife’s MBP while she’s not using it. Gives us more table real estate.
On another note – here’s something else I tried.
I have a Mac mini (the new one without CD slot) and wanted to put it under my Sony LCD. When searching for the Fantastik I found my solution: “Enudden” – A white polished mini shelf of sorts. If you flip it upside down it’s perfect to put the mac mini under it and an LCD on top.
give it a shot :)
Thank you for the Ikea napkin-holder idea!
I just picked up the 27-inch LED Cinema Display and I didn’t want my Macbook Air cluttering up my desk space. The look of the holder is ridiculously clean, and the thing works perfectly for the simple job I needed: holding my Air without being a clunky-ass mess on my desk. The BookArc now seems like a waste of material to me; I’m sticking with the napkin holder.
Freakin’ Ikea, makes the perfect stand for my $2000 computer, and they’re marketing it as a napkin holder at $1.99.
Thanks again for the rec, Paul!
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Will stop by one this weekend and pick up a couple. Add a liitle adhesive foam…and “BookArc”
“This might be the first time “super cheap” has ever been used to describe something from Ikea…”
So probably $1,99 is still a lot (so much) :D :D
This might be the first time “super cheap” has ever been used to describe something from Ikea…
Too bad that IKEA has so few stores in the US that “local” is a relative concept.
I would be concerned about the glue joint at the bottom of the “stand”. I’m not sure if I would trust my MBP to a cheap piece of plastic, but I admit it is enticing. Just beware…
What glue joint? If I see things correctly it’s simply two parts that snap together, no glue involved at all.
Oh wait, duh… Nevermind :) It’s not the center piece you’re worried about, but about the connection between the vertical and the horizontal pieces.
This is fantastik! I can think of lots more uses for it. Off the top of the head:
– a place to stash iPad and MacBook cases that lie around
– a way to stand up otherwise too-wobbly external hard drives
– a better napkin holder than the one you’re using now
We’ve all got things lying around that would take up less space or retain less heat in a vertical orientation. The key to this is that, being a huge clip, it closes to fit the thing being held.
You’re consistently missing an S in “fantastisk”.
nah mate its fantastik like fantastic…theres so “S” before the K
Yes there is.