The 5 Cheapest & Easiest DIY Laptop Stands (That Are Actually Cool)

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My laptop is a great little workhorse, but it overheats like nobody's business. If I'm going to have it turned on for more than an hour, it has to be propped on something so that it doesn't get so hot it shuts down without warning - something it's been known to do several times. But the thing is, I'm also super frugal and rarely see the point in buying a product made specifically for one task, especially if you can hack random objects around the house to accomplish the same goal. But toss in one more problem - I'm simultaneously very busy, very lazy, and want stuff done now. So, I've been experimenting with laptop stands that will do the trick with minimal effort, minimal cost, and minimal - or no - new materials. Here are some of the best solutions: