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


A Simple Stack of Books

Cost: $0

Time: 5 minutes

This has been my laptop stand for the past few months and I have zero complaints. The laptop sits so that the screen is at eye level, and I have a wireless external keyboard that sits on the desk - it's as close to ergonomically correct as one can get in a make-shift home office. The "stand" is highly adjustable (which it has to be since I swap out books as I read through them), and offers you an opportunity to show off to friends what's on your reading list. I stack my books so that the laptop hangs off both sides - no danger of it tumbling off, and plenty of air circulation keeps the computer cool.