Great DIY laptop stand out of wire hanger

This Instructables guide to building your own egonomic laptop stand is just sublime: the only element this guy uses is a standard wire clothes hanger, bent into the appropriate angles and at the appropriate junctions. I don't really know why I never thought of this: I've been using a Logitech Alto for years, and I'd still heartily recommend it as a fantastic all-in-one foldable stand/keyboard, but its the price of about 200 coathangers. Ergonomic Laptop Stand Made From A Coat Hanger [Instructables via Engadget]
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5 Responses to Great DIY laptop stand out of wire hanger

  1. Sijay says:

    This is what I’ve been using, since the day I started laughing at $100 laptop stands with similar geometry. It holds up a 15″ Tibook nicely — $6, and I’ve seen them in thrift stores for a buck or less.

  2. w000t says:

    That’s no ordinary wire hanger. Looks very sturdy and is welded instead of twisted. The twisted type might not even work as he shows if the twist allows for rotation around the joint as many do.

    Finding a good enough hanger for this to work might be harder than finding a cheap laptop stand.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just be careful using this on a wood surface (dining table, coffee table, etc.). I could easily see such a system making terrible deep grooves in my furniture.

  4. Enochrewt says:

    My laptop would crush that coat hanger like tinfoil. Points for ingenuity though.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been using wire coat hangers and drywall screws to mount routers, cable modems, switches, etc. for a decade or two.

    It started when I needed to mount a Cisco 2501 in a phone closet and the brackets got shipped to the wrong address. In desperation I used what was handy, and I’ve never looked back!

    You can do some really clever and stylish mounts for home networking equipment with a pair of pliers and a coat hanger. I have my FiOS box mounted on the wall next to a window & behind a curtain; you can’t really see the box itself but you can still see the blinky lights if you are looking for them.


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