Cheaper Alternative to the iLap?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SamIchi, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    I find $50 dollars too steep for me. I am currently using a book to elevate the back end of my MB and it works well, and whenever I use it on my bed I just use a pillow. I could get aways without buyin one but if there was something similar for cheaper I'd consider. Any suggestions guys?
     
  2. Selenolycus macrumors regular

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    I think you can get an iCurve from eBay for around $30, same thing for the Griffin Elevator, about $33 using a froogle search. You can actually get a griffin elevator for $26 after shipping using buy.com and google checkout.
     
  3. Christina1971 macrumors regular

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    Back in the day when I used to read and write in bed, as opposed to type, I had this thing that was like a beanbag pillow on one side, and a flat surface on the other.

    Something like this maybe, but cheaper?

    http://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/PRODUCT/Product.asp?Params=Category=5-344|Level=2-3|pageid=1859|Link=Img

    I bet you can find them at Wal-Mart or JC Penney or someplace like that. Yeah, it's not as sleek as an "iLap" but it'll do the job.

    ETA: Sorry that I can't make that a hotlink, but you can cut and paste it.
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    You need to fix you link...
     
  5. Christina1971 macrumors regular

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    I don't know how, sorry. I hope the point of the post is clear, regardless.
     
  6. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Is easy just click the button underneath the smily face and a window will pop up and past you link there. Or just roll your mouse over it. I think it's called insert link.

    It looks like this
     

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  7. Christina1971 macrumors regular

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    This also looks very promising. And $9.99? I'm there. I think the problem with Mac users sometimes (and I'm speaking as one since 1988) is that we have to have everything cool and nice and custom-made for our gorgeous machines. But people have been reading books/writing leters on their laps for years before iLap came along and decided to charge us $50 for the privilege of a flat surface.

    (Thanks for the linking tip)
     
  8. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    No problem
     
  9. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    accept no substitute for the iLap. its so comfortable and does its job very well.
     
  10. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    any1 remember the 'stable table' ?

    would be ultimate for a lappy...
     

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  11. Christina1971 macrumors regular

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    I don't doubt that the iLap is awesome. It's also $50. I accepted no substitions when I got the Macbook, but that means I personally have to be thrifty in what I buy in the way of accessories. $50 takes me a fifth of the way to a memory upgrade.
     
  12. Stacc macrumors 6502a

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    before you drop any money on an external fan for your laptop, why not play around with Fan Control and see if running the fans a little faster than normal can solve your heat issues.
     

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