Anyone use an iLap (or other stand) with their Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aristobrat, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    How do ya'll "hold" your Airs when you're on the couch, etc?

    My last few years of Apple notebooks have all been 15"ers (PowerBooks/MBPs) and I've always used a 15" iLap vs. putting the warmer-than-I-like notebook directly on my lap.

    I'm reading that the Airs run cooler than the MBPs, so I'm wondering if I'll even need a 13" iLap for it.

    Just curious how everyone manages theirs... :)
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    I use one of two thingiemabobbers... 1) a 12" iLap I got when I had my 12" PB/ iB if I'm using the MBA in bed. I'll also use a very simple Targus "Traveler Coolpad" that is just a two pieces of plastic that will swivel (to allow the 'puter to spin around a bit) with two nubbins to prop the back side of the MBA up and off the flat surface. I use that if I'm using the MBA on desk-like surface or when I'm sitting on the sofa.

    :edit: I found a pic:

  3. rom macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2006
    I use the 15" iLap whenever I feel like it but for quick MBA use, using it bare on my lap is fine.
  4. macanudo macrumors regular


    May 9, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    I use icurve at work when I plug in my 24" LCD at work...but i think it's been replaced by the elevator.
  5. blairwillis macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2005
    Ditto... it's no problem to run on your lap. Much, much, much cooler than the MBP 15 and 17. I use a couch pillow sometimes but only to prop it up closer to my eyes. I'm 6'3" and it bothers my neck to stare down that far for too long. ;)
  6. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
  7. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    I have an iLap that I bought for the 15" MBP but I don't need to use it with my MBA; I just use the MBA right on my lap, no heat issues!
  8. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    The Zalman ZM-NC1000 in silver is not a bad choice if you don't want an elevated stand. The size fits the Air widthwise perfectly. Lengthwise the NC1000 is deeper than the Air is. The shape of the stand IMO complements the Air.

    The USB passthrough doesn't seem to work unfortunately, although that could just be me being thick, or having a slightly older version without the USB cable storage and height adjustment.
  9. evirob macrumors member


    Mar 31, 2008
    Sunny Singapore

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