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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with iSkelter to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of iSkelter's Slate 2.0 Lap Desks or Magic Trackpad 2 Stations. For those unfamiliar with iSkelter, the company makes a range of handmade high-quality wooden lap desks and desk accessories.

The Slate 2.0, designed for Apple's line of MacBooks, is a lap desk with a built in MacBook holder and a cutout to hold an iPhone, iPad, or another small accessory. It's been designed as an ideal mobile workspace for use on a couch, in bed, or anywhere else where there's no standard desk available.

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Made from either light bamboo or a darker walnut bamboo, the Slate 2.0 is priced starting at $70 and can be customized with additional desk space, a white board, or a built-in mousepad. Holes are cut into the bottom of the Slate 2.0 for ventilation and to keep it light and easy to carry. The Slate 2.0 fits all of Apple's notebooks, from the 11-inch MacBook Air to the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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One of iSkelter's other new products is the Magic Trackpad 2 Station, which is a lap accessory that holds a Magic Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad so you can use them in your lap with an iMac or a MacBook.


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The Magic Trackpad 2 Station, priced starting at $60, has precise cutouts specifically designed for Apple's Keyboard and Trackpad. A felt lining keeps your accessories from getting scratched, and since it's made from bamboo, it's lightweight and easy to store.

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iSkelter has a wide range of other products, from lap desks to Apple Watch charging stations to full-on desks, but we're giving
six MacRumors readers a chance to win their choice of a Slate 2.0 LapDesk with Mousepad or a Station for Trackpad 2.

To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (December 16) at 11:15 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:15 a.m. Pacific Time on December 23. The winners will be chosen randomly on December 23 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Slate MacBook Lap Desk or Magic Trackpad Holder From iSkelter
 

ignatius345

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So it's a plank of wood with holes drilled in it. Yeah no, I'm good thanks.
Yeah, and that $70 price tag is just insulting.

My old black MacBook ran pretty hot, so I just bought a thick bamboo cutting board for like $15 and used that as a "lap desk" to keep from cooking my legs.

When I got a much cooler-running MacBook Air, I just started using it as a cutting board.
 
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jimac

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I really like these, especially the trackpad and keyboard holder with the huge wrist-rest! Does iSkelter make versions for left-handed users or people who draw with their left hands?
 
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Yeah, and that $70 price tag is just insulting.

My old black MacBook ran pretty hot, so I just bought a thick bamboo cutting board for like $15 and used that as a "lap desk" to keep from cooking my legs.

When I got a much cooler-running MacBook Air, I just started using it as a cutting board.
My wife did the same thing for me last birthday. She took a bamboo cutting board and stapled a beanbag filled pillow she'd sewn to the underside. Total cost: 24-25 bucks and maybe half hour of work. Got the idea off Etsy. I love it and it's a lot more comfortable than this thing looks.
 
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If this would be remotely usefull this would the wet dream of any Chinese knockoff sweatshop. Except it isn't.
 
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ignatius345

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My wife did the same thing for me last birthday. She took a bamboo cutting board and stapled a beanbag filled pillow she'd sewn to the underside. Total cost: 24-25 bucks and maybe half hour of work. Got the idea off Etsy. I love it and it's a lot more comfortable than this thing looks.
AND you can chop vegetables on the couch if you want. It's a win-win.
 
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How can you make something flat out of round bamboo.:confused:

Trees are also round. ;-)

The planks are narrow, so it is glued together, clamped, and planed to make a wider, flat surface. Many wooden cutting boards are made the same way.
 
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justperry

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In simplest form: Cut it, bend it (straighten it), glue planks together. :)
Trees are also round. ;-)

The planks are narrow, so it is glued together, clamped, and planed to make a wider, flat surface. Many wooden cutting boards are made the same way.

Cheers, I genuinely didn't have a clue.:oops:
I actually thought it's made of (bamboo) sawdust glued together.
 
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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with iSkelter to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of iSkelter's Slate 2.0 Lap Desks or Magic Trackpad 2 Stations. For those unfamiliar with iSkelter, the company makes a range of handmade high-quality wooden lap desks and desk accessories.

The Slate 2.0, designed for Apple's line of MacBooks, is a lap desk with a built in MacBook holder and a cutout to hold an iPhone, iPad, or another small accessory. It's been designed as an ideal mobile workspace for use on a couch, in bed, or anywhere else where there's no standard desk available.

slate1.jpg

Made from either light bamboo or a darker walnut bamboo, the Slate 2.0 is priced starting at $70 and can be customized with additional desk space, a white board, or a built-in mousepad. Holes are cut into the bottom of the Slate 2.0 for ventilation and to keep it light and easy to carry. The Slate 2.0 fits all of Apple's notebooks, from the 11-inch MacBook Air to the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

slate2.jpg

One of iSkelter's other new products is the Magic Trackpad 2 Station, which is a lap accessory that holds a Magic Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad so you can use them in your lap with an iMac or a MacBook.


magictrackpadstation2.jpg

The Magic Trackpad 2 Station, priced starting at $60, has precise cutouts specifically designed for Apple's Keyboard and Trackpad. A felt lining keeps your accessories from getting scratched, and since it's made from bamboo, it's lightweight and easy to store.

magictrackpad.jpg

iSkelter has a wide range of other products, from lap desks to Apple Watch charging stations to full-on desks, but we're giving
six MacRumors readers a chance to win their choice of a Slate 2.0 LapDesk with Mousepad or a Station for Trackpad 2.

To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (December 16) at 11:15 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:15 a.m. Pacific Time on December 23. The winners will be chosen randomly on December 23 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Slate MacBook Lap Desk or Magic Trackpad Holder From iSkelter

What about the 17 inch Macbook Pro, does it fit that.

Hey I can dream.
 
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