Monitor Riser to use with Mac Mini

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  1. That-Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Hoping someone can help, I am looking for a Monitor Riser to use with my Mac Mini.

    This is the style I am after:
    http://www.newertech.com/products/nustandxl.php

    But would like it in Silver to match the Mac Mini, anyone have any suggestions?

    The cheaper the better to be honest, Amazon would be helpful as I have a voucher but not essential.

    Thanks in Advance :)
     
  2. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Looks nice but I have a Samsung Monitor and the base is too big for it.

    The riser would need to be around the same dimensions as the one I posted, I just don't like the clear plaster :(
     
  3. eutexian macrumors regular

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    Never come across one.... Best idea is to have one made, probably from steel. Should be simple enough.
     
  4. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    The stand from NewerTech, and a $3 can of aluminum spray paint and you've got just what you wanted.
     
  5. Neiloid macrumors member

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    Monitor mount

    If your monitor has VESA mounting points why not consider a height adjustable monitor stand?

    I use one that clamps to my desk and has a very small footprint and can take a second monitor if I decide to go dual monitor in the future. It holds the monitor at the right height, is solid and is cheaper and more adjustable than a monitor riser.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Got any tools? Saw, hammer, ruler, nails?

    Know of a wood shop or wood supply place nearby?

    Build your own stand out of some nice "clear pine".

    The pieces you'll need are so small, they may even have a few scraps they'll give you for free.

    Then apply a nice wood stain.

    Probably cost a tiny fraction of the riser you posted a link to in post #1...
     
  7. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like this will be my best option :)
     
  8. gingerbenn macrumors member

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    I've got one of these for my mac mini and monitor:
    [URL="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lavolta-Elevated-Monitor-Riser-Platform/dp/B00BLMZDQM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1390850700&sr=8-2&keywords=imac+stand

    And done the job pretty well for me, but slightly pricey i feel.
    B
     
  9. takiv macrumors member

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    If you have some type of metal fab shop in the area try and find a scrap piece of aluminum c channel. I found a piece of C10, 10" wide about 2-1/2" tall. They had a scrap piece that was 10" so basically my piece is 10" square, I even got them to give it a brushed finish for just a few dollars. I have room underneath for my mini, back up drive and my dvd drive.
     
  10. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    I would love to see this, would you post an image?
     
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    IMG_1511.JPG
     
  12. iydkmigthtky, Jan 30, 2014
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  14. CtotheP macrumors regular

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    I just use an old school Dell monitor riser. While it's black (and not aluminum) it works great!
     
  15. Larry-K, Jan 31, 2014
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    Anyone know of a riser of sorts with multiple shelves where the backs are open?
     
  17. Volkstaia macrumors regular

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    There's this thing called the Laptuk, meant for a Cinema Display and TUKING (GET IT NAME PUN I R CLEAVER) it under it, but the Mac mini should fit under it. I actually use put my monitor on top of my External HDD, and you could always put the monitor straight on the mini if you were so inclined.
     
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    I ordered three (2x long, 1x small).. very nice and solid, got my iMac + 2 monitors on them.. got my emotiva xda2 under it! It's the best mount I ever got, it will last forever.
     

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