Stand / Cooler for MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MacUser32, May 7, 2009.

  1. MacUser32 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    I have a new 13" unibody MacBook. I am looking for a good stand / cooler combo that can sit sit on my desk. It would also be a bonus if it was portable and could also be used on my lap for when I'm sitting in the living room.

    Any suggestions??
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    This is what I use. It works great, and a handle comes included for free!! :D

    That's what I use for my "stand" :)
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Doesn't really meet ALL your requirements, but I use the Rain mStand
    I love it


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  4. MacUser32 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    Thanks, but a box doesn't really fit the requirements of a stand or a cooler. Glad you took the time to provide some valuable info.

    Thanks for the suggestion MacDawg. I've actually seen this one before and considered getting it. I was hoping to find something like this with a fan or some sort of cooling feature though.
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    No need to worry about cooling really. The Unibodies do a pretty darn good job of keeping themselves cool..
  6. peepboon macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2008
    I did use a cooler with 2 fans cooling the Unibody but found little (sometimes no) difference in temp! It seems it does a good job on its own without the extra fans!

    I am using the Griffin Elevator atm...


    u can take it apart to easily take it around with you... but it wont sit on ur lap :(

    I haven't really seen a stand/cooler which can really act as both a stand/cooler and a lap rest...
  7. ZRV macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2009
  8. MacUser32 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    Wow.... that looks pretty cool. Maybe I'll give that a try.

    I always heard about MacBook heating issues, but maybe I'm making it out to be a bigger issue than it really is.
  9. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    The heat issues are/were with the plastic cased models, because plastic is a better insulator than conductor of heat. The aluminum case lends itself to very good thermal transfer.
  10. MacUser32 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2008
    My old MacBook Pro 17" aluminum gets REALLY hot though....
  11. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Can't help yah there. I just know my 13" Unibody stays way cooler than my G4 iBook or my girlfriend's 2ghz HP laptop (running the previous gen 2ghz C2D from the last 2.0ghz macbook) which always has a fan running.
  12. Germwise macrumors regular

    May 2, 2009
    If it ain't broke, why fix it?

    Seriously, a few extra degrees won't make your laptop last less time.

    also isn't uncomfortable to have your laptop up on a stand? afterall, your desktop keyboards sit on your desk...
  13. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Most laptop coolers have tiny fans that make noise but don't really do any cooling.
  14. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    No need to be snarky...

    This is what we've been using for stands on our iBooks, MacBook and 15" MBP:


    IKEA Magasin chopping board. Nice size, wood is a very good heat insulator, fits on your lap, on your sofa, in your bed or other soft surfaces and it's also stable on hard surfaces, like tables, the floor or a desk... oh and these too comes with handles... :)

    So don't mock a solution just because it's a bit outside the box... ;)

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