Do you love TwelveSouth's BookArc MacBook stand
, but hate the $50 price tag? It turns out you can get the same space-saving functionality from a $1.99 IKEA Fantastik napkin holder
.We first heard of this idea from Apartment Therapy reader Daniel Michael
, who let us know the Fantastik was a good replacement for TwelveSouth's BookArc on a post about the desktop laptop stand
The IKEA Fantastik Napkin Holder does the same job for $1.99 and looks quite elegant and maclike.
Now, we're finally spotting some examples of this creative reuse out in the wild.
First, twitter'er @burstaneurysm tweets a photo of his own Fantastik setup, holding up his black-cased MacBook Pro, exclaming "Way cheaper than the $50 BookArc."
Then, on IKEA Hackers, Chad Parrish shows off how he used the Fantastik napkin holder to stand up his MacBook Air. He added an Apple logo sticker to complete the look, plus a few pieces of adhesive backed foam to keep the holder from scratching his laptop.
What do you think? Would you ever use IKEA's Fantastik napkin holder as a laptop stand? Or would you rather spend out for the BookArc?
(Images: TwelveSouth, @burstaneurysm via Twitter, IKEAHackers.net)