written by john lewis

Lifting your laptop in style


I was surprised and chuffed to see my groovy Stiletto Laptop Stand get a quick review on CNet by Michelle Thatcher:

It’s bad enough that my vacation’s over, but the sudden withdrawal of natural materials is really bringing me down. Which is why the wooden Stiletto laptop stand spoke to me…

The basic design idea, or brief, came from my father who wanted some laptop stands for his mobile computer suite. We spent the better part of a weekend designing and cutting out prototypes (5 in total) before we arrived at the finished and perfected result.

It’s another great example of what’s possible with Ponoko. Not only can we help you create a truly original and personal piece but we can help expose it to the rest of the world. Brilliant.

I can’t work without mine now and I’m slowly converting the others in the office. If anyone would like one of these stands, let me know, I’ll give you a special Umamiblog discount. :)

Update:  And another quick review on PopGadget – “The Stiletto is a laptop stand with style”

Posted in: Design, Web, Work


There are 7 responses to Lifting your laptop in style

Dianne Hendey
Friday, 19th September 2008 9:55 am

I am in Wellington NZ. How do I go about getting one of these?

Friday, 19th September 2008 1:59 pm

Hi Dianne,

Thanks for leaving a comment! If you’d like to buy one of my laptop stands, visit my product page on Ponoko:

Once there, click on Buy Now and click through the order process. If you’re happy to pick the laptop stand up then there won’t be any shipping costs. :)

Once I receive your order, I in turn place an order with Ponoko to make the laptop stand – where it takes 2-10 days. Do let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything else I can help with!


Monday, 22nd September 2008 2:51 pm

Any news on the MBP-compatible design *g* :) ?

Cheers, Kai

Monday, 22nd September 2008 3:04 pm

Hey Kai,

It’s coming soon :) Just waiting on some more material to turn up so I can play with the two ideas we had. It should turn up in the next few days.

It’s funny because since we talked I’ve had someone else ask for a “MBP-compatible” version.

Paula Stevens
Monday, 31st August 2009 9:40 am


I’m interested in purchasing a Stiletto laptop stand but want to check the height of the back leg so I can see how high it will stand. Alternatively the angle degree it slopes on would help but that’s probably more difficult than just giving me the back leg height.
Also, my laptop’s about 6 years old so it’s not the lightest thing. Does the laptop stand takes any laptop weight.

Friday, 27th May 2011 8:41 am

Hi John,

Is this stand compatible with the new MBP 15″?

Great idea!

Monday, 30th May 2011 3:12 pm

Hi Nick, I’m not sure to be honest. I haven’t tested it with a recent model MBP 15″ yet. If I get a chance to test it – I will certainly let you know.



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