CURB: The Minimal Laptop Stand
About The Curb Project
Jon Liow had the same problem for years and watched so many people struggle with the same problem every day. His laptop kept overheating. It was killing his battery and he ended up using anything within reach to solve it. He did exactly what we’ve all done; he tried to prop up his laptop with pencils, markers, even cardboard! He battled with chunky stands, integrated fans, USB connections, foldable legs and extendable arms but they were all messy and frustrating. Finally he thought there must be a simpler way to do this. That’s when he hit upon the design for CURB.
During one boring lunch break, Jon got sick of hearing his computer whine and reach alarming temperatures. He knew his solution needed to be minimal, easy to use, portable and cheap. He wanted it to have a firm base, with a choice of two angles but he also needed it to solve the other problem of his cables falling when he pulled the laptop away from his desk.