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Concrete Stand Keeps Laptop From Overheating [Pics]

Designer Greg Papove proves that functionality isn't necessarily all about portability.

Yi Chen
Yi Chen on September 10, 2012. @yiiee


Designer Greg Papove has created an intriguing electronic peripheral that asserts presence and addresses the issue of portability in gadgets. The Foundation stand is constructed from concrete and is designed to hold a 13″ MacBook, an iPhone, and even a large external hard drive. The unfinished concrete slab doesn’t have any moving parts and is able to keep the laptop from over-heating.

Rather than focusing on being lightweight and mobile, Papove wanted to build something that is able to act as a dedicated storage unit at home, or in the office. Papove explained at MocoLoco:

Foundation is a laptop stand that addresses the mobility of objects. As our lives become increasingly mobile, so do our belongings. The computer has become a very portable object, going from home to work, to the cafe, and anywhere in between. This laptop stand acts as a dedicated place to keep your computer within your home. It takes inspiration from housing foundations and is created by using formwork similar to full-scale housing construction.

Click through the images below to see more interesting images of the concept design.

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