By Andrew Liszewski
At first glance I worried that this adapter plate from Thanko that allows you to perch your laptop atop an unused tripod could lead to a nasty fall, turning your expensive hardware into a pile of unusable electronic bits. But I guess professional photographers do the same thing with high-end DSLRs that can be considerably more expensive than even the most-tripped out laptops. So it should probably work just fine, as long as you don’t cheap out on the tripod that is.
The adapter looks to be nothing more than a metal plate with a standard tripod mount on the bottom, as well as a set of elastic straps to serve as a seatbelt for your laptop while it’s sitting on top. So while you could easily build one yourself, the $21 (¥1980) price tag almost outweighs the trip to the hardware store and the half-hour or so of DIY required to assemble your own version.