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This Cardboard Box Hack Will Shield Your Laptop From The Sun

Ciara Sheppard

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This Cardboard Box Hack Will Shield Your Laptop From The Sun

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As many of us have learnt in the past three months, working from home is pretty bliss.

Saying goodbye to the commute and cuppas on tap are all huge bonuses, but WFH has never been more appreciated than when the sun comes out to play.

Something we couldn't do when stuck in an office, those lucky enough to have a garden are able to soak up some rays while tapping away at their keyboard - at least, in theory...

In reality, taking your laptop outside usually results in a headache from squinting at your sun-glared screen, and if you're really unlucky, an overheated laptop.

It's annoying, but there's a genius way around it - and it won't cost you penny.

How didn't we think of this before? (Credit: TmWood/LinkedIn)
How didn't we think of this before? (Credit: TmWood/LinkedIn)

The cardboard box laptop hack was shared by LinkedIn user Tom Wood, and it's as simple as it sounds.

Taking any old cardboard box you have in your home, simply tilt it on it's side and place your laptop within to create a box cover for your computer.

It shades the screen and the keyboard so you're able to see it clearly without a glare back. We told you it was genius.

Tom wrote: "When you are working from home and want to enjoy the sunshine, yet can't see your laptop screen because of the sun!

Get yourself the latest Technological break through.....

The Cardboard Box.

I can top up my tan and workout side, without any issues."

Tom's post has since racked up almost 50,000 likes and 3,500 comments.

Working outside can be a nightmare when the sun is particularly bright! (Credit: Needpix)
Working outside can be a nightmare when the sun is particularly bright! (Credit: Needpix)

Of course there were a few fun sponges who quizzed: "How long did it take for your laptop to overheat and shut itself down?" and "Ok but where is thermal ventilator ?"

In response, Tom said "Its in a cardboard box... not an oven" before letting his critics know that he's positioned it in the shade and there are openings in the sides of the box for ventilation.

We're honestly in awe.

"I'm embarrassed that I did not already come up with this myself. Amazing," wrote one fellow LinkedIn user.

"Omg genius I have had this daily dilemma !," raved another.

A third shared her own low-tech innovation: "I worked on my patio a month ago with a towel draped over my computer and my head."

Working outside is one huge bonus of WFH (Credit: Unsplash)
Working outside is one huge bonus of WFH (Credit: Unsplash)

If you're sceptical, then let it be known that this very article is being typed while using the cardboard box trick.

Zero screen glare, zero squinting, maximum tanning. You're welcome.

Topics: Hack, Life News, DIY, Life

Ciara Sheppard
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