I had purchased this Gazelle Edge Elliptical Trainer a while ago to keep me moving indoors during winter. I like it better compared to regular treadmills. It’s easy on the knees. I sometimes listened to music or podcasts while I use it but I wanted to read a book or work on my laptop while I ran on Gazelle.
It has an odd shape so you cannot really use the book holders or laptop stands on the market. I initially made this makeshift book holder from cardboard that I used to hang on a floor lamp, but it wasn’t very practical and couldn’t use my laptop. Then I designed and built this laptop stand using a book holder and and a piece of wood we had at home.
- Plastic Book Stand
- 3/4″ x 3,5″ Wood
- 6 x 6 galvanized post base (U shaped bracket) I found this at our local hardware store
First I built a base for the stand to sit on the display monitor of the fitness equipment. I screwed the wood pieces together using Kreg Jig R3 pocket hole system. I made sure it fit tightly on the display and did not have any wiggle room. Then I screwed the galvanized post base on the wooden stand.
Finally, I fastened the Plastic Book Stand on to the post base. I bent upper side of the post base so that book or the device would lay at a slight angle on the stand.
I’ve been using this over a year and it still holds my laptop and keeps me moving.