Aug 4 2008
Fins-up has announced the FIN a new combination riser and handle for 13″ MacBooks, 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pros and 12″, 15″ and 17″ PowerBook G4 Aluminums. The FIN is made from powder coated, aircraft aluminum and is available in colors that match your Mac notebook: Black, White or Natural Aluminum. They also have little black rubbery feet to help them to grip and not scratch surfaces.
The FIN is designed to tilt the hinge end of your notebook up at an angle conducive to typing and heat dissipation when resting on a table, while offering a handhold by which to carry your MacBook when you are on the go.
A few things to consider before buying the FIN: since it attaches to your machine via supplied longer screws that go into existing holes on the bottom of your MacBook, installing the FIN is most likely warranty voiding. The second caveat is that, with the FIN attached, your MacBook may no longer fit into any protective sleeve you might usually carry it in.
If you’re interested in the FIN, they sell for USD$39.95.