Originally Posted by HaloRecordings I know some of you have been using your laptops for backing tracks, to play songs in between sets and as a teleprompter. As anyone who owns a laptop knows, they don't work to well in sun light. The sun washes out the screen. You can't read it. Because I've encountered this issue on more than one occasion, I did a Google search for laptop visors/hoods/shade. I found a visor by "Compushade" on Amazon for $27.95. It looked kind of cheap and not practical. Also on Amazon I found "i-Visor Slim Laptop Case" for $64.99. Looks nice but too expensive for me. So I started looking in all the local stores for something I could tweak to do the same thing. I looked in Target, Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot. I looked at Rubbermaid containers and other types of containers. I finally found a container in staples that fit the dimensions of my laptop perfectly. It cost me $12.99 plus .99 cents for a can of flat paint for the interior. It works pretty good and doesn't look half bad. I can read the screen and it helps protect my laptop from the sun. I cut a small hole in the back for the power and a small hole on the side to attach my USB foot switch. Look at the attached photos. This may work for you also. David
Thanks for sharing, that looks like a cool idea. I may have to do that if I can't find a tablet I like. My main goal is to get a cheap tablet pc and have it mounted on my mic stand or another mic stand.