I can visualize several uses for this laptop tripod stand from Thanko: bedside movie watching; displaying online sheet music for trombonists; PC/camera tethering. Or, my ideal usage—watching Entourage episodes while in the bathtub.
The little doohicker costs ¥1980 ($21) and attaches to any tripod you've got lying about, and comes with several velcro straps for securing the laptop firmly to the stand. It's a neat trick, and wouldn't be too difficult to make yourself if your time is more worthless than your money. [Thanko via Red Ferret Journal via OhGizmo]