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LinkedIn User Shares Cardboard Box Hack For Working Outside This Summer

LinkedIn User Shares Cardboard Box Hack For Working Outside This Summer

If you've spent the day staring out of the window at the sunshine while everyone else has a good time, then how about attempting this cardboard box hack that could allow you the freedom of working outside?

With temperatures set to soar this week, spare a moment for the people who sit tethered to their laptops in offices and homes around the country, wishing they could go outside and do their work in the fresh air.

As we all know, it takes very little sunlight to render a laptop screen completely indecipherable. That is, unless you've got a cardboard box knocking around that you can store your laptop in.

Genuinely, it's as simple as that. Just put your laptop inside the box, and you're good to go, provided you can still reach the screen, anyway.

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Credit: LinkedIn/Tom Wood
Credit: LinkedIn/Tom Wood

Finally, those massively unnecessary purchases that we've all been ordering to our house are starting to pay for themselves.

Who would have thought that it would be the packaging they came in that could become the most valuable part during this mini-heatwave that we're scheduled to enjoy?

This particular hack, if you can call stashing your laptop in a cardboard box a hack, was shared online by LinkedIn user Tom Wood.

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That's doubly weird, if you fancy going up to the byline for this article and having a look.

Honestly, we're no relation, it's just a dirt common name.

Anyway, Tom - that one, not this one - said: "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 breakthrough.... the Cardboard Box.

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"I can top up my tan and work outside, without any issues."

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Since Tom shared his tip with the world, the post has racked up nearly 50,000 likes and received 3,500 comments.

That's the kind of clout that us lesser Tom Woods can only dream of.

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However, not everyone is so impressed.

One person asked: "How long did it take for your laptop to overheat and shut itself down?"

Another said: "Ok but where is thermal ventilator?"

Tom responded: "It's in a cardboard box... not an oven"

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Also, he reassured those concerned commenters that he allowed for ventilation by having an open-sided box, and positioned the laptop in the shade.

There you have it, tomorrow you can work in the garden, if you're lucky enough to have one.

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Topics: Interesting, Technology

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]