|I recently upgraded to a 17" MacBook Pro. Since I use it 99% of the time as a desktop system with an external keyboard, a stand is really useful.|
Rain Design makes
one called the mStand.
It's great. Well, almost great...
Actually, closing the lid until it's just open 1/2" or so is enough to put the MacBook to sleep, so it's not a big a deal (and you don't have to worry about the keys messing up the screen).
Since I wasn't using the laptop's build-in keyboard I kept putting papers on it, trying to use it as a copy stand. But the papers just slid right off. A specially trimmed plastic card (e.g., old hotel card-key) fixes that.