If you’re looking for a way to carry your laptop about, want to protect it from scratches, or just hope to make the fact that you’re carrying a brand-new laptop slightly less obvious to shifty-eyed individuals who seem to be overtaking you on a deserted, dark street, and you have been disheartened by the cost and ugliness of the laptop cases and sleeves on the market, take heart. You can make a laptop case or sleeve that will not only protect your computer but will proclaim your individuality and style. Like yoga? Make a case out of your yoga mat
. Love to travel? Use a vintage suitcase
. If you’re a Jim Henson fan, make a Furry Monster case (but just don’t keep your computer under your bed at night because your aging parents are already terribly tired of running down to your basement lair every time you have a nightmare)
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posted by orange swan
on Sep 5, 2012 -
Travelers' Laptops May Be Detained At Border.
The policies cover "any device capable of storing information in digital or analog form," including hard drives, flash drives, cell phones, iPods, pagers, beepers, and video and audio tapes. They also cover "all papers and other written documentation," including books, pamphlets and "written materials commonly referred to as 'pocket trash' or 'pocket litter.' " [more inside]
posted by punkbitch
on Jul 31, 2008 -
Beware ... step away from the laptop.
Laptop computers may damage male fertility. Dr. Yefim Sheynkin
of the State University of New York (Stony Brook) reports in the journal Human Reproduction. "Laptops, which reach high internal operating temperatures, can heat up the scrotum which could affect the quality and quantity of men’s sperm." "...Sheynkin, director of male infertility and microsurgery at the university. 'Don't get me wrong -- the laptop computer is very useful and helpful. But we need to be cautious
posted by ericb
on Dec 8, 2004 -
Shake it, don't break it!
Linked article reviews a few laptops that can really take a beating.
Hey, I adore my sexy, sleek Sony Vaio, but I have to admit, if I ever dropped it, I'd have a really big problem.
(This article is from April, so I did search of MeFi and there were no returns, so enjoy!)
posted by erratic frog
on Sep 11, 2004 -
Top 10 data disasters
The BBC report on a list of 10 data mishaps and asks for more. Some of the user submitted stories are too funny. So how did you lose yours?
posted by brettski
on Oct 16, 2003 -
could arguably be called one of the fathers of the laptop, having introduced the first commercially successful portable computer, the Osborne 1
. Sadly, he passed away late yesterday. It's interesting to consider that those of us who use laptops day-to-day in our jobs owe a gratitude to one of the less-well-known pioneers of the tech industry.
posted by PeteyStock
on Mar 26, 2003 -
My laptop gets pretty hot
but I never imagined it could cause burns! In fact this is probably the only injury that can be caused by a computer, apart from electrocution?
posted by chrid
on Nov 22, 2002 -
Microsoft launch the windows xp Tablet.
A cross between a laptop and a PDA, comes in two forms, a laptop with a rotatable screen or just as a tablet with no key board or mouse. you can write directly onto the screen with the magic pen and send e-mails or create documents in your own hand writing. not sure how much it costs. I wonder how long before the Linux posse get their hands on it! more cool pics here.
posted by JonnyX
on Nov 7, 2002 -
How am I going to watch my DVDs? Or, for that matter, get my ego stroked by people ogling my TiBook?
posted by fpatrick
on Sep 4, 2002 -
is upping the chance you'll be able to surf while you fly.. Question is: will more of these devices also mean a lower price?
posted by jackstark
on Jun 12, 2001 -
Is it wrong to love a machine? I'm writing this from my employer's new Toshiba ultra portable laptop
which also happens to be using the wireless LAN. There's nothing quite like wandering around with a 4 pound, 1 inch thick pentium II 366 that's network enabled.
posted by mathowie
on Jul 29, 1999 -