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External Device Tent

A small tent for your computer or accessories
 
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What do you think would happen if you spilled your drink and it fell off your desk directly onto your computer or external input/output/storage devices? Do you want to find out or do you want to give up eating and drinking at your computer?

Give your computer and surrounding hardware a fighting chance or at the least save on your cleaning of said devices which have stylized nooks that don't look like they expect food stains.

Miniature tents designed to house anything from surge protectors and woofers to storage/input/output devices and even the computer itself.

The bottom of the tent frame is reinforced and raised half an inch. It also has drainage and ventilation holes so you know your device won't oveheat or be sitting in a pool of spilled coffee. While the tent is made from a fully breathable material like regular camping tents it will also have the top ventilation with the waterproof coating floating on top for heat ventilation. Tent can be open in front or zipped shut for the really paranoid.

Some versions will have internal shelving to help tidy up your area.

sartep, Mar 25 2004

Protective type-through keyboard cover http://www.kador.com/comp.htm
Excellent illustration (which is really the main reason for including this link.) [kropotkin, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Despite the fire hazard, the over-heating hazard, cat-toy potential, and space-occupying issue, I love it!
Letsbuildafort, Mar 25 2004
  

       While not exactly tents, there are plenty of covers you can buy to protect devices from spills.
DrCurry, Mar 25 2004
  

       But none that say "Coleman" or "Northface." It could be like a modern-day sherpa camp beneath my workstation. And I'm afraid it would become caked with dust after a while too.
Letsbuildafort, Mar 25 2004
  

       It wouldn't overheat due to the fact that the fabric is breathable and has the covered vents in the top not to mention air vents in the bottom.   

       It would be a tent but more tube shaped with a top vent.
sartep, Mar 25 2004
  
      
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