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Hover Computer

Because you can.
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Tired of heavy, immobile computers? Solve all of your computer mobility problems with the new HoverCase. The patented HoverCase design replaces the conventional bottom of a PC case with powerful fans that suck out the heat from your computer and use it to inflate a hover skirt below its bulky frame allowing total mobility and smooth gliding action.

The HoverCase corporation assumes no responsibility for accidents caused by activating case on raised worksurface.

harderthanjesus, May 25 2006

There is no such force as suction! http://www.avweb.co...irman/183261-1.html
[nihilo, May 26 2006]

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       Yay.
skinflaps, May 25 2006
  

       Hmmm, wireless networking, built in UPS, swivel chair with wheels...
Shz, May 25 2006
  

       make it street-legal.
tcarson, May 25 2006
  

       I don't know. With my luck, I'd have my computer follow me around gliding on air. Then I'd walk into a Starbucks and order a coffee; turn around; and step on my computer.   

       This would have two hilarious/disasterous effects. 1, the leg I'm standing on would rapidly accelerate while inducing a nasty fall; and 2, my computer would rapidly accelerate and likely finally come to rest in several pieces.
pathetic, May 25 2006
  

       Can I have a hoverchair?
kuupuuluu, May 25 2006
  

       Of course, just sit on your computer. Better than wheels any day.
GutPunchLullabies, May 25 2006
  

       //Can I have a hoverchair?// That's just ridiculous.   

       What's next the computer hat? ...dries your hair after a shower?   

       +
silverstormer, May 25 2006
  

       //What's next the computer hat? ...dries your hair after a shower?//   

       Just turn the computer on its side.
shapu, May 25 2006
  

       Computers that follow you around?
DesertFox, May 25 2006
  

       //Computers that follow you around?//   

       A dalek?
skinflaps, May 25 2006
  

       An Aibo?
shapu, May 25 2006
  

       Mine would need dog avoidance sensors.
wagster, May 25 2006
  

       //Mine would need dog avoidance sensors// Make it look like a bath or a vet.
silverstormer, May 25 2006
  

       What powers it?
BJS, May 26 2006
  

       CPU fans cannot produce a sufficient amount of thrust to cause the computer to hover, and the computer would have to be plugged in, to power the fans, eliminating its portability feature.
BJS, May 26 2006
  

       You obviously aren't using big enough CPU fans or a big enough UPS.
wagster, May 26 2006
  

       // powerful fans that suck out the heat from your computer //   

       This idea is [magic] because, as my 7th grade science teacher explained: "there is no such force as suction".
nihilo, May 26 2006
  

       Quiet! Don't tell all those hovercrafts that they're running on magic! Disastrous consequences will befall us.
harderthanjesus, May 26 2006
  

       //This idea is [magic] because, as my 7th grade science teacher explained: "there is no such force as suction"//   

       Very true, suction is infact a result of a pressure gradient. However [harderthanjesus] didn't mention suction being a force.   

       Hovercrafts, hoovers, vaccuum formers, hydraulics and pneumatics all exert or induce a suction of some kind - no one refers to any of these devices as 'utilising a pressure gradient.'   

       I would still like a hoverchair please :)
kuupuuluu, May 26 2006
  

       You can STILL sit on the hovercomputer.
GutPunchLullabies, May 26 2006
  

       Vibration isn't good for the little hard-drives and other parts inside.   

       In fact, vibration is a common stress test to accellerate aging to failure in reliability tests.   

       OK, enough taking too seriously.[+]
sophocles, May 26 2006
  

       Hoover computer ?
popbottle, Apr 13 2017
  

       They already are.
nineteenthly, Apr 13 2017
  

       BTW, I don't think this is supposed to be an "always on" air cushion, and I wonder if this makes it less harmful to the components. Also, it seems to me this is a way of getting a kind of through draft which will stop the case from getting clogged with dust.
nineteenthly, Apr 14 2017
  
      
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