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Protect computers from dyspraxic accidents
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A laptop was recently damaged by a friend placing it power socket down on the couch. Consequently the charger is now difficult to connect reliably. Generally, when you use a computer you also need a chair and maybe a desk to work comfortably. If you have a laptop, it's convenient but vulnerable to damage because it can easily be left lying about inconveniently.
It seems to me that the solution to this is to make the seat the computer itself. Make a stool-like padded box like a pouffe but with a swivel seat. The screen is at the front, between your legs, displaying everything in reverse. There is a mirror on the wall in front of you reflecting the display the right way round – it's quite low res. You control the cursor by swivelling the seat and rocking back and forth, with a wireless half-keyboard strapped to each forearm. If no mirror is available, there's a pair of “shades” communicating wirelessly with the graphics hardware. The device is charged via induction using a lead with a loop on the end which inserts seamlessly into a toothbrush recharger thingy plugged into the wall, preventing trailing leads. It also picks up a little power from your swivelling and the heat of your bottom. Obviously it also has wireless headphones, internet and peripherals. Since it's padded, it's relatively protected from kicks, people tripping over it, footballs and so forth.
nineteenthly, Aug 11 2009

I had to look up "pouffe" http://www.google.c...safe=images&as_st=y
They're all nice, but I like the second one the best [normzone, Aug 11 2009]

I had to look up the word "dyspraxic" http://www.answers.com/topic/dyspraxia
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 11 2009]

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       <Sets out deck chair, thermos of coffee, packet of sandwiches, paperback of The Lord Of The Rings, tartan blanket and umbrella, and settles down to watch [nineteenthly] attempt to board a passenger airliner with his new invention>   

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8th of 7, Aug 11 2009
  

       The entertainment value of an inventor's //attempt to board a passenger airliner with his new invention// should always weigh heavily when voting.
shudderprose, Aug 11 2009
  

       Hell, if I was in charge of tag lines we'd be using that one [shudderprose].
normzone, Aug 11 2009
  

       bun for using the phrase "between your legs". Could the induction recharger also juice up my anal vibrator?
twitch, Aug 11 2009
  

       I knew there was a logical reason for your username.
RayfordSteele, Aug 12 2009
  
      
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