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Laptop Handles

So I can pull my laptop closer to me.
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These tiny handles fold out of the sides of the computer (1 on each side). This allows you to pull it closer to you across open desk space and save having to physically move to the laptop to do something mostly trivial.

This is a really great tool if your chair has no wheels. I know many chairs have wheels today. For those chairs this tool less important, but may still come in handy.

daseva, Jan 26 2006

Will this do? http://www.offshore...equip/toughbook.htm
1 handle, but on the front when the unit's in use. [half, Jan 26 2006]


       Well, what if I already got a handful?
daseva, Jan 26 2006

       Well, I thought maybe you could pop them out of each side, too (probably dosen't need to be on the back). Sometimes I'm not really oriented in front of the laptop, but down the length of a table, say, and facing one of it's sides.
daseva, Jan 26 2006

       Why not just a big magnet on one's wrist?
roleohibachi, Jan 26 2006

       I dunno, [Roleo]... big magnets & hard drives....
Trickytracks, Jan 26 2006

       I know of one unit that has a single handle. It'll probably withstand most of the weird things you might do with it. (link)
half, Jan 26 2006

       These handles would be very distcrete and fold out, emerging from a small hole in the side and activated by the press of a button.
daseva, Jan 26 2006

       There's something I'm not clear on. I thought there would be two handles to allow you to lift the machine a little to overcome the friction of the rubber feet. But, you say that you want to be able to drag it from one side down the length of the table. Is the discrete popping out two handles simply a matter of style? Not that I'm against it no matter how it's implemented, just curious.   

       I was thinking that if the primary goal were to lift the machine slightly and move it fore and aft from the front, just a couple of recesses in the sides might do the job without any moving parts. This is the scenario that I most often encounter. I can't even begin to count the number of times I've popped open the DVD drive while just trying to reposition the machine.
half, Jan 26 2006

       //I can't even begin to count the number of times I've popped open the DVD drive while just trying to reposition the machine//   

       That's not just a DVD drive, it's also a disctcretely (sic) folding out handle. When you get to one end of the desk, spin the laptop round 180 degrees.
yamahito, Jan 26 2006

       Yeah, those wheels would be nice, kinda like a rolling suitcase.
daseva, Jan 26 2006

       I have a tablet PC and I put some of those fuzzy felt sticky things on it. You know, those things you put on the bottom of your chair feet to keep them from scraping the floor? It works well and lets me slide my laptop around the table. I have also been considering putting adhesive hook (aka Velcro) so I can attach a cover with handle...
andyboy, Jul 19 2006


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