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May 11, 2006, 08:20 AM
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Description:: "Macsimum News" reviews Case-mate’s US$49.95 handle-it, a premium leather and aluminum handle for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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jaxstate
May 11, 2006, 08:37 AM
:mad: wow that might be the worst thing u can do to a Mac. (besides loading XP on it.). It looks horrible.

TDM21
May 11, 2006, 08:45 AM
Not much of a review. There was not really good information besides telling us what it can do. Sounds more like an ad then anything.

sunfast
May 11, 2006, 08:45 AM
and it got 10/10 too! :confused:

Over Achiever
May 11, 2006, 08:46 AM
This reminds me of the Ti-handle for the Ti-books, the Ti Tote & Tilt, that worked and looked so much better tho'. Since there aren't screws on the hinge, the screws on the bottom of the computer are the next best thing.

http://www.lowendmac.com/ibook/art/totentilt.jpg

briansolomon
May 11, 2006, 10:09 AM
a built in handle on the 17 inch wouldnt be a bad idea but i dont know how it would be done cleanly...definitely not with an aftermarket piece

mpw
May 11, 2006, 10:26 AM
http://www.animalamulets.com/images/clasp.jpg
I think I'll market a couple of clasps like these that instead of the hoop have a screw fixing striaght into where the rubber feet are on the 13" Macbook. You could then clip the clasps striaght on to nipple rings and carry your laptop hands-free. Use the front feet positions so you can have the screen open and viewable, ideal for long flights where you want that tray space for plastic food containers.

I'l market a version for the iPod nano too, called the iAlbert:eek:

SeaFox
May 11, 2006, 10:26 AM
I don't think it looks that bad. but it leaves the pristine finish of your lid open for dents and dings.

kirk5
May 11, 2006, 10:28 AM
Not much of a review. There was not really good information besides telling us what it can do. Sounds more like an ad then anything.

I was thinking the same thing. Nothing critcal about it. Doesn't mention how permanent attaching the thing it. And I've never wanted or needed a handle on a notebook. I have an iLap for using my MacBook on my lap, but it stays at home.

mkrishnan
May 11, 2006, 10:44 AM
You could then clip the clasps striaght on to nipple rings

You're going to carry your Mac by your WHAT? :eek: :eek: :eek: :D

I do remember that, AGES ago, I had a Compaq laptop with a Pentium I / 150MHz, which had feet that popped out of the back like on cheap Windows keyboards (but with slightly more class), as well as an attachable handle. I loved the former but never really had a use for the latter.

I dunno. This one is pretty freaky-deaky. I'm almost thinking that, were you mugged, you could also heft your MBP as a fairly convincing weapon. :eek: :( But it's funny to me that something noted for its use of fine materials would be so aesthetically displeasing....

nagromme
May 11, 2006, 01:41 PM
Could be useful, but it's a shame they chose leather, and it looks like it might stick out some full-time--annoying in your bag.

(I can't help noticing that products which tilt your keyboard away from you claim to reduce carpal tunnel... and so do products which make a flat-laptop-style keyboard... and so do products that tilt it TOWARD you! I THINK the truth is that towards you--the norm--is worst, away is best, and flat is in the middle. And split/curved helps too.)