Put down crazy "safety" features for your *Book here

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  1. iSpud macrumors member

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    How about an airbag that deploys at the instance of freefall to protect an iBook or Powerbook? Similar to the way the Mars Rovers land?

    Just a funny thought thats nice to imagine.

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  2. arogge macrumors 65816

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    http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/tv.html

    "It’s kind of like an airbag: Select ThinkPad notebooks come with IBM Active Protection System. It can sense a fall and brace for impact, helping to protect the hard drive from damage."
     
  3. carbonmotion macrumors 6502a

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    thats really cool....however wont help you if your lcd breaks or your plastic case conponets or cpu or any othe rparts become damaged by the impace... in only protects the harddrive because it will make the harddrive date more easily recoverable ...which is good, but youve still lost the laptop.
     
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  5. carbonmotion macrumors 6502a

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    and dont forget nuclear biological and chemical disaster resistant
     
  6. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Well closed 'Books are pretty shock resistant. There are plenty of stories of flying 'Book being ok after landing. The iBook HD is even enclosed in a rubber case to protect from shock/vibration.

    My iBook also appears spill-proof as I once spilt beer over the keyboard (dooooh!). Rapid and calm reaction from me and everything is fine.
     
  7. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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  8. whocares macrumors 65816

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    I'd have to agree with Capt Underpants.... (see my above post!)
     
  9. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    well thats one thing i really want my ibook to be..beer proof..
    i hv spilled like 4-5 times on the keyboard..and evrytime i think i m dead this time:p
     
  10. whocares macrumors 65816

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    And I thought *I* had problems :eek: :eek: :p :p :D :cool:
     
  11. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    So maybe you need a PowerBook that electrocutes you whenever you get within 6 inches of it. That way, it'll be "idiot proofed".
     
  12. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I keep mine 50' underground behind a 50' thick lead door, in between the Constitution and the BIll of Rights :D
     
  13. whocares macrumors 65816

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    I take it you have an bluetooth keyboard and un-heard-of screen to use it? Jeez, that lead must be a pain for the bluetooth electromagnetic waves :p :p :p
     
  14. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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  15. zach macrumors 65816

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    hehe buddy,

    radio waves ARE electromagnetic waves.. :p
     
  16. whocares macrumors 65816

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    you beat me to it :eek:

    I'm still for Capt Underpants idea of an idiot proof mechanism but PBook G5's solution seems a bit painful to me :p
     
  17. The_Wall macrumors member

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    Well...

    All that sounds good but I've got a simple Kensington key lock on my 15" Al Pb in my dorm.

    Does the trick for me.

    The_Wall

    PS
    But all the stuff you guys mentioned does sound nice.
     
  18. Mord macrumors G4

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    ive never spilt anything on my ibook but ive droped it from at least 5 foot and it still works.

    whats the highist you've drops your book and had it survive?
     
  19. whocares macrumors 65816

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    No drops here yet (touches wood).
     
  20. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    no drops here..touches head....(after the radiowave commenct) :D
     
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    :confused: :confused: :eek: :eek:
     
  23. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    And let someone hijack it? HA! I use USB and DVI/ADC :p
    Well, I would...
     
  24. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Aren't you affraid the rats will eat away at the cables? :p :p
     
  25. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Nah, they die from all the cyanide in the ground :D
     

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