Disappearing products.... Monitor & Keyboard covers?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by boss1, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. boss1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    What ever happened to plastic/vinyl keyboard covers and monitor covers? They kind of just quietly disappeared off the store shelves like typewriters and vcr's .

    Yes you can probably still find them if you look around but they are pretty much non existent compared to what they used to be.

    I remember back in middle school I would get reamed for leaving a computer without making sure they keyboard cover was on and the monitor had its cover on.
  2. CashGap macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2007
    Music City, USA
    You know, just the other day I was thinking about how my old TV at home when I was a kid always had a nice doilly on top, but now with the new LCD and Plasma screens, you can't find any doillies narrow enough to sit on top.

    And remember those foamy vinyl blocks that taped to the telephone handset so that you could hold it with your shoulder? Try finding one of those for a Razr or iPhone!

    We should start a site for this stuff... GeezerGadgets.com!
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    I think those were holdovers from typewriter days. Your typewriter might last 20 years, so you have to protect it from damage. Now people replace computers every 3 years or so, so there's no point in buying a cover for it. It's obsolete before it physically wears out.
  4. vicious7 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2007
    Jacked into the net...
    Oh yeah. And that could even be translated as a social commentary.

    I still remember when the TV controller was tethered to the TV...man, I'm old :(
  5. boss1 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    I remember seeing those. I always wondered what the point of that was. Kind of defeats the purpose.
  6. boss1 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    I actually might have a need for one of those, for a co worker who's constantly on the phone, she gets neck pains. Some companies still use decades old equipment :rolleyes:
  7. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    I think that's the gap that bluetooth headsets are supposed to fill. :)

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