iMac slides too easily

Discussion in 'iMac' started by super tomtendo, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

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    My iMac slides too easily on my desk. Any solutions you guys have? I have a wooden desk L shaped desk with my iMac on the part thats not facing a wall and "can" slide off onto tile floor.

    It probably wont ever happen, but it makes me nervous.. I wish apple had some kind of rubber on the bottom base like the Keyboard and Trackpad.
     
  2. Jeeg macrumors member

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    get some stuff like this:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Duck-Brand-Super-Grip-Liner-20-x-8-Gray/21943260

    cut it to fit the base of the iMac, set the iMac on top, done! It's what we use under our TV's and other things we don't want our cats to be able to move/tip when they get to dinging out.. lol
     
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    I also have found a variety of similar uses for that type of "textured" drawer liner.
    Works very good for that. It's easy to trim up, so it stays neat.
    I've often used it on different USB hubs, or other small boxes, so they don't move around unless I pick up and move...
     
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  6. super tomtendo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ha! My exact fears is that my one cat likes to jump up to be around me...

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    Thanks, I'll look into this. IMO, Apple should have def. applied some sort of gripping to this rig.
     
  7. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    +1 on this stuff. It works great on just about anything you don't want sliding around on your desk.
     
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  9. Jeeg macrumors member

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    Pretty sure they can ship to the US.
     
  10. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, I'll look into this. IMO, Apple should have def. applied some sort of gripping to this rig.[/QUOTE]


    Personally, I like the fact that it is easy to position it on my desk... so I like the fact that it is easy to move.

    It is a lot easier to put tiny no-slip pads on the bottom... than to remove it if apple made the base "grippy".

    Jim
     
  11. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    I bought one of those 2 weeks ago. It's great but it won't necessarily stop the iMac from slipping. I bought it to protect the desk when I have to move the iMac to access the rear ports.
     
  12. super tomtendo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just want to follow up. I got the Duct Brand Shelf-Liner and cut the shape of my iMacs base and it now is VERY hard to move(which I wanted for extra security).

    Thank you for the advice.
     

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