Laptop case idea - I'd really appreciate some feedback

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by charlieb10, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. charlieb10 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2011

    I have an idea to make a laptop case that is soft on one side (probably neoprene like those slimline macbook ones) and hard on the other (probably made with plastic). The aim of this would be to provide a hard desk like surface for laptop users in places where there isn't a desk eg on your bed. This hard surface would aid air circulation and hopefully make the overall experience more pleasant for the user as the laptop shouldn't keep getting as hot. On the hard side it can me customised to consumers taste with a wacky design or a photo of their family.

    This could even be an executive gift for corporates and be branded with their company logo. Business opportunity aside, I thought I'd post on here to get feedback from laptop users as whether you'd be interested in this product or wether you've seen something similar. I have done research on this and not found anything matching exactly what I have in mind although there are some bulkier versions with bits coming off the side for your mouse. My idea involves them being extremely portable and could even be used for non computer things such as drawing where you have no desk to lean on, along with a strap.

    What do you think of this idea? Please give me feedback both good and bad.

    Many Thanks

  2. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    At first, this concept is too good to be true. Cushioning of neoprene, protection of plastic. Sadly, it wouldn't really work because the neoprene would lift the case off of the laptop, have no secure way of holding the case to the laptop, and the laptop would get really dusty from neoprene. Magnet attachment would definitely not work because of the hard drive.
  3. charlieb10 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2011
    would another material work better then? Can you see what im trying to get at? The idea of the case is that is soft on one side and hard on the other sort of like a portable desk so your laptop gets a hard suface and your legs get a soft one, so you can use it on your lap without getting hot.

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