If you're sitting at your laptop right now, I want you to look down at your keyboard. Get really close. Close enough so you can take a peek under the keys. Now look at the screen. Move from side to side to get different angles. How's it looking? If your computer is like mine was before I cleaned it, then you're probably noticing a bunch of greasy fingerprints mixed with crumbs from lunches past. Real talk: When was the last time you actually cleaned your laptop? There's no shame if the answer is "never," and luckily it's a pretty quick clean. If your QWERTY is crusty, keep reading to learn how to clean your laptop at practically no cost.
Each room of your home serves a specific purpose. The kitchen exists to nourish. The living room is there for relaxation. The dining room, for fellowship. And we don't need to go into the details of what the bathroom is for. But arguably the most important room of your home is the bedroom. It's your sanctuary, your safe space. It's the place where you go to lie unconscious for 6-8 hours in order to function properly as a human being! Since the bedroom's purpose is so different from that of the other rooms in the house, this room deserves a different set of rules. And there's one rule that a lot of us are guilty of breaking every day: No technology in the bedroom.
If you've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty, chances are they all need a little protection from the hazards of daily life -- or at least from surface scratches. Here are 20 creative DIY sleeves and cases for laptops and tablets!
This DIY goes out to all the design-minded, technically inclined, color-loving Mac geeks. You are a beautiful and unique snowflake -- and so is your laptop!
Jeesh, I was tickled pink when my computer crazed husband decided to share some of his beloved technology with me. He pulled up a chair and showed me this futuristic roll-upable PC. Two years ago I wouldn't have believed it. It's a roll-up notebook that uses OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) technology. In other words, the screen can be very, very thin. Thin enough to roll up and sling over your shoulder like a little tube. Just watch the...
Carly's DIY leather laptop sleeve rivals any store-bought equivalent, hands down. These are the supplies she says we'll need to make one ourselves:
Green upgrader Matt Embrey shows us how to turn cardboard into an awesome laptop stand. To make one for yourself, you'll need a few things, which you most likely have on hand.
She's Particular's Chain Mail Laptop Bag reminds me Lizzie Gardiner's American Express Oscar dress (pictured below), only much more practical. Nobody re-wears those Oscar dresses, whereas this, hey, now we're talkin'. Not only is the bag awesomely medieval, it provides some serious armor for your MacBook. You can check out the entire tutorial over on Instructables.
This must be the easiest laptop sleeve how-to ever. Its no sew construction makes it especially enticing. To make one, just assemble the following:
Made from Anthropologie-looking fabric, the Laptop Messenger Bag has a smooth chocolate brown recycled leather strap (from an Ann Taylor skirt) and a back pocket cut out of a recycled bomber jacket. To be perfectly honest, I did take the outside pocket right off of my original Placemat Hack: Flaptop Laptop Cover. This handy messenger version is easy to carry, quilted on the inside and has the added details of topstitching and that fabulous...
So, Apple has apparently captured the technology to power their portable electronics with el sol. So states Inhabitat: "Apple just filed a patent to infuse their hand-helds and computers with a thin film of solar cells, paving the way for a new generation of gadgets with battery life boosted by the sun. The patent approaches the prospect from every angle, with schematics to stack...
Finally a use for colorful, rectangular placements available at World Market! Here's a tutorial you can follow to make some jazzy padded laptop covers for yourself or for gifts. You'll need a little more than basic sewing skills to do this, but it's worth the time and it's very customize-able. With some patience and desire, you'll be the envy of all your Black-Nylon-Canvas-Cased Friends.
what you need:
Adam from Boston used an Ikea benjamin stool to hack a laptop desk. All you need to pull this off is the $20 benjamin stool and a $6 coping saw. Brilliant.
Tech blog PC Tips Box offers three tips to keep your lap and fingers cool as you work on your laptop, perhaps as you write your Curbly post masterpiece?
1. Clean the fan
2. Monitor the vitals
3. Work using a ergonomic fan riser.
Read the full article here.