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#1 2015-01-08 11:11:53

LCGuy
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A question for clamshell iBook owners

So today my box of MacStuff™ from Queensland got delivered...and despite the box being a bit beaten up everything seems to have survived a week in the hands of 'StrayaPost rather well. Was playing around with my eMate (which was in the box of MacStuff™) tonight, and then carried it back into the research lab, using the handy handle in the top. Which made me think of another machine that Apple made with a handle - the clamshell iBook. I remember lots of people making jokes about how stupid it looked back in the day...meanwhile I'd never had a problem with it...and even today if I had a clamshell I'd carry it using the handle. So...my question is - to those of you who have clamshells...do you use the handle? big_smile

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#2 2015-01-08 16:29:44

mcdermd
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Re: A question for clamshell iBook owners

Of course! It's one of my favorite features. I even thought those third-party handles for the TiBooks were pretty keene.


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#3 2015-01-08 19:27:12

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Re: A question for clamshell iBook owners

I handle the handle.

It handles well.


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#4 2015-01-08 20:34:07

cc333
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Re: A question for clamshell iBook owners

ClassicHasClass wrote:

I handle the handle.

It handles well.

Indeed!

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#5 2015-01-09 00:46:26

jt
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From: Bermuda Triangle, NC USA
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Re: A question for clamshell iBook owners

It even works for quite a spell, straight wrist, it's really swell. And less fatigue from what I can tell!

I wouldn't really know, I've only carried mine around the apartment, but I've gotta hand it my Blueberry TSiBook, I've never had a laptop that was better suited to actually using it sitting on my lap! That's including PDQuicker and the Pismo/500. I think I started a thread about that over yonder.

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#6 2015-01-10 03:15:08

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Re: A question for clamshell iBook owners

I dont use the handle, Specifically becuase its old enough I am afraid it might snap, fall, break, shatter, disasterfy etc....

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#7 2018-12-29 00:59:41

nichrobe
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Re: A question for clamshell iBook owners

I would use the handle if I wasn't so afraid it it cracking. ?

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