Step 1: What's the Problem?

Laying down on the couch with your knees up is the comfy spot that we've evolved to. It's a fact. But as you can see with the pictures below this leads to the netbook sliding into home problem.

How are you supposed to focus on your next funny comment in a forum thread when your computer keeps getting pulled into your nethers? With this quick mod, that's how. So let's get started.

My gateway netbook would say SCREW THIS IT IS BOSD TIME BABY! Aka Blue screen of death.
well, umm, err, I mean, why not make a smal table to hold the laptop?<br>-.
It works i suppose.
Nice idea i use net books :)
yeah over heating is the biggest problem especially when manufacturers have put intakes or exhausts ont he bottom of the lappys
my Acer aspire one doesn't get very hot (Compared to Dell Inspiron 6400)
Some manufacturers have solved the problem by placing the air intake on the back of the netbook... My Asus eee S101 have that feature it comes in very handy when lying down with your netbook<br />
If you got a glue gun and did some wavy lines on the slanket, in the area you wanted the netbook, it wouldn't slide down either.<br /> <br /> Cool instructable :)<br />
The bottom of laptops tend to get hot and i personally would not like melted glue on my blanket and laptop XD <br />
Maybe, but it wouldn't be locked in place like this is. Also, leaving a lot of hot glue on the snuggie in the area of your crotch would just look... wrong.
Ah yes.. that would look.. odd :P<br />
Haha.<br />
&nbsp;Wouldn't it be just as good an idea to just put the sticky side of velcro on the back of your netbook?&nbsp;
&nbsp;I don't know about you but I wouldn't want to put velcro on my new Netbook.
But then again, fungus amungus does <em>like to make things both useful and odd</em>...
you can also just use a piece of that weird rubber stuff that's supposed to go on shelves to protect glassware. It looks like thick rubber screen.<br /> <br /> http://www.containerstore.com/shop/kitchen/pantryOrganizers/drawerShelfLiners?productId=10024143<br /> <br /> That way you can use it with multiple snuggies, blankies, whatevers. Since it has holes in it, you can put it between your snuggie and a chill mat, and a chill mat and the computer, so things don't slide all over the place.<br /> <br /> Also can be used to keep tablecloths from sliding around, and to keep carpets more or less in place on wood floors, but you already knew that.<br /> <br />
&nbsp;Nice, now all we have t&nbsp;figure&nbsp;out is how to stop it from overheating lol
I just wanted to mention that if you do this, you should make sure that the vents are not blocked by the fabric. It could easily overheat, and that might be the reason my netbook died just a year after I got it. (I don't know for sure why it died, but that seems to be the most likely reason, or at least the biggest single factor.)<br /> <br /> If nothing else, add a temperature monitor applet to it or something.<br />
LOL!!! im lying on my couch under a blanket, using my netbook WITH Ubuntu right now :P<br />
I love the idea and plan to make the adjustment on the knitted/crocheted ones.<br /> <br /> Cora<br />
That's cool.
What Netbook do you have?<br />
he has an asus eee pc<br />
what is a slanket?
&nbsp;Blanket w/ sleeves
Wow, i feel about five percent stupider....&gt;:p
Ha! Odd, but practical!<br />

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