April 15, 2008 Laptop computers are built to be portable, but they aren’t really that easy to carry on their own. Like the Safe-Clik-N-Grip, the Lapstrap is new take on laptop transportation. The design is simple: an adjustable nylon strap with webbing section is placed across the open laptop and closing the laptop secures the strap in place ready to be carried with a neoprene shoulder pad included for comfort.
While the idea is simple, doing away with the security of a nicely padded laptop bag and placing the safety of your laptop in the hands of the screen hinges and the catch that locks the screen in the closed position might be a cause for concern for some.
The manufacturers seem confident that the hinges can take the load as the strap distributes the weight along the length of the laptop, however they concede for this reason tablet PC’s, which utilize one swivel mount, shouldn’t be carried with the Lapstrap.
There are two versions of The Lapstrap – an Adult version, which has a 26 inch webbing section that fits across the face of the computer, and a Youth version, which has a webbing section of 22.5 inches. The manufacturers are aiming the device at regular travelers tired of unpacking their laptops at security stops and they are also marketing the Lapstrap as a promotional item with the option of custom colors and embroidery to display company logos on the strap available at an extra cost.
The Lapstrap is available now for US$24.95 with discounts available for bulk purchases.
For further info visit The Lapstrap.