Originally when our eyes beheld this Boratesque laptop under garment, we figured it was only good for a quick chuckle and, if we were lucky, maybe a crude tire tracks reference. But when we read more about this amazing piece of cloth, we learned that it was one loving mother's solution to a child's broken laptop hinge. We're sorry, did we just write "loving mother?" We meant to use the words "spiteful and spawn-hating." [flickr via make]
Actually this isn't a horrible idea. I'm using duct tape right now and I have to replace it every so often because as it heats the adhesive slips. So a fabric with stitching might be what I'm looking for. I was thinking of using some sort of locking hinge, like you might find on a tool box, and some JB weld, but this is a superior idea.
Stupid pot metal hinges, clearly designed to force the purchase of a new notebook.