Recent Reddit posts showing dropped framework laptops with bent corners have me a little worried. While it’s nice to be able to buy replacement parts… not having to is still the best option. I don’t believe that theirs currently enough framework users to warrant a company making a mold for a case for this laptop sadly.
I was considering 3d printing corner reinforcements for the lid and base. I’m not particularly good at parametric design though. Really need official shell 3d model to boolean off of. Plan was essentially to attach them with 3m foam inside recessed grooves. Not sure if a stiff TPU would be best or perhaps just single wall PLA which would crumple and absorb impact. Even if fully ridged it would spread out impacts I think.
A parachute expansion card is also an option
It would make it a bit less sleek of course but as one of the Thonkpad converts I personally wouldn’t care.
Hell, or even the equivalent of a Spigen clear case on this bad boy. That would be pretty useful.
The only issue I can see is that you’d most likely not be able to open the hinge to its full 180 degrees with a case on.
I have dropped mine a few times, for I am a clumsy man, and one of the major advantages already is that I was able to take the display out for a bit and simply bend the bump back into place enough not to worry about it damaging the display.
Hoping hardshell case options become available! I’m not talking about a bag to carry it in, but a shell to attach.
Question, how important is shock protection for the components on the framework, given that the drive is solid-state? HDDs were the main reason for spring protectors e.g. on old ToughPads afaik, so is it not so important with the framework?