Got my Framework laptop last week and it’s an amazing machine. The only annoyance for me is that the material used for the rubber feet is quite hard, and the grip on them is quite poor.
I use a wooden tray with a cushion attached on the bottom for my lap, and it has been great with previous laptops with softer feet, but Framework laptop tends to slide around on it, due to a combination of the lightness of the laptop, lack of grip on the feet, and the fact that the cushion tray angle changes depending on how I sit.
Does anyone have some ideas to increase the grip of the rubber feet?
Thanks @amoun those are solid suggestions. I did think of sticking some thin rubber layer on the feet, or exchanging the feet altogether, but for some reason I did not think of adding a few softer aftermarket feet alongside the originals. That should work as long as they are a little bit thicker than the originals, and I still keep the original feet, which is a good idea as I think the quality of those 3rd party feet can be hit-or-miss, and they might disintegrate in a week if I’m unlucky. In any case, it’s worth a try to order some and try.
Yep, that’s how I understood it - adding another set of (softer) feet alongside the existing ones.
As for adding a non-slip sheet on the tray surface - that should work in this case, but I would really prefer the laptop itself to be more grippy. Even though it’s not much of a problem on a flat tabletop, I still feel that it slides around a bit too easily even on a level surface.
Note: Someone, I think it was @Second_Coming pointed out an effect of having a ---- long ---- solid foot at the back of the air intake.
This forces the air to come from the front and sides. So if there are only two feet to raise the height in such a way as to allow air to flow under the existing long one air could also be sucked into the fan from the back.
This extra route can bring warmer air into the fan
The amount maybe acceptable
In my case negligible to zero as the fan never comes on