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What's Your Damage?

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This story appears in the January 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It's a scenario every laptop owner fears: dropping your portable computer en route to your destination and causing permanent damage.

Unfortunately, that's not uncommon. Based on claims handled by computer insurance agency Safeware Inc., in 1996 accidental damage to laptops increased 45 percent over 1995. Although you can't prevent theft or natural disasters, some accidents--such as having your computer slide off your lap and fall to the ground--are avoidable. That's the idea behind ergonomic laptop accessories. Here's a sampling:

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