Aluminum Medical Clipboards
While we are on the subject of clipboards (see yesterday’s post), please check out the ones made for hospitals and the military. They are typically aluminum, and they work via a giant piano hinge that is connected to the cover of the clipboard (the cover protects the pages from fluid spills and prying eyes).
Open the cover. Press it back. The hinge opens. Let go of the cover, and the hinge grabs your papers. Perfect.
These clipboards often have other expensive details. They might have Velcro tabs that hold them closed. They might have nice slots where you can slide in a label. And they have rubber-wrapped posts that allow you to hang them from a hospital bed.
You can find these sorts of clipboards all day long on eBay or from other sellers. Buy them used, and you will pay less than $10 and end up with a clipboard that could survive a nuclear winter.
This concludes the clipboard section of the gift guide.