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NateEssex
Nov 2, 2012, 10:45 PM
Gentlemen, how will you carry your iPad Mini around? A sling case that small for a man?
Ideas? I'm tempted to get one, but haven't figured this out yet...



glen e
Nov 2, 2012, 10:56 PM
nothing more masculine than saddleback - fits into this (naked) perfectly:

http://www.saddlebackleather.com/Classic-Pouch?sc=8&category=1288

and

http://www.saddlebackleather.com/Classic-Satchel?sc=8&category=1288

children
Nov 2, 2012, 11:22 PM
i put it in my front pocket yesterday, looked like a real tosser, but it surprisingly fits

need to buy a decent case for it

rockyroad55
Nov 2, 2012, 11:43 PM
Usually under my arms or in my bag.

SchneiderMan
Nov 3, 2012, 12:09 AM
Belt clip carry.

MistaGavin
Nov 3, 2012, 12:18 AM
Belt clip carry.

LOL.

Jacket pocket for me.

powerbooks
Nov 3, 2012, 06:01 PM
I was surprised to find that at least two of my wind jackets with inner pocket that can fit the mini. While tight, it beats an extra bag on the go. Time to move iPhone to hand pockets :)

rockyroad55
Nov 3, 2012, 06:07 PM
I was surprised to find that at least two of my wind jackets with inner pocket that can fit the mini. While tight, it beats an extra bag on the go. Time to move iPhone to hand pockets :)

You have no idea how happy I was when my mini fit into my winter jacket pocket.

normwood
Nov 3, 2012, 06:19 PM
Picked up one of these today at REI.

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/catapult-sling-shoulder-bag/1914292

Will see how it goes.

Steve

NateEssex
Nov 3, 2012, 07:09 PM
Belt clip carry.
Please post a pic of how you rock that look! :P

nStyle
Nov 3, 2012, 08:59 PM
This:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112995994/ipad-mini-cover-case-padded-79-ipad-mini?ref=sr_gallery_10&ga_search_query=ipad+mini+sleeve&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

Minimalist, naked goodness. Nothing more is necessary.

While I certainly respect companies like Pack Smooch, Hard Graft, and Mujjo, I can't see why anyone would pay so much more for the same quality found on Etsy.

bigboar
Nov 4, 2012, 12:52 AM
In this....

NateEssex
Nov 4, 2012, 02:48 AM
Say you're going to the mall, what bag would you put it in?

Surely
Nov 4, 2012, 11:22 AM
Like dat:

http://www.gearfuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ipad-chain-necklace.jpg

normwood
Nov 4, 2012, 11:31 AM
In this....

This looks good. What the heck is it?

Steve

bigboar
Nov 4, 2012, 01:35 PM
This looks good. What the heck is it?

Steve

It is the iblason but it is identical to the one in my thread "moko for $1.98 shipped"

Roy Hobbs
Nov 5, 2012, 09:37 AM
Say you're going to the mall, what bag would you put it in?

I can't think of any situation where I would need to take an iPad to the mall.

fizzwinkus
Nov 5, 2012, 09:52 AM
Like a book, with my custom wool and leather smart cover. :D

NateEssex
Nov 5, 2012, 10:50 PM
I can't think of any situation where I would need to take an iPad to the mall.
I like to stop at Barnes & Noble and read magazines. Often, they talk about various websites or apps, which I download or review on my iPad. I also record info into Evernote, on my iPad.

It's also cool to use when waiting in long lines, or while your wife is "looking" at clothes or trying them on. :rolleyes:

faiz23
Nov 5, 2012, 11:21 PM
Speck case (paid $1) and used it today at an interview to show a power point presentation and couple pdf files. Worked out perfect and adobe reader was key. Interviewer was impressed with having the presentation with me versus just talking about it.

Swayzee
Nov 6, 2012, 02:21 AM
Like a book, with my custom wool and leather smart cover. :D

How did you customize it? and do you have pictures?

Laimbeersux
Nov 6, 2012, 02:30 AM
Leg pocket in cargo pants/shorts, or the top of my cooler that I carry my lunch to work in.

maflynn
Nov 6, 2012, 01:07 PM
Coat pocket now that its coat wearing weather and when it warms up, I'll put it in my backpack as I commute with a backpack 99.99% of the time.

TJ61
Nov 6, 2012, 01:22 PM
Picked up one of these today at REI.

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/catapult-sling-shoulder-bag/1914292

Will see how it goes.

Steve

Don't miss the creepy "Blair Witch Project" Pic:

http://cloud.timbuk2.com/static/Product_Images/742-Catapult_Sling_Shoulder_Bag/2011fall/465/742-4-genericColorway_model1.jpg

Regards,
Tom

fizzwinkus
Nov 7, 2012, 10:02 PM
How did you customize it? and do you have pictures?

http://stacks.fizzwinkus.net/54/smartcover.mov (http://stacks.fizzwinkus.net/54/smrtcover.mov)
Basically the same thing I did when they released the iPad 2 cover. Took the sensor magnets and attaching mount out of an apple Smart Cover and put them into something else

SchneiderMan
Nov 7, 2012, 10:50 PM
Please post a pic of how you rock that look! :P

There you have it. It'll look like dis :p

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6117/6228571364_5fe2cd1214_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidsparks/6228571364/)
Oh hai @anthoneycarter, lookin business professional with my iPad belt clip. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidsparks/6228571364/) by Digital Skraps (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidsparks/), on Flickr

Swayzee
Nov 8, 2012, 02:39 AM
http://stacks.fizzwinkus.net/54/smartcover.mov (http://stacks.fizzwinkus.net/54/smrtcover.mov)
Basically the same thing I did when they released the iPad 2 cover. Took the sensor magnets and attaching mount out of an apple Smart Cover and put them into something else

very nice and unique. thanks for the vid.

joelk2
Nov 8, 2012, 03:27 AM
With my hand ?
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/media/inline/blog/Image/hand_brain_model.jpg
Note: this is not actually my hand

PDFierro
Nov 8, 2012, 02:22 PM
My first thought is to get one of those small drawstring bags that you can carry like a backpack, I like those. And then either a Smart Cover or case for the iPad.

leitmotif
Nov 8, 2012, 02:40 PM
Did anyone mention fanny pack, yet?

RenoG
Nov 8, 2012, 06:01 PM
Like this because jogging is good for you....


http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l313/RENOG/Ipadjogger.jpg

Surely
Nov 8, 2012, 06:25 PM
Like this because jogging is good for you....


Image (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l313/RENOG/Ipadjogger.jpg)

Joke's on you. That's not an iPad mini.

susa
Nov 8, 2012, 08:52 PM
Leg pocket in cargo pants/shorts, or the top of my cooler that I carry my lunch to work in.

This. Still can't really handle guys with bags. It's a little weird even if it's the most used, crumpled canvas field bag, or a distressed leather bag. A cargo pant's pockets are is an excellent idea, but in jacket weather guys can look hot imho in something like the black one at http://www.barbour.com/steve-mcqueen-collection Many big pockets in the International line too. It was good enough for the king of cool :)

Laimbeersux
Nov 9, 2012, 05:28 AM
This. Still can't really handle guys with bags. It's a little weird even if it's the most used, crumpled canvas field bag, or a distressed leather bag. A cargo pant's pockets are is an excellent idea, but in jacket weather guys can look hot imho in something like the black one at http://www.barbour.com/steve-mcqueen-collection Many big pockets in the International line too. It was good enough for the king of cool :)

A couple of us at work were talking about various Steve McQueen movies, and one of the new guys said "isn't he that guy from the Sheryl Crow song?" We looked at him trying to evaluate if he was serious, and he was, a one line mention in a crappy pop song was the only thing the kid knew about McQueen.... I wept that day for the youth of America.....

RenoG
Nov 9, 2012, 08:47 AM
Joke's on you. That's not an iPad mini.

No but you get the point though don't you...

jschu22
Nov 10, 2012, 11:41 AM
I'm going to go with putting down the front of my pants. Can't wait for the first "Are you NOT happy to see me or is that a..." comment.

WLS
Nov 11, 2012, 09:33 AM
OK I know it's a joke but here is an actual picture of the mini on your belt.
The W/F mini case has a loop on the back that will fit your belt.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/542736_290282821090901_1745795455_n.jpghttp://

HappyDude20
Nov 11, 2012, 12:57 PM
Carrying the ipad mini on its own is tricky as a guy. I can carry it around my neighborhood with ease naked, but I might go for some sort of manly leather case. That or the portenzo that looks like a moleskine. Don't wanna spend too much on it, so we'll see.

sparkomatic
Nov 11, 2012, 01:23 PM
http://stacks.fizzwinkus.net/54/smartcover.mov (http://stacks.fizzwinkus.net/54/smrtcover.mov)
Basically the same thing I did when they released the iPad 2 cover. Took the sensor magnets and attaching mount out of an apple Smart Cover and put them into something else

That's awesome! Would love to find something like that.

ICEBreaker
Nov 11, 2012, 02:30 PM
Most people say it fits inside a winter jacket. That's great but what happens when the weather heats up.

Just made a thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1487867) about looking for a holster to carry the mini. Anyone else think it's a good solution? Of course, it would be weird if it's worn on the outside of a t-shirt. But I intend to use it underneath my business suit which I wear on weekdays year-round.

Haven't figured out how to carry this with me on weekends. I like to walk about hands-free. Not much of a bag person.

scottw324
Nov 11, 2012, 02:38 PM
nothing more masculine than saddleback - fits into this (naked) perfectly:

http://www.saddlebackleather.com/Classic-Pouch?sc=8&category=1288

and

http://www.saddlebackleather.com/Classic-Satchel?sc=8&category=1288

"It's not a man purse, it is a satchel. Indiana Jones used one"
http://thesatchelpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/hangover-218x300.jpg

glen e
Nov 11, 2012, 02:46 PM
"It's not a man purse, it is a satchel. Indiana Jones used one"
Image (http://thesatchelpages.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/hangover-218x300.jpg)

meant to be clipped together, sport........
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/d95cf6ba.jpg

scottw324
Nov 11, 2012, 02:49 PM
meant to be clipped together, sport........
Image (http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h307/gersly123/d95cf6ba.jpg)

Not much better.

allapon
Nov 11, 2012, 06:50 PM
After searching for a while, I finally found one that I feel ok. with reasonable price.

DAKINE Frankton iPad Messenger Bag

http://cdn1.ebags.com/is/image/im2/227642_4_1?resmode=4&op_usm=1,1,1,&qlt=95,1&hei=280&wid=280&align=0,1

It have protection for iPad and also not too big for carrying around. I had my small size backpack with iPad compartment, but I want to use when I want to carry my iPad around.

Another reason is price, it is on sale for $19.99. Most of bags with protection and style will cause around $30+. It was steal for me!!

Check out at link below, it is limited time offer!!

http://www.ebags.com/product/dakine/frankton-ipad-messenger-bag/227642?productid=10190203&lastSearchTerm=dakine+frankton+ipad+messenger+bag

jbromer
Nov 11, 2012, 07:28 PM
I use the padster bag. Made for the full size iPad, but I can carry the mini in a case, a 13" MacBook Pro, and plenty of charts without any issue.

Swayzee
Nov 11, 2012, 07:38 PM
Anyone have one of these?

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/freestyle-netbook-messenger/2114786

looks good.

glen e
Nov 11, 2012, 07:42 PM
Anyone have one of these?

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/freestyle-netbook-messenger/2114786

looks good.

no but I have this one and use it about 15 times/mo when I fly, it is great!
http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/commute-messenger-2012

fuces
Nov 11, 2012, 11:11 PM
Spider-man bookbag.

Hec983
Dec 30, 2012, 02:07 PM
Sub'd

cutienoua
Dec 31, 2012, 11:36 AM
this:
http://www.tumi.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=4151197&size=1000

plenty to choose from!:D

koa
Dec 31, 2012, 12:48 PM
Tuck it in my waistband with this pic.

ninermac
Dec 31, 2012, 03:46 PM
Picked up one of these today at REI.

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/catapult-sling-shoulder-bag/1914292

Will see how it goes.

Steve

I bought this one for my 3rd Gen and will continue to use it with my mini... Love it.