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1rottenapple
Apr 23, 2004, 03:46 PM
So to all the 12in ibook owners, what do you carry your ibook in, and are you satisfied with the capacity of the case, and the protection it offers.

Where did you buy it and for how much?


I am looking for a case for my future 12in ibook and need something that will protect it, is small enough that no one will think it's carrying inside a laptop, yet can fit a notebook.

Gracias.

JonGraves
Apr 23, 2004, 05:02 PM
I just got an Acme made Slim 12 (black) for my new 12" PB.

http://www.acmemade.com/bags.html

While it is expensive it appears as though as though Acme put as much care and thought into the bag as Apple puts into its products. The splash-proof sealed zippers (a la Arcteryx) are a nice touch, as is the padded satin lining! It is a small sleeve style bag with an extra outside pocket that allows your 'Book to nestle safely in any other kind of bag (messenger/backpack).

PowerMax carries them for a few bucks less - I saw them at our University computer store and could not resist.

Jon

belf8st
Apr 23, 2004, 05:04 PM
So to all the 12in ibook owners, what do you carry your ibook in, and are you satisfied with the capacity of the case, and the protection it offers.

Where did you buy it and for how much?


I am looking for a case for my future 12in ibook and need something that will protect it, is small enough that no one will think it's carrying inside a laptop, yet can fit a notebook.

Gracias.

I've got the brenthaven mobility bag for the ibook. It's the perfect size as well. Purchased the bag at CompUSA for $79.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/70402/wo/B7617UlWSmlk24ZYpy11nuvMEKY/1.3.0.5.10.3.9.13.0

r6girl
Apr 23, 2004, 05:05 PM
i have 2 cases for my 12" powerbook (obviously with similar dimensions to the ibook). i had first purchased the incase moyapak shortly after i purchased my powerbook. it was good for all the basic accessories (power adapter, mouse, ethernet and modem cables "just in case", cds/dvds, a few pens, and a pocket-sized notebook), but not much more. plus, it did not have a handle on the top - only the long over the shoulder strap, which made it hard to get it in and out of the car without using 2 hands.

next, i bought the booq mamba xs pack and i'm really liking it. though it's really small, i'm finding i have more room for other extras (a book to read, and a magazine or two) in addition to the stuff i carried in my moyapak. so i do recommend this case, but it is a bit pricey.

both cases don't look like traditional laptop bags, which is a key feature i had wanted. i think my incase moyapak will go on ebay soon...

links (though the computer case side of the incase site is closed): www.goincase.com

www.booqbags.com

marianne

1rottenapple
Apr 23, 2004, 06:17 PM
Awesome. I'll go with the mambo carrier.

http://www.booqbags.com/stores/booqbags/images/InitialSet/B12-B-015wear_5.jpg

rdowns
Apr 23, 2004, 07:30 PM
I've got the brenthaven mobility bag for the ibook. It's the perfect size as well. Purchased the bag at CompUSA for $79.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/70402/wo/B7617UlWSmlk24ZYpy11nuvMEKY/1.3.0.5.10.3.9.13.0

I have the same bag and love it. First bag I've ever bought (have had like 8 or 9) that I really liked.

DreaminDirector
Apr 23, 2004, 08:25 PM
I just got a ZeroShock from Shinza. (http://www.shinza.com) It's really great. I, too, am debating over what bag to buy. I've narrowed my choices down to a Chrome Messenger Bag (http://chromebags.com/Messengerbags.html), a Crumpler messenger bag (http://www.crumplerusa.com/products/messenger.html) or a Timbuk2 bag (http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/catalog/categories.t2?categoryId=1).

Those are my options are at this time. I'm also thinking about going backback, which in that case I would get Tom Bihn's "The Buzz" (http://www.tombihn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=TB0151&Category_Code=300&Product_Count=1).

Choices choices.... I also want to see what others are using.

1rottenapple
Apr 24, 2004, 12:03 AM
I just got a ZeroShock from Shinza. (http://www.shinza.com) It's really great. I, too, am debating over what bag to buy. I've narrowed my choices down to a Chrome Messenger Bag (http://chromebags.com/Messengerbags.html), a Crumpler messenger bag (http://www.crumplerusa.com/products/messenger.html) or a Timbuk2 bag (http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/catalog/categories.t2?categoryId=1).

Those are my options are at this time. I'm also thinking about going backback, which in that case I would get Tom Bihn's "The Buzz" (http://www.tombihn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=TB0151&Category_Code=300&Product_Count=1).

Choices choices.... I also want to see what others are using.


From the pics of the mambo case, I like how you can switch the way you can carry it like a normal messenger bag, back pack with two straps, shoulder bag, etc... Can't wait to get my ibook :) Hopefully, it has enough protection to protect it...

iKwak
Apr 24, 2004, 04:52 PM
Some of those bags look very pretty!

debo
Apr 30, 2004, 05:01 PM
What's the deal with the 15" Zero shock from shinza? It says it fits a 15" but then at the bottom it has you pick medium or large. Which should you pick?

DreaminDirector
Apr 30, 2004, 05:06 PM
What's the deal with the 15" Zero shock from shinza? It says it fits a 15" but then at the bottom it has you pick medium or large. Which should you pick?

Hmm, that's interesting. I got the 12" one so I don't know. Try emailing their support team. They were quite helpful for me and my questions.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Apr 30, 2004, 05:38 PM
I got the Kensington Saddlebag with Apple Logo from AppleStore. It is quite nice. Descrete almost to the point of being boring, but the apple logo makes it kind of cool. I, actually, first got it without the logo from another dealer, but that was to dull so I changed it. It has has lots of space, and can be carried by a handle, as a backpack or, as I usually do, with the shoulder strap.

Chip NoVaMac
Apr 30, 2004, 10:54 PM
I have the same bag and love it. First bag I've ever bought (have had like 8 or 9) that I really liked.

Did you ever get a chance to look at the Brenthaven Profile for the 12" at $99 thru the Apple store? I really like what I see on the Brenthaven site.

Chip NoVaMac
Apr 30, 2004, 10:57 PM
I got the Kensington Saddlebag with Apple Logo from AppleStore. It is quite nice. Descrete almost to the point of being boring, but the apple logo makes it kind of cool. I, actually, first got it without the logo from another dealer, but that was to dull so I changed it. It has has lots of space, and can be carried by a handle, as a backpack or, as I usually do, with the shoulder strap.

I have the non-Apple version. It is great when you want to carry lots of other stuff....

Sympathy
May 1, 2004, 01:49 AM
Waterfield Designs... It's expensive but the best I've seen and they completely support Apple products....

www.sfbags.com

kel
May 1, 2004, 01:54 AM
Hi,

When you buy a bag for your expensive computer, you want it to not look like there's a computer in there. The Brenhaven backpack for 12" looks like it might do the trick. I couldn't find a Brenthaven for my 14" unfortunately so had to go with the saddlebag. The padding is good in both of these even in the backpack version. At first, I bought the backpack but the 14" didn't fit in it so had to return it.

gl,

Koodauw
May 1, 2004, 12:46 PM
Awesome. I'll go with the mambo carrier.

http://www.booqbags.com/stores/booqbags/images/InitialSet/B12-B-015wear_5.jpg

Mambo Carrier :eek:
Well I guess you have to like it.
I have an Acme bag as JonGraves mentioned. It is very nice, but very small. Not much room to take other things with you.

cyks
May 1, 2004, 02:07 PM
Well, here I am- yet another "me too" looking for a bag for my 12" PBook...

I've been reading/searching all the threads (and there are many) and so far, I'm finding myself leaning more and more toward either a Crumpler or Timbuk2 bag.

I'm not a student, nor will I be walking around the streets of Manhattan alone at night- so security isn't really a concern...style and usefulness are.

I'm basically looking for something strong, sturdy, lots of padding for my baby- and compartments to hold extra stuff... accessories, cd's, maybe a few notebooks/pens/pencils and such... and yet- somehow manage to not be too big or bulky of a bag.

Current options include the Crumpler WeeBee and Roll-O-Notes..or the Timbuk2 Detour or Commute... anyone that has any of these- advice/experience aprechiated.

Thanks.

...ordered my 12"PBook last night- and it's already shipped! WooHoo!!! Now to get a bag for when it arrives :)

titaniumducky
May 1, 2004, 02:32 PM
Well, here I am- yet another "me too" looking for a bag for my 12" PBook...

I've been reading/searching all the threads (and there are many) and so far, I'm finding myself leaning more and more toward either a Crumpler or Timbuk2 bag.

I'm not a student, nor will I be walking around the streets of Manhattan alone at night- so security isn't really a concern...style and usefulness are.

I'm basically looking for something strong, sturdy, lots of padding for my baby- and compartments to hold extra stuff... accessories, cd's, maybe a few notebooks/pens/pencils and such... and yet- somehow manage to not be too big or bulky of a bag.

Current options include the Crumpler WeeBee and Roll-O-Notes..or the Timbuk2 Detour or Commute... anyone that has any of these- advice/experience aprechiated.

Thanks.

...ordered my 12"PBook last night- and it's already shipped! WooHoo!!! Now to get a bag for when it arrives :)

Check out some of the backpacks from Tom Bihn (http://tombihn.com). They sound like they'll fit your needs perfectly if you combine one with a sleeve.

For the backpack: Buzz if you want 1 strap, Brain Bag or Smart Alec for 2

For the sleeve: Mitre if you want soft protection, Monolith if your want hard outer protection (plus soft inner protection).

cyks
May 1, 2004, 03:39 PM
...great, another option for me to ponder over ;)

I'll admit that I do like the Smart Alec/sleeve idea- it would fufil my need for safety for my PBook and room for other "stuff".... but- price now becomes an issue at $150 total, it's $50 more then the others I was looking at...and after buying the PBook, RAM, and other do-dad's to go with it... every penny counts...but then, I could just wait another week or two- but then I couldn't leave the house with it. Hmmm....

Too many decisions....in the end, I think I'm just going to get out and roll an old D&D die....

papersushi
May 1, 2004, 03:58 PM
Brenthaven Mobility 1. Best case for 12'' iBook or PowerBook, super light, best protection. Best case, period!

Capt Underpants
May 1, 2004, 07:13 PM
Shaun Jackson Designs (http://www.sjdesign.com/index.html) has some very nice looking bags. Hopefully I'll be needing one soon, if you catch my drift ;).

michaelrjohnson
May 2, 2004, 11:21 AM
Tucano Second skin sleeve and any case you want. (i use a modified Ikea messenger bag). it's the best sleeve out there.

pimentoLoaf
May 7, 2004, 05:26 PM
Belkin's Houston St (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Section_Id=154&pcount=&Product_Id=63127) has done me well for several years -- and it wears well.

JonGraves
May 7, 2004, 05:45 PM
I just got my Mamba.XS bag and thought I would share some impressions in case anyone is interested (sorry about the cross post).

Overall this is probably the best laptop+a couple of other things bags I have seen. It is well made, stylish, and very versatile. The main compartment, which has a storage area for a couple of books and a newspaper or magazine, has a separate zippered compartment for the PB. The laptop compartment is nicely padded and should keep your precious safe! There is also an outer zippered 'patch pocket' which holds the powersupply and cord as well as assorted sundries (iPod and powersupply, cell phone, DVD media!). For a fairly compact bag it's storage options are really very useful. Another versatile feature are the two carrying straps provided allow the Mamba.XS to be used as a shoulder bag, shoulder+waist bag, or as a backpack. There is also a grab handle on top so that the straps can be removed and it can be carried as a sleeve-type bag.

Another attractive feature is that the Mamba.XS can be attached to one of Booq's larger bags by a built-in zipper to form an even larger bag. I have not tried this but it might be an attractive option for the rare occasions when I have to carry my 12" PB with more other stuff or with my porky PC notebook.

I bought the bag sight unseen after visiting the web site and I am very pleased with it.

Jon

www.booqbags.com

justin216
May 9, 2004, 05:02 PM
I agree, Booq is very nice. I personally just have a Targus bag, and it protects my PBs very nicely and snuggly. Naturally, I also have a sleeve for each of my notebooks. I'm overprotective :)

Mr. Monsieur
May 10, 2004, 10:38 AM
Thought this might be useful to someone in the market for a bag:
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=296978&pfp=SEARCH

IJ Reilly
May 12, 2004, 01:29 AM
Another vote for the Brenthaven Mobility. I looked at every bag from every manufacturer at MW-SF last January, and decided the Brenthaven best met my needs. My only complaint is it doesn't have much room to spare. If you're going to be hauling books etc along with the computer you'll want something larger, like a Timbuk2 backpack bag.

userannon
Jun 2, 2004, 05:07 PM
Made for the Powerbook 12'

http://www.bagsforme.com/bags/CR-SCH12

Robertk2012
Jun 9, 2004, 12:02 AM
Brenthaven is well worth the money

aptmunich
Jun 9, 2004, 05:04 AM
I also vote for the tucano2nd skin

It's really well produced and the materials all feel very sturdy + ibook friendly :)

i recently had my ibook in my rather crowded backpack when the zippers at the top started to come apart (i was jogging to the bus at the time) and my bag spilled open onto the pavement!

Horrified i picked up my ibook (in it's skin) expecting to get disc errors and cracked screens and the like, but when i opened the lid it woke up - no problems!

the only thing is it doesn't seem quite flat any more.. when i rest my right hand next to the trackpad it isn't flat on the desk...i think the battery is a bit misaligned..

****!

rapps
Jun 17, 2004, 10:02 PM
I know its pricey but has anyone seen or used this bag?

http://www.tumi.com/products/index.cfm?ModelID=15385&bb_id=c13015&sub_site_id=3&TMI_PL_3_Link=Details

Btw...this is my first post and I'm about to pick up a 12 inch powerbook and was looking for something to hold my ipod, cell, laptop and some notebooks.

Rod Rod
Jun 23, 2004, 12:00 PM
I know its pricey but has anyone seen or used this bag?

http://www.tumi.com/products/index.cfm?ModelID=15385&bb_id=c13015&sub_site_id=3&TMI_PL_3_Link=Details

Btw...this is my first post and I'm about to pick up a 12 inch powerbook and was looking for something to hold my ipod, cell, laptop and some notebooks.

scroll down this page (http://jambags.com/MacCase%20Combo.htm) to see how this bag integrates a laptop sleeve into a backpack, and the backpack has a purpose-built iPod holder.

the only thing I don't like about it is the embroidered "MacCase" logo. I'd prefer a below-the-radar approach. otherwise it's perfect.

oh and to add to what others said, the Brenthaven Mobility 1 is a great case. I regret that I sold it alongside my last PowerBook. I should have kept it!

ToastCabbit
Jun 23, 2004, 01:37 PM
Current options include the Crumpler WeeBee and Roll-O-Notes..or the Timbuk2 Detour or Commute... anyone that has any of these- advice/experience aprechiated.
Thanks.
...ordered my 12"PBook last night- and it's already shipped! WooHoo!!! Now to get a bag for when it arrives :)

I'm in the same boat. My 12" pb is on its way from merry Taiwan, yet I've already ordered my bag. :cool: I have the Timbuk2 Commute messenger bag and I *love* it. I used it for my Tibook (which is going to someone else) and its waterproof flap saved my laptop from the rain quite a few times. It also has pockets all over like you wouldn't believe. :) There are two under the flap that perfectly fit an AC power adapter and an iPod and there's a zippered one on the back behind the padding that fits paper- and folder-size things. Very nicely made. This time around, though, I want something easier for carrying so I ordered the Timbuk2 Detour backpack. I'm sure it's as lovely as the Commute. [I can let you know how I like it when it arrives, if you want?]

But thumbs up for Timbuk

ToastCabbit
Jun 23, 2004, 01:38 PM
[see above post]

ToastCabbit
Jun 25, 2004, 12:31 PM
I've been asked to post a review of the Timbuk2 Detour bag, as well. Mine just arrived from FedEx today, so give me a couple days and that will be up soon! :)

[Not only did my timbuk bag arrive so did my POWERBOOK. eeeeeeeeeeee. :D what a happy house this is right now.]

immy79
Aug 26, 2004, 03:18 PM
Anyone have any experience or thoughts with this case?

SportFolio II (http://www.marware.com/SportFolio_II.html)