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Gherkin
Oct 24, 2004, 04:15 PM
If I'm carrying around my Powerbook in my backpack, should I just put it into sleep mode, or totally turn the computer off?

I don't have a case yet, so I usually just wrap it up in a tshirt or two.

12ibookg4
Oct 24, 2004, 04:36 PM
just put it in sleep mode. The hard drive won't be spinning so it will be fine and you won't have to wait for it to reboot.

cluthz
Oct 24, 2004, 04:48 PM
Put it to sleep, and get a decent sleeve!

(I'll recomend the Tucano Second Skin.. awesome :D )

cr2sh
Oct 24, 2004, 04:57 PM
Ugh! Wrap it in a tshirt or two? Are you kidding me? You spent 2k on a powerbook and you're protecting it with tshirts?

Listen... here's what you need to do.

1. Go to an apple store/online.
2. Find this guy (http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/644/store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/t6091ga.pdf) in an appropriate size.
3. Pay whatever they're asking for it. It's worth it.
4. Know that you have the nicest back-pack ever made.
5. Be content with your elite pro-sumer minimalism.

http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/644/store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/t6091ga_125.jpg

brap
Oct 24, 2004, 05:20 PM
Sleep it, it's cool. I use a backpack when I cycle up the hill to my Uni 4 days a week. You also don't really need a sleeve, if you have a decent (read: padded) backpack.

Solafaa
Oct 24, 2004, 06:04 PM
Put it to sleep, and get a decent sleeve!

(I'll recomend the Tucano Second Skin.. awesome :D )

I found a site but it was on Spanish or French dunno, can you give me a link so i could order me one of those

yippy
Oct 24, 2004, 06:23 PM
I have the Brenthaven backpack. I love it. It doesn't seem like it holds that much untill you start stuffing it and find you can keep putting more and more in.

Oh, and just sleep it.

TDM21
Oct 24, 2004, 07:13 PM
Outpost.com (http://www.outpost.com) carries the Tucano Second Skin, but I found a place called Royal Business (http://www.royalbusiness.com) that carriyes them at a cheaper price. I ordered my second skin from Royal Business and with standard shipping I had it by the end of the week. Of course these are places in the states to buy them. I have also found many English websites sell the Skins and have heard they are very easy to find in Europe. Sorry, but I haven't searched for other places.

I was surprised by the fact that they are so hard to find in the States. I searched hard to find a cheap seller. After all of that, I discovered that the computer store at my college sells the skins for the same price as Outpost.com. Do some local store searching and maybe you will get lucky

kasei
Oct 24, 2004, 07:23 PM
I carry a Brenthhaven also. It is hard to beleive a couple of T-shirts are ample protection for your investment. If you don't get a sleeve make sure the pocket in whatever backback you end up getting is padded.

Gherkin
Oct 24, 2004, 07:45 PM
that Tucano Second Skin is exactly what I want. I'm not going to buy a whole new backpack just for my Powerbook.

Are there other similar products to the Second Skin? I want to compare them and see which is best for me.

Logik
Oct 24, 2004, 08:14 PM
that Tucano Second Skin is exactly what I want. I'm not going to buy a whole new backpack just for my Powerbook.

Are there other similar products to the Second Skin? I want to compare them and see which is best for me.

http://www.crumplerusa.com/

i have their Wack-o-phone messenger bag.. i can vouch for quality in that respect.. try looking at their sleeves.

www.ebags.com