Axio/Booq/Zeroshock/Crumpler sleeve question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hassouni, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    As I await my new 15.4 MBP, I'm boggled by the vast options in bags and cases. I'm going to be moving around and traveling a lot with the comp (including air travel), so I need a very sturdy solution. I'm also going to be using it in school, so I want a solution that a) looks good, and b) will work with books/notebooks/etc.

    I'm leaning heavily towards a messenger bag + rigid sleeve combination, with the main sleeve contenders being the Axio Hardsleeve, Shinza Zeroshock, Booq Vyper, and Crumpler School Hymn. Are any of these sturdy enough to use in a very flimsy messenger bag, or to stand up to a loaded backpack? (I use both currently) I was considering getting the Crumpler Dreadful Embarrassment, along with one of the sleeves (I know the bag already has a sleeve but I'm paranoid), but is the extra protection of a sleeve + padded bag necessary?

    My dead PB used to be carried around in the flimsy incase sleeve, which I stuck into my backpack/unpadded messenger bag, and it received all manner of dings and dents and knocks: I don't want that happening again.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I'm in the same boat as you. I got a laptop backpack that I love, but the laptop compartment is not rigid and I'm concerned about the weight of the books I carry damaging the laptop over time. Not really sure what the best solution is, but I'm leaning towards this rigid sleeve idea. Tom Bihn has a vertical brain cell design that looks perfect for what I want, just need to find out if it's going to fit my bag..
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Booq!

    I am a huge promoter of Booq cases. I had a Booq Powersleeve for my 12" PowerBook G4, and I recently got a Boa Slimcase M

    http://www.booqbags.com/s.nl/it.A/id.293/.f?leadsource=BAGFINDERCAMP

    for my new MacBook Pro 15" and I LOVE it. High quality construction, and room for power brick, portable HDD, etc without being bulky.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    The Tom Bihn looks great, except they allegedly only work vertically or horizontally...I need both...
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    The Booq sleeves don't really seem that rigid: will they take loaded backpack abuse?
     

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