Booq PowerSleeve15

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by danny_w, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Hi. I recently bought a 15" PowerBook and wanted a bag for it that could carry more than the normal sleeve but was still light and small. I settled on the PowerSleeve15 from Booq, and received it today. I must say that I am somewhat disappointed, because it fits the pb very loosely, although it is padded inside. Is there something else that is similar to the PowerSleeve15 but fits more closely so that the laptop doesn't slide around? There seems to be enough extra space in the bag that it might even fit with the 15" pb with another sleeve on it. Does anybody use it this way?
     
  2. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Check out the SleeveCase. Awesome product, I have one for my 17-inch, and it fits perfectly. They're all custom made in San Francisco. Very durable material, metal hardware.
     
  3. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    I have one and must say that this sleeve protects my 15" PB very well. The edges are a bit tight, and there's some "breathing room" on top and bottom...that's the design.

    I like mine very much...maybe just my personal taste.
     
  4. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    I also recommend waterfield products... good fit and finish..
     
  5. danny_w thread starter macrumors 601

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    I wonder then if maybe the one they shipped me was mismarked. The edges are certainly nowhere near tight. I will measure it tonight, but it seems to me that there is at least a 1/4-1/2" gap on either side (I have the vertical version). If you have the vertical type can you measure the (relaxed) opening width and length?
     
  6. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    I just ordered the same product for my MBP. I think it's supposed to be used as a mini bag not a pure sleeve. Enough for the machine and maybe a couple of file folders. That meets my needs perfectly because I don't need a huge bag with all accessories for meetings or to go to the Coffee shop but I do need something that will fit a little more than a tight sleeve. And, the cool thing is, you can use the mini bag as a sleeve and put it inside another bagt for travel etc.
     
  7. danny_w thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes, I agree, that is exactly why I bought it. I just expected the "sleeve" compartment to be a little tighter I guess. It's a great bag otherwise, very slim and compact, but with the extra pockets on front and back.
     
  8. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    Which exact model did you order? And is this for a MBP or a powerbook?

    Here's the email I got from them ...


    >>>snip


    Dear Krishna,
    The horizontal PowerSleeve L90:
    http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=435
    This is not going to have the same fit as the PowerSleeve M. There is a
    little extra space in the PowerSleeve L90, but it is still a nice fit.
    I hope you have a great day!
    >>>>>>>>
     
  9. danny_w thread starter macrumors 601

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    My exact model is the PowerSleeve15 (or so the tag says).
     
  10. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    OK - I just checked the site and the Powersleeve 15 is the old closeout model. I would pay the extra 30 bucks and get the Powersleeve M because it is supposed to be a much snugger fit
     
  11. danny_w thread starter macrumors 601

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    I wish I had known that at the time I ordered it. That's what I get for going by recommendations only and not doing a thorough check myself. I didn't realize that they had so many choices.
     
  12. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes I over research and suffer paralysis through analysis but it's the best way to get exactly what you want. Email them and see if you can do an exchange. I mean, you got it to be a 'skinny' briefcase, so may as well get the one tha has the snug fit, right?
     
  13. danny_w thread starter macrumors 601

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    Good point. I will email them and see what they say. It still has the tag and plastic over the badges.
     
  14. eVolcre macrumors 65816

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    So what happened? Are they going to exchange it for you?
     
  15. danny_w thread starter macrumors 601

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    I haven't emailed them, because it would cost at least $60 difference and it's not worth that much to me. The PowerSleeve15 was on closeout 1/2 price (use code 'save50') for $30, and the PowerSleeveM is $90 (same code does not work).
     
  16. danny_w thread starter macrumors 601

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    I just picked up a MacCase 15" sleeve at CompUSA for $20 and it fits perfectly into the PowerSleeve15, and the combo is great protection for those times that I need to take the pb out of the house. And I can use either by itself if I don't need quite as much protection.
     

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