Carrying a Powerbook in a backpack

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Gherkin, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
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    cluthz

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    Put it to sleep, and get a decent sleeve!

    (I'll recomend the Tucano Second Skin.. awesome :D )
     
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    cr2sh

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    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 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.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
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    Solafaa

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    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
     
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    yippy

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    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.
     
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    TDM21

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    Outpost.com carries the Tucano Second Skin, but I found a place called Royal Business 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
     
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    kasei

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    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.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    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
     

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