Looking for a carrying case / sleeves? Look in here!

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  1. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    Looking for a sleeve / carrying case for your new iBook / Powerbook? Here’s a handy list of a whole bunch of manufacturers:

    Carrying cases and (maybe) sleeves:
    AcmeMade - http://www.acmemade.com/
    Axio - http://www.axio-usa.com
    Booq – http://www.booqbags.com/ (my personal fav)
    Crumpler - http://www.crumpler.com.au (quite possibly the strangest page I've ever seen)
    Crumpler US - http://www.crumplerusa.com/
    eBags - http://www.ebags.com/
    InCase - http://www.goincase.com/
    LapTrap - http://www.sjdesign.com/laptrap2.html
    MacCase – http://www.jambags.com/
    Marware - http://www.marware.com/
    Oakley - http://oakley.com/catalog/gear/gearbags/
    Samsonite - http://www.samsonite.com/
    Sony Backpack - Click me
    SpireUSA - http://www.spireusa.com/
    stm - http://www.standardtm.com.au
    Targus - http://www.targus.com/
    Timbuk2 - http://www.timbuk2.com/
    TomBihn - http://www.tombihn.com/
    Tucano – http://www.tucano.com
    Tumi - http://www.tumi.com/
    Waterfield Designs - http://www.sfbags.com/

    Sleeves only:
    Bitolithic- http://www.bitolithic.com/
    Foofbags - http://www.foofbag.com/
    iDee - http://ideetechnology.com
    RadTech - http://www.radtech.us/
    SeGai - http://segai.com/
    Shinza - http://www.shinza.com
    Tucano - http://www.outpost.com - Search for "Tucano"

    Last update 9/11/04.
     
  2. m.r.m. macrumors regular

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  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    check out Apple's List as well as www.goincase.com

    edit: i guess incase's laptop site is down right now, but should probably be added to your list anyways
     
  5. upperblue79 macrumors regular

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    Don't forget targus. I got a backpack from them and I really like, so it should be part of the list.
     
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  8. yinyang macrumors regular

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    there's also

    stm - http://www.standardtm.com.au
    axio - http://www.axio-usa.com

    sticky would be good, since the shinza stuff looks pretty good, and i'd never seen those sleeves before!!

    a sticky is just a permanent post at the top of the forum for continuous reference.
     
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    This is pretty similar to the list I saw as a sticky on macnn.com in the PowerBook forum. That forum is great because everyone who owns these different bags had added their own persective after ownership.
     
  11. krimson macrumors 65816

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    thanks for the posts guys, i've been searching for a replacement bag for a while, this should make it easier. :)
     
  12. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Anyone know of a cheaper version of the Radtech sleeve?
     
  13. Thussy macrumors member

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    Anyone try the Radtech PowerSleeve.

    Is it as good as it sounds? What sort of drop protection does it offer, cuz all it looks like is two pices of cloth sewn together with Powerbook on it. Also, I think the fact that it says Powerbook screams steal me in University.
     
  14. Celeron thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The RadTech sleeve offers no drop protection what-so-ever. Its used for scratch protection only. So long as you don't walk away from your Powerbook no one will be able to steal it anyway :) You could put a sign that says "Take this laptop on it" and so long as you stay with it no one has a chance.
     
  15. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    It's the only one of it's kind. It is made out of a microfiber material, and they're the only company to make sleeves from that material.

    I wish you could get it without the "PowerBook" branding like you can the ScreensaveRz. Ah well, I'm happy with my Tucano Second Skin.
     
  16. KevRC4130 macrumors 6502

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    Do you guys know of a bag that fits a Powerbook 12", and is fairly cheap (like under $75). Finding a bag for a 12" is difficult.

    *EDIT*
    I found one! The Crumper McBain's Lovechild, Small. Looks great. Is it too small to hold the PB 12", AC Adaper, a mouse, maybe a few other cables or something? It doesnt look like it has any pockets, but maybe it has some inside?
     
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    Booq have four 12" bags and sleeves under $75.
     
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  20. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Awesome list. Nice work. It's similar to the one on macnn but I think we should have one too.

    So here is my vote for a sticky too.

    Also don't forget Samsonite

    I don't really like the ones they have in the US shop, but the ones in the German shop are awesome. I have the Inventure Series 400 ITC one in black and it is really nice. Lots of pockets, you can put a lock on the zippers, hole for headphones, etc.
     
  21. Sabbath macrumors 6502a

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    Great work Celeron, I just ordered a foofbag as a fun alternative to my Tucano second skin. I can't wait to see what it's like. I been in contact with them a fair bit and they're really nice people to deal with.

    Also there website is still up at the address posted but then new site is at foofbag.com
     
  22. Mem macrumors member

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    I've narrowed down my possible laptop cases to the Crumpler School Hymm 15" or the Booq Powersleeve14. I've been lucky enough to see pictures of both, with powerbooks in them, but I just can't seem to make a final decision. Ultimately, I would like to be able to throw it in a simple backpack like this Jansport Super Break But which ever I pick would have to have plenty of padding. ANy good or bad expereinces with either bag?
     
  23. Celeron thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have the PowerSleeve12 for my Powerbook and I have no complaints at all. It is very well made and features a good amount of padding. I vote for the Powersleeve. It fits nicely in my Eastpak backpack too.
     
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