macbook + backpack (too small)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbusc, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. jbusc macrumors member

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    I'm loving my new macbook right now but...

    when I put it in the padded laptop sleeve in my backpack, it's way too small and it "floats" around inside (the backpack is made for a 15.4", much thicker laptop). Even the MBP doesn't fit snug.

    The end result is that when I walk around, the macbook bounces around a lot (especially back and forth...I can feel it hitting my back)
    I know this can't be good for it.

    So...what do I do? The first idea is to get some foam, but I'm not completely sure how to make it work...just cram it in there?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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  3. netdog macrumors 603

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    Amazingly, there is still nothing at the store in London.
     
  4. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    While I'm sure you'd want to check it out in person before buying, I actually like the Bitolithic cases. It's not a thick protective case, but is more for just protecting it from light bumps and scratches. They're based in Australia and ship world-wide I believe (they shipped me one for my MacBook Pro to the US). They do have some for the MacBooks, but the site says they're currently sold out on everything.... http://bitolithic.com/

    I hear good things about Tom Bihn cases as well, especially for their protectiveness.

    But I have seen cases for MacBooks in the Apple stores around here... odd that they don't have them in all the stores
     
  5. jbusc thread starter macrumors member

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    well I was kinda hoping for a cheap solution. Plus that's not exactly what I need; there's already an excellent padded compartment for laptops that's just too big. I was thinking more along the lines of a piece of foam padding that I could slide in alongside the macbook, but I'm not exactly sure how to solve the "side-to-side" part of the problem. Thanks anyway.
     
  6. icec0ld macrumors member

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    there's a padded backpack that i use which was bought from rei. it's made by outdoor packing and goes for about 60 bucks. it is an excellen bag and i have had 3 other friends or family members purchasing it since i referred em to it.
     

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