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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by NSNick, Aug 2, 2011.
Has anyone seen a case designed to carry an 11" MacBook Air and an iPad at the same time?
Not yet, I'm looking as well.
I use the smallest Wenger laptop backpack I've seen. Wenger is the Swiss Army Knife company and they make GREAT products. I found my current bag at Sam's Club for 19.95 and it has a laptop compartment which I put my MBA into with a sleeve.
You would need a sleeve for the iPad unless you have an Otterbox or similar style case on it like I do, but there is room for it easily.
Plus a smaller pouch for power cables, etc. I also enjoy that all their bags have a Media Pocket with a hole coming out for headphones.
It's not for everyone, but it's a very easy and efficient solution for my needs, and super compact and light (more than you would think when I say backpack).
EDIT: If you are interested, I could snap a shot of the main laptop compartment with my MBA 13" and iPad in there if it would help you. But if you aren't interested in a backpack style I won't waste my time
Carrying anything else, or just the two devices? You might find small, non-11 inch laptop bags (pre-11 air) that have adequate spots made especially for iPad. I mention it because they usually come equipped to hold business papers, a newspaper and stuff like that. So they are larger than what you would imagine an 11 inch and iPad back-to-back looks like.
The Ristretto from Tom Bihn is a bag that can hold both along with all the cables and other stuff you might want to carry.
I use the 13" Version and you can pack a ton of stuff in one.
This might work:
Yes, please post a photo. Wenger is a good name and smaller backpacks are hard to find! Thanks.
I have this case and its great!
I got this about a month ago from the Kenneth Cole outlet and love it. MacBook Air 11 or 13 will fir this perfectly along with the iPad. Posted this in another forum so I don't have a better photo and don't have the bag with me at the moment.
Something a little less feminine would be desired.
I just noticed that you actually wanted a bag for an 11" and an iPad. That being said, even though I have a 13", I used this bag to carry around my iPad in the laptop spot and as long as you have a case or sleeve (and probably even without it, but I'm OCD) you would actually be in great shape.
Here are the pics, the first one is with both items in the bag, top down. Second is a picture of the front of the bag showing the extra pocket and the last one is showing you the main laptop compartment while empty (note the Media pocket for an iPod or whatever, has a whole in the top for a set of headphones to pop out of).
This bag by Fossil is fantastic. It's smaller then the picture looks but it fits the 11 inch in a nice padded area and you can put the ipad in the area next to it. To give you an idea of the size the 13 inch would not fit in this. Also have some side pockets like the one in the front for earphones or power supply.
Water field Cargo-small, med and large...this is large
I just got the Macbook Air Travel Express bag from sfbags.com
I don't have my MBA yet (Not till Friday, which is tax free weekend here) but the iPad fits in the main compartment.and it seems it should fit fine with the MBA in it as well.
My only concern is the charger, as the bag is very slim so I don't know how much space the MBA charger will take up. (I only have the 85W charger for my MBP to test with and it fits, but it makes the bag bulge a bit.)
If you don't need your charger it fits both easily
Got this too. Holds them both perfect.
Discovered this site the other day and thinking about some of the Folio cases - if they're good quality, these are the most unusual I've seen...
Here's a goodie. The iPad holder in it is soft and fuzzy. Nice.
An 11 would fit in there nicely, despite that it's made for a larger laptop. Amazon reviewers were mostly positive.
I second the vote for the Tom Bihn Ristretto. In fact, the 11" Ristretto has plenty of room for the ipad, the 11.6" air, and both power supplies without being heavy or bulky.
The only downside I know of is that they are sold out of the steel/wasabi color combination right now.
I've had a travel duffel from them that went with me to India twice and worked well. Good stuff.
Here is another:
Cheaper at microcenter.
i would like to show you this humbly
I picked this one up from Amazon way back before there were many options available. It is not my primary bag, but is will hold the 11" Air in a SF Bags Suede Jacket and an iPad (in a sleeve or thin case).
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WCAX5A. It is under $20 (or about 5% of the money I have spent on various sleeves, screen covers and skins for my Air and iPad).
I gave up on buying a small bag that would just fit the 11" or an iPad because there is no way to get around it looking like a murse (i.e. man purse).
Instead, I just ordered a nice Hard Candy bubble sleeve:
Cases looks okay when carried as one would carry a book, but put shoulder straps on it, and it becomes a murse.
I totally agree with VMMan. Also, for practical consideration, I usually need to bring more than the MBA so a protective sleeve that goes into whatever bag I will take with me is a better choice for me. I don't like carrying multiple bags and the idea of putting one bag with shoulder strap inside another bag seems ridiculous to me.