Money burning a hole in my pocket

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  1. MacH4X0r macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2003
    I've got some loose cash and am looking for killer accessories.
    I have a G4 powerbook 15'' w/ the 1.67
    I need a new bag thats big enough to hold my powerbook, a SLR (canon rebel XT), some lenses, power supply, mouse, 2-3 large textbooks, 2-3 binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc., a mobile harddrive, and not be a camping backpack. I really like the idea of a messenger, but I don't think that's big enough. Any suggestions?

    What are some good mac goodies to get, I used to have all the nifty top of the line stuff, ipod accessories and the such, but that stuff just seems aggravating now, I really just want an efficient digital setup.

    Also interested in upping the ram to 2 gigs, if anyone knows a good, dirt cheap retailer taht would be much appreciated.

    Anything else cool I should know about?

    ichat: hackyourmacaroni
  2. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
  3. jiv3turkey748 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2004
    get an icurve a bt keyboard+mouse an ipod dock and ram from crucial
  4. MacH4X0r thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2003
    almost forgot, I'm a journalist

    so rugged things I can use anywhere are preferrable
  5. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    If you live near an Apple Store, they carry of a lot of very nice bags to carry a PowerBook and additional items. My wife purchased one for her PowerBook and she loves it very roomy for additional items.
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    Timbuk2 is rather popular. I think that they have messenger bags that would fit all that stuff you want to carry (although why carry such a heavy load and as a messenger/shoulder bag is beyond me :p ). It's also widely appreciated as very rugged and hardy bags. I think something like the ilap would be nice to have because these G4 laptops sure do get toasty.
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    You want to carry all that stuff AND your powerbook? :eek: good luck finding it in messenger bag form.

    Of course, you can always just give the money to some poor college student in need of a new logic board for their PowerBook... not that I know any of those... :rolleyes:
  8. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
  10. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    id deffinitly say timbuk2 if you want to go the messanger route. the only thing is carrying that much in a messanger back could have harmfull effects on your body!!! but timbuk2 deffinitly has large enough bags, probably even bags that are too large. here is a quote about their largest bag availble from their website "We are also introducing an XXL size, available only in the Pro Series, for maximum payload capacity. The XXL model has more than 3300 cubic inches of interior volume and is proportioned to carry a standard office file box." you could fill that up with so much that you couldnt even carry it!
  11. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    I'm gonna put in a vote for Crumpler. Some of their bags can be quite expensive but they are incredibly well made. They do a lot of bags catering for powerbooks + camera equipment.

    They do one backpack (cant remember what its called) that has "weasel-proof" zips - the zips meet up at the top, next to your back, so theres no way theives can get into the bag without you knowing (unless they slash the bag which you'd probably feel as the material used is immensly strong). Loads of padding too.

    I have a XL McBains Baby bag (made for 17"), they sent me the wrong one by mistake, but its a tight enough fit when I have my PB in its Second Skin. Theres still enough room for me to sling in my iPod and the chargers.

    Even if you dont get anything by Crumpler, I recommend you check out there site - its hillarious :D
  12. iDM macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2005
    The Commonwealth of PA/The First State-DE
    Upping to 2 gigs of ram, having top of the line stuff, and still having money "burning" a hole in your pocket. I would suggest sending me some via PAYPAL I'll gladly take whatever extra money you have and I promise scouts honor to do something cool with it. I'll maybe become like a product tester for you. You can buy me products i'll use them and then tell you if their any good or not. Let me know and I'll email you with my PAYPAL name.

    Edit: Sorry I forgot to make a suggestion on your bag. "I need a new bag thats big enough to hold my powerbook, a SLR (canon rebel XT), some lenses, power supply, mouse, 2-3 large textbooks, 2-3 binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc., a mobile harddrive" hmm I'd suggest maybe a suit case or like a dolly, sled with mush dogs?
  13. MacH4X0r thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2003
    Thanks for the suggestion,

    and I am a starving college student, but I did a site for a group and scored some cash, and good food just isn't as attractive as gadgets...

    when my powerbook board fried i sent it to apple and got this new 1.67 for FREE
  14. adamjaskie macrumors member

    You really don't want to carry all that around on one shoulder. Get a backpack form factor bag; it distributes the weight much more evenly, especially if it has a waist strap. I carried around a messenger bag with my 12" iBook, a couple notebooks, a couple textbooks, and a few accessories (iPod, power adapter, mouse, P&S digicam (Powershot A75)) last semester, and got back to my dorm every night with a sore back, until I transferred the notebooks and textbooks back into my regular backpack. Then it was no problem at all, and I could even carry three or four textbooks in the backpack with no more difficulty.

    I'm considering a sleeve for next year to replace my messenger bag, at least for around campus, so I can move even more of the load onto two shoulders. A large messenger bag is nice for the airplane though. My backpack is my carry-on, and they let me take a "personal item, such as a briefcase, laptop bag, or purse" as well. I can fit my iBook, Linksys WRT54G, power adapters, books, papers, several CDs and DVDs, all my cords, a mouse, and several other knick-knacks into the laptop bag, and a week of clothes into my backpack, along with toiletries, and go home for thanksgiving, winter or spring break without wasting time checking luggage.
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    That's because it comes out as a strange equation about life and the value we place on goods on the street ...

    good + dirt cheap = stolen
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