What are you using to carry/protect your 12" Powerbook G4 ?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Lastic, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Lastic macrumors 6502

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    Since swapping my MBA 11" for a Powerbook G4 12" , it has now become my companion on my daily commute to work and back with the train.

    However finding a perfect fitting solution to transport it , hasn't been easy so far.

    I'm a big fan of Incase, somehow they seem to make the perfect laptop bag for my use, shoulder strap, just enough space, not too bulky , cushioned compartment for the laptop and just enough pockets to store cables, power adapter, a pen, etc ....

    Currently I'm still using my Incase Slim Sling MBA 13" bag which does kind of protect the Powerbook, get my lunchbox in there , power adapter and cables up front and only be about twice the width of the Powerbook.
    ( crucial in tight train seats ).

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    I found an Incase Slim Sleeve specifically for a 12" Powerbook on Ebay UK for 3 £ :) with shoulder strap, a tight fit but the pockets are unusable , trying to get a power-adaptor in there really stretches it and I'll have to go on a diet since my already flat lunchbox doesn't fit nowhere :)

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    Last but not least , the Tucano Second Skin sleeve I found a while ago, also specific for a Powerbook G4 12"
    , good option but I prefer to have a bag from which I can easily get/put back my laptop .

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    What does everybody else here use ?
     

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  2. Anonymous Freak, Jun 21, 2016
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    Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    My 12" PBG4 isn't my "daily driver" any more, but when it was, I used an old Eagle Creek bag that was the absolute perfect size for the 12" PGB4. When I get home, I'll get a picture. No laptop before or since has fit as perfectly.

    Edit: Here you go! It's a model of bag they haven't made in over a decade (since Eagle Creek was bought out,) but I won't give it up! I just wish my 13" Aluminum MacBook fit as nicely. (The MacBook fits if I remove the foam "bumpers", but that gets rid of lots of the protection. I had the bag knocked out of my hands once during an attempted robbery, and the PowerBook pictured came through with only a small dent in the front right corner.)

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  3. bobesch, Jun 22, 2016
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    bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    My EP (Elli Pirelli) or so ... bag I've got 2nd hand and it's really my favourite for 12" iBook/Powerbook and 13" MB2008alu. The books fit in vertically and there's a perfect upholstery to protect them from bumps, when unattendently dropping the bag down to the floor by mistake... (I'm happy all the books carry an SSD :) )
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    I just like it! :)
     

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