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

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

  1. Lastic macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2016
    North of the HellHole
    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 .


    What does everybody else here use ?

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  2. Anonymous Freak, Jun 21, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2016

    Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    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
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2016

    bobesch macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2015
    Kiel, Germany
    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 :) )
    I just like it! :)

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