What's in your bag

Discussion in 'Community' started by seattlemaclover, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. seattlemaclover macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Seattle Washington USA
    So in this months Macworld, the cover story is all about what we all cary around in our laptop bags. This got me thinking that I should start a thread about this very thing. So what do lug aroung with us?

    Righ now I use a Brenthaven ProFile 12" that carries my 12" iBook 1.2ghz, power brick w/ long cable, macally universal retractable cable (usb, rj-11, rj-45), rgb & s-vid/composite adapters, iPod, Griffin iTrip, and iTalk, iPod dock cable, and my Apple Wireless mouse. I also carry my Apple Care info card and TechTool disk.
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I have a small Targus zip-up (that looks like a smaller version of my Tucano Secondskin laptop sleeve), in which I keep my Apple wireless mouse (for some reason, I still use it as my presentation remote control, instead of my cell), my chargers, and adaptors and cables (like the mini-to-full-VGA thing). I think I usually try to have short USB and ethernet patch cables. Sometimes I take the latter out and just use it for my iPod and camera and stuff when travelling. Also it has a couple of CD-RWs in it. But I rarely carry it around with me.

    Usually, when I transport my iBoook on a daily basis, I use my backpack, which has a sleeve built in. Besides pens and pencils and my research notebook and course documents, I usually have a stopwatch (for neuropsych assessment), my cell (which doubles as a voice recorder!) and wallet, my iPod in the frontmost pouch. Some stamps, other misc. junk. Nothing too too special. I keep a second charger at my lab for my iBook so that I don't need to carry one back and forth with me.
  3. joetronic macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2004
    New Oxford, PA
    I have a one stap bookbag thingy form old navy. It always has my iBook G3 (dual USB), power supply, extra battery, a steno pad, some pens, a book or something to read, earbuds from E2, and my Dell Axim. I don't use a cell phone, so I don't have to worry about carrying one.

    I also always have a few extra dollars in there too for the bus and the like. I carry this everywhere with me, even if its to just run to the store. Its like my purse you could say.

    My iPod shuffle is always on me too. I seem to find myself using it more then my G2 20gig.
  4. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    I have a Brenthaven Pro 15" Backpack, which carries my PowerBook 1.33 15", AC power brick/cord, Radtech BT500 mouse, Lapcool2 pad, iSight, 20GB 4G iPod w/FW cord, mini USB cable for my PSP, MacAlly retractable phone/ethernet cord, Kensington car/air/AC adapter, copy of system disks, headphones, and a few pens.
  5. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    I think MacWorld got the idea from a recent Flickr meme. Check it out. I'll try to see post mine when I get a chance :)
  6. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House

    I have an incase bag for my 12" iBook.

    When I am traveling I have:

    iPod connector to Firewire cable.



    USB light.

    Sandisk Firewire card reader.

    Retractable patch cable.
  7. devman macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    iSight and cables. 20GB iPod and headphones and cables and its power brick. 1GB iPod Shuffle and headphones. Apple wireless mouse. Nikon 3200 Coolpix and USB cable. Car/Air power adapter and cables. PB15 and all it's video cables plus its power brick and cable. Wacom Graphire tablet and pen. A bunch of misc cables (e.g. 3.5mm to dual rca, modem cable, etc.). The world travel adapters. 2 mobile phones and chargers. A case with anywhere from 10-20 DVDs (movies) in it. Etymotic 4p headphones (buds). Airport express.

    Then usually a book (at the moment it's Hillegass Cocoa book) and pens and markers and post-it notes.

    That's it - I think! :)
  8. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Too much crap. I'm off to the airport in about 30 minutes, and as usual I'm lugging about 50 pounds of stuff in my bag, including:

    1. 15" Ti PB
    2. Power adapter
    3. iSight and cable
    4. Ethernet cables (not all hotels are wireless or have the cables)
    5. Monitor adapter (for presentations)
    6. Airplane/cigarette lighter power adapter
    7. Phone USB charger
    8. Movies
    9. Noise-cancelling headphones
    10. Work-related notebooks, paperwork, etc.
    11. Spare battery
    12. Pens, pencils, business cards, various other office supplies

    Half the time, it weighs more than my suitcase.
  9. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2005
    not much

    I have the 1.5 12" Powerbook, and so to keep the portablility that it offers, i carry very little.

    I have the nylon incase bag, found on the store and put in it...

    power cable
    portable USB hub
    the two connection adapters
    some CD-Rs
    cable to connect my ipod.

    Just about fits in, although i have to put the plug somewhere else, it doesnt fit in nicely, but could be made too, of course, if i were going away for a few weeks, i'd prob have to use a rucksack
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    I have a 15" brenthaven backpack. There's nuthing exciting. My laptop (sometimes) a notebook, lots of pens/pencils, a file organizer thingy, a binder, a calculator and entenmean's little bits (choc chip of coures. good breakfast eh)
  11. jalagl macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2003
    Costa Rica
    I just came back from a 4-week business trip, and this is what I have on my backpack:

    - Laptop + Power Adapter
    - iPod Photo + cable
    - Digital Camera + additional batteries/memory cards
    - Airplane power converter
    - Cell phone + 1 extra battery
    - 1 pen, 1 marker (for CD/DVDs)
    - House and Luggage Keys
    - PDA, PDA USB charging cable
    - Set of worldwide power plug adapters
    - Noise-cancelling Headphones
    - 512MB USB key
    - Wireless mouse
    - Inflatable neck pillow
    - 1 book, 1 magazine I grabbed at some airport
    - Small notebook
    - Farscape DVD (to watch on the planes)
    - Laptop restore CDs
    - CD Magazine with backups of all software I require + some blank CDs
    - Some documents I needed

    I wrote that down while I unpacked. And yes, I need to learn the meaning of "travel light". :D
  12. UnLogikal macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2005
    15" PB 1.33ghz
    The powercable minus the extension cord.
    DVI->VGA adapter
    3G 20gig iPod
    512mb iPod Shuffle
    TI-89 Calculator
    Pens & Pencils

    plus any books and what not for class.
    oh, all this in a Crumpler Wack-o-phone
  13. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Ok, I'll play! My bag currently contains...

    1. Laptop sleeve.
    2. Sketchbook.
    3. Scrap paper.
    4. Wooly hat.
    5. Pack of plasters.
    6. Artificial sweeteners.
    7. Business card holder.
    8. Diabetes kit (insulin, needles, etc).
    9. Electricity and phone bills (freshly paid).
    10. Council Tax form.
    11. Cheque book.
    12. Small notebook.
    13. Photo CD.

    Anyone spot what's missing? ;)
  14. UnLogikal macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2005
    laptop sleave but no laptop? or maybe it's an ipod... hmmm
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Shame on you! You have no iPod! Or a computer, apparently. :p

    Hmmm...noise cancelling headphones....hmmm....I need to think about a pair of those.
  16. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Not much, other than my iBook (I very rarely even carry the power cord/brick). About half the time I remember my Treo, and the rest is taken up with notebooks, articles, and books.
  17. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Yep, it's the iBook that's missing! I left it at work. And my iPod lives in my jacket pocket, thank you very much. ;)
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Jacket pocket. Oh, yeah, forgot about that (I left mine in Detroit! :D).

    LOL, though, it's too funny that you have the sleeve with you and not the iBook. Sounds like something I would do.
  19. Balin64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    In a Mauve Dream
    I have a cool Belkin Bag/Case made for PBs'

    In it:

    12" Power Book
    Power Brick
    Apple Wireless Mouse
    LaCie Porsche Portable 80 GB drive
    FireWire Cable, USB cable
    Wacom Graphire 2
    20 GB iPod
    Mobile Phone
    Notepad and Paperwork
    Blank DVD, CD media
    Check Book
    USB Thumb Drive
    Sharpies, pens, pencils
    Lens Cleaning Cloth
    Various things on outer pocket: lighter, Chap Stick, keys, smokes, random cc recepits, some girl's phone number (damn, have to call her back!) bills I'm procrastinating on...

    I think that's it! Surprisingly compact and sleek: about 14" tall, 16" wide, and 7" when zipped up. It weights a bit though...

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