Zero Halliburton DZ5

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by avalys, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. avalys macrumors 6502

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    How much room is there inside one of these for additional accessories (power adapter, full-size headphones, 2.5" external drive, etc.) with a 15" unibody MacBook pro?
     
  2. MacAlpha macrumors regular

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    I don't have a the DZ5 but I do have the Elite 5" and I can fit my 15" MBP in one of the folders at the top (in a sleeve) and have the whole compartment for accessories. The DZ5 has roughly the same outside dimensions that mine has, however, it would have a bit smaller inside because of the padding, however, given that mine has enough space in it to put my computer about 3" of paper, my mouse, cables and the power block (plus ancillary stuff), I am sure you would have room to spare. You should note that the cases are a heavier than they look but the are really well built. I also get lots of good compliments on it.
     
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Constructed in a way that makes it heavier than it needs to be these days given the materials available, pretty easily dented / marked without custom reinforcing, surprisingly poor engineering in some critical places...

    ...So in fact, a perfect match for the MBP.

    But maybe not such a practically great choice. I have a large number of Halliburtons which I've all but abandoned due to the weight / protection ratio. I do still have a roller suitcase I use fairly regularly, but it looks like crap these days - and when I replace it again, I think this time it'll be with a plastic case. I do also have armoured Halliburtons which have stood up much better, but once again I now have superior plastic / carbon cases which I use these days far more often.

    If you're going to pose and want quite a tough case to boot (as outdated as a ZH is for posing, it being the case of choice for generic 90's db's in the movies) and don't mind the downsides I suppose it's fine, but if you actually want practical protection some of the rugged plastic cases are lighter and better.
     
  4. avalys thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am not interesting in "posing". I like the way it looks and I want to try something different besides the usual bland nylon bags or scuzzy molded plastic boxes.
     
  5. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    I have one of the non-computer models that I converted myself to hold my MBA, brick, notebook (paper) and everything else I needed when traveling. I could gripe about it all day, but there is not much else that fits with a "corporate" persona that protects better. They do get dinged up, but at least the machine stays happy...

    When it is up to me, my computers all go in OtterBoxes, but there are places where you cannot show up looking like you are in some special forces unit.

    If you end up getting one, I would highly recommend the "gunmetal" color. I was given my first Zero case, and did not like that it attracted a lot of attention. Since I switched to the gunmetal one I have not heard a peep.

    If it is not for work, get an OtterBox instead.

    There is plenty of room for accessories in the 5" padded ones since the MBP is a lot thinner than many competing 15"s, just secure it so the computer is not slamming against it.
     
  6. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Well - as I inferred, it's up to you. This is what we use which has superceded the Halliburtons we used to use for toting notebooks around when we actually expect to be throwing these things around. Functionally it's notably better than the standard ZH cases.

    As gotzero says, we didn't pimp up the colours either, and that is highly recommended - the actual colours especially ramps up the total douche factor of the cases. Anything but a clear ano (including gunmetal) does however look noticeably tired quicker as the dings and scratches mount up.
     

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