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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 11-17-2008, 02:42 PM

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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 11-20-2008, 06:38 PM

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Well, I made my first long distance trip with my bag and I have to say it worked pretty well. There are two straps on the back, that when I cross them will hold it on my rolling luggage handle very nicely. I don't have to worry about it slipping off or falling off to one side or another. The ability to open the bag quickly made getting the Mini 9 out for security and putting it back in after a breeze. With the ability to shrink or expand the bag as needed, I was able to carry my Mini 9, all my electronic accessories(Mini 9 charger, cell phone, cell phone charger, headphones, network cable, USB thumb drives), a 9"x12" leather portfolio, boarding passes, receipts, bottle of water and a sandwich with me on the plane and not worry about the bag fitting under the seat or in the overhead rack. If you've flown on a smaller commuter aircraft, you know exactly what I mean by this. The optional shoulder strap works great too, turning the bag into a messenger bag quickly.

But I have to admit, that there was one short-coming I need to address and that's a lack of a handle. If I didn't want to throw it over my shoulder like a messenger bag, I had to bundle the excess strap in my handle to carry it like a briefcase. It's something I'll have to look into, but overall it was a really good bag on my trip.


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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 11-20-2008, 10:37 PM

My bag has a loop, but it isn't positioned properly for a carrying handle and is too small.
What I am looking to get is a large carabiner to act as a handle, since it DOES have a loop where it would work well.


Maybe if your bag has a loop in the right place a large carabiner would work as a handle for you?


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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 11-21-2008, 12:14 PM

I've just received a 7.0" Wide Laptop Case Zeroshock III ZSB-IB020BK for my Mini. Bought it on Ebay from Tenikiti shop in Japan. It's what you might call a wee bit "snug", and has to stretch slightly to accommodate the Mini's 35mm height. The outer pocket is then too tight to be of any use for anything thicker than a credit card. Elecom (manufacturer) advertise the external dimensions as 265 x 25 x 200 and the internal as 255 x 40 x 190mm. Odd! Maybe it is expected to be able to stretch to 40mm? Anyway it suits me and my Mini just fine.

http://dl.elecom.co.jp/global/release/p ... 09_133.pdf
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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 11-21-2008, 01:05 PM

charlie_y You should check out this sleeve from DealExtreme: http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14339
It fits the Mini 9 perfectly. You can even squeeze the AC Adapter inside the sleeve. They also carry the sleeve in Orange or Green if that's your thing.


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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 11-22-2008, 02:25 AM

WOW!

I was at walmart tonight to look at the portable dvd player bags that people have recommended, and I found the PERFECT bag for me.

I like em simple, with a pocket for mouse and power cord, and nothing more. And did I mention I'm so cheap my wallet squeaks when I open it?





I can't find it on case logic's website, but it is model WPDS9.

Walmart's rollback price?? $3.87
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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 11-22-2008, 07:01 AM

Wow, that's a nice case! I haven't seen that one before. The one I settled on (for now) I found at BestBuy for $20, from a brand called Init. Their other DVD player cases/sleeves are on their website, and on BestBuy's website. The one I got has less than an inch extra either side, but otherwise it fits nicely...plus there is a velcro strap that secures across the laptop to keep it from moving around inside. Deep outside pockets both sides, carrying handle (not bulky type) and detachable carrying strap.
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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 11-22-2008, 12:36 PM

The DVD player cases are extremely well suited for our Minis!


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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 11-22-2008, 12:46 PM

I bought this one last year for everyday use however, when I got my new mini 9. It fits in it perfectly. Couldn't be happier.
http://uk.tumi.com/t-tech-flow/flap-body-bag/
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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 11-22-2008, 11:11 PM

just fyi, the guys on the eee forums are raving about this one.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product. ... ku=5347116
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