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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 12-02-2008, 04:33 AM

Jamie,
The Timbuk2 case has different loops to use the strap as an over the shoulder case, as a backpack, or remove the strap and use as a sleeve. It's the perfect size to hold the mini and a power supply. The materials are top quality, with the case using a "scuba gear-like" material. The outer pocket is made out of nylon, and can fit the power supply and a thumb drive. I would highly recommend the Timbuk2 case.
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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 12-02-2008, 01:16 PM

I wish I could get away with carrying that little, because that's a slick looking sleeve.


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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 12-02-2008, 02:53 PM

Thanks Fallstar and horatio8 ... that answers my questions!

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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 12-05-2008, 03:08 AM

Just got a Crumpler Breakfast Buffet Laptop Messenger Bag from Amazon.com. There is no doubt that it is well constructed. I'm haven't taken it for a spin with the Mini 9 yet but intend to next week while proctoring exams. The laptop section is more of a padded pocket sewn against the back of the interior of the bag. I have my Mini 9 in a Carrymobile leather case, and it does fit, but it is a tight fit. I think I'd probably shed the Carrymobile when I use this CBB. No reason to double up.

There is not a lot of room in the main compartment. There is a small mesh pocket attached to the underside of the large velcro flap and a pocket covered by the same flap on the main body. But if your whole thing is traveling light you size won't matter. Thankfully there is a grab handle on the bag of the case, and the adjustable shoulder strap has a very nice shoulder pad. No exterior pockets.

I've got a Crumpler The Considerable Embarrassment coming that was on sale on E-bag in a discontinued color black/grey which suits me fine. It is a messenger bag that is supposed to hold my MacPro 15". I may just make it do double duty and send the CBB packing

I'm beginning to think the Mini Dell 9 was just an excuse for me to buy more computer bags :lol:

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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 12-06-2008, 05:32 AM

After seeing recommendations here, I went into Best Buy and picked up one of their Init line of Portable 10" DVD Player bags. I decided on this one:



because I wanted something no bigger than necessary, but with a little extra room for the charger, etc if I decided to carry it, or some other small accessories. They had a number of reasonable models, of differing thickness and padding. I think you can see all of them here:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....d=abcat0107050


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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 12-06-2008, 05:49 AM

Looks like Dell has a few more cases on offer now designed for the Mini 9, including this one from Belkin:



Here's the complete current list, including the Timbuk2 bags, a couple of different sleeves and these new Belkin models:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/c...454908&x=0&y=0


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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 12-06-2008, 06:13 AM

since i can't get the tumi yet i bought an INIT sport slipcase from ebay for $10. saw it at bestbuy for $20 but now it's on sale for $17 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 3815933023. i tried a few but settled for this one. what i like most about it is the handle. the charger fits on the outer pocket and i put the shoulder strap on the other pocket. this is the slimmest one i could find.



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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 12-06-2008, 06:23 AM

@ dayene... that's the same one I have I really like mine, it almost seems like it was made *just for* the Mini.
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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 12-06-2008, 02:00 PM

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@ dayene... that's the same one I have I really like mine, it almost seems like it was made *just for* the Mini.
so it was you who has it... i saw someone posted it before. yeah, and there are two zippers and you can open one side to charge the mini while it's in the bag... doing that right now.


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Default Re: Gear Bags/Backpacks -Share what works for you - 12-15-2008, 11:09 PM

Mine is currently a mini backpack by Base. Oh yeah it has speakers! The fit is good with room for a power supply. Two exterior pockets that will hold a small mouse and other stuff.
Bag quality = 8/10
Speaker sound quality = 2/10 :lol:
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