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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 08:42 PM   #1
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another "i need a case" thread

i'm sorry.

but you all have to admit that new threads receive more attention.

Like the other thread, my iBook is in the mail coming (currently in Alaska!) and I need/want a case.

My case from my old laptop is a tad too big for the ibook and I'm looking for a sleeve or a really compact bag.

I've searched and read up alot of posts, but I'm a person who likes to see and touch the actual thing before buying so my question is:

where to go to browse through awesome laptop bags and sleeves?

Recommendations please!
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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try your local apple reseller
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 08:58 PM   #3
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Apple/computer stores are your best option ...

However, I did a lot of research into this myself when I got my powerbook and went with Brenthaven. Most of the bags out there are cheap crap, but the Brenthaven bags are made from 1000D cordura fabric; have big 'ol #10 YKK zippers; come with a custom fit, removable sleeve for powerbooks, ibooks etc; and come in a variety of configurations. The company also guarantees that your computer can withstand a 10 ft. drop while being incased in their bags. I often remove the sleeve and toss my PB in a pack when I ride to work. They're a clean design, not particularly trendy by any means, but a really well made and functional - I highly recommend. They are a little expensive, but you know what, my laptop looks as good as the day I bought it.

Apple.ca sells them...
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 09:24 PM   #4
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try your local apple reseller


another excuse to waste my gas to visit yorkdale.

When I was there, i just glanced over didn't pay attention to them because i thought there would be better bag/sleeves else where.

but looking at the apple store website, the incase sling bag looks pretty decent if not pricey. Brenthaven sounds good for value, but ugly.

Marware Sportfolio looks good with the price at $49. Anyone have that or seen it?
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 09:35 PM   #5
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I bought a laptop sleeve from MEC just yesterday- $10, well padded and with velcro snaps and a solid handle. Fits my iBook, like a glove and also right into every possible bag I have that I might carry it in....
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 09:39 PM   #6
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I bought a laptop sleeve from MEC just yesterday- $10, well padded and with velcro snaps and a solid handle. Fits my iBook, like a glove and also right into every possible bag I have that I might carry it in....
aahhhH!

forgot about MEC!

in fact, the bag i use mainly is a MEC bag.
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 09:40 PM   #7
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it's seriously awesome, and cheap to booot!
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 10:11 PM   #8
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I have one of these for a 12 in ibook.

http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=65
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 11:20 PM   #9
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actually, I agree with you lostchild, just went to the brenthaven site and the new line is pretty assy. Too bad, they used to make really minimalist, tough, good looking cases. I'd just get a sleeve and toss it into your own bag ...
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I've got a Marware Sportfolio and I love it. It's big enough that you can use it as a stand-alone bag (if you're just carrying your laptop around), but small enough that you can use it as a laptop sleeve if you want to throw it in a larger bag.
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