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tintin200
22nd February 2005, 04:16 AM
Hi,

I need a couple of recommendations from you guys !!

* I have a new PowerBook G4 12". Can anybody suggest a good case for it.
The one i have in mind is ~
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...ronics&n=507846 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002IGNM4/qid=1109009662/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl23/102-2914165-4068154?v=glance&s=electronics&n=507846)

* A good mouse for it. Again the one i have in mind is ~
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id...78&type=product (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1083710096858&skuId=6668778&type=product)

Thanks,

:cmd: TinTin

decryption
22nd February 2005, 05:54 AM
I have a Belkin bag:
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage...oduct_Id=164500 (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Product_Id=164500)
Fits my 12" iBook nice and snug. It cost me $35 from Big W. I don't think Big W sell it anymore, but I know Myer does. I'm not sure how much Myer sell it for though, I'd guess around $60-$70.

Rayd
22nd February 2005, 06:19 AM
i rekomend the logitech V500 for the mouse. http://www.techbuy.com.au/products/44722/P...ebook_Mouse.asp (http://www.techbuy.com.au/products/44722/POINTINGDEVICES_CORDLESS/Logitech/931171-0403/V500_Cordless_Notebook_Mouse.asp)

hawker
22nd February 2005, 08:17 AM
I recommend the Logitech MX900 Bluetooth Optical Mouse

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products...,CONTENTID=7110 (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/AU/EN,CRID=2135,CONTENTID=7110)

Works great with my 12" powerbook.

CyBrTaz
22nd February 2005, 08:22 AM
I'm a big fan of STM bag, they give all the protection and minimal "I'm a Laptop". To reduce the risk of having you pride and joy stolen DON'T get a case/bag that yells "I'm a Laptop, steal me".
They are a little more expensive, I've got 2 and both are over 5 years old and going strong. I had a manufacturing problem with my first one. I rung them up and they organised a replacment through my local store that day.

http://www.standardtm.com.au/home

helloroto
22nd February 2005, 09:27 AM
I love my STM Small Sphere backpack, it doesnt scream "THERE'S A LAPTOP IN HERE"it just looks like a normal everyday backpack, but it has excellent padding and lots of pockets for all your stuff.

gmask1
22nd February 2005, 12:57 PM
I bought a crumpler (www.crumpler.com.au) bag nearly 2 years ago, and it doesn't look a day old. It's been to the states, around europe, nz, interstate, and there's hardly a thread loose.

At the time Crumpler were not easily identifiable as laptop bags, but now everyone has seen them, and you'd be easily mistaken for thinking everyone has one. If you need something robust, I'd definently recommend them... if you need to conceal your laptop in the crowd, maybe something else is the go.

Alessiman
22nd February 2005, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by gmask1@Feb 22 2005, 12:57 PM
I bought a crumpler (www.crumpler.com.au) bag nearly 2 years ago, and it doesn't look a day old. It's been to the states, around europe, nz, interstate, and there's hardly a thread loose.

At the time Crumpler were not easily identifiable as laptop bags, but now everyone has seen them, and you'd be easily mistaken for thinking everyone has one. If you need something robust, I'd definently recommend them... if you need to conceal your laptop in the crowd, maybe something else is the go.
As you know I am a big fan of Tom Bihn bags

http://www.tombihn.com

And I just worked it out! They are names of Planets on Dr Who!!

Sure beats my Villa, Avon, Cally for originallity

tintin200
22nd February 2005, 02:44 PM
Thanks to all u guys !!

- TinTin

Pej
22nd February 2005, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by decryption@Feb 22 2005, 05:54 AM
I have a Belkin bag:
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage...oduct_Id=164500 (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Product_Id=164500)
Fits my 12" iBook nice and snug. It cost me $35 from Big W. I don't think Big W sell it anymore, but I know Myer does. I'm not sure how much Myer sell it for though, I'd guess around $60-$70.
Officeworks have then on special at moment for $38 or so

zefi
22nd February 2005, 06:13 PM
I use the Belkin slip case, as I will get a proper laptop bag in the future. The purchased it because I then put the case into a larger bag that I use for general use at university. It suits my needs.

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage...oduct_Id=164423 (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Product_Id=164423)

spargo
22nd February 2005, 08:58 PM
Another option is to buy a laptop bag that you can then put inside another larger briefcase or backpack..

That's what I did with an InCase bag that I ordered from the Apple site before I left Australia, and it has been everywhere with me - see the product listing and info on the Apple site here.. (http://store.apple.com/133-622/WebObjects/australiastore.woa/80405/wo/r44B4m6p7WXv2JHXKXxuKpNdhAr/2.0.11.1.0.6.25.7.11.8.3)

Very slick, slimline, has great carry handles that can fold away, and very sturdy & strong detachable shoulder strap for when you want to carry it standalone.. Great for when you're travelling light and just want something you can fit in a back pack if need be or just standalone when cruising around uni, between meetings, etc.

While it isn't a Targus bullet proof box that weighs as much as the laptop itself, it does the job of protecting it enough for my liking without making your PowerBook feel like it's a Dell.. and it looks like a laptop bag, because it is. that's why I almost always have it inside my leather work carrybag so it is away from prying eyes when travelling on the Tube. :unsure:

ozonlineshop
22nd February 2005, 10:57 PM
:D

Don't forget the 10% discount on already cheap Crumpler bags at OzOnlineShop (http://www.ozonlineshop.com.au/catalog/index.php?manufacturers_id=18) - and free delivery !! - email us to check for availability or with any other queries.

Happy Shopping

:D

Jmi
23rd February 2005, 12:33 AM
Anyone have the MacCase Messenger bag?
I saw it at a shop in singapore when I was back. Only one thing i can say.
Looks on the pics can be deceiving. It isnt as nice as it is being pictured.

someonestolecc
23rd February 2005, 10:55 AM
Anyone owned both crumpler and stm?

I'm trying to decide between the crumpler school hymn-

http://www.crumpler.com.au/cartIndex.php?p...optId=4&catId=5 (http://www.crumpler.com.au/cartIndex.php?prodId=106&prodType=Bag&optId=4&catId=5)

and the STM glove

http://www.standardtm.com.au/glove


The crumpler ones seem to have a harder exterior, I've never seen the STM ones. I guess in practice the harder exterior won't make a difference when it's floating around in my bag next to some books and if some fat chick (god knows why they'd be near my laptop) sits on it it's toast either way I guess.


Anyone care to comment?

gmask1
23rd February 2005, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by Alessiman@Feb 22 2005, 01:08 PM
And I just worked it out! They are names of Planets on Dr Who!!

Sure beats my Villa, Avon, Cally for originallity
:)

Hope I don't need to add many more 'puters to the mix, I'm running out of recognizable planets to name them...

I was looking seriously at STM yesterday, as Crumpler - as good as it is - is ruddy expensive!!!

beamso
23rd February 2005, 02:30 PM
I have the Crumpler School Hymn, which I put inside a Seedy Three (I also have an old Very Busy Man). I think that it's okay, but I don't think the laptop will survive someone sitting on it while it's inside the School Hymn.

rice mac
23rd February 2005, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by someonestolecc@Feb 23 2005, 11:55 AM
Anyone owned both crumpler and stm?

I'm trying to decide between the crumpler school hymn-
In your case, I'd go with the School Hymn. You are going to be carrying it in a bag with books and the STM is only a thin bit of neoprene, so really only offers cosmetic protection.

I'm currently using a STM glove with my 15" PBook.

I chose this over the Crumpler product as the STM was thinner and took up less space in my bag, which already had ample padding - I wanted to be able to fit a SLR camera and some lenses in there as well or be able to slip it into a leather satchel when taking it to the office.

The Crumpler is nice because it has a bit of a rigid shell, and the zipper is protected in a much better manner than in the STM. I'd like to see the Crumpler have loops on it so one can attach a strap to the case or have a handgrip to carry around. Thats one thing I'd like.

Actually, I kind of miss the handle I had with my Tibook...
http://www.xcitelogic.com.au/services/tote/tote.html
http://www.powerpage.org/cgi-bin/WebObject...ory?newsID=9076 (http://www.powerpage.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/powerpage.woa/wa/story?newsID=9076)
http://www.pbzone.com/tiltreview.shtml

someonestolecc
23rd February 2005, 11:33 PM
Ok well nextbyte are selling a "booq" or something 'glove' case for the 12" for like $70. It doesn't fit too well at all.

I think i'm going to go the crumpler - my question is does anyone know of a place that charges less than $60-70? Seems very steep to me, since I've seen the 15" one for about $50.

HelppppPp!

someonestolecc
28th February 2005, 11:37 AM
anyone!?!

gmask1
28th February 2005, 11:44 AM
Not me, I paid every dollar that they list on their website.

BTW, does anyone know where I might find one of these locally:-

http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=87

Powermove
6th April 2006, 09:19 AM
Hi

Saw your message and thought I would reply as the distributor for the Booq Bags.

You can purchase Booq bags such as the Cobra you are interested in through most Applecentres or on-line through www.laptopbags.com.au, www.mrgadget.com.au or www.estrings.com.au.

Regards,

Brian

HighPingBastard
8th April 2006, 12:58 AM
I like these cases: www.foofbag.com...they look simply awesome!

I got myself the purple people eater one....and it's great. It's like a tight-fitting pillow for your laptop.

scruffie
8th April 2006, 07:25 AM
I just bought a bitolithic sleeve bag for my macbook pro. I couldn't find an STM glove but i hope its just the same.

MadMuggle
29th September 2006, 02:37 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(decryption &#064; Feb 22 2005, 05&#58;54 AM) 38787</div>

I have a Belkin bag:
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage...oduct_Id=164500 (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Product_Id=164500)
Fits my 12" iBook nice and snug. It cost me &#036;35 from Big W. I don&#39;t think Big W sell it anymore, but I know Myer does. I&#39;m not sure how much Myer sell it for though, I&#39;d guess around &#036;60-&#036;70.
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My husband and I both have the same bag for 15" Powerbook and Macbook Pro&#33; Great bag&#33; And good looking in the flesh.

I also have the STM glove, it&#39;s really hand for when you just want to grab your laptop and run.

ilostmypassword
29th September 2006, 02:56 PM
Gorgeous bags http://toffee.com.au and Australian too&#33;

Atomac
29th September 2006, 03:49 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(gmask1 &#064; Feb 22 2005, 12&#58;57 PM) 38853</div>

I bought a crumpler (www.crumpler.com.au) bag nearly 2 years ago, and it doesn&#39;t look a day old. It&#39;s been to the states, around europe, nz, interstate, and there&#39;s hardly a thread loose.

At the time Crumpler were not easily identifiable as laptop bags, but now everyone has seen them, and you&#39;d be easily mistaken for thinking everyone has one. If you need something robust, I&#39;d definently recommend them... if you need to conceal your laptop in the crowd, maybe something else is the go.
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My Crumpler Wee-Bee is a great bag too. Like yours it is two years old and has been to work with me every day. Still looks brand new. Tremendous quality, funky looks and a brilliant website. Highly recommended&#33;&#33;&#33;