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bdude
9th March 2009, 09:44 PM
Red Maloo Felt Laptop Sleeve 17 inch - Blue - Rushfaster Australia (http://rushfaster.com.au/product.php?pProductID=REM-M17-BLUE)

Seriously, $150 for a laptop sleeve!! and probably the most basic one at that. Who buys this overpriced crap?

decryption
9th March 2009, 09:47 PM
'cause, it's cool.
You are obviously not cool.

gareth
9th March 2009, 09:48 PM
do you own the sleeve ?

MrJesseRoss
9th March 2009, 10:03 PM
The Red Maloo wrap is made in Germany. The felt used in the production of this sleeve is one of the best quality in density and luminosity to be found. This felt gets exported all the way to Japan for tea ceremonies.

There's your answer. Tea ceremonies!

wholikespotatoes
9th March 2009, 10:04 PM
that is very cool nonetheless.. half the price and i might consider it

tintinaujapon
9th March 2009, 10:09 PM
The last time I attended, German-made felt was not a particular necessity in the Japanese tea ceremony...

W9cae
9th March 2009, 10:26 PM
What a rip off did anyone notice the Velcro isn't sown straight on the first pic ? I bet cheap Chinese felt would work just as good. And who is to say they haven't used Chinese felt ?

dotnet
9th March 2009, 10:28 PM
The last time I attended, German-made felt was not a particular necessity in the Japanese tea ceremony...

Not even to sit (or kneel) on?

Cheers
Steffen.

Pink
9th March 2009, 10:41 PM
'cause, it's cool.
You are obviously not cool.

Lame answer!

If your lover is a mac you may need this, maybe decryption has a few.hehehehe:D

MrJesseRoss
9th March 2009, 10:45 PM
The last time I attended, German-made felt was not a particular necessity in the Japanese tea ceremony...

German felt has been used in Japanese tea ceremonies since the Qing dynasty. They used it to wrap noodles.

Pink
9th March 2009, 10:54 PM
That's cool, I learn't something new today.

Wrap noodles with felt? Just guessing to get rid of the water content? derrr. Any other tips anyone would like to share?!!!

MissionMan
9th March 2009, 11:00 PM
The reviews of the product on rushfaster seem pretty positive. Whilst I don't have this cover, I find it very strange that people will pay a fortune for a laptop and then pick the cheapest cover possible when it comes to protecting it.

Pink
9th March 2009, 11:02 PM
Did you buy it? Why would you for that price. Guessing the reviews on the site are bias

Just go to a fabric shop and buy the felt and I'm guessing it would be under $40, there's your cover for your beloved mac.

Mecha
9th March 2009, 11:38 PM
Anyone have any better sites for cool laptop sleeves?

choy
10th March 2009, 12:33 AM
German felt has been used in Japanese tea ceremonies since the Qing dynasty. They used it to wrap noodles.


I think he is joking. The Qing dynasty is a chinese dynasty of rulers that ruled china between 1644-1912. This does not relate to japanese rulers or japanese tea ceremonies in any way.

Qing Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qing_dynasty)

dotnet
10th March 2009, 01:44 AM
I think he is joking. The Qing dynasty is a chinese dynasty of rulers that ruled china between 1644-1912. This does not relate to japanese rulers or japanese tea ceremonies in any way.

But noodles do. Don't they...?

Cheers
Steffen.

ZacDavies
11th March 2009, 07:21 PM
In other news, Rushfaster are a fucking awesome company - I can only hope they continue to expand their already incredibly diverse collection

MrJesseRoss
11th March 2009, 07:24 PM
I think he is joking. The Qing dynasty is a chinese dynasty of rulers that ruled china between 1644-1912. This does not relate to japanese rulers or japanese tea ceremonies in any way.

Qing Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qing_dynasty)

OK, you got me. It was actually the Ly Dynasty.

Phase
11th March 2009, 07:39 PM
Anyone have any better sites for cool laptop sleeves?

Incase: A better experience through good design. (http://www.goincase.com)

the best.

digoxin
11th March 2009, 07:59 PM
I got the MBA felt sleeve from hand graft when the aud was almost par to usd. There are of an extremely high standard and the felt has a great tactile feel.

hard graft? you lose what you don't hold (http://www.hard-graft.com/laptops.html)

These ones also look pretty good

Tokyomade Online Shop: Mac Book Air Felt Case (http://www.tokyomade.com/product_info.php?products_id=1023)

Rant
11th March 2009, 10:29 PM
I think a certain podcaster's preschool class could make a small fortune with some felt, glue and Velcro.

Seriously! There is nothing cool about this product, except the wool, it breathes.

Exocet
12th March 2009, 10:53 AM
Anyone have any better sites for cool laptop sleeves?
foof MacBook Sleeve Case foofbag - iPod Soft Pouch foofpod (http://www.foofshop.com)

crunchysteve
12th March 2009, 11:15 AM
The reviews of the product on rushfaster seem pretty positive. Whilst I don't have this cover, I find it very strange that people will pay a fortune for a laptop and then pick the cheapest cover possible when it comes to protecting it.

I would choose medium density polyurethane (or neoprene or similar) padded cordura, lined with polartec over felt any day. Higher impact resistance, harder wearing and no more scratchy than soft felt. Bags and sleeves of that description are half that price from name brands.

toholio
23rd July 2009, 12:49 PM
As someone who is serriously thinking about buying the sleeve I find this thread funny. :)

Why am I considering it? Because it comes in the exact same colour scheme as my laptop bag (which I also bought from RushFaster).

In a nutshell I want this:
http://rushfaster.com.au/site/image/product/REDMALOO/REM-M15-GREY_1.JPG

To go with this:
http://rushfaster.com.au/site/image/product/ATKM/ATKM-MIDI-GREY-ORG_1.JPG

$150 is a bit silly but I've been considering this since I got the bag about a year ago. If something has held my interest that long it's unlikely to be a decision I regret.

sennen
23rd July 2009, 01:01 PM
I have got a foof sleeve for my new 17" mbp (and iPhone), very happy with them. but these rushfaster sleeves are v. nice. would be tempting if i didn't have the foof.

yinyang
23rd July 2009, 01:09 PM
i've got the orange one.

it's never been anywhere near noodles or tea, either in Japan or anywhere else for that matter :)

prerecorded
23rd July 2009, 04:17 PM
I saw a brilliant sleeve in the Mandarina Duck store in Melbourne - over $300 at full retail. It was 50% off at the time and I seriously considered it...

However, I'm much more of a "roll your own" kinda gal.

I have the patterns made up and external fabric bought to make my own sleeve and accessory bag, just need to get batting and fleece for the interiors. It's all designed from scratch by me, and though I've got quite girly fabric, I think it's quite a cool design.

I think i'll photograph the process and post it up here on MacTalk when I'm done. :)

toholio
23rd July 2009, 04:40 PM
However, I'm much more of a "roll your own" kinda gal.

I'm keen on rolling my own but I've never been very good with fabric.

Have been looking at this today: Design*Sponge Blog Archive diy wednesdays: laptop cozy (http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/01/diy-wednesdays-january-30th.html)

Dux
26th July 2009, 01:12 PM
I can't decide between a Tropical Howie Case (http://tropicalhowie.com/index.php/view-the-range) (read Decryption's review (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/18/56115-tropical-howie-laptop-sleeve-review.html)), or Codex Shell Case (http://www.moshimonde.com/products2.asp?UPLF1=9&PDLS1=20).

Another great case is the Dell Slim Nylon 14.1" Carry Case (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Classic/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=330-1182&~lt=popup&~ck=TopSellers). It's perfect for a 13.3" MBP (as MBPs have pretty big footprints). Crazy amounts of padding, and pretty cheap too, about $65 or so. Ignore the reviews on the page, it's excellent. Everything on this case screams business and toughness (http://snpi.dell.com/sna/images/products/large/330-1182.jpg).

InCase Sliders (http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/slider-case-cl59055) are great for iPhones. Definitely worth the $40 or whatever, it's saved my phone from countless fumbled drops ;)

These are a good idea (http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/cl55100) to keep chargers, cables, etc. in their own neat little bags to make packing and unpacking faster and easier.

icant
26th July 2009, 02:07 PM
These are a good idea (http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/cl55100) to keep chargers, cables, etc. in their own neat little bags to make packing and unpacking faster and easier.

http://img.skitch.com/20090726-t2j4kmf87exxqmnq7uar54k3y7.preview.jpg (http://skitch.com/cfoo/b3yhx/accessory-pouches-eo-collection-incase-product)
Click for full size (http://skitch.com/cfoo/b3yhx/accessory-pouches-eo-collection-incase-product) - Uploaded with plasq (http://plasq.com)'s Skitch (http://skitch.com)

Small cases are really useful.

But $80 for 3 glorified pencil cases?

They would have to be really awesome. Bunnings has screwdrivers, and Kathmandu have towelettes that come with zip-up cases.

(shrug)

Phase
26th July 2009, 02:09 PM
But $80 for 3 glorified pencil cases?

They would have to be really awesome.

Incase's products are all, really awesome.

Dux
26th July 2009, 04:37 PM
http://img.skitch.com/20090726-t2j4kmf87exxqmnq7uar54k3y7.preview.jpg (http://skitch.com/cfoo/b3yhx/accessory-pouches-eo-collection-incase-product)
Click for full size (http://skitch.com/cfoo/b3yhx/accessory-pouches-eo-collection-incase-product) - Uploaded with plasq (http://plasq.com)'s Skitch (http://skitch.com)

Small cases are really useful.

But $80 for 3 glorified pencil cases?

They would have to be really awesome. Bunnings has screwdrivers, and Kathmandu have towelettes that come with zip-up cases.

(shrug)

You always pay for quality with InCase products, however I said something like those would be a good idea. I wasn't advocating buying them. $80 is indeed ridiculously expensive.

That said they do have higher quality padding, zippers, etc. then a regular bag. But if it's just for cables, who gives a shit what you put them in?

will
26th July 2009, 05:02 PM
Rushfaster are an EXCELLENT store with excellent products and service that supports the price that is paid!

I have brought many bags from Rushfaster and would HIGHLY recommend it to all!

ozerus
26th July 2009, 08:51 PM
you pay 4 thousand dollars for a macbook pro you don't tend to think 160 dollars being that much

Phunky
26th July 2009, 11:12 PM
So its ok to buy one grossly overpriced item providing you pair it with another grossly overpriced item? That doesnt seem logical

MissionMan
26th July 2009, 11:25 PM
So its ok to buy one grossly overpriced item providing you pair it with another grossly overpriced item? That doesnt seem logical

Nope, I think you're taking his statement the wrong way. For example, I recently purchased a Moshi Codex which is a hard sleeve. It costs over $100 retail but you can easily get a hard sleeve for $60 (Gecko).

If you put a Gecko and Codex side by side, you can immediately see where the extra cost comes into play. The Codex is more padded, better quality and more functional. The type of foam used on the Codex is also designed to absorbed hard knocks without damaging the laptop.

Now, based on your statement, its fair to say that the Codex is grossly overpriced in comparison to the Gecko, which is not really the case, much the same as the Aluminium Macbook Pro 13" costs more than the Plastic Macbook 13".

Ultimately, you get what you pay for and in most cases, a $150 case is going to have better quality and finish that a cheaper one.

Albert_Thurgood
26th July 2009, 11:39 PM
foof MacBook Sleeve Case foofbag - iPod Soft Pouch foofpod (http://www.foofshop.com)

"a foofbag is a beautiful enclosing fabric MacBook Pro sleeve cover that's snug fitting and soft padded in sherpa fleece"

Wow. I wonder how they shear the sherpas?

ozerus
28th July 2009, 09:57 PM
Nope, I think you're taking his statement the wrong way. For example, I recently purchased a Moshi Codex which is a hard sleeve. It costs over $100 retail but you can easily get a hard sleeve for $60 (Gecko).

If you put a Gecko and Codex side by side, you can immediately see where the extra cost comes into play. The Codex is more padded, better quality and more functional. The type of foam used on the Codex is also designed to absorbed hard knocks without damaging the laptop.

Now, based on your statement, its fair to say that the Codex is grossly overpriced in comparison to the Gecko, which is not really the case, much the same as the Aluminium Macbook Pro 13" costs more than the Plastic Macbook 13".

Ultimately, you get what you pay for and in most cases, a $150 case is going to have better quality and finish that a cheaper one.
Well damn, I couldn't have said it more perfectly my self.. :)