- 04-23-2010, 10:21 AM #26
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- 04-23-2010, 04:10 PM #30
A good bag for this, to me, would be one that was only big enough to carry the iPad itself, a small folding stand, and maybe enough room for the wireless BT keyboard. That would be all I'd ever need when out and about. If the bag gets too big and bulky, you're kind of defeating the purpose of having an iPad in that situation in the first place (portability). Most laptop bags and backpacks would be too big for this purpose I think.
- 04-23-2010, 04:14 PM #31
- 04-23-2010, 04:17 PM #32
I think a good place to check for a bag would be one of the popular outdoors stores, like REI. They have all kinds of bags, large and small, and many are designed to accommodate laptops and other electronics. I may take a look for myself at my local REI, iPad in hand, to see what I can find and how well it fits
- 04-23-2010, 04:25 PM #33iPhone Newbie
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I've gone the sling bag route, using an "old" net book bag I own. It allows me to carry my BT keyboard, charger, and various other things. My father-in-law calls it a gadget bag, my wife calls it a murse. :-/
I've resigned myself to the fact that I have a need to be mobile almost 100% of the time, and being without something I need is not an option. It's small and light, unlike the backpack full of stuff I had when I lugged around my laptop. Plus, if I have a larger bag, I'm more tempted to put other stuff in it, defeating it's minimalist purpose.
"It's not a purse, it's a satchel. Indiana Jones had one."
- 04-23-2010, 08:25 PM #34
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- 04-24-2010, 09:13 AM #38
I have a number of leather cases, in addition to the Apple case, that I plan to use. I am putting Velcro in all of these. I have a number of lap desks. Putting Velcro on these too.
Found the following in the hardware store yesterday.
7" Clear Acrylic Plate Stand, Folds Completely Flat For Storage, Opens
7" Clear Acrylic Plate Stand, Folds Completely Flat For Storage, Opens To 90 Degree Angle, Holds All Plates, Plaques & Pictures Between 6" To 10".
This item normally ships in 5-8 days
- 04-24-2010, 09:16 AM #39
However I carry it will be an improvement over the 7 pound laptop bag that it will replace. Using Air Share, LogMeIn Ignition, Dropbox, and Evernote, I no longer need to carry a laptop. Hardly do with my iPhone.
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- 04-24-2010, 09:36 AM #40iPhone Newbie
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- 04-24-2010, 11:00 AM #41
Um... One, it's too sloppy. Two, the iPad bags run from $150 to $190. Wow. No thanks. Three, any "manufacturer" that holds a contest and still hasn't dealt with it in a year and a half doesn't get my business (How many zippers?*|*△Temple Bags). That's just bad form.
- 04-24-2010, 11:49 AM #42iPhone Newbie
- 22 Posts
Definitely expensive. Not a price point I'd normally go for, but I'm attracted to the rugged, leather look of it. I stopped short of making the purchase due to the price and that it's not actually a bag. I'd like a little room for additional items.
The Waterfield Muzetto bag has a rugged-leather design and has some room for extras, but it's also expensive.
I'm also not a fan of giant flaps that have to be lifted in order to get to the contents of the bag. I want fast access to my iPad.
The Radtech STM Scout Xsmall looks good, and the price point makes me not mind it's flap so much. The only odd thing is that the two reviews on Amazon say the bag stinks. Literally.
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- 04-26-2010, 09:36 PM #45