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just ordered a 15" PB - need help picking a case! HELP!
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acousticECHO
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May 1, 2005, 08:55 PM
 
I know there have been several threads on this already, but I needed a bit more specific advice

So here's my situation. I've been a Windows/PC guy for 18 years now (*GASP!*) and thought I'd never leave the wonderful critical-error prone OS-baby of Mr. Bill Gates. Since I'm going to college in a few months, I figured I'd invest in a laptop (never had one before). Of course I went through several retailers...all windows-based notebooks, until a friend of mine showed off his brand new 17" Powerbook...in action. My reaction? A mixture of .

Three weeks later, after much research I decided to order a 15.2" PowerBook (w/ SuperDrive).

Now that it's (hopefully) shipped and on it's way, I've spent the past few days looking for a good case/sleeve. I've never owned a laptop before, so everything was all new to me. So here's where I am so far:

As of right now, I am deciding between:

http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=67

(a PowerSleeve 14, said to fit a 15" powerbookbetter than the PowerSleeve 15 )

or

Shinza Zero-Shock 15"
http://shinza.com/product_info.php?...ccd633c363353a7

My friends recently bought me a brand new backpack:

Northface Jester
http://www.thenorthface.com/opencms...?productId=3177

so I'll probably end up lugging all my stuff (including the powerbook encased in one of the two above) in that backpack.

If you were me, which of the two would you get?

(Sorry that this post was so long! From what I've read, everyone on here seems very friendly and helpful - thanks in advance!)

- jon
     
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May 1, 2005, 09:12 PM
 
Shinza Zero-Shock 15"
http://shinza.com/product_info.php?...ccd633c363353a7


I just bought one. The only thing i do not like about it is that its not the same shape as the powerbook. But I do not have my powerbook yet so i don't know if its a big deal. I would prob by a different once next time though...

may change my mind once i get the PB though.
     
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May 1, 2005, 10:37 PM
 
Only thing i don't like about the Shinza is the backorder... its been a month now.. and i still don't have my case.
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May 1, 2005, 10:41 PM
 
i ordered and it went out the next day... (last tues)
     
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May 1, 2005, 10:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by osxisfun
i ordered and it went out the next day... (last tues)
Really... well i e-mailed them and they said they just got a new batch and would ship it out immediately. But when i log into the Shinza.com page, the status of the order still shows backordered
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May 1, 2005, 10:49 PM
 
i must have got the last one.

I did get my timbuk2 messenger bag though.. nice. wanted the shinzu to give me a little extra padding as the timbk2 does not have any...
     
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May 2, 2005, 12:08 AM
 
well ive never had the booq powersleeve, but the vyper sleeve was not for me. its some what like a hard shell and in my opinion, it only offers protection from scratches and small objects dropping on it (ie golf ball or something from a few feet high). i just ordered a waterfield sleeve. if you can wait, i'll let you know what i think of that.
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May 2, 2005, 11:01 PM
 
I really recommend a Tom Bihn bag. As I already said in several other posts the small design and hard shell makes it for the ideal one as you can stick it in a backpack, caryy on or whatever else and it does the job very well.

On top of it it is moderately priced and no one can see a computerbag. So thieves will likely go for someone with an obvious bag.

Finally see how many eys prey at you when you take it out and start working on it somewhere. Envy all around you.
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May 2, 2005, 11:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by acousticECHO
I know there have been several threads on this already, but I needed a bit more specific advice

So here's my situation. I've been a Windows/PC guy for 18 years now (*GASP!*) and thought I'd never leave the wonderful critical-error prone OS-baby of Mr. Bill Gates. Since I'm going to college in a few months, I figured I'd invest in a laptop (never had one before). Of course I went through several retailers...all windows-based notebooks, until a friend of mine showed off his brand new 17" Powerbook...in action. My reaction? A mixture of .

Three weeks later, after much research I decided to order a 15.2" PowerBook (w/ SuperDrive).

Now that it's (hopefully) shipped and on it's way, I've spent the past few days looking for a good case/sleeve. I've never owned a laptop before, so everything was all new to me. So here's where I am so far:

As of right now, I am deciding between:

http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=67

(a PowerSleeve 14, said to fit a 15" powerbookbetter than the PowerSleeve 15 )

or

Shinza Zero-Shock 15"
http://shinza.com/product_info.php?...ccd633c363353a7

My friends recently bought me a brand new backpack:

Northface Jester
http://www.thenorthface.com/opencms...?productId=3177

so I'll probably end up lugging all my stuff (including the powerbook encased in one of the two above) in that backpack.

If you were me, which of the two would you get?

(Sorry that this post was so long! From what I've read, everyone on here seems very friendly and helpful - thanks in advance!)

- jon

I would recommend between the two that you asked for, to go with the shinza it looks alot thinner to carry and sometimes the only thing in college you might want to bring with you is your laptop (trust me, there will be days when that happens). However if I can suggest another sleeve or case, I have the the glove from radtech... and it truly fits like a glove on my powerbook and if you could add that to your list, then definitley get the glove from radtech... here's the link to just take a peek... http://www.radtech.us/Products/SpecialtyBags.aspx also suggest getting the screensaverz to protect your screen from oily finger prints when closed.
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