Must-have accessories for a Powerbook?

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  1. TurkeyChicken

    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    So far i'm getting a Bluetooth mouse. Are there any other must have accessories for a 15" powerbook? Hopefully I'll be able to order mine within a week or so :x:
     
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    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    Get the Logitech MX900 mouse - skip the whole base station business and just use rechargable AA batteries in it.

    I also bought a Radtech Sleevz for my PB and a Screensavrz also. They rock. www.radtech.us

    And don't forget the laptop bag. My good bag is from Ogio and it owns all.
     
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    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    Wireless router, extra battery.
     
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    :cool:

    So with the mouse you don't need to plug the hub thing into the computer, right? That's just used for charging?
     
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    depending on your use, i'd get an extra battery
     
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    Laserbeak Remember kids! Be like Billy! BEHAVE YOURSELVES!

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    I say extra power adapter. Battery life means squat if you run out of juice and your power cord's shorted out.
     
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    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    I don't use the base thing at all. The PB sees the MX900 just fine and instead of using their rechargable batteries, I use just regular old rechargable AAs. By doing that, I have zero need to ever use the base.
     
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    hey Rev. The Sleevz that you have for your powerbook... is that open on one side or is there a way to close it?

    From the pictures on the website it looks like you just slide the PB in and there isn't any way to close it once the PB is inside. Am I mistaken or is that how it actually works?
     
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    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    Its open on one side and can't be closed. The main point of the sleeve is to keep the PB from getting scratched, etc. For example, a lot of the time, I carry both my PB and my work laptop, but the compartment I keep the PB in also has a notebook, ethernet cable, etc.

    I can take a picture of my PB in the sleeve tonight, if you'd like.
     
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    :cool:

    I think I might go with the Neoprene Glove though:
    http://www.radtech.us/Products/SpecialtyBags.aspx

    I wanted some sort of small case so I can put it in my backpack with some folders and have it protected so I wouldn't have to carry my backpack and a carrying case to class.

    the glove has a zipper so it can close hte whole way :dunno:

    they both cost about the same too
     
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    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    I really wish my powerbook had Bluetooth built in.. :(
     
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    I don't have any devices that have it yet... but it seems like its pretty cool
     
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    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    The three main compartments of my Ogio laptop bag are all padded so I didn't need the padding that the Glove provides - it would have just been extra bulk for me to carry around. The Sleeve is perfect for me because I just need to keep it from getting scratched. :bigthumb:
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    i have the zipping sleeve. i highly recommend it.

    also, if you plan on getting an external monitor to have more screen space while working at home, you should check out one of these...

    http://www.smalldog.com/product/12653034

    a guy at work has been testing one out for one of users and it's pretty nice. i never would have guessed that anyone would ever have made a docking station for the current 15" powerbooks since the ports are all on the side, but it works.
     
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    Is this the bag you have?
    http://www.ogio.com/products/display05.cfm?catid=6&UID=411210&color=1
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    oakley icon 2.0 > *.computer bag/backpack
     
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    :eek3:

    those are expensive though :o
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    worth every dollar for me as i have to lug a pc laptop and a powerbook to and from work every day and have to take both with me when i travel for work, so the over the should briefcase style bags sucked since they made the load so lop sided. also, since i have to carry two machines, it works great as it has a big pouch on either side of the middle section and each of them is big enough for one of the power supplies, so i can carry both power supplies. also has a side zipper for the padded laptop compartment so you can access the laptop in there without opening the bag. it's also built very well and seems rather bulletproof to me even with nearly 20 lbs of gear in it when it's fully loaded for traveling. the straps and back are fully padded and the straps have a nice curve to them so when you actually put both straps on your back, you feel like you're carrying a paperback book on your back instead of 20 lbs, which is great when you're waiting in lines at the airport, running to catch a connecting flight, standing in the door of your bosses office cause you stuck your head in to tell him good night on the way out and got stuck talking, etc. :)
     
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    I can say pretty much all the same things about my Ogio bag. It's not a backpack so I carry it off one shoulder, but it doesn't bother me even when I'm loaded down for a trip. I've been known to carry pretty much all my laptop and switch related gear in my Ogio bag and its great for it.
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    trust me, you don't want to carry two laptops, two power supplies, a power inverter, wireless mouse and a stack of magazines in an over the shoulder bag. you may think it would be ok, but once you try it with a good backpack bag and then try and go back to the over the shoulder bag, you'll realize how much heavier the load seems with the over the shoulder bag.

    i used the standard issue bag for my laptops for about two days before i got sick of it and decided to find something better. everyone in my department is in the same boat (required to lug two laptops to and from work every day and on all trips), but they're all carrying the over the shoulder bags and hating them. they tried to get the company to foot the bill to get the rest of them bags like mine, but they said "no" because of something about not being able to re-issue them as easily or something silly like that.
     
  23. Dominion

    Dominion I believe you have my stapler.

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    What do people think about the Brenthaven Fusion 12? I'm looking at that for my iBook, suits what I'm looking for perfectly. My laptop and my school books, etc. Also fits my budget, a little more than what I want to spend though, but right there.
     
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    anyone use an iLap?
     
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    Check out Waterfield bags as well, I have the Medium Cozmo fits my 15" PB and two thick textbooks plus all the other stuff. The sleeve is nicely padded and they offer options on closures etc. www.sfbags.com Alittle overpriced, but the quality is there and service is excellent
     

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