iPad mini in a SuperDrive organiser pouch ?
Hi. I'm looking for something that I can use to carry both my iPad mini (with Logitech keyboard) and folding Sennheiser headphones. I need to be able get this single container in & out of my Tri-Star easily when getting on & off flights. I considered the padded organiser pouch for the SuperDrive as the dimensions look about right.
Does anybody have any experience of this ? Would the iPad mini fit past the zip OK ?
Grateful for any feedback ...
iPad Mini with Logitech keyboard and Sennheiser headphones in medium padded pouch
@UK-limey I estimate that the medium padded pouch would be a close fit, but should work to hold your iPad Mini with Logitech keyboard and Sennheiser headphones. I tried inserting my iPad Mini in its case, with items that approximate the space of your headphones into the medium pouch. My SwitchEasy Canvas case for the iPad Mini adds 17mm to the thickness of the iPad Mini -- the magnetic cover is about the 5 mm thickness of your keyboard, and the bottom of the enclosing hard case shell rests on a wrap-around flap of similar thickness to the cover, that can be used to prop up the iPad into different viewing positions:
The net effect of the case is to add 12 mm to the depth dimension of the iPad Mini over the 5mm that your Logitech keyboard contributes, so I placed two items of about 20 mm thickness on top of my iPad Mini in its case, and inserted it into the medium pouch (65mm x 105 mm x 20 mm and 65mm x 85mm x 20 mm). Side by side, they approximate (130 mm x 105 mm x 20 mm), and the 12 mm thickness added throughout the pouch by the extra flaps of the iPad Mini case over the 5 mm depth of your keyboard should be a fair approximation of (130 mm x 105 mm x 32 mm). (By the way, the difficult dimension to approximate is the 100 mm width).
I'm using an older medium padded pouch, so there may be slight differences in the fit, based on slight differences with the current padding material. However, I also tried this with the medium Ballistic Organizer pouch, which also fit. Will attach pictures in a separate post.
I have at least 3 different styles of fabric in my padded pouches: the one used in the medium padded pouch I tested is my favorite of the three. It uses the denser foam that was used in the caches for the original Cadet, and I have caches or padded pouches of this type in black, charcoal gray, and platinum (the color of the medium padded pouch I used). My impression of current caches of similar size to cache versions I have with the denser foam, is that the fit is sewn slightly tighter now with the current fabrics, but I don't know whether this extends to the padded pouches. I didn't have problems closing the zippers when I tried this with both a medium padded pouch and a medium pouch in Ballistic nylon. (You'll have a tighter fit with the padded pouch, but I think it is still an acceptable fit.)
HTH. Will try to upload pictures in a second post (will have to be from my iPad camera using Tapatalk).