Small padded bag for electronics
I prefer to carry my laptop back and forth to work using a backpack because it is comfortable for me carrying the weight. One problem with most backpacks is their storage areas are typically just big pockets where things can be jostled. When it comes to storing my iPod, this worries me even though I have the iPod in one of those neoprene cases. So what I ended up doing was using this small zippered pouch that came with a battery charger I bought. I gives some protection and allows me to store cords and ear plugs with the iPod. I was thinking it would be nice to upgrade this pouch with something nicer when I realized that I don't know if such a thing exists.
I'm thinking that TB has a few items that come close but nothing specific. The organizer pouches would work but they aren't very protective. The Kit would offer more protection but it's not really a good size for this use. The Snake Charmer also might do it but again it's not going to protect. So maybe it's an opportunity. So here's some ideas I had.
First I was thinking it needs some padding. Maybe not as much as a laptop but if that can be done it wouldn't hurt. I think if I could just get something for my iPod with padding that made me feel safer about it in a backpack I'd get it right away. Second it should have a good sized zipper so you can get your stuff easily. Third, the size should be in the ballpark of the gizmo you wish to store. Only problem here is you want to meet the needs of more than just an iPod. You might consider a Nintendo DS or a P&S digital camera.
Well, that's all I had. If anyone else has thoughts please let me know.
A smaller pouch with a base or some width to it is a good idea
I'd actually find a smaller version of the Kit more useful, as noted in the suggestion linked to my earlier post. This would be sized better for small cameras and electronic components like the original iSight -- devices which are about 5" or so in length, and which would bit better into a style pouch about two-thirds the size of the Kit (8.7" x 4.7" x 3").
Originally Posted by pretzelb
I don't use the Kit as a cosmetics case (one of the original reasons the Kit was designed, according to its web page), and even if I used it for toiletries I'd want something smaller. Some of the nice features of the Kit are its shaped design, which fits the hand well, and the wider base. That means that items like iSight don't roll around, and its also easier to pick out some items from the bottom than with the regular pouches. (I do make more use of the regular pouches, though, because they're a better general size match, and can be clipped to D-rings, etc.) YMMV.