Sadly I drop my hope for the USB port on the N800/N810 to provide enough power to the CDU680 Franklin EVDO modem. So, instead I opted for the Cradlepoint CTR350 with an Tekkeon MP1550 portable power supply that uses AA batteries. I use Sanyo Eneloop Very Low Discharge batteries all the time around here. So I ordered eight more and will have a good 4-8hrs runtime for the modem. I also added 2 additional batteries for the N800 with an external charger. So, pretty much I could work all day long without being wired into ANYTHING.If you DO get the EVDO modem to work directly with the N810, let me know. I doubt it'll work though. You might consider a Cradlepoint Personal Hotspot though (attach your USB EVDO modem to it, and it acts as a wifi hotspot for your N810 (or laptop, etc.)).
I went with the CTR350 over the PHS300 in case I need to connect another router to control my network at home in a pinch should I have issues here...plus I got it for just $110 including shipping. With batteries and everything it was about $160. Not bad and though it adds an extra thingy to carry it's about the size of the N800 and can easily fit in a small pack.
Since I went in a slightly different direction this microsecond. It was a tough call between the two options but I am more in need of true mobile internet access over the dedicated ebook device. But I need extreme portability. I can get that with this setup.
The small padded cafe bag looks promising, but it's not exactly what I want. For one, I'm looking for something more horizontal (like a tiny dufflebag or messenger bag), something that can be worn as a lumbar/waist bag, or carried without any kind of strap at all (so, removable strap). Even something small enough that I could wear diagonally across my back, under a rain jacket.
That's why I think the Snake Charmer is a better starting point. That size and shape is much closer to what I want.
Soooo, now I am considering a Buzz bag instead. It's comfy to carry, Darcy might remember but I have RA that affects my hands a great deal making it almost impossible to carry even the smallest things more then across the room. So something like the Buzz seems ideal for on the fly mobility, for me.
We already have on Buzz, but I would have trouble prying it loose from my sweetie's cold dead fingers...sooo, I likely will get my own.
The idea is I can leave the router/power supply turned on in the pack and keep the N800 in my front pocket. Then when I need to look something up online to see if we can turn a profit on it...in under a minute I'll know. We are in the antiques biz for about 40 yrs and often you come across something that ya just don't know about and unless it is dirt cheap we usually end up not taking a risk. That is my primary reason for going in the Nokia N800 direction.
Of course I would LOVE to order a Super Ego, have a custom modification made to add a pocket dedicated to the router/modem/power supply and be able to tote around my full sized laptop too. That way my better half and I can share the connection easily when we go out to get away from that "Home Office Syndrome" situation yet still remain productive.
Thinking about it I would be interested in the Cafe bag modification being made available in the Buzz on the inside. The cafe bags just seem a bit awkward to me for how I would use it...having a bag swinging more of less free or making me wider by resting on my hip is potentially expensive in an antique store. ;)
Geeze, I wish I was driving up to Seattle in a couple weeks to bring her home but I am not up to the drive plus we got a GREAT deal on airfare of $130 for a RT ticket in case she needs to go back up for her Dad. But, I have been up twice and neither time was up to a side trip to Tom Bihn. But, if I was there I sure could show them the components and how I would want to use them...plus I would get to visit "the promised land of Tom Bihn"....hehehehehe...
Anyway, thanks for all the input on the Kindle bag idea...sorry I hijacked it to what I did...I am still likely to go with the Kindle but decided to wait until the Gen2 version which I bet will appear near the end of this year. It's a GREAT device and is here to stay. The Sony OTH could become abandonware in a flip a switch. Sony is like that even if a device is showing a profit they will kill it should it not make enough profit. They did that with their Clie lineup...almost overnight it became a completely abandon product line despite being one of the best designed and made PDA's around. Their price point was just too high for impulse buyers.