Be EGO-tistical! Or if you prefer....ID-tistical!
Come on all you Ego owners....be a little EGOtistical....and speak about yourselves! Tell me how much room is left over inside your (monstrously huge? or daintily petite?) Ego after you stuff in your fully-loaded Brain Cell....or your 3rd-party-non-TB laptop sleeve/protective shell?
And you Id owners....is it possible to be a little IDtistical too? How about stepping forwards and bravely ID-entifying yourselves....and tell me how much ID-le space remains in your Id after you've inserted your heft Brain C?
And.....for you Zephyr owners.....express your ZEPHYRcentricity....by weighing in and sharing the intimate details of your Zephy's capacity.....boast a little!
P.S. My own Mac Powerbook is a shade over an inch wide....but a horizontal Brain Cell, as per TBwebsite specs, is almost 2 and a half inches wide. I know all that brilliant extra foam and padding provides unparalleled protection....but it also takes up space. For you Brain Cell owners out there, when you get BRAIN-y and slide your Cell in....does your laptop or Mac feel like the proverbial Sardine stuffed in a can? Or are you more like a Fish swimming in the deep wide sea?
The Case of the Missing Photo (Sherlock Holmes ID)
I did look at your post, DQBunny.....THANKS. It's very informative. The only thing (currently) missing from it is.....the PHOTO of your fully stuffed/loaded ID which (apparently?) you added to your original words/text....but which is currently no longer showing up in the post...
Originally Posted by DQBunny
Would you mind reposting the Photo? Possibly in this thread?
Brain Cells inside smaller bags - Thumbs Up or Down?
So....to come back on (my original) topic for a moment - namely which bags are ideal for writers in general....and screenwriters (me) in particular....
I always carry my Mac laptop with me in my bag. The big issue is - what kind of protection does my laptop need? And what level protection am I willing to live with?
I my previous (and generally excellent) laptop bags - one by sfbags/Waterfield Designs, the other by pioneer laptop Canadian bagmakers Willow Designs, both cases had BUILT-IN protection - the Waterfield bag had a padded/'dedicated' laptop sleeve built-in to one side of the bag - the Willow designs bag, which was more of a rigid foam design, had a padded inner compartment for a laptop inside of a well-padded case...
BUT. With Tom Bihn bags, it looks like I have two options. #1 - get a more protective Brain Cell which I then clip inside my bag. Advantage - lots of protection. Disadvantage - takes up a ton of space (relative to smaller solutions). Or #2 - get some kind of smaller protective sleeve for my laptop and shove it into the bag. The current Bihn offering is the Cache; other manufacturers made a whole variety of sleeves, some seem much better built and more protective than others. But - bottom line - if I go with #2, there's probably LESS protection overall - but MORE ROOM in the bag.
And, from all the reviews on the board, the two BIGGEST Bihn laptop bags - the Empire Builder and the Superego - have more than enough room for both an internal Brain Cell....and all kinds of other stuff as well. I get that...
What about the next 2 or 3 smaller bags? Specifically - the EGO - the ID - and the ZEPHYR ---- what happens when when you clip your Brain Cell inside of one of these? Is there.....plenty of space? Enough? A little? Too much? I know this is a subjective question but I'm curious....and not being in the Seattle area I can't just go down and conduct length size trials on each bag...
If there are any Ego - Id - or Zephyr Owners who regularly use a Brain Cell inside their bags....I'd love to hear your thoughts on this?