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Bag Friday: The perfect netbook sleeve

It's no secret that I'm a bit of a bag nut. That being said the first accessory that I sought out for my new Mac OS X netbook wasn't an extra battery or a high-capacity SD card (both are practically required, btw) - it was a bag.

It's no secret that I'm a bit of a bag nut. That being said the first accessory that I sought out for my new Mac OS X netbook wasn't an extra battery or a high-capacity SD card (both are practically required, btw) - it was a bag.

The mini 9 has a high-gloss black lid that wouldn't be out of place on the surface of a grand piano. It's shiny as a mirror and just begging to be scratched - and we couldn't have that, could we?

Whenever I get a new piece of notebook hardware my first stop is to Waterfield Designs for a sleevecase. They make one for every occasion - everything from a simple drop-in, envelope-style sleeve to the works with a flap, strap and sidecar pouch for your AC adapter and accessories.

Waterfield's bags are made in San Francisco and have a top-flight build quality not found in many cheap imports. The size 19-14 sleevecase (pictured) is about a half-inch wider than the Mini 9, but the velcro flap keeps everything intact. Pictured are:

  • Size 19-14 Sleevecase, Horizontal Orientation w/Ballistic Flap - $53
  • 1" Suspension Strap and D-Rings - $15
  • Piggyback Mini Horizontal pouch - $22

Good stuff!