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SOLO Tech Collection Mini Instant-Messenger Airport Security-Friendly Case for 10.2 Inch Netbooks, iPads, e-Readers, Black, TCA511-4

by SOLO
3.6 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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  • Rear compartment safely holds most 11" netbooks.
  • Organizer section that provides easy access to USB, business cards and pen.
  • 2 - section compartment and Digital AssetTM pockets.
  • Adjustable speed buckle and expandable base design for easy tabletop stability.
  • Removable/adjustable shoulder strap and padded carry handle.

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Product Description

Travel Sentry approved, meets all Checkpoint Friendly requirements to allow clear CheckFast x-ray scanning.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 10.2 inches
Brand Name SOLO
Item model number TCA511-4
Item Weight 2.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 7 x 4.8 x 11 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 7 x 4.75 x 11 inches
Color Black

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ASIN B001KC0818
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,471 in Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories > Bags, Cases & Sleeves > Messenger Bags
#66,755 in Computers & Accessories > Tablet Accessories > Bags, Cases & Sleeves
Shipping Weight 2.6 pounds
Date First Available September 14, 2004

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An important feature that the product description leaves out is the zippered compartment in the center underside of the bag where you can store your AC adapter and cord - thus freeing up all other storage compartments for cell phone, pda, a cd or 2, flash drives, chewing gum.... The elastic pen holder is large enough for thick writing pens, not just a pencil-thin item.
For carrying just the essentials this is a great bag!
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This is a very well built case. The size is just right for netbook computers, and it expands to hold a lot of stuff. But it has a major design drawback that you need to be aware of before you buy.

The front compartment sides do not go up to the top of the case cover (the computer compartment sides do go to the top). There is a 1 1/2 to 2 inch gap on the sides to the top. If you left the case on its side, small things could fall out and get lost. I'm going to have long velcro straps sewn in to act as covers over the front compartments, preventing things from falling out.

If it wasn't for this problem, I'd give the case 5 stars...
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I purchased this bag for my new Samsung NC-10 netbook as I was planning on taking it to Europe when I go on vacation. I read existing reviews and saw that it was generally well received by people who purchased it. I will admit I was drawn to a similar bag from Targus but read of that bags lack of padding necessary to protect the computer for traveling. So that was a deal-breaker for me and made up my mind for the Solo case. And I am happy to say it was a good decision.

I feel the quality and construction of the case is top-notch. The material appears to be durable, yet business-like. The locking clasp in the front is nothing special and is similar to that of many camera bags (how durable the part is waits to be seen). When opened, the clasp allows the case flap to open and expose the interior of the case. The back pocket is for storing the netbook (and in the case of the NC-10, its slip case as well) without allowing it to slide around inside. Inside padding is somewhat thin but is bolstered by extremely stiff walls which bolster the sides of the case. I think this provides an adequate level of protection for the netbook as long as you do not take unnecessary risks with it. The next pocket allows for storage of items inside two smaller cubby-pockets inside the larger one. The last pocket is available for stowing such items as the power cords and adapter. And the case also comes with a decent shoulder strap that is padded and attaches to two steel rings secured nicely to the case.

One feature I have yet to use is the case's ability to help speed you through airport security.
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Despite the very nice appearance of this very well-made bag, it's not as useful for my purposes as I would like it to be. All the fabric, padding, straps, compartments actually add extra bulk in places where it's not needed, which makes it heavy for its size and reduces the internal space of the compartments and pockets. Since my purpose in owning a lightweight netbook is portability in size and weight, it doesn't make a lot of sense to add weight and bulk without gaining a lot of storage capacity.

The flip-open styling could be improved. I can see myself in an airport security line flipping it open, only to have all the small accessories go spilling over the conveyor belt because the compartments are not secured well. So this is not the best choice for a woman who wants a messenger bag with enough room to also carry personal items.
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Bought this for my MSI Wind U100. Every thing fits: USB DVD Drive, USB Floppy Drive, Mini-Mouse, AC Adapter & Power Cable, USB Hub with AC Adapter, my "Marvin The Martian Mousepad" (Vintage, try and find that one around anywhere), and of course, my MSI Wind U100 NetBook. It's the perfect fit if you want to take it all with you.
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I recently began using an HP Mini Netbook, and bought the Solo case for it. I carry the computer, mouse pad, wireless mouse, power supply with cord, small surge protector, two flash drives, small notebook, and a pen, with room to spare. The case is compact, convenient, and durable, fitting my needs perfectly. I don't need a complete computing station, but rather a top-of-the-line word processor and a simple photo processor. This package gives me these, and it looks as if Solo designed the case for me personally.
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By T. Leja on February 18, 2009
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My main purpose in wanting a bag was for protection. I believe this bag will do just that. There is plenty of room for all I want to carry. It will be interesting to see how it works with the nine cell battery attached. Works fine with the 6 cell. Quick delivery and good packaging.
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I purchased this bag to carry my iPad and accessories when I travel. Even though TSA regulations do not require special handling for iPads, it never worked out that way. So, a checkpoint friendly bag seemed appropriate. I really wanted to like this bag and have used it every day for 6 months.

The Pros: The size of the bag is perfect. It is easy to fit under the seat of an airplane without taking up legroom. There is plenty of room for chargers, roomy pockets inside that fit my mifi and passport and two larger divided places for chargers etc. The price point is perfect.

The Cons: Nothing protects smaller items in the dividers from falling out. If the bag ends up on it's side, chargers can fall out.

The checkpoint friendly feature requires the bag to be opened flat and, without anything to protect the contents in the dividers, everything can fall out if you do not pick it up just right (hardly a time saver).

In my view, the cons outweigh the great size and weight of the bag. I am ordering the Mobile Edge Scanfast netbook briefcase because, like my full size briefcase, the bag opens flat without exposing any of the contents. Finally, I disagree with those that believe an iPad travel case is not necessary. Since it completely replaces my laptop on a plane, I carry all of my chargers, keys, business cards, passport etc with the iPad.
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