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Nice Netbook (and iPad) Sleeve
on January 19, 2009
It's not perfect, but it's a very nice protector for a netbook. The Case Logic website has a list of every netbook model that fits inside this sleeve.
I have an Aspire One with the 6 cell battery (there's a wart on the back of the computer where the battery sticks out), and the fit is virtually perfect for this sleeve. Nothing else fits in the main compartment. The padding is very nice, just about right, not too much, not too little. It feels very good in your hand.
There is an ingeneous zippered pocket on the front of this sleeve. There is a slot for devices USB - mostly a USB flash drive, but also some shorter USB wires would fit in here. The Acer A/C adapter fits in the outer pouch, but you end up with a very lumpy sleeve (a pretty big bulge where you slid the adapter.
Of course this has the nasty old vinyl / neoprene odor that goes away after a few days. You'll want to turn this inside out and air it out in a sunny location.
As a sleeve - and it's important you know this is a sleeve, not a PC case - this is a very nice protector. You can very easily toss this in a larger PC bag, or carry on luggage, and have no fear that your computer will get scratched or damaged. It will not hold papers, hard drives, cell phone, etc. Just the computer and a USB key.
My sample is black. The charcoal color with gray accents is very nice looking.
March 6, 2011 update - iPads fit in this sleeve. I've carried my iPad for the past year inside this sleeve. With no cover on the iPad, the device is pretty loose inside. I used a DodoCase and then an InCase book style cover for a while, and they both fit inside this sleeve nice and snug. I'm now using an Amazon Basics silicone case that only covers the back of the iPad. The silicone hangs up on the sleeve material, so it's a bit harder to slide the iPad in and out. But then again, the iPad doesn't shift around inside the sleeve. This combination has been on forty or fifty flights in carry on with me over the past year - not a bit of damage or problem with the iPad. When I pull the iPad out, this sleeve crumples up in the book pocket of the plane seat. Pretty darn nice.
January 29, 2012 Update. It appears I've had this sleeve for three years now. Well, I can report that this is one darn rugged sleeve. I've gone through another iPad cover (my fifth), and now am at Otterbox. The iPad is stored in this sleeve. It has been on maybe 50 or 60 roundtrips in my carry on luggage. I put my headphones and a spare USB cord in the outer pocket. I stop using things if they don't work, are ugly, or are a pain somehow. This sleeve has staying power. It looks as good today as it did three years ago. I can usally toss a paperback book in with the iPad. At a $14 price right now, that is a great deal.
January 12, 2013 Update: Well look at this, an annual update for this sleeve - Fourth Year! It appears to be long lasting for myself and Case Logic (who would ever guess something this silly and simple would be around for four years). Four years and it is still going strong. I have a feeling this thing will never break.