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5.0 out of 5 stars So good I may hire one for my next round of golf., March 20, 2012
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Few things are as frustrating to a bed rester as reaching down for a laptop or Kindle that refuses to offer a groping hand and its attached fingers the satisfaction of a firmly gripped top side and underside. With each renewed effort, the elusive and ultra thin object slides further out of the reach of the agitated prober, who once again undergoes the discomfort, irritation, and humiliation (I can only pray no one's taken a picture) of another self-imposed "body slam" to the wooden floor.

But that was yesterday morning--and the night before. This bedside bag (Heck, I'll say it: my "Caddy") is the proactive part of the "Serenity Prayer" that promises an end to such self-destructive behaviors. It'll hold a couple of Macbook Airs and a Kindle Touch (or Fire) without a problem--offering the grabbable parts at arm's length for the the owner's ready and sure grip.

Unlike other reviewers, I can't authoritatively evaluate the "odor" (it's neither lime nor lavender--smells like inoffensive canvas cloth to me). But the material is thicker and sturdier than I had anticipated it (no worries about tears--pronounce that word both ways). It'll hang on to your books as well as your magazines and your laptop plus your iPods and smaller devices). I had planned on immediately supplementing the between-mattress flap with pins, a towel, maybe velcro, but the flap is larger than anticipated (as is my stomach and body weight). So for the time being it's doing the job of holding everything in handy suspension without benefit of any of my ingenious "improvements." And should the bag eventually require some of my modifications, it will still serve as my Caddy. The description of its color--"Sand"--is a reminder of the traps that, thanks to my caddy, are no longer a part of the bedtime routine.
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Initial post: Mar 21, 2012 11:51:58 AM PDT
Caponsacchi says:
Now that I see the negative reviews I suspect my expectations were overly lowered. It's true that the "designated" pockets may not all work as intended, but who cares about that? I may even decide to cut out a pocket or divider to make the bag more amenable to my needs. The important thing is that I no longer have to put my computers and Kindles underneath the bed--where I don't step on them but also am never able to reach them when needed. Sand is a buck more than black, but maybe it's better. It's still holding my computers and Kindles right where I can conveniently reach them as well as attach power cords to them. And if necessary I don't anticipate any problems in securing the controversial flap to my bottom mattress.
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