[NTLK] Considering this as a 2100 Bag
bradley.loeding at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 18:04:08 EST 2010
I own a Newt Boot. They are nice. The cargo area holds just enough for its
size. I can fit a Palm folding keyboard, a few cables, and a couple memory
cards in it without a problem.
However, I'm not sure they are very practical for a heavy user. Despite the
great build quality, they are too thick for day-to-day ergonomic usage, and
the detachable shoulder strap feels awkward when that big rectangular brick
rests on your hip. Also, unzip it on a desk. If you forget which compartment
houses the pad, (it happens,) the thing can come tumbling out on you.
I believe they were built for MP1x0s. You really need to squeeze a MP2x00
into it. Because of this, some of the edge padding compresses when fitting a
2x00 inside. I'd not want to test dropping a Boot with a MP2100, from chest
height, and risk it hitting on a corner.
Conclusion: Great quality. Perfect for light use and Newt storage, but YMMV.
On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 2:26 PM, James Fraser <
wheresthatistanbul-newtontalk at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- On Wed, 2/17/10, Tony Kan <tonykan at xtra.co.nz> wrote:
> > Didn't Landware sell one once? Is there anyone on the
> > list who has bought a holster of any sort and can give us some feedback?
> The only LandWare holster I'm familiar with is the (in)famous BurroPak.
> The OP didn't mention if they'd planned on dragging around Newton
> accessories in addition to the device itself, so I'm going to take it as
> read that they are (in which case, the BP won't work).
> I think the suitability of the bag the OP linked to depends on how they
> treat their bags. If they're used to treating their bags in a fairly
> genteel manner, (i.e. moving their Newton from their home-to-car-to-office)
> that bag might work. I say this because it has "fashion accessory" rather
> than "serious bag" written all over it (hardly surprising at the <$30 price
> However, if their bag is typically subjected to anything other than the
> lightest use, I'd steer clear of that one. If you'll pardon my saying so,
> the stamped aluminum buckle shown in the photo gallery for the bag just
> screams "cheap" to me, ditto with the velcro/elastic fastener for securing
> the compartment (a serious bag has snap fasteners that cost more, but do not
> wear out like Velcro does).
> I've seen a couple of list members mention they use Eagle Creek bags. If
> the OP's needs a durable bag that can hit a hit or two, they may want to
> post a "WTB" on the list for an Eagle Creek bag suitable for a Newton and X
> accessories. I tend to go with Eagle Creek gear myself, seeing as how it's
> specifically meant for use by travellers who don't want to fret over whether
> their gear is going to last out the trip or not.
> The catch is that new Eagle Creek gear typically has a price tag to match
> their typically high quality. However, a WTB post may reach a list member
> who has such a bag, doesn't use it anymore, and who may want to free up some
> closet space. :)
> If the above won't work, and Ed Kummel's suggestion doesn't work either,
> the OP might try taking a trip to their local surplus store and seeing if
> there is anything on offer there that will work for them. [shrugs]
> James Fraser
> PS: has the OP considered a Newt Boot?
> They're certainly hard to beat for the price, and the build quality looks
> fairly decent, too (though someone who actually owns one may want to share
> their experience).
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