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Single Bagger Theory

I was a very proud grocery store employee for 5 years back in the 80’s. I started as a bagger. They actually trained us the right way to “pack” groceries back then.


STM iPad Bag

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I bought this STM bag more than a few years ago when I just had to have what they were then calling an “ultra portable” notebook. The smallest Fujitsu Lifebook was, to say the least, not exactly awesome.

So, whatever. A few years ago, I gave that computer to my Mom because I thought she might start using email instead of leaving me voice mail. Yeah, oh well. Later, the machine started not allowing Windows update to authenticate and it was crashing a lot, so I took it back (still not fixed, now a paperweight) and got her a brand new PC notebook. She uses it about once a month or so. I still get the voice mails all the time.

So, this bag…

I ordered this through either Amazon or eBay. It was a glove like, perfect fit for that Fujitsu when I had it in the Zeroshock sleeve. It was almost too tight because I had to shove the power supply in and tightly close the bag, but it was OK. The bag itself is really nice, made of the standard poly canvas like stuff with nice stitching all around, open and closed pockets with velcro and zips and a somewhat heavy duty design.

A few weeks ago, I was looking for iPad bags and really couldn’t find any that I liked. I have my iPad in an Otterbox Defender case, so carrying it without a bag is okay most of the time, but there are times when I either don’t have a free hand or just want to have iPad, power supply and anything else I need ready to go in one place, so I bag would be good. I have a few other bags that are cavernous with only an iPad inside, so something smaller was necessary.

I was searching around for ideas of what to do with the old Fujitsu at some point (I’m probably going to kill Windows and install Jolicloud), I suddenly remembered my old STM “Alley” bag. I called my Mom about 10 days ago and asked her if she remembered the computer she had before that I took back… and the bag… and YES! She had the bag!

This was really all I wanted for Christmas. That 10 day wait reminded me of being a kid, waiting for various presents I usually got tired of within 72 hours. I’m so glad to have this bag again and doubt I’ll become bored with it any time soon!

Do you have an iPad and, if so, are you using a special bag to carry it around?