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Topic # 152070 15-Sep-2014 09:00
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Hi Everyone,

I have been in the process of refreshing my technology lately and in addition no longer drive to work (Catch the train) so the way in which I transport my technology/gadgets has changed and I am struggling to find a bag that fits my needs.

I am hoping that someone here might have been in a similar dilemma and be able to lend some assistance.

Future-proofing the bag this is what I would like to store in it


 

     

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 3
  2. Apple iPhone 6 Plus
  3. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
  4. Wallet / Keys
  5. Cables / Adapters / Chargers
  6. Lunch
  7. Sunglasses / Reading glasses

 



I am looking for an over the shoulder bag or a slim backpack. I want them to be an compact as possible without sacrificing what I want to store and if possible would like it to be water resistant as I have a 15 minute walk to/from the train/work each day.


Thanks in advance :)

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  Reply # 1128801 15-Sep-2014 09:23
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You have to much stuff. No one bag will solve it. Max 2 gadgets I reckon. Just me.



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  Reply # 1128805 15-Sep-2014 09:27
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Essentially it is two. The phone takes up no space so can go anywhere. Just consider the kindle and surface. I'm not going to get rid of one because thats what works for me.

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  Reply # 1128806 15-Sep-2014 09:30
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Can iphone become a mini kindle?

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  Reply # 1128809 15-Sep-2014 09:32
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I have a backpack that has served me well for a while now.  It is designed to take a 15.6 laptop but has a number of pockets so that it easily fits:

Laptop
Tablet
iPhone
Lunch
Sunglasses
Jacket
all related cables
even a second laptop or DSLR and lenses on occasion
etc....  I take it on the bus everyday and have no problems at all...

How is 3 gadgets too many???  for me - the Laptop and phone are supplied by work the tablet is mine...
I would consider more than 5 may be too much but 3 is fine.

Sorry I don't know the make etc, I think I bought it from a baggage place but places like DSE also have a good selection



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  Reply # 1128820 15-Sep-2014 09:42
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How big is your lunch and how many cables do you roughly have with you?




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  Reply # 1128821 15-Sep-2014 09:45
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Flickky: How big is your lunch and how many cables do you roughly have with you?


The iPhone and Surface are lunch.  





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  Reply # 1128823 15-Sep-2014 09:46
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Lunch = http://sistemaplastics.com/products/klip-it-rectangular/1l-rectangular 

Cable wise:

 

  • Surface charger
  • Surface ethernet adapter
  • Surface HDMI adapter
  • Lightning cable for phone
  • Compact external HDD
  • USB Stick
  • Micro USB cable for charging Kindle.

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  Reply # 1128826 15-Sep-2014 09:52
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NZVengeance: Lunch = http://sistemaplastics.com/products/klip-it-rectangular/1l-rectangular 

Cable wise:

 

  • Surface charger
  • Surface ethernet adapter
  • Surface HDMI adapter
  • Lightning cable for phone
  • Compact external HDD
  • USB Stick
  • Micro USB cable for charging Kindle.


You should get the medium split instead for your lunch. Best container.

....this bag?





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  Reply # 1128852 15-Sep-2014 10:39
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Why do you need to take your chargers to and from work? Its a pain and you risk leaving it behind when you need it most. Just buy a second charger for each device and leave it at work.

Re everything else.

Phone = Trouser Pocket
Wallet Keys = Trouser Pocket
Sunglasses = Head
Kindle, tablet and reading glasses = New bag you just bought.


Sorted. And who said men weren't smart.



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  Reply # 1128996 15-Sep-2014 13:41
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BTR: Why do you need to take your chargers to and from work? Its a pain and you risk leaving it behind when you need it most. Just buy a second charger for each device and leave it at work.

Re everything else.

Phone = Trouser Pocket
Wallet Keys = Trouser Pocket
Sunglasses = Head
Kindle, tablet and reading glasses = New bag you just bought.


Sorted. And who said men weren't smart.



Phone = Wear dress pants so I don't keep my phone in my pocket. The 6 plus will be too big for that (no I don't want a smaller phone)
Wallet Keys = See response for phone
Sunglasses = I wear one or the other (Sunglasses or normal glasses) cant get prescription sunglasses for my eyes.
Kindle, tablet and reading glasses = New bag you just bought.

For chargers. I do have chargers at work but I carry this bag pretty much everywhere and I don't have chargers everywhere.

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  Reply # 1129030 15-Sep-2014 14:06
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Look at some of the Lowepro bags. You can replace the "DSLR" with "Lunch" and be all set.

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