Recently I've needed to buy more kit, to help with my ventures into the world of CGI. Not only did I need a new laptop, but also a new style of mouse - infact not even a mouse, but a stylus pen with tablet. I'm on the move quite a lot and need to be able to transport my equipment quite easily, but of course, at the same time, keeping it protected and in full working order. I was worried about my tablet, as it didn't come with any sort of carry case...so I began my quest to find one. Looking online, tablet specific protective sleeves are quite expensive. Which led me to consider using a general laptop sleeve!
Tablets can be awkward, not only is it the actual tablet itself that needs to transported, but there's also the cable that needs to stay secure and not end up beaten out of shape to risk damaging it completely. There's also the stylus to contend with. Most tablet stylus's are just a pen shape, with mouse functions...so not many with clippy bits that will stay wherever you clip it! So, I figured to a laptop sleeve that I could modify to work for me.
I needed the sleeve to be just the right size, so not too big for the tablet to slip around in. I discovered that the best fit would be a 10.2 inch laptop sleeve - this would fit the unit and the cable in nicely, with enough room to pop the stylus in too.
I was really pleased with my purchase. The sleeve looks smart and does the job for me. It's not perfect, and I do need to modify the case slightly, I want to sew in some elastic to keep the cable together, as well as a small piece of elastic to hold the stylus pen too...but obviously, it's not designed to be a tablet case...so it would be great for the right sized laptop.
The design is simple and stylish. Not really designed to stand out per se, but it does add a certain professional charm to your portfolio of technological accessorises. It has a waxxy coating, which certainly makes it splash proof (I don't particularly want to test it's waterproof ability, just-in-case). The zip is added well to the sleeve, so that it tucks and blends into the sleeve - I've experienced some zips on laptop cases which have scratched the lid or base of the laptop, or the zip itself has caught itself to a jumper or other piece of clothing. Needless to say this case also offers quality for the value it gives you at checkout. No snagging clothes or unsightly scratches on your expensive equipment.
I'm pleased with my sleeve case, and was happy once I had taken it out of its amazon.co.uk packaging. It's kept my tablet free of dust and dirt, and it has kept it protected from general wear and tear. I like that it keeps everything zipped up well and securely. As I've already said it looks smart and wasn't too expensive - not sure where you can go wrong!
If you have a laptop on the small side of things, and are looking for a decent sleeve to protect it, this one will do the trick!
Thanks for reading
© MarcoG 2012