my laptop is like a girl with big tits

11Dec05

people can’t help but stare at it, or comment on it. the new lead designer for windows mobile stood over my shoulder for 10 minutes because he had to keep looking at the design etched into my laptop lid. johnny can’t sit across from me and read because the design is too distracting. jasongo took my laptop out of its case at lunch on friday to inspect the design and instantly every woman in the cafe stopped, crapped her pants, and turned to him to complement the design. it’s weird to get so much attention for it. but i think a big part of it is the design. it’s not overwhelming. thanks Jocko!

i’m still on the hunt for a new backpack for it. i’m forever saddened by the fact that my booq boa xs won’t fit it. i checked today and now booq doesn’t even make the xs any more, and they’ve modified the xm to be wider with more pockets and compartments. that is the exact opposite reason of why i loved the xs so much. it was just big enough with the minimum number of pockets and such. i won’t be going back to booq again, so i’m looking for the new perfect laptop backpack. my perfect pack is narrow and relatively small (about 1500 CU in is perfect) since i’m a fairly small dude and don’t need to carry much. i like a separate laptop compartment. and i also need another pocket big enough to carry my camera gear and press materials for when i’m at a trade show or books and psp for when i’m traveling. i hate it when bags have too many extra pockets. and i especially hate organizers. i just need the the bare minimum of those. (one small pocket plus two pen slots is usually all i need.) to add extra pressure, i need to have it in my hands in 3 weeks for CES.

burton has some great backpacks with separate laptop compartments but unfortunately most of them are hampered by pocket and organizer overload except for the amp ipod backpack. it’s cool, but it’s at least 150 bux and usually sells for closer to 200. too rich for just a backpack when i don’t really care about how it integrates with my ipod.

there are a few other more reasonably priced contenders:

  • the tom bihn smart alec – which has no extra pockets or doo dads or anything. the only problem is it doesn’t even have a separate pocket for your laptop. but look at how simple and cute it is. the tom bihn store is 4 blocks from johnny’s office. unfortunately, they’re not open today.
  • the dana design burnside – an absolutely simple design with no extra gee gaws (except for board / jacket straps, which i like) and a separate computer compartment. i would call this a winner. but i have no idea where to check one out.
  • the crumpler king single or base toucher – these look very interesting, and simple, but i can’t really tell much from the mediocre pictures. that bugs me. the descriptions are also completely useless.
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