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  • backpack
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    The Packing Cube Shoulder Bag is a great solution for "stuff to put under those airlines entertainment box", all around great Packing Cube, minimalist photo/video/audio box for field work, light weight purse, inner compartment for Swifts and Shop Bags...

    The latest use is waist pack for workout, fitted with a Waist Strap it holds a Nexus and similarly sized items, all kind of plugs as well as other stuff.

    Based on my use, all the things you describe would fit, using a Steel Packing Cube Shoulder Bag with the Waist Strap gives it an immediate masculine look.
    The bag is used by... my husband, who is experiencing first hand the versatility of Tom Bihn products as he is also borrowing a Medium Padded Pouch.

    The Packing Cube Shoulder Bag, like everything in Everyday Dyneema, is very lightweight and packable, it has 2 zippers, one for a long front pocket. Organizing things is very easy with the help of pouches in all kind of colors and configurations.

    I have used my Cafe Bags under the seat. But that was before I read about the state of airlines under the seat cleanliness or lack thereof in this very forum, I think it is in the "Not about Bag thread".

    Now, with Tom and the Crew making Travel Dyneema, the under seat bag of choice is going to be made of easy to clean Dyneema.
    Last edited by backpack; 11-15-2012, 08:14 AM.

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  • Badger
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    Originally posted by dichroic View Post
    Hmm. Would a kindle fit in one of the pockets?
    No, I don't think it would, sadly, though I could experiment once I get home. What might make more sense is a stuff sack with organizer pouches. You could put the chargers in a small pouch and the lip balm, etc., in another small pouch. I have a large yarn stuff sack and all your items would fit in there with no problem; you could even clip the OPs to the yarn feed ring to keep them easy to access.

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  • dichroic
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    Hmm. Would a kindle fit in one of the pockets? Much as I love my Smart Alec, sometimes the airlines put those %^($ video systems under the seat, which takes up half the space and means that no backpack would fit. I think this problem is finally beginning to fix itself (as they install smaller entertainment systems) but in the meantime, sometimes I have to put my Smart Alec in the overhead bin, which means pulling out all the stuff I need in flight. Since those tend to be 10-15 hour flights, that's a lot of stuff! If it's possible to fit Kindle and iPad chargers in one side (less often used in flight, but often used in the lounge before hand) and a Kindle int he other, with earplugs, lipbalm, eyeshade and inflatable pillow (and maybe socks) where they fit best, that would be extremely handy. I could even clip on my knitting stuff sack, and thus have everything *but* the iPad in one piece.

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  • rlandis
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    Originally posted by cucciasv View Post
    Hi, rlandis...
    In all the years since that type of power adapter has been made by our favorite fruit vendor, I have always used the power cord attached. More versatile. I find that the latest ones (made in the previous two years or so) are made of some kind of stiffer rubbery material and are now more difficult to coil up. (I use a TB Kit to store it... I also love the Snake Charmer - it was my first TB product years ago). I've now swapped out the new cords with the older ones which were easier to handle and pack.

    FWIW, I use a Super Ego for all my tech gear ... then again, I'm in the Apple support and consulting business.



    Someone please help me!
    I have BAS (Bihn Acquisition Syndrome)!!

    thank you for your input. I'm trying to make decisions for best option for EDC. Too many options.

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  • cucciasv
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    Originally posted by rlandis View Post
    ...the culprit is the long 3 pronged cord from MBP pwr supply to the wall....as you all know, I don't have to use that extension, and can just plug the brick into the wall.Do most of you carry that cord, or do you just plug the brick directly??
    Hi, rlandis...
    In all the years since that type of power adapter has been made by our favorite fruit vendor, I have always used the power cord attached. More versatile. I find that the latest ones (made in the previous two years or so) are made of some kind of stiffer rubbery material and are now more difficult to coil up. (I use a TB Kit to store it... I also love the Snake Charmer - it was my first TB product years ago). I've now swapped out the new cords with the older ones which were easier to handle and pack.

    FWIW, I use a Super Ego for all my tech gear ... then again, I'm in the Apple support and consulting business.



    Someone please help me!
    I have BAS (Bihn Acquisition Syndrome)!!

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  • MagicTiki
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    Love the Snake Charmer and it's flexible design. I use it I all kinda of situations as my utility storage... Chargers, cables & headphones for work, toiletry bag for overnight travel, kit bag for camping.

    Now that I think about it, the Snake Charmer may be the one accessory that travels with me more than anything else. I may switch my carry bags bass on need, but the snake charmer always seems to be hanging around...

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  • rlandis
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    At the suggestion of the good folks at TB, I have ordered more than I'll wind up keeping, thanks to their generous return policy. I am comparing a Super Ego, and an Ego, and the one piece that takes up a lot of room is the Snake Charmer. I've tried a couple of other clear organizer pouches, and they almost fit what I need...the culprit is the long 3 pronged cord from MBP pwr supply to the wall....as you all know, I don't have to use that extension, and can just plug the brick into the wall.
    Do most of you carry that cord, or do you just plug the brick directly??

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  • Shiva
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    Yes: and increasingly, as our own laptops and other devices get thinner and lighter and more compact--we will not need those huge bags anymore! In general, I have found it fascinating to watch this trend in more general terms: from those now-behemoth separate components (Receiver, CD changers, Turntables, Cassette players) all stacked up on high with innumerable AV cords all dangling galore---to a compact 4x6 something that holds all of your music and video libraries and hooks up to a behemoth of a monitor--we have changed as a culture! And in that sense, IPODS will go down in history as the most revolutionary item--not for its product, but for its concept. Across the board I find everything in my home now can get more compact: remember those big computer desks we all needed to house monitors, towering CPU's, dangling cords, keyboards, and such like..to where we are now?! And yet, we continue to supersize our homes.....thoughts from other folks?!

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  • misterN
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    If you have a place to put it. I've recently migrated back to a medium pouch--as my day-to-day bag has switched from my Super Ego to my 13" Ristretto. I had to cull a bit of what I had there. I think when I eventually switch back into the Super Ego, I'll probably go back to the Snake Charmer. I ran out of room having that in there with a brain cell and a Freudian Slip--but now with the Air, I won't be using the brain cell, which should give me quite a bit more room in that bag. (The Brain Cell is a very nice item--it's just bulky >.<)

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  • MtnMan
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    I have a question for Snake Charmer users: does the size and shape of this particular storage sack have real advantages for you over, say, the similarly priced Clear Quarter Packing Cube or the smaller (and somewhat less expensive) 3D Clear Organizer Cube?

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  • misterN
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    Originally posted by MtnMan View Post
    @misterN: These images are very helpful. Thank you for posting them.
    No problem :)

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  • MtnMan
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    @misterN: These images are very helpful. Thank you for posting them.

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  • misterN
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    Originally posted by Shiva View Post
    I like the snake charmer, but personally find it too bulky! It is therefore harder to pack into smaller spaces. It does swallow up a lot, and if one is looking for a single thing into which to pack ALL, this is the way to go. I prefer several pouches cos that allows me to distribute the weight around; and put it in different places. Of course, they are a bit more pain to pack and keep track of!
    For the various adapters you have--I am intrigued. I have MacBook Air: how well does the mini-DVI to HDMI work? can i hook it up to a HD TV and get both A/V pretty decent? Not sure what the other one is: DVI/TV out. Thanks...
    The Mini-DVI was used on the older computers. The new connection standard that Apple has been using for 2-3 years is Mini-Displayport. I just ordered a mini-displayport to HDMI w/Audio support, as well as a Mini-Displayport to DVI. Which year model is your air?

    Incidentally-- I also have been finding the Snake Charmer a bit bulky for my needs. I might look at the 3D organizer Cube, or the other clear one.
    Last edited by misterN; 08-10-2011, 06:16 PM.

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  • Shiva
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    I like the snake charmer, but personally find it too bulky! It is therefore harder to pack into smaller spaces. It does swallow up a lot, and if one is looking for a single thing into which to pack ALL, this is the way to go. I prefer several pouches cos that allows me to distribute the weight around; and put it in different places. Of course, they are a bit more pain to pack and keep track of!
    For the various adapters you have--I am intrigued. I have MacBook Air: how well does the mini-DVI to HDMI work? can i hook it up to a HD TV and get both A/V pretty decent? Not sure what the other one is: DVI/TV out. Thanks...

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  • Trekkie
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    Do you think that would fit in the bottom of a 13" Ristretto with a similar cable layout and still leave room for like an iPad and a Kindle?

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