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    Thumb drives

    Recently, I had to pack someone else's laptop in my SuperEgo briefcase (my old Brain Cell, sized for a "classic" pre-unibody 15-inch MacBook Pro, hasn't been used since the old laptop died in the line of duty in March, 2013). The laptop was being used to give a presentation, including a video stored on a thumb drive.

    Other than simply secreting the laptop in the Brain Cell with the thumb drive still attached, how would you store a thumb drive so it would not get lost?

    NOTE: The thumb drive used is one of those extra-small kind, only about twice the size of an actual thumbnail. Not much there to hook onto for a keychain, so that's eliminated as an option.
    Owner of: Brain Bag backpack (Black), Field Journal Notebook (Blue), Snake Charmer (Small, Orange), Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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    Forgive my unimaginative response... but if you don't mind getting a pouch from TB sometime, you could try the nano or mico-sized coyote mesh pouches! I feel they were made for exactly this sort of situation. You could just hook it into SE then. Or slip it into the BC's mesh pocket-thingy.
    Last edited by adalangdon; 10-09-2014, 10:14 PM.

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      #3
      Forgive my unimaginative response too... I would wrap it in paper and tape it to the cover of my laptop. One piece of packaging tape would do it.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Dandelion View Post
        Forgive my unimaginative response too... I would wrap it in paper and tape it to the cover of my laptop. One piece of packaging tape would do it.
        You will put packing tape on your laptop?!

        I think the 5th pocket on your Jeans is now supposed to be used for this?

        I either stick them there if it is just one or I use one of a million tiny pouches that I have clipped in to my cases filled with little things too easy to lose any other way.

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          #5
          Originally posted by AVService View Post
          You will put packing tape on your laptop?!
          Yup, on the outside and wouldn't leave it on forever. It's a MacBook Pro and will come right off.

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            #6
            No response here is unimaginative.

            I simply want to devise a neat way of hauling the little bugger (or buggers) around so they don't get lost.

            Thanks for responses thus far. I do not know how well the tape-on-a-laptop would work in a Brain Cell's confined space.
            Owner of: Brain Bag backpack (Black), Field Journal Notebook (Blue), Snake Charmer (Small, Orange), Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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              #7
              Originally posted by MtnMan View Post
              No response here is unimaginative.

              I simply want to devise a neat way of hauling the little bugger (or buggers) around so they don't get lost.

              Thanks for responses thus far. I do not know how well the tape-on-a-laptop would work in a Brain Cell's confined space.

              I taped a small drive to my Mac and inserted it into my Brain Cell. No problem.
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              Pocket pouch on the left, small cordura pouch on the right. Run a tether to the strap clips on the outside for security if you desire. My Brain Cell has pockets on the exterior too.
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                #8
                Sounds like it would fit in an Altoids Smalls tin. Then you could throw it in any old organizer pouch.

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