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like the look of these for the laptop not cheap but very tuff
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Yeah good kit got a few,one just for the iPad fits keyboard leads etc. it's the i1075 tough and durable. In process of fitting one as a top box.
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Yeah good kit got a few,one just for the iPad fits keyboard leads etc. it's the i1075 tough and durable. In process of fitting one as a top box.
I like that idea might try that one myself
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Seriously, you don't need a fancy one.

Buy one of those plastic storage / lunch boxes with the 4 x flip down clasps.

Buy some foam or use some old carpet underlay glued to the base and lid.

This works VERY well, is way cheaper and takes up less luggage space...
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Seriously, you don't need a fancy one.

Buy one of those plastic storage / lunch boxes with the 4 x flip down clasps.

Buy some foam or use some old carpet underlay glued to the base and lid.

This works VERY well, is way cheaper and takes up less luggage space...
take your point i agree if you can do it cheaper the pelican is more for someone who's going of road alot
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Pelican - make sure it's REALLY waterproof

There 1st gen cases were not. I know - I warrantied it when I could blow air through it.

Very good against shock but . . . it's better to have a machine with no moving parts and a robust frame . . . the MacBook Air is cheap, small and stupid robust.

I had one in a soft case on the back of my KTM for 12,000 miles and regularly ripped across the Mongolian steppe among other places at 140kph.

This note is being typed on that machine.

No problems at all.

This year I'll use an iPad with a Touchfire keyboard. Under 1 pound, 9 hours of battery life and photos, blog, etc easily updated.
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Seriously, you don't need a fancy one.

Buy one of those plastic storage / lunch boxes with the 4 x flip down clasps.

Buy some foam or use some old carpet underlay glued to the base and lid.

This works VERY well, is way cheaper and takes up less luggage space...

awesome!! like your way of thinking..
I'm currently planning and packing for a trip and am trying to go minimalist with gear etc. Cheers for the tip.
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awesome!! like your way of thinking..
I'm currently planning and packing for a trip and am trying to go minimalist with gear etc. Cheers for the tip.
For every £20 you save on prep, it's an extra day on the road...

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