Tablets make great travel companions because they are so small and light. You shouldn't ruin that by carrying yours in a bag intended for a laptop.
The My 2nd Brain Tablet Case from Think Tank has been carefully designed to provide users with a way to carry both their mobile computer and the accessories that go with it in an organized fashion.
Build & Design
This bag is the right size for devices with screens around 10 inches. A 9.7-inch iPad fits in it easily, while a 10.6-inch Galaxy Tab just barely fits. Think Tank also offers versions for those who have 11-inch and 13-inch devices.
If, like me, you travel frequently and depend on your tablet day and night, you end up with quite a collection of gear: chargers and cables, an external keyboard, a wireless media drive, mobile access point, and more. The My 2nd Brain Tablet Case has pockets -- and more pockets inside of those pockets -- for all of these items so you can keep them organized.
It starts out with the main pocket where you put your tablet. This doubles as a place to store your external keyboard when you are using your tablet but don't need to type anything. This has a zipper so there's no chance of these falling out.
Next to that is a large zippered pocket with four inner compartments. Two of these were designed to hold cables and chargers. The other two have zippers of their own -- perfect for small, valuable items like memory cards and thumbdrives.
The My 2nd Brain Tablet Case has a small zippered pocket along the top that Think Tank designed to hold a phone. I prefer too keep my phone on me, so I put my mobile access point in there instead.
On the front of this case is smaller zippered pocket that actually has a space for an iPad mini or a 7-inch device, in case you're the type who carries around two tablets. This pocket also includes a separate area with slots for holding pens, a stylus, and other small items.
On the back is a fairly large slot for holding flat items. It's not quite big enough to hold a magazine without folding it in half.
Those who would like a similar bag with fewer pockets might be interested in the STM Linear.
The My 2nd Brain Tablet Case can be carried either by a handle on its top or with the included shoulder strap. The strap is adjustable and has a pad so it doesn't cut into your shoulder.
It seems well made -- after several weeks of use, our test model it still looks brand new.
If a tablet is the centerpiece of your mobile office, you need a bag like the Think Geek My 2nd Brain Tablet Case. It has enough room for all the gear you need without being larger than necessary.
This accessory retails for $75, a resonable amount to pay for a well-designed and well-built bag like this one.
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