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Monday
Aug012011

Built Neoprene Cargo Travel Organizer

This pouch from Built NY is the other part of my backpack's gadget cable / adaptor management system. The Velcro One Wrap straps mentioned below in inaother post keep my cables organised, the Built Neoprene Cargo Travel Organiser pouch keeps my adaptors safe and sound. It has four internal pouches that take a variety of sizes of power bricks, adaptors, chargers, some cables and even a mouse and the pouch itself has some light padding to protect the contents. It's fairly light and small enough to fit into the front or side pocket of most medium backpacks - and it fits in the front and big side pockets of my Camelbak BFM.

Monday
Aug012011

Velcro One Wrap Cable Ties

If you are like me and have a bag full of too many cables for all the many gadgets you carry around then this is one part of the best solution I have found, the other being the BuiltNY Cargo Organizer reviewed above. This is a bulk set of 50 (so you'll never run out) of reusable Velcro One Wrap Cable Ties and they even come in three colours so you can colur code your cables to make it easier to find the ones you want. At $17 this is a bargain for tidying up the spaghetti in your bag.

Monday
Aug012011

Mountainsmith Kit Cube Traveler Camera Bag

Mountainsmith are famous for top quality hiking backpacks, tents and sleeping bags. However they also make an insert called the Kit Cube Traveler camera bag to convert any backpack into a camera friendly one.  If you are like me and don't like the fact that most camera backpacks don't leave much space for anything else but cameras then you'll like this. It comes with a pile of dividers and can easily hold a DSLR, 3 x lenses and a few other essential accessories or could probably take a small to medium camcorder inplace of 2 of the lenses. It has a couple of internal pockets and fits into many of Mountainsmith's backpacks as well as many other medium size backpacks as it is only 33cm x 30cm x 15cm. This gives the benefit of having a proper quality backpack (assuming you already have one) while also having a padded case for the photography equipment you might need for class and research projects. Best of all it is under $50 so is much cheaper than buying a stand alone camera backpack. But if this is still too big for you they also make a smaller one called the Kit Cube Organizer that comes in at just under $30. However this one does not have a padded lid, instead it has a drawstring closure and is much, much smaller. The bigger one offers more protection, more space and betetr value in my opinion.