Truth be told, I was first attracted to the Solo netbook case because of it's big capacity. Yet it's diminutive size seems to disguise all the room it has inside. Barely bigger than a traditional camera bag, this is probably the roomiest netbook case you will find today, with compartments big enough to store everything you could ever imagine taking along for use with a netbook. To prove that point, here's a list of everything I was able to cram into this useful little carry-along:
-AC adapter with cord
-2 spare netbook batteries (3 total)
-external 2.5" hard drive with USB cord
-external slim DVD burner with USB cord
-USB thumb drive
-compact digital camera
-MiFi 3G modem
-credit cards/hotel room key
|11.6" netbook - fits like a glove!|
|Trackball, 2.5" HDD and room to spare|
|Room for batteries and AC adapter|
|Pen, thumb drive and pockets for cards|
The handle is very thick and well padded. As light as everything is in this case, you will not feel the weight at all. For walking around all day, there's a shoulder strap with a padded leather shoulder pad to prevent slipping. The strap is long enough for you to sling the case around and wear it across your body much like a messenger bag, and is quite comfortable.
|Goes flat for easy airport scanning|
Finally, the Solo case comes with a 5-year manufacturer warranty - good news for people who are on the move a lot and need not worry about their case falling apart any time soon.
The Solo TCA511-4 netbook case is an excellent choice for the netbook user looking to take more than just a few essentials along. It provides the ability to take everything you need to be productive for extended periods in a small and lightweight case that's very easy to carry. If accessories are something you use daily with your netbook, this case should be high on your list of must-have items.
Alternatively, it is one of only two netbook cases I know of that will fit an 11.6" netbook - at least the HP dm1z. That said, it was a very snug and tight fit, with no wiggle room left at all. If you're in the market for a 11.6 inch netbook case, I suggest you take a look at the Solo. But don't go shopping blindly - do what I did and take your notebook/netbook along and make sure it actually fits before buying. I picked mine up at my local Office Depot for $39, but you can get better pricing if you hunt online.