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VAIO Z Sleeves, bags and cases thread

Discussion in 'Sony' started by 7evendeuce, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. 7evendeuce

    7evendeuce Notebook Consultant

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    For all you Z people, what do you use to carry your laptop around? I want to get a nice semi rigid sleeve I can put my Z in, so that I can drop the whole thing in my backpack and not worry too much about it.

    I liked the Zeroshock III case on my previous laptops, however I'm worried the 13" might not fit and the 14" would be too big? The 13" model's maximum width capacity is 12.4", and according to specs, the Z is exactly 12.4" wide.

    What do you guys use?
     
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    i was just looking around google trying to fine other pictures, and i found a picture of a similar case for the SZ, it looks perfect for what i was looking for

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  5. InfyMcGirk

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    I'm interested in this one too. I went sleeve shopping yesterday and came back with a free VGP-CKSZ1 case that PC World had but that their computer wouldn't allow me to buy... so they gave it to me! However, although it's OK, it's really for the SZ and is too big for the Z because of the Z's small back-front measurement (because of the 16:9). The VGP-CKZ1 should be much better as it's designed for the Z, but nowhere seems to have them in stock yet.

    I ended up buying a Samsonite EVA Pillow Shuttle Case (or summat like that), with memory foam interior. The 15.4" widescreen size is perfect for the Z, power brick and mains cable together. It seems to provide good protection although due to the compressive/hugging nature of the memory foam, I'll definitely use a protective sheet in between the keyboard and screen I reckon.

    If anyone finds a sleeve which perfectly fits the Z, please post links and pics! :D
     
  6. faberge

    faberge Notebook Geek

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    I have this sleeve for the old S series but it's 13.3" so it's slightly too big for the Z
     
  7. 7evendeuce

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    faberge, since you live in the UK, this might be of interest:
    http://wrappers.typepad.com/

    I'm thinking about getting a Z and may ask them if they intend to offer sleeves that fit the new VAIO.
     
  10. 7evendeuce

    7evendeuce Notebook Consultant

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    Sony's leather and non-leather sleeves for the Z look very nice, however they are very expensive. Are they worth their price?
     
  12. InfyMcGirk

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    I would say the leather ones probably worth it if you can get a deal on one - they have a real 'quality' feel/smell to them. ;)

    However the non-leather ones vary considerably. I got a VGP-CKTSZ1 (for free!) and it feels a little cheap IMHO. And it's got a very noisy velcro fastening, which is a bit of a pet peeve of mine. That said, I like the fact that it's relatively rigid panels give some decent protection while keeping it very light weight (the rigid front and back panels are an advantage over the 100% neoprene or Wrappers-style sleeves, I reckon).
    Just a shame it's too big for the Z. The CKTZ1 is no doubt a much better fit.
     
  13. 7evendeuce

    7evendeuce Notebook Consultant

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    Ended up going for another Zeroshock III case after measuring the laptop and realizing it's only 12.1 or 12.2 inches wide and not 12.4 as the specs say. The case can take a laptop up to 12.41" wide, so the Z should fit. Loved the Zeroshock with my past laptops, hopefully it works well with this one.

    I'll post impressions when I get it, if anyone's interested :)
     
  14. ThreeD

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    yes, please! :) where did you order? this thing is hard to find in Germany, so I am looking for an international place to order from.
     
  15. crowsnest

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    I'm wondering if I will have problems finding a sleeve with the right fit for my Z with the large battery.
     
  16. 7evendeuce

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    I'm getting mine off ebay. There's one seller that carries the 13.3" model ( http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZyap2528 ) and his auctions say he ships worldwide. I haven't had problems with that seller, so check that out :)
     
  17. ThreeD

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    I found the same guy. So you are buying the 13.3 case or the 12.1? I didn't get that straight.
     
  18. 7evendeuce

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    13.3". I think 12.1" would be way too small.
     
  19. ThreeD

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    ok, thanks. i'll wait for your review and pics and order then if it is great.
     
  20. steady602

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    hey there,

    did you ask them if they offer sleeves for the Z-vaios?
    how much do they ask for p&p to germany? (supposed you are from germany)

    or have you decided to go for adifferent sleeve?
     

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