I’ve been working lately to try and streamline the tools and methods I use, and I’ve even been fine-tuning the transport of that equipment.
One thing I’ve adopted lately (that I can’t live without) are various sizes of hard plastic water-proof / crush-proof cases made by Pelican Products. Here is one of my favorites:
Pelican Micro Case 1020
There are a plethora of Pelican Micro Cases, and the odd sizes can make it a bit overwhelming (or trial-and-error) to find the right size case. The 1020 Micro Case is the perfect size for 2.5” portable hard drives. It has a rubberized insert in the bottom and a clear lid so you can see what’s inside.
The drive shown in this picture is a Western Digital 1TB 2.5” USB 2 drive.
Something to note – the Pelican Micro Cases are a bit tall, so they won’t fit that easily in a hard-sided bag. However, if you carry your laptop around in a backpack, this is the perfect way to add some protection.
I’ll highlight some other favorite tech things on the blog, and you’re welcome to share your ideas and tools too!