I've been feeding my purse/bag addiction again. I wanted something that would carry my technology as well as my keys, wallet, etc, and also medical items (glasses, hearing aids, portable nebulizer, and a small stash of emergency meds). I also wanted it to be relatively small--I bought the Acer Aspire One for extreme portability. I don't need to be beating people over the head when I pass by them. More importantly, carrying all that stuff really can get bulky. I'd like to compact it as much as possible. And I wanted to still maintain the feminine purse appearance. I really doubted it was possible. I have found purses, and I have found computer bags. I've never found anything that will double.
My one disappointment with what I bought is that the compartment where I stash the Acer is not padded. But it will suffice. It is adequate for the Acer and the Brailliant 24 braille display. There is a little zipper pocket inside where I can stash some things. The front of the purse zips around and lifts up to reveal an organizer section underneath.
There is another small zipper pocket, two cell phone/electronics pockets, a large open pocket, and two slots on the outside of the open pocket as well as pen slots.There is also an external pouch that clips onto the front... It is a totally convenient size for the nebulizer! Much better than trying to stuff the Omron carrying case in--it is a hard shell case and rather bulky.
Mom was surprised at how much stuff I carry around with me. I truly wish that I could get down to a cute little purse. It will never happen. Even when I wasn't using a computer, I was trying to carry around a miniature notebook so that I could write notes in braille. Then I started adding meds; and now I have the nebulizer. Even without technology, I will never fit into a little purse.
There are minor disappointments, but I am pleased overall. We'll see how it goes tomorrow at church. This certainly will make distance travel better! I'll be able to carry my purse as is on the plane and pack some little toiletries in the CPAP bag as I used to. I am happpy.