|Vera Bradley hard shell computer case|
I have multiple posts titled and languishing because I know it will take some major time to put them all together. Of course, it is exactly that hoped for organization that propelled me into blogging in the first place. So, I will start with this very simple and very late post about my newest family history
For Christmas, I received a check from my brother-in-law because he was at a loss for what to get me. It was a very generous check, and I knew exactly what I wanted . . . a Flip-Pal scanner! Ever since last summer when I discovered the giant box of old photos on a top shelf in my closet I have dreamed of a Flip-Pal. At the two genealogy conventions I attended, I would walk more slowly past their booth and watch as they demonstrated the marvelous stitching ability of this mighty mite. On two previous research trips to Iowa, I lugged my full size scanner which had to be connected to my computer. This was awkward and not without a few problems.
I placed my order but went with just the basic scanner . . . had to stay within my budget. I knew I wanted a carrying case, but the one on the website seemed a bit wimpy and did not really provide protection. Ah ha! There was a new Vera Bradley shop at the outlet mall in Michigan City, and I was looking for an excuse to buy something. I was sure they would have something I could use. After all, Vera Bradley has a bag for everything. I looked up the dimensions for my new purchase and off I went. I entered the store and was greeted by a giant sign that told me there was an additional 30% off their already lowered prices. I walked around and around looking at everything and opening anything that was remotely the right size. Then, at the back of the store on a lower shelf was THE perfect case. It was a hard shell case with a quilted cloth exterior, a zippered pocket on the side and a shoulder strap. It was my dream case. Oh no, the size was just a bit too small for the dimensions listed on the website. I decided to wait until my little gem arrived, hoping that the actual Flip-Pal would fit. This turned out to be a good decision as my dream case was also the Perfect Case. I added a matching small zippered case to hold the USB stick that comes with the scanner and clipped it to the handle.
The case was created for a mini computer, but with the repositionable Velcro sticks that can be placed anywhere in the interior, it is perfect as you can see! Best of all the cost was a mere $24. I would suggest that Flip-Pal pair with Very Bradley to offer these perfect cases on their website. Can I get a commission for suggesting this? You can travel to your nearest Vera Bradley outlet, or order one from their website. No guarantee that the price will be the same and the price varies by the pattern chosen. I do realize that purple floral might not be a male Flip-Pal owners cup of tea. Oh well . . . Merry Christmas to me!
Disclaimer: I have not received ANY compensation from either Flip-Pal or Vera Bradley. . . shucks. I doubt they even know I purchased their products. I am just a very satisfied and enthusiastic new owner of scanner and case.