The complaint I hear most often from UMPC owners concerns the lack of a good carrying case that fits the small PC while offering decent protection. The Samsung Q1 comes with a neoprene sleeve that works pretty well but offers zero protection from bumps and other accidents. I remember mentioning on an earlier MobileTechRoundup podcast that I thought cases made for portable DVD players might work well for UMPCs and I just ran across a blog that mentions a case the author is using for his TabletKiosk eo. He is using a Case Logic case designed for carrying CD/DVDs and finds it fits the eo perfectly and offers decent protection. The case is sold on at Best Buy for $13, a pretty good deal if you ask me.
I looked around at Target the other day and found a Denali case for DVD players that looked like it would work perfectly. The bag is padded for some mild shock proofing and had some pockets for DVDs or really small accessories. You probably couldn’t use it all day without carrying your accessories somehow but it should work great for short trips. This bag is $19.99, but Target had several makes and models that would probably work well too starting at $10. I was tempted but didn’t get one as I am using the Samsung Organizer which is too long to fit in these cases.
What bag are you using to carry your UMPC around? Share it with everyone here and let’s get a good list going for reference.