At This D*mn House, we love finding additional or alternate uses for things. So, when I spied this Case Logic CD player holster/fanny pack yesterday at Tuesday Mornings, I had to consider it for just a second.
At $3.99, it’s quite the bargain but … who carries around a portable CD player anymore? I’ve never even owned one and, thanks to the iPod, never will. What could I possibly want with this?
I took it out of the box and was happy to discover that it is thick neoprene, much like the Samsonite sleeve I use on my laptop. Though plastic, the belt buckle seemed sturdy enough. The pocket was generous and the velcro closure, strong. Hmmmm.
Yes, this just might work for … my digital camera!
I’m one of those folks who railed against getting a digital camera the size of a postage stamp, once I’d finally made the leap to digital. I’m on my second Canon Powershot (an SX110 this time) and both of my cameras, while infinitely smaller and lighter than their film-based predecessor, are chunky. I’ve never trusted the provided hand straps and always live in fear of dropping my camera when I’m moving around with it.
I currently use a small, well-padded eBag to store my camera and slip inside my workbag. On days though when I’m out and about walking (taking pictures for my soon to be revived historical building posts) this is not very convenient. Nor is trying to hang onto the camera at events, both personal and for work, in between shots or in between locations.
So, I think this antiquated storage solution will be just the ticket! There is even enough space that I could toss in a pair of spare batteries (in a little velvet drawstring bag). Hey, Case Logic, maybe you might want to remarket this product …