Techcitement Review: Cocoon Grid-It
By Mordechai Osdoby. October 6, 2011, 3:30 PM CDT
Receiving review units is always a bit of a thrill, but sometimes there can be a catch. Case in point, the Cocoon Grid-It. This is a unique accessory, but the snag was that I didn’t have the device it was meant for. This particular unit holds a Macbook Air.
However, I soon discovered it made a great tablet sleeve for my HP TouchPad and any other 10″ tablet. So, once again, the day was saved.
Case reviews can be dull – how many variations can there be? But every now and then someone does something unique, like the Grid-It. The Grid-It is a spin on the typical sleeve system. Instead of a boring front, under the flap you find a series of interlocking straps. These straps can be used to hold assorted gadgets and cables, in theory. How does it hold up though?
Pretty well, actually. Some larger devices, like the plug element for my TouchPad were a pain in the rear, causing a slight bulge, but otherwise it was great.
I had external hard drives, charges, assorted review phones, and other knickknacks all laid out in the grid. Now that I think on it, this may be the perfect sleeve for someone who has multiple devices.
The one caveat is that it’s a sleeve, not a case, so you have to find something else to tote it in. That can be turned into a plus though, if you take public transportation and want to be a tad discreet about the electronics you tote about. The Grid-It safely and snugly fits in a standard backpack, and no-one on the A train has any clue what I’m carrying.
The Grid-It comes in an assortment of colors, sizes and price ranges, all using their unique strap system. If you know a geek who has trouble finding his or her gadgets and could use some organizing, this would make a pretty nice, affordable gift.
About Mordechai Osdoby
One of the co-founders of Techcitement, Mordechai is a man whose obsession with tech once led his wife to refer to a laptop as "the other woman".