Cocoon Cases and Grid It Boards – The Universal Organizer

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Have you ever seen those laptop cases that are made by the manufacturer of the laptop, where every accessory they sell for that laptop has a specific place in that bag? I have always been a bit jealous of it. The problem is, I wanted to be able to put my laptop–or anything else I put it in whatever bag I choose. So I found the Cocoon Grid-It!, which is really a pretty awesome thing.

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  • Comes in both cases (for laptops) and boards
  • Various strap lengths for holding items of all sizes

The Cocoon comes in both cases and grid boards. Each model has different-sized rubberized woven elastic straps, to hold whatever stuff you want to put in it. It looks like a basketweave—you just find the right length of strap in the weave to hold each item. Say you want to have all of your things for your laptop organized; you could get a GRID-IT board and fit your USB cable, your charger, your mouse, and everything else you could want onto it, then just pop it into your laptop case.

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Or, if you want something a little more portable, then the Cocoon Grid-It Case may fit the bill. Like the GRID-IT, you can fit anything you’d like in the straps, then just zip up the case and put it wherever. It works in the car, and if you’re a woman who keeps losing things in her purse, I’d definitely recommend this.

They usually run between $15 and $20, which I think is a good price, considering how much easier it makes your life. They’ve also got cases for smartphones. While I haven’t tested those out yet, they seem manage all sorts of small objects.

I’ve had one in my travel bag for years, back from when I carried a laptop. It works just as well now that I only carry a tablet. Yup, there’s another one of those things that I just wouldn’t be without.

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