Device Packaging is the Perfect Travel Case

There are all kinds of impromptu home goods that can double as travel cases for your gear (remember this pocket pot holder idea?). But none of them are going to work nearly as well as the box that was meticulously designed to store, shield and ship your device to your door.

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We've already shown you a few good reasons to keep your old tech packaging lying around. For instance, if you need to ship something back for a warranty or if you want an extra-secure way to move your stuff.

But even for shirt trips, it might be worthwhile to keep old boxes lying around—especially the small ones.

Apple is known for super-minimalist packaging. So if you were smart enough (or enough of a hoarder) to keep that little plastic shell lying around, whip it back out. You'll find that your iPod Shuffle box is perfect to store your 'Pod and headphones for a safe trip to and from the gym—even right next to your cold, condensating water bottle.

It's like opening a brand new present each time! What other ways do you re-use your tech's packaging? Tell us in the comments!


(Images: Flickr member Gubatron licensed for use under Creative Commons, Flickr member Filipe ’shello’ Rodrigues licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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Taryn is a writer, maker, designer, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She lives in an apartment in Atlanta with her fiancé, their Boston Terrier and lots of serving dishes.