So here I am staring at a blinking cursor and needing to write 500 words about The Grub.
“Grub”, you say? No, I’m not writing a food review or a story about caterpillar maggots (and I hope I never have to write about both in the same article). To be perfectly clear “The Grub” is a simple little neoprene camera pouch from Crumpler, the same company that brought you other products with names like “The Fug” and “The Old Banger”.
Hmm. 500 words plus photos is going to be tough, isn’t it.
This pouch comes in three sizes, and the Medium one I was sent is exactly the right size for a Canon PowerShot S95 camera (the one I wound up purchasing after I reviewed it for Technoodling. Yes, folks, this is a dangerous job).
*glares at word count and cursing. I’m not even a quarter of the way done… Fug.*
The Grub comes in two colors – black and rust red. Both of the designs come with a stylized picture of a vintage camera printed on the front, I suppose as a gentle reminder of which way to stow your camera. And if you’re in a bad mood, you can say “To hell with you, Grub” and deliberately stick the camera in facing the wrong way. There, you’ve picked on a poor defenseless Grub. Feeling better?
*ok, we’re up to 200 words. I’m beginning to sense a second wind kicking in*
The neoprene is only very slightly stretchy, and quite form fitting. Much like most of my shirts after Christmas dinner. Aside from a little loop for your finger, there’s not much else – no belt clip or hook or anything to fasten the case to your person. Also, take note: if your camera is even a bit too large for this case, you’re not going to be able to fit it in at all. I tried using the Grub on the various other cameras, gadgets and things I had lying around the house, and as you can see from the accompanying photos below, it either fits or it doesn’t fit. Mostly, if it’s not the size of an S95 or an iPod Touch, it’s not going to fit.
As far as protection is concerned, it will probably keep my S95 (save for the exposed part) safe from scratches and general wear and tear. One edge of the camera will always be open to the elements, so keep that in mind. Some sort of flap would have been nice for complete coverage.
Frankly, Technoodling isn’t paying me enough to test how The Grub does on drop tests or unnecessarily rough treatment. But if any of you are willing to send me a sacrificial gadget to fully test it with, I’ll be happy to oblige.
Philippine SRP: P750
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