Slightly OT: Cart/Transport for mobile Laptop Recording/Composing Rig?
I'm intersted in getting some kind of cart to mount/tote the recording accessories that I use with my laptop.
-2 - 3 external hard drives
-external CD burner
-External audio interface
-Cables, extension cords, etc.
I would like to be able to transport this in the back seat of my car, so:
-I'd like to be able to mount the gear down (even if I just tie it down with some cable)
-It can't be too big, heavy, or bulky
-It should be enclosed
Basically I'm looking to minimize setup time when I get to a recording location. I'd like to have all my power cables plugged into a mounted power strip and all of my data cables plugged into a docking station, so that I can just plug the unit into the wall, dock my computer, and start composing.
I don't need something specially made for this purposes -- for a while I've just been using a rolling bathroom cart, holding the drives down with duct tape, and tying the cables to the base with twist-ties! I would like to upgrade to something a little more solid and less tip-prone, but it doesn't need to be a specialty item.
Anybody have some kind of portable rack like this? Any creative solutions?
P.S. I can't spend a fortune -- if possible I'd like to keep it under $100, so I'm wide open to creative ideas and items designed for another purpose.