I bought this to organize and protect things like cellphones, point and shoot cameras, cords and chargers in our drawstring backpack since the backpack isn't shockproof or padded. I have the larger cell phone and it fits lengthwise. Our camera fits perfectly in the top net and there are two zippered net pockets for cords or smaller items. The case is not padded, but it's stiff and should provide some protection. I'm sure it'll come in handy for lots of other uses as well, but that was the original intent when making the purchase.