Bags

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Most of the charging bags we've featured on The Gadgeteer have been small clutches, just big enough to hold your phone and maybe a credit card or two and not much else.  They might work as a "go to lunch" bag, but you'll probably need to put the charging case in a bigger bag that [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
star-wars-handbags

One of these Star Wars Bowling Bag Style Purses would be a great holiday gift for the female Star Wars fan in your life.  These officially-licensed bags are made of 90% polyurethane / 10% polyester.  They have four metal feet to protect the bottom of the bag, and the interior has two pouches for organization.  The [...]

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michael-kors-crossbody-phone-case

The Michael Kors Crossbody Case is a wallet with room for your cards, cash, and a phone in a central storage pocket.  It's made of the finest quality full-grain, premium saffiano leather (both interior and exterior).  It has a  leather and metal chain strap that's long enough to wear crossbody.  I've found two versions available.  The [...]

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We haul lots of gear 'round these parts, some of us more than others. I like my gear-hauling bags to be durable and multi-purpose, and to include at least a few organizational features. Oh, and to look good too. Cargo Works has several products that seem to fit those criteria for me. I recently had the [...]

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biaggi-sharktank

There are only a couple of gadget specific TV shows that I know of and Shark Tank is my favorite. I always love it when I'm watching the show and someone comes on to pitch a product that we've written about or even reviewed in the past. It's fun to see people who I've interacted [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
tom-bihn-parental-unit

If the cutesy diaper bags with pastel-colored baby animals aren't for you, you probably have had a hard time finding a diaper bag that you can use.  Tom Bihn, after time spent coming up with the best design they thought they could make, has introduced the Parental Unit.  This diaper bag looks like a standard [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Kid Gadgets, News
veto-pro-pac-MC-01

I used to carry tools around for a living.  A good tool bag was critical.  I ended up with a variety of boxes with wheels on them just to lug them around town.  I don't do that anymore, but since I rent and don't live in a house, space is at a premium.  Maybe what [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews
foldingbags

Minimalists will love these foldable bags that roll up into a palm sized bundle that you can hang from your keychain when you're not using them to hold your gear. For those of you who don't like to carry a messenger bag, backpack or duffle bag all the time, these foldable bags are perfect for [...]

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booq Boa Flow Graphite review

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Back in 2010, I reviewed the booq Boa Flow M backpack after decades of carrying a messenger type bag. Since then, I regularly use the Boa Flow M when I need to carry a majority of my tech/travel gear or am going out into the damp Seattle weather. I am surprised by just how much I like and [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
CaseLogic-Reflexion-Main

For my work I carry a bunch of stuff with me including a laptop, iPad, two mobile phones, a notebook, and various thumb drives, a portable drive, and tools.  I always keep an eye out for gear bags that look sturdy, can handle all my gear, any kind of weather and that I can throw around. [...]

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col-littleton-no43-1

The Colonel Littleton No. 43 Mailbag Briefcase is a gorgeous shoulder bag reminiscent of the mail pouches carried by pony express riders from days before email and the internet. This bag is made in Tennessee of vintage brown polished leather with a very soft dry-milled leather flap that has brass shield on embossed with the bag's serial [...]

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how-i-outfit-my-iphone-6-plus-14

I had given a lot of thought about how I wanted to protect and carry my iPhone 6 Plus before I even received it.  I knew I wanted a case for it, but I didn't want it to cover up the beautiful gold color that I had been pining for since I saw it on [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
bluesmart-suitcase

The Bluesmart carryon is actively seeking funding on indiegogo, although it's already raised more than 650% of its funding goal with 33 days left in the funding period.  This piece of luggage connects to your smartphone via an app and tells you all about itself and your travel - and it charges your devices, too. [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
incase-sling-bag-for-ipad

Years ago, when the iPad first was released, I reviewed the Incase Travel Kit Plus for iPad and found it was perfect for carrying the iPad, Apple Bluetooth keyboard, cables and chargers, and the included stand.  Well, perfect if it only had a shoulder strap, in my opinion.  Incase has updated the iPad travel kit [...]

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Posted in: Bags, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
tylt-backpack-1

Since I travel frequently, I am always searching for the perfect backpack. Finding the balance between size, comfort, and usability is the biggest challenge. The TYLT Energi+ backpack looks to be not only comfortable, but convenient, so when I was offered to review it, I was happy to accept. I had two weekend trips to [...]

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The duffel bag has been done and re-done since it became a staple of military luggage---and later gym bags---forever ago. Crowdfunded Bomber Barrel was designed to improve on the classic. While it retains the recognizable cylindrical shape of the duffel bag, it also includes a combination of several useful and durable features: lightweight (390 grams) and [...]

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travelon-slim-pouch

The Anti-Theft Classic Slim Pouch from Travelon looks perfect for keeping your cards, passport, and a phone with you while you travel.  The bag has a quick-access phone pocket on the front and a small zippered pocket for cash or small items.  The main zipper compartment can be locked to prevent easy access to the [...]

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triple-c-power-purse-2

The Triple C Power Purse has a built-in battery and plenty of room to hold a phone or phablet.  The bag has two built-in cables, one USB to charge the hidden, high-capacity internal battery and one USB female plug to attach your device's own cable to.  There's plenty of room inside the 4.5" X 8.75" [...]

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I often think that I should have been born in an earlier time. Back when the world was a simpler place, a person's word/handshake was their bond, people made things with their hands, doors were left unlocked etc. The Colonel Littleton gear I have had the fortune to review is truly the embodiment of those [...]

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booq-taipan-shock-2

booq has a new backpack that they think is perfect for professionals.  The Taipan shock bag is made of 1680D tri-weave polyester exterior fabric with a water-repellent coating; the embossed red interior fabric makes it easier to find items stored inside.  The bag is loaded with pockets and storage compartments:  large main compartment with document storage; separate, [...]

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