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Photography tools have changed considerably over the past fifteen years. Used to be, you had to have a large camera body, many varied lenses, and dozens of filters, flashes, and meters to capture the perfect photo. True photogs shot on film, so there needed to be a place to hold unexposed rolls and exposed rolls. [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
usagear-s17-1

After my first child was born I went out and purchased a DSLR camera. My wife and I weren't impressed with the pictures our pocket camera was taking and wanted to properly document the childhood of Earth's future ruler. After my second child was born, we purchased extra batteries and memory cards. We needed the [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
betabrand-underthejackpack

Look, I like big ol', voluminous backpacks for hauling my gear as much as the next Gadgeteer. But sometimes you only need to carry minimal gear and want to be subtle and stealthy, like a gear ninja. For those missions, the crowdfunded Betabrand Under-the-Jack Pack might be essential. Betabrand designed this ultra-slim backpack to literally [...]

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colonel-littleton-bentley-tote- 1

We all have things that we need to carry around to accomplish our daily tasks, and if you are a gadget lover you end up with a lot of collected devices to carry around too. One of my fellow Gadgeteers, Dave Rees, has reviewed several of the Colonel Littleton leather bags for men and now [...]

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peakdesign-messengerbag-1

What do you get when you cross a traditional messenger bag with high-end camera bag features and user customization options? You get the Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag which was an insanely successful Kickstarter project from earlier this summer which brought in more than 4.8 million dollars in pledges. If that number made you look [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
riutbag-1

The RiutBag is a backwards backpack. What exactly is that? It is a backpack where the zipper is located nearest to your back to ensure that your belongings remain safe and secure. This uniquely designed backpack has a foam-lined pocket that will carry a 15-inch laptop (the pocket is located against your back) and has [...]

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kanzek-slim-safe-portfolio-1

I enjoy using leather products because of their beauty and durability. Recently I had the opportunity to review Waterfield's Cozmo 2.0 laptop leather bag. It was a very well made, wonderful laptop bag but a little too spacious for my personal preferences. I recently received the Kanzek Slim Safe Portfolio to review. I discovered that it is a [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
wolffepack-metro-1

As a collector of all things gadget, I often find myself in need of a great backpack to help organize my devices while on the go. Recently, I was given the opportunity to review an extremely unique backpack, the WolffePack Metro. What sets the Metro apart from other backpacks is its ability to temporarily detach [...]

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I used to carry a backpack when traveling. Everywhere. I had decided that with the two laptops I used for demos (a Mac and a Windows machine, before the days of Intel Macs and virtual machines!), their chargers, hard drives for content and backup of presentations for the products I was training on, a single-shoulder [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
smarter-garter

Each day I receive at least 100 emails pitching me ideas for products to write about on The Gadgeteer. I delete most of those emails seconds after opening them because there is nothing interesting about another iPhone bumper case, screen protector or a Kickstarter campaign for a selfie stick that includes a bottle opener. But [...]

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Bolstr-8

I am a bagoholic.  I have two closets filled with bags from waist packs, day bags, shoulder bags to camera backpacks.  Some of them date back a ways...I still have and use both a Roadwired Pod and Podzilla!  I am always on the lookout for that next bag that will hold what I need when [...]

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genius pack hardside21-03

I avoid checking bags in while flying whenever possible.  Additional bag fees?  No, it's the hassle of waiting for checked bags at the carousel, the risk of lost luggage, and the tendency to overpack.  I tend to travel with lots of loose items (charging cables, wall warts, adapters), so what if I could find a [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
waterfield-cozmo2-1

Backpacks and messenger bags have become our preferred everyday carry bags. But what happens when you need something a little more business-like? Waterfield's newly updated Cozmo 2.0 laptop bag seems to be the type of bag that would be useful in a business setting. While reviewing the bag, I found that it is even more [...]

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Incase-ReformSling1

After several weeks of using the new Incase Reform Sling bag, I am conflicted by its unique design, its great organizational features, and its limitations because of the above.  The Reform sling bag was specifically designed to hold the new 12” MacBook.  While I do not have one of these MacBooks (I have a 13.3” [...]

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Incase-Reform-Backpack-Review-02

It's back to school time, and you'll need some awesome carry gear for all of your stuff, especially if you have a laptop and other electronics.  Incase is known for their awesome line of bags, laptop sleeves, and phone accessories.   I was given the chance to check out the 15" Reform Backpack, so let's take [...]

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saddleback-bookbag

The new Book Bag from Saddleback Leather Company is a small (9 ½ W" x 7 ¾" H x 2 ½" D) full-grain leather bag with a pigskin lining. The interior has two pockets, one has been designed to carry your everyday essentials like your phone and a pen, and the other is large enough [...]

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jumpjet

Messenger bags are my favorite style of gear bags. I've been carrying one for years. They are great because they are roomy enough to hold a lot of gear. But for those times when you don't need to carry everything but the kitchen sink, they can be a little too spacious. The Setgo Jump Jet [...]

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tuo-tuo-1

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the TUO, a travel organizer designed to save space and make packing easier. Since then, I've had the opportunity to travel and test the TUO for myself. Will it ease the frustrations of travelers everywhere or is it a Kickstarter campaign full of empty promises? In case [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
cozmo2

I can't believe it's been 13 years since I reviewed the original WaterField Cozmo bag. I carried that bag for a couple of years and then Jeanne carried it for a few more. I still have it somewhere in my magic closet o'bags and I bet it still looks just as good as it did [...]

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Ogio 01

Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, chances are that you use something to carry your gear around. And that means everything from a school backpack to a duffle bag, to yes, I've seen it, a grocery bag. But I'm not going to criticize how you carry your stuff, to each their [...]

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The Whipping Post roll top backpack is a nice looking bag reminiscent of days gone by. This backpack is made of brown polished leather with a vintage look and feel that reminds me of walking to school a hundred years ago. The rustic bag is large enough to hold a laptop along with your daily gear. Let’s take a [...]

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ibackpack-ibackpack-1

We live in a world where there is a gadget for everything. Need extra power, get a power bank. Need portable internet, use a hotspot. Always losing your things, grab a Bluetooth tracker. Do you like music on the go, get a Bluetooth speaker. Imagine if there was a device that could do all that? [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
waterfield-tote

San Francisco based WaterField Designs recently announced their new Field Tote which has been designed with a casual style that will also fit into professional settings. The Field Tote is constructed of water-resistant waxed canvas with full grain leather accents. The bag is light weight and can be rolled up and stored in a larger [...]

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paxil-backpack

Backpacks are a must have accessory when hiking and camping. They are constructed to let you easily transport all your important gear while exploring the great outdoors. But one of the main problems with traditional backpacks is that you have to take them off in order to get access to your stuff. Paxis has designed [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Outdoor Gear
peraltabags

Popular San Francisco based bag and accessories maker WaterField Designs has recently created a new line of bags designed especially for women. The new line is called PERALTA and will start out by offering the Balani Backpack, the Etta accessory pouch and a leather key tether. The backpack which is made here in the USA [...]

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