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This gorgeous La Fonction laptop bag is a portable workstation

on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

This is perhaps the most beautiful laptop bag I’ve seen.  If only it came in red!  The Item 01 bag from La Fonction is made of aniline-finished cow leather and is lined with a cotton/polyurethane Italian canvas.  It measures about 17″ X 14″ X 2.4″ and weighs 4.4 pounds.  It fits newer-generation laptops up to Read More…

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Carry your gear in this stylish, TSA-compliant bag from Mobile Edge

on Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Mobile Edge announced a line of stylish, TSA-compliant bags for women at CES 2014.  These elegant ScanFast Herringbone Element Briefcases are designed to look great while carrying a laptop, tablet, and other gear.  The black-and-white herringbone fabric lends the bag an air of sophistication, and the black faux leather trim adds sturdiness.  The interior has a Read More…

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Tablet bag looks like a VW bus

on Monday, January 13th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

You can’t transport your friends around in this Volkswagen Bus, but you can give a small laptop or a tablet a ride inside.  The Brisa Licensed Volkswagen VW Bus Orange Messenger Bag Cross-body Purse is made of vegan-friendly materials, and it measures 10″ X 13.5″ X 4″ and has an adjustable strap (up to 54″).  It looks Read More…

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Everki Atlas checkpoint friendly laptop adaptable business backpack review

on Sunday, December 29th, 2013

There are a lot of laptop bags and packs out there, but not all of them can effectively organize and carry lots of gear in a streamlined, compact package.  As a long-time messenger bag user, I’ve not had much interest in backpacks until my business travel picked back up this past year, and lugging a Read More…

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Blue Flame “The Pack” review

on Saturday, December 21st, 2013

As our devices have shrunk in recent years, so, too, have carrying cases. Sling bags, messenger bags, and even the trusty backpack are slimmer, more focused on those slimmer devices, and more attuned to organization and ease of access, rather than capacity. Blue Flame, a fairly new entrant into the market place, has developed an Read More…

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Waterfield Designs Staad Laptop BackPack review

on Monday, December 16th, 2013

Working in the computer field and being a computer geek, I love using nice handbags and backpacks to carry all of my gadget gear.  I have a weakness for leather and nicely crafted canvas and military inspired items.  I recently got the opportunity to review the Staad Laptop BackPack by Waterfield Designs, so let’s take Read More…

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GORUCK (finally) releases “bombproof” laptop shoulder bags

on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

GORUCK is all about rucks – commonly known as backpacks.  Their bread and butter are simple, yet thoughtfully-designed, nearly indestructible, made-in-USA backpacks like the classic GR1, along with other types of bags and accessories.  But one style of bag, one of the most requested since the company’s founding, has been conspicuously missing from GORUCK’s product Read More…

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Saddleback Leather Co. Dry Bag review

on Friday, November 29th, 2013

Several years ago, I reviewed Saddleback Leather Company’s Waterbag, an excellent piece of hardy luggage I use to this day. While I do not use it everyday, my wife and I often use it when going on weekend or overnight trips together. It is perfectly sized for a couple of days worth of clothes for Read More…

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Timbuk2′s newest bag is for the young crowd – very young

on Monday, November 18th, 2013

Timbuk2 says their newest bag is in response to customer requests for a diaper bag that doesn’t look like a typical diaper bag.  The Stork Diaper Messenger Bag is one of their medium-sized messengers that has been outfitted for baby gear.  It has a waterproof, wipeable liner and is equipped with hot and cold internal Read More…

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Carry your tablet in style with the new Skooba Messenger Bag

on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Skooba’s latest bag is the iPad/Tablet Courier V.3. This vertically-oriented messenger bag is a slim bag made of tough but lightweight micro-ballistic nylon that’s been treated to repel water. The bag has been designed to hold a tablet in a sleeve that’s suspended on the back wall of the bag so it doesn’t touch the Read More…

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Strotter Platforma iPad Case review

on Friday, November 8th, 2013

I have a confession to make.  I’m obsessed with iPad bags.  Since I purchased my iPad 2, I’ve been looking for the perfect bag or bags to carry it.  Strotter is feeding my obsession with their Platforma bag for the iPad and other tablets.  You know what they say: “you can never be too rich Read More…

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WaterField introduces the Outback Solo for iPad Air

on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

WaterField is one of my favorite companies. I carry their Finn wallet everyday and use their zippered pouches and bags all the time. They make the stuff I’d make for myself if I was a maker. I love the look of their new Outback Solo. It’s sized perfectly for the just announced Apple iPad Air. Read More…

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Case Logic SLR Camera Backpack review

on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

The Case Logic SLR Camera Backpack from Case Logic aims to provide a roomy and safe place for your SLR (digital or otherwise) camera, and (based on the insides) enough lenses to shoot a wedding, football game, and several other events. You’ll likely be able to squeeze in a digital video recorder and a few point-and-shoots Read More…

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Toffee Mission Rucksack for iPad review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Monday, October 21st, 2013

A few months ago, Julie asked us to post our EDC (everyday carry) bag. Since then, I realized that I had nothing remotely resembling an EDC, so I thought I would try to remedy that. The main requirement I had was that it had to fit my iPad with its case on, and be big Read More…

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Evernote is now offering messenger bags

on Sunday, October 20th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Evernote is no longer just a software company, they are now selling physical goods like the Evernote Smart Notebooks, t-shirts, socks and now the Triangle Commuter messenger bag. The bag has been designed by Abrasus and features a triangle shape that provides a wide base for the bag which allows it to sit upright without Read More…

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Biaggi Contempo 28″ Expandable 4 Wheel Spinner Upright folding luggage review

on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The worst thing about traveling is packing your bags before you leave and the worst thing about getting back from a trip is unpacking and storing your luggage. We’ve been using the same set of crappy luggage that we bought from JC Penneys 20 years ago. Since we only travel a couple times a year, Read More…

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Booq Viper Courier 13 review

on Friday, October 11th, 2013

Ah, gadget lovers and their gear. Hauling around our stuff used to be such a hassle.  Today, it’s all about carrying multiple screens rather than a single screen and power adapter. Most of us carry a smartphone, as well as a tablet or phablet, and maybe a laptop. To accommodate the changes wrought by the Read More…

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Waterfield Designs introduces The Staad backpack

on Friday, October 11th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Waterfield Designs has recently announced their newest bag.  The Staad is their long-anticipated backpack bag that they say is suited for work or leisure.  It’s available in two sizes and a variety of color combinations.  Both bags are available with either a waxed-canvas body (shown) or in black Ballistic and with your choice of black, Read More…

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Cement your place in fashion with a Concrete Mode Messenger Bag

on Friday, October 11th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

OK, I will admit it, I have somewhat of a carry-all bag fetish. But it goes beyond bags; it includes backpacks, briefcases, and even hardshell cases – anything that may be able to carry and protect my gadgets and gear. I also want unique bags – not the same old, same old, not what everyone Read More…

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Make a donation now and raise awareness of breast cancer all year with this laptop bag

on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Mobile Edge has several bags, like this Komen Milano laptop bag, in their Caring Case Collection.  When you purchase one of these bags, 10% of the purchase price is donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but this faux-leather bag, with it’s bright pink color and Read More…

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Altego 17″ Polygon Sunfire Backpack review

on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

A laptop backpack is a laptop backpack is a laptop backpack, right? So, how do you distinguish yourself from the pack? I mean simple design and materials do not cut it anymore; you need to have useful features and things that make folks say “that’s a great idea” or “why didn’t someone think of that Read More…

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Oberon Design Leather and Waxed Canvas Messenger Bags review

on Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Dave: The Gadgeteer Team has reviewed many products from Oberon Design over the years. A majority of these creations have been tablet covers and slipper cases designed to protect your individual smart devices. Recently the designers at Oberon have introduced a line of messenger bags meant to carry much of your tech-gear throughout your travels. Oberon initially Read More…

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Brenthaven BX2 Sleeve for 11″ MacBook Air review

on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

I have a couple of different bags that I use as my laptop bag.  One of them has a built-in, cushioned, zippered sleeve to hold my MacBook Air; my laptop is safe from scratches in there.  The other bag only has a laptop “divider” panel that’s open at the bottom and top, and my laptop Read More…

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Pad & Quill goes his and hers with new Intrepid travel bags

on Sunday, September 8th, 2013

If you’re an iPad or iPhone fan, you will probably recognize the name Pad & Quill. They make unique leather and wood cases that look like books. They are branching out and have started a new travel bag company called Interpid. Their first 2 his and hers travel bags are looking for funding on Kickstarter. Read More…

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“Simple, functional, beautiful” packs and gear by Topo Designs

on Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

While doing a search for a sternum strap to attach to a backpack, I happened upon a company selling some adventurous-looking gear.  As a group of folks who have a love of life in the Great Outdoors (their logo even represents an unfolding topographical map), Topo Designs strives to create products that are simple, functiona,l Read More…