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Fine leather cases from Tusting for Levenger

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

We feature a lot of leather cases at The Gadgeteer.  Some of them are rustic, some of them are more polished.  These heirloom-quality cases from Tusting  are made in England by Tusting of Buckinghamshire, creator of fine leather goods since 1875, are of the “more polished” variety.  Levenger says “these rich Tusting leathers mellow with age,Read More…

Gerber GDC-Kit

Everyday survival is a zip with the Gerber GDC selection

on Saturday, March 8th, 2014

I’m guessing that a lot of our readers have some sort of EDC (Every Day Carry) setup that they carry about with them for those just in case moments. The folks at Gerber (the knife a survival tool company, not the baby food maker) have embraced the concept of EDC with their own line ofRead More…

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booq Python mirrorless keeps a tight squeeze on your camera and gear

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, News

Photographers with mirrorless cameras need a secure way to carry their camera and all its accessories. Enter the new booq Python mirrorless camera bag. It’s a compact top loading shoulder bag that comfortably holds either a mirrorless camera with a large lens or a compact DSLR with a small lens. Due to booq’s durable water-repellentRead More…

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This stormtrooper can carry your burdens

on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Kid Gadgets, News

If you know a kid who’s a Star Wars fan, you might want to consider this Storm Trooper Backpack (their spelling) for the next gift-giving occasion.  This is 26″ tall, has adjustable shoulder straps, and it unzips on the back. Based on the photo, I don’t think it has a lot of capacity, so itRead More…

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Ladies, forget about backup batteries, the Everpurse is all you need

on Saturday, February 15th, 2014

We covered the Everpurse iPhone charging purse back in 2012 when it was a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. Now the folks at Grand St. have teamed up with Everpurse and the designers of New York based Stitch Collective to create a new version of the handbag which offers a built in Lightning charger dock thatRead More…

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Keep your phone with you with this crossbody bag

on Friday, February 14th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

We haven’t had a landline for years, and I rely exclusively on my cell phone.  I need to keep it with me so I don’t have to run around like a crazy person, trying to find it before the caller hangs up, but most of my clothes don’t have pockets.  I’ve tried various bags overRead More…

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WaterField Designs gets rough with their new messenger bag

on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

WaterField Designs has just introduced the Rough Rider Leather Messenger Bag. It’s a gorgeous distressed leather bag that is available in one size: 15″ x 10.5″ x 3.5″ and with a choice of six different accent colors: black, copper, pine, green, flame and pearl. The Rough Rider easily holds a 13 inch laptop and featuresRead More…

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Turn a wallet into a purse with the Wallet Wand

on Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News, Wallets

Boys, you can skip this one, it’s just for the girls. Girls, you know that carrying around a heavy purse when all you really need is your wallet, can be a pain – literally. The Wallet Wand is just the magic you need to lighten the load without breaking the bank. Take your existing checkbookRead More…

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Perfect Choice canvas messenger fits a laptop and your tablet

on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

These Perfect Choice Canvas 14″ Laptop & Tablet Messenger bags have room for all your gear.  There’s a padded laptop compartment that fits laptops up to 14″.  An interior slip pocket holds a 10″ tablet, and there are other compartments for the rest of your gear.  It’s made of durable canvas that has been waxedRead More…

Mini Kit (MK-7)

Keep your pocket gadgets organized with the Mini Kit (MK-7) Tactical Multicam Nylon Gear Pouch

on Friday, January 31st, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Crowdfunded, News

So, you have the neat little gadgets and thingamabobs, the pocket tools and flashlights, the paracord and the FishBones, but where do you keep them? If you’re Eric Baur, a.k.a. the 20DollarBandit you keep all these items in your Mini Kit (MK-7), his current Kickstarter project. This 5.5″ x 5.5″ clam shell case is madeRead More…

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This gorgeous camera bag costs more than some cameras

on Friday, January 31st, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, News

But then again, it’s cheaper than some Billingham canvas camera bags…  The Roamographer Leather Camera Bag from HoldFast is utterly gorgeous.  It’s made in the United States from American Bison leather.  It’s big enough to use as a weekender bag with room to hold a couple of days of clothing.  Pop in the camera insert,Read More…

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Skooba Design needs your help naming their new line of bags

on Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

Skooba Design is giving their fans an exclusive sneak peek at one of their new collections that is being developed for a possible spring launch. These new bags are made entirely in the USA and appear to feature a more military style than some of their current offerings. Help them out by leaving your commentsRead More…

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Unit Portables bag system

on Monday, January 27th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

Unit Portables produces gear bags that are designed to be used individually or together.  In the left image, you see the Unit 01 laptop bag with Units 02 and 03 small pouches and a Unit 04 tablet bag.  (The right image is a closeup of the tablet bag.)  The laptop bag is available for 13″Read More…

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He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother – er, dog – Part Deux

on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News, Pet Gadgets

A couple of years ago, Timbuk2 introduced their Muttmover Backpack so you could take your dog with you.  They’ve updated the Muttmover recently, adding features that make it easier to get Fideau in and out of the carrier and to add some other useful features.  It’s made of tarpaulin-backed fabric for durability and has anRead More…

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This gorgeous La Fonction laptop bag is a portable workstation

on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Posted in: Bags, 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 toRead More…

Elements

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

on Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, 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 aRead More…

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Tablet bag looks like a VW bus

on Monday, January 13th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, 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 looksRead More…

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GORUCK (finally) releases “bombproof” laptop shoulder bags

on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, 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 productRead More…

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Carry your tablet in style with the new Skooba Messenger Bag

on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, 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 theRead 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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Evernote is now offering messenger bags

on Sunday, October 20th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, 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 withoutRead More…

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Waterfield Designs introduces The Staad backpack

on Friday, October 11th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, 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, 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 everyoneRead 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, 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 andRead More…

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

on Sunday, September 8th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Crowdfunded, News

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…