Henty Wingman review


When you need to travel with a clean shirt or suit - whether it be by bike, walking or airplane - the big problem is keeping your clothes neat and pressed.  Whether I've folded them into a carry bag or put them into a traditional suit bag, my first job when I get to my [...]

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I knew this was going to be an odd Kickstarter project the moment I saw the company name - CHERRY on the bag. I expected the product to have a cherry logo or at least be Red in color. It has neither... What is it? CHERRY on the bag is a collection of Black full-grain calfskin [...]

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The STM Cache for iPad bag is a perfect fit for a full-sized iPad or other 10" tablet.  It has organizer pockets under the flap for cables or other small gear, and there's a hidden zipper pocket on the front flap for your cell phone.  The Cache has a grab handle and a shoulder strap. [...]

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It's always a pain to try to find small items at the bottom of your bag when it's dark out. The Bag Light solves that problem with a super bright LED that is activated with a squeeze. It is made of soft silicone rubber and easily fastens and unfastens with a magnet. Attach it to the [...]

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Henty Wingman

Here's the sort of stuff I like - equipment designed right here in my home town of Hobart, Tasmania. :)  Don't you hate it when you have to  travel, and inevitably at the other end that shirt or suit you so carefully packed in your case, bag or suit bag needs ironing?  Well the Henty [...]

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Timbuk2 has announced a series of bags that will carry your gear and keep it charged, too.  The Power Series bags begin with two of Timbuk2's best selling bags, the Commute Laptop Messenger and the Q Laptop Backpack, and add a dedicated pocket inside to hold the power pack.  In addition to all the features [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

Earlier this year, I reviewed Col. Littleton's No. 1943 Navigator Briefcase, which I continue to use daily to carry around my gear. There is not a week that goes by that I do not receive at least one compliment about how nice/gorgeous my bag is. That being said, the Colonel has recently announced a sibling [...]

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We've reviewed quite a few Saddleback Leather Company bags over the years. Known for their durability and last forever construction, Saddleback bags have never been considered soft and comfy. At least till now. Their new Simple Backpack features lighter weight softer leather and is currently available in a 14" size with a 17" size available [...]

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Sick of lugging your bags around airports or bus stations? The Hop! from Cargo Collective is a suitcase that takes away some of the load. As the name might suggest, the suitcase is named for hotel bellhops.  Using three receivers,  the Hop! triangulates its position relative to your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, and using an air-based caterpillar traction [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News, Travel Gear

Our friends at WaterField Designs have just announced a nice collection of Google Nexus 7 sized sleeves and cases. There are 7 products that are perfectly sized to hold the new Nexus 7 Android tablet or another similarly sized device such as the Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook and other 7 inch tablets. The [...]

Posted in: Android, Bags, Cases and Covers, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Haul Foreman – Rubbery Bag


Australian Company Haul specialises in making bags, cases and accessories from recycled products like billboard vinyl and number plates.  Their Foreman is made from recycled truck tyres, seat belt webbing and recycled denim.  Capable of taking a 15" laptop and A4 folders, the bag is 38 x31x12 cm.  The rubber is not affected by water or weather [...]

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In my opinion, Gadgets + Leather = Bliss. If you feel the same way, then you're going to love browsing through the Wotancraft web site of truly handmade leather watch straps, camera straps and camera bags. The prices may be a little spendy (the camera case/holster you see pictured above is $169USD), but knowing these [...]

Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, News

We've told you about the GRID-IT! system from Cocoon Innovations before.  These panels are covered in interwoven elastic straps that grip and organize your smaller items.  These panels come permanently installed in some laptop and gear bags from Cocoon, and they are also available as separate panels that you can add to your own laptop [...]

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In honor of New iPad Day, here's a bag to carry your iPad in high style.  The Marc Jacobs Quilted iPad Case is made of lambskin, and it has a chain shoulder strap.  It's 8" X 10" X 1.25", with a soft cotton-blend lining to protect the iPad from scratches and a zippered front pocket [...]

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The bag hanger is heavy-duty, yet easy to open for adding new bags.

I really love things that allow me to use tech in relation to other things in my life, like my dog, Jack. Tom Bihn, a premier bag maker in Seattle, has a great specialty bag called the Citizen Canine which can help you keep all your "dog stuff" in one place.

Posted in: Bags, Outdoor Gear, Pet Gadgets, Reviews

When I think of Tom Bihn bags, I think of laptop and gear bags.  There are several Tom Bihn bags in my house, including an 8 or 9 year old Empire Builder that has been used every day since its purchase and still looks almost like new.  I don't typically think of knitting or purses [...]

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You may have noticed that I seem to have a lot of bags and purses.  Some of them are cheap and some are expensive, but I want to keep all of them clean and nice-looking for as long as possible.  I do not want to set my bag in the floor in public places, where [...]

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New from STM is their Velo laptop messenger bag.  Packed with lots of organizational features, yet spacious enough to just toss stuff in.  The Velo could be a solid daily commute bag for your laptop, tablet, accessories, jacket, shoes, hat, raincoat, keys, journal, pens, water bottle, lunch, manicure set...  OK, maybe it won't hold ALL [...]

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So you've spent all that money personalizing your new gadget bag, forked out for that rare once in a lifetime  unobtainium material. What's the last thing you want to do? Put your new best friend on that dirty, icky floor. Worry no longer, Workiture has you covered. Their el-bagped stand (shown with a Timbuk2 bag) is [...]

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Are you a marine in need of carrying all your weaponry?  Or are you a Gadgeteer in need of a awesome gear bag for all your tech toys?  Either way, Maxpedition’s Multi Purpose Bag would be perfect for you! Maxpedition’s Multi Purpose Bag is made of light-weight ballistic nylon fabric coated with Dupont’s Teflon to [...]

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I consider myself a personal electronic device transportation solution enthusiast.   OK, I have a gadget bag fetish, alright?  Like many of us, I'm constantly on the lookout for a better way to haul my must-have gear.  When I stumbled upon the Transport "urban bag" by Setgo, my interest was piqued.  With its low-profile, over-the-shoulder design, [...]

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Veto Bag 1 (1)

  I know you have one.   Those clunky, metal, red toolboxes.  That iconic American symbol of craftsmen, workmen, and Do It Yourself-ers everywhere.   Those expensive, heavy, red-paint-chipping, heavier-than-cement-crack -your-shin-on-it dead weights that holds a mish mash of tools and accessories that, once in, you can never find again. Throw it out.  Seriously.  Throw [...]

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I grant you Saddleback Leather's Waterbag is not a gadget or tech device of any kind.....its not even specifically designed to carry around tech gear and/or their accessories. But it is an incredibly well made, stylish piece of travel gear, designed to (easily) withstand the test of decades of travel and the hard/rough-road taken. When [...]

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Malcolm Fontier makes bags for people who don't like typical laptop and gear bags.  Shown is The Entertainer bag for small MacBooks, MacBook Air, and iPad.  The bag is made of polyurethane-coated canvas with polyurethane accents.  The bag has a natural linen lining and a magnetic closure.  There's a magazine pocket on the back, and [...]

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This is the most gorgeous bag I've seen in a while.  The Col. Littleton No. 42 Courier Bag is sold by Griffin Technology and is handmade in Lynnville, TN.  This bag is made with polished American steer hide and solid brass hardware.  There's also a copper tube that equally distributes the weight of the loaded [...]

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