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This gear bag goes from day to night

on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Levenger is having a sale this week on their Carezza Day-to-Night Clutch.  Like the other bags that Levenger sells, these bags look like regular handbags, but they function like gear bags.  You can use this bag as a strapless clutch bag, or you can add the strap (25.5″ drop) and carry it as a cross-body Read More…

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Timbuk2 and TerraCycle join forces to create this messenger bag

on Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Timbuk2 bags have been featured on The Gadgeteer.  They make great bags to carry your gear or even your pets, and they’ll even allow you to customize your bag with special fabrics or color combinations.  For this new offering, they’ve joined forces with TerraCycle (a New Jersey-based business that makes consumer products from pre- and post-consumer Read More…

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Brooks leather tool bag for bicyclists

on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Brooks Saddles Challenge Tool Bag was first designed and patented in 1896, and it’s been keeping bicyclists’ tools handy since then.  These gorgeous leather bags attach to the saddle of your bike with leather straps; the buckles of the straps are located inside the bag for greater security.  The strap that buckles the Tool Read More…

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Keep your phone with you with this crossbody bag

on Friday, February 14th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, 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 over Read More…

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

on Friday, January 31st, 2014

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 made Read More…

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Go-to gear: bags, briefcases, and backpacks

on Monday, January 27th, 2014

Whether you have been a Gadgeteer reader for a while or have just started, you know that Julie has a section called “Julie’s Favorite Gear” that lists items that she uses. So today while I was looking at some of the items I use on a regular basis, I thought I would come up with Read More…

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Unit Portables bag system

on Monday, January 27th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, 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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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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LederMann Bridle Leather Briefcase review

on Monday, June 17th, 2013

Being a techie junky, I’m always on the lookout for a good satchel or briefcase-type bag to carry all of my gear.  I’m a computer technician, so something sturdy and roomy with lots of pockets is something I always need for work. I was given the chance to review the Bridle Leather Briefcase from LederMann Read More…

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Levenger Raffinato Color-Block Satchel review

on Saturday, June 8th, 2013

There are a multitude of gear and laptop bags on the market, but most of them are unisex or styled for men or hip young things (or whatever the kids call themselves these days)  - or seemingly anyone other than the professional woman.  Levenger has several bags that are designed for women and sized to Read More…

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This bag keeps your gadgets charged as it protects them

on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Mobile Power Case from RichardSolo keeps your gadgets protected while its backup battery keeps them charged.  The bag is covered with water-resistant black nylon and has a carry handle. It measures 13″ x 9″ x 2.38″ (closed) and weighs 15.2 oz (empty).  Inside you’ll find two small pockets for your phone, MP3 player, GPS, or Read More…

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WaterField Design HardCase review

on Monday, April 29th, 2013

Not often do manufacturers design a laptop bag with one specific brand or even model in mind. I am not talking about a form-fitted case or sleeve, but an actual bag created and/or named to hold a certain device. But the folks at WaterField Designs have done just that; the HardCase is aimed specifically at Apple’s 13″ Read More…

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Raffinato Color-Block bags carry your tech gear in style

on Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Raffinato Color-Block bags come in three sizes to meet your EDC needs.  Like all bags from Levenger, they are made of beautiful leather.  These are made of softly-textured, full-grain Italian leather in shades of sienna, dune, and caramel; the interior is lined in faille.  The Raffinato Color-Block Satchel (top, left; click for a larger view) is 16″ W Read More…

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Tom Bihn introduces the new Side Effect

on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

The Side Effect started out as a waist pack, but Tom Bihn decided to change it after reading about all the ways customers were modifying it to meet their needs.  The new Side Effect can now be worn or carried in a variety of ways, but it still has plenty of room to carry your Read More…

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Help the planet and save some money with Timbuk2′s Earth Day offers

on Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Timbuk2 wants to help you celebrate Earth Day by providing a 20% savings on some of their more eco-friendly bags like the ones shown above, which are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. If none of those bags strike your fancy, customize one with your own specifications and choose from 2 eco-friendly materials at no Read More…

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New On-Bike bags from Timbuk2 make your commute easier

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Spring is coming, and you may be thinking of starting to ride your bike to work or school.  Timbuk2 has three new on-bike bags to make carrying your gear easier.  First up is the Basket Cycling Case (marked 1. in the image), which works as a “basket” with a variety of front bike baskets and flat-bed bike Read More…

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DuchessCase laptop and gear bags for women

on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Women don’t need special versions of tech gear, but sometimes we’d like a case that doesn’t look quite so “manly” or even so “unisex”.  It’s gratifying that more companies are making tech accessories for women these days.  DuchessCase is an Israel-based company that makes a line of cases for women that they say has been Read More…

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Craving Girl Scout cookies? WaterField Designs will give you a free box with every order!

on Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Hankering for a tasty Girl Scout cookie? Need a new gear bag?  WaterField Designs has a special treat for you when you make a purchase between today and the end of February 2013.  They’ll include a box of Girl Scout cookies with each purchase of their great gear bags.  If you need a new laptop Read More…

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“Carry an Education” in a Stone + Cloth bag

on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

When Matthew Clough, the founder of Stone + Cloth, realized the man who guided his climb of Mount Kilimanjaro earned only $1-$2 per day, he knew Benson didn’t earn enough to send his children to school.  Matthew realized how lucky he was to have been born with the privileges he had, and he wanted to do something Read More…

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The F1 Micro Workstation, the tablet bag with a need for speed

on Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Tablet bags come in a myriad of sizes, shapes and configurations, but the F1 Micro Workstation from Fusion Bags USA brings a dual standard to the table. The first part of the F1 Micro Workstation is the main bag with the Fusion “Zip-away” feature. The “Zip-away” feature allows the front of the bag to zip Read More…

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Luxurious leather gear bags from Avallone

on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Avallone says their sophisticated City Messenger bags are for men, but I don’t see why women wouldn’t like them, too.  These bags are certainly not the distressed leather bags often marketed for men.  They are made of Italian Nappa leather with cow suede accents and silver-colored metal hardware.  The bag measures 13.5″ X 10″ X Read More…

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Levenger’s great gear bag at an incredible price for one week

on Monday, January 28th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

If you’re looking for a sturdy gear bag with the quality Levenger is famous for, but you want to spend under $50, you’re in luck this week.  The Staff Bag is made of durable, gray, washed canvas with black glove leather trim and nickel hardware.  It measures 13.15″ wide x 4 .15″ deep x 11.75″ Read More…

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iHome 13″ Smart Sleeve for Mac review

on Monday, January 14th, 2013

We Gadgeteers haul our tech everywhere. Sometimes, we just need a few things, sometimes we need a lot. Sometimes we need to look presentable and business-like, sometimes it’s OK to look like we’re packing for a trip into a war zone or the wilderness. The 13″ Smart Sleeve for Mac from iHome is for those Read More…

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Tablet bag for women from Vera Bradley

on Friday, January 11th, 2013

    Over the past couple of years, Vera Bradley has been expanding their Tech line of bags and accessories for gadgets.  They’ve just introduced the Tablet Hipster, a variation of their popular Hipster bag.  The Tablet Hipster has a dedicated pocket in front to hold a tablet, and a center zipper compartment to hold Read More…

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TechSlingers shoulder holster review

on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Tablets and mobile phones are great tools, and I wouldn’t want to be without either of mine very long. I use both of mine constantly throughout the day, both for work and for personal information. Carrying them around, however, is a pain. Especially an iPad. Shirts and pants have pockets that can handle most smart Read More…