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By: Greg Carter
on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

I can work anywhere, as long as I have my laptop computer. Sure, with cloud access I can manage pretty well with just a smartphone – and even better with a tablet – but the laptop still makes it much easier to work and store or access everything I need. Therefore, I rarely travel veryRead More…


WaterField Designs introduces the new VertiGo 2.0 Laptop Bag

on Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

Actually, it’s not just a laptop bag, because the VertiGo 2.0 is available in three sizes: small holds an iPad Air and similar tablets; medium holds a 13″ Mac laptop; and large holds a 15″ Mac laptop.  The VertiGo 2.0 is the “ideal business and traveling companion that can hold a surprising amount of gearRead More…


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…


Rickshaw Bagworks Commuter 2.1 Laptop Bag review

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

Carrying your gear to and from work or school every day requires a reliable bag. This is especially true if a laptop happens to be one of the items you carry. I’m partial to messenger style bags because they are roomy and casual. The problem is that they are not always the best type ofRead More…


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…


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…


Waterfield Designs Staad Laptop BackPack review

on Monday, December 16th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

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 takeRead More…


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…


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 theRead 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…


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…


Alesya Bags Black by Popular Demand laptop bag for women

on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

Women use the same gadgets as men, but some of us want a different type of gear bag to carry them in.  Typical unisex bags tend to skew “more manly”, and they often have a look that announces “expensive gear inside”.  Women may want a bag that looks more like a handbag to blend inRead More…


Booq’s new Boa brief is not your father’s briefcase

on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News

The Boa brief is a brand new laptop bag from Booq that is a modern update to the traditional style briefcase. Forget hard sides, this bag is made of 1680 denier ballistic nylon with a water-repellent coating and leather trim. There’s also a leather handle and a removable shoulder strap. Like the snake it’s named after, the BoaRead More…


Why use a giant bag for a tiny laptop?

on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

I have an 11″ MacBook Air, and it irks me to no end that most laptop bags that are supposedly designed for this tiny laptop will disclose in the fine print that they will accommodate up to a 15″ laptop.  I don’t want my Air floating around in a giant, heavy bag.  I don’t evenRead More…


Waterfield cases and bags for the newest MacBook Airs

on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Have you ordered one of the newly announced MacBook Airs with upgraded CPUs, WiFi, and battery life?  You know that new gadgets require new cases and covers, and Waterfield wants you to know that they have just what you need to protect and carry your new Air.  They have a line of cases, sleeves, andRead More…


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…


Raffinato Color-Block bags carry your tech gear in style

on Friday, April 26th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News, Wallets

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″ WRead More…

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The You’ve Got Mail Bag delivers – or at least it used to

on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Crowdfunded, News

The You’ve Got Mail Bag from is a unique laptop case made out of old USPS (United States Postal Service) mail bags and seat belt straps. The bag dimensions are 15 inches long, 11 inches high and 1 inch wide. The bag has one main padded zippered compartment and two smaller outside pockets. AsRead More…


New On-Bike bags from Timbuk2 make your commute easier

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

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 bikeRead More…

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The Solid Gray Backpack – A backpack even a Storm Trooper would wear

on Monday, March 4th, 2013
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

I may be the only one, but I love gadgets and gear that look like they could have been used in my favorite “Sci Fi” movies.  The Solid Gray Backpack is one of those products, and I’m  thinking of Star Wars. Made from polypropene block copolymer, the backpack measures 19.7 X 12.6 X 7.9 inchesRead More…


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 thoseRead More…


Colonel Littleton’s New No. 1942 Attaché

on Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, 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 siblingRead More…


Kona Project 2 Messenger Bag from Brenthaven

on Friday, September 28th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

I’ve recently been thinking about ways to keep gear dry when you get caught in the rain, and the Kona Project 2 Messenger bag from Brenthaven caught my eye because it’s built with an internal dry bag to keep your laptop and other electronics dry.  It’s made of water-shedding 1000D Cordura fabric, and it has patent-pendingRead More…


Timbuk2 Commute Messenger is TSA-Compliant

on Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

The new Commute Messenger from Timbuk2 has an external zippered laptop compartment that also has room for a tablet and cables, and it unzips to lay flat for airport security checks.  It’s made of ballistic nylon, and it has a waterproof TPU flap and a waterproof hypalon rubberized bottom to keep your stuff dry inside. Read More…


Allsop Ohmetric 2-in-1 Laptop Workstation with Built-in Laptop Stand

on Monday, August 20th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, News

The Ohmetric 2-in-1 Laptop Workstation from Allsop consists of two parts – a hardshell platform and a mobile organizer.  The hardshell platform has a pocket on one side that can hold up to a 15″ laptop; interior padding and the hard side combine to form a protective sleeve for the laptop.  The mobile organizer hasRead More…