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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 [...]

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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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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-pending [...]

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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.  [...]

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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 has [...]

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I am a bag-aholic. Somewhere deep in my reptile brain I seem to be convinced that if I find just the right bag, I can get perfectly organized and my life will make sense. OK, so far that has never happened, but the Ogio Renegade RSS backpack has come closer to my ideal than any [...]

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You just got a thin new 15" MacBook with a Retina display, and you need a new laptop bag.  Tom Bihn wants you to know they have 17 bags in their lineup that will fit and protect your new laptop.  You can choose from travel bags, backpacks, briefcases, and messenger bags.  They also have a [...]

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Did you buy Apple's new 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display?  If you did, you may be in the market for a new laptop bag to carry it in.  WaterField Designs has announced a bevy of cases, sleeves, and bags that are custom-designed to fit the sleek new laptop.  Among their offerings is the SleeveCase [...]

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Do you like to travel light, but find a laptop bag isn't quite big enough to fit all your gear and your clothing and toiletries?  The new Laptop Weekender V.3 bag from Skooba Design looks like a normal duffel, but it's designed to hold enough clothing for a couple of days plus your laptop and [...]

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Although Clava calls this a brief case, the Upright Vertical Leather Brief is designed to hold up to a 15" laptop.  Under the front flap are organizer pockets, a zippered pocket, and storage for files or a laptop.  The back section unzips to reveal an accordioned folder with three sections for more storage.  Inside is [...]

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The Device Charging Business Case from Hammacher Schlemmer has a 6,000 mAh battery inside to keep your mobile devices charged.  The bag has four zippered compartments with storage that includes a dedicated iPad pocket, a padded sleeve that protects a laptop (up to 15"), and eight pockets to hold other small devices, papers, and files.  [...]

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The CitySlicker MacBook Air Case from WaterField Designs is a beautifully compact as the Air itself.  This bag is protects your Air with three layers - impact-resistant plastic, high-grade neoprene, and a padded liner - while staying thin.  The CitySlicker has a ballistic nylon body with a distressed leather front flap.  The back has a [...]

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Vendors are beginning to accept the idea that women like, need, and use gadgets, too.  While we can use the same gadgets that men do, sometimes we'd like our bags and accessories to be a bit different - perhaps smaller, maybe a bit more colorful.  knomo London makes "perfect urban accessories to carry your devices," [...]

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I am an old U.S. Air Force guy from back in the day...like my father, grand father and many uncles before me. I often think that I missed my time in history. I hate to say it, but I soooo would trade all of today's tech/gadgets to be a P-51 or B-17 pilot. I grant [...]

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As any gadget fan knows, the bane of our existence is the battery. No matter how wonderful the device or gadget, if the battery lets you down, you aren't happy. You would think that someone by now would have been able to come up with a battery that you simply don't have to worry about, [...]

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Planning a weekend getaway with your laptop to a rainy destination?  Chrome's got your back with their new Citadel pack.   Made from weatherproof 1000 denier nylon exterior and waterproof 1800 denier military grade truck tarpaulin liner with high frequency welded seams, the Citadel fits up to a 17" MacBook Pro inside its roomy, full-access, [...]

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Julie reviewed the leather Muzetto bag  some time ago; now WaterField Designs have updated the line with the Muzetto Outback in five sizes.  The Outback version is made of waxed canvas that's going to develop more character as the bag is used.  Waxed canvas was originally developed for water-proofing sailing garments, and it brings a [...]

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The OGIO Squadron RSS backpack (reactive suspension system - more on that later) is, as you can see in the photo above, a beast of a bag. You can put a lot of stuff into it, and thanks to all the various pockets and compartment, all that stuff will stay put. There's a dedicated section [...]

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Of late, I've had the opportunity to add a few chapters to my continuing saga for the "perfect" gear bag (for me at least), the most recent being an evaluation of the Tom Bihn Cadet.  Being mainly a messenger bag fan(atic), I'd been wondering if there was one out there that could supplant my venerable [...]

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Vera Bradley has a new Laptop Travel Tote that's designed to make travel with a laptop a bit easier.  This tote is 11 1/4" x 14 3/4" x 3" with a 12" strap drop.  It's made of Vera Bradley's standard quilted cotton fabrics.  There's a laptop compartment on one side; the other side has a [...]

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