Neoprene

Velvet interior of the laptop sleeve

I sometimes have back pain and carrying heavy gear bags often makes things worse.  I’m constantly on the lookout for a sturdy, protective bag that’s big enough for my computer must-haves but won’t add a lot of weight itself.  We’ve used neoprene lunch bags from Built NY for years.  These lunch bags wear like iron, [...]

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Reviews
built-neoprene-envelope-ipad-1

For years now, my family has used neoprene lunch bags from a company called Built.  (As I recall, they used to be called BuiltNY.)  These bags are sturdy, well-made, and they come in a variety of colors and designs.  They hold up really well.  We’re still using the bags we bought several years ago.  Built [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: iOS, Reviews
Sumo_07

I had been looking for a laptop sleeve for awhile to replace my large, clunky leather briefcase. Between going back and forth to work and weekend trips, I wanted to ditch the extra bag and just toss my computer in my backpack without worrying about it being bumped, scratched, or damaged.  I've been using the [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Laptops and Gear

Since when does the package need to resemble what is inside? I for one wouldn't like fish-shaped sushi or a cow-shaped hamburger. So why do electronics cases have to be the same shape as the gadgets they protect? So when I saw that Speck made a toroid-shaped case for the Gen 2 iPod Shuffle, I thought it might be fun to give it a try.

{ 5 comments }
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

This is the second Nano sports armband review I've done. The first review was on the Nike Sport Armband which has done an excellent job holding my Nano during my running. That being said, my initial impression of the Speck Active-Sport armband for the first generation Nano was that it was too big and bulky. But after using it several weeks it has grown on me enough to replace my Nike armband. An added bonus of the Speck armband is that it includes a sensor pouch to hold the Nike+ sensor.

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

Marware has been busy creating a whole slew of cases for the Apple iPod nano digital music player. I'm going to give you a peek at their 3 latest creations. A mussilicon cover, leather credit card wallet case and a sporty case that can be worn on your belt or arm. Sport Grip This silicon [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

Maxpedition Rat Wallet

I can't even begin to say how many times I have wanted to run a quick errand without taking along more than the basic necessities - my ID, Amex, some cash and my PDA phone. Even as a die-hard Gadgeteer I feel that it is a bit of overkill to make a quick trip to [...]

{ 4 comments }
Posted in: Gear, Wallets, Windows Phone

If you have purchased an Apple iPod nano, you know that it is almost impossible to avoid scratching this digital audio player. I speak from experience, as after having mine for only one day, the clear plastic layer covering the display had scuffs and the chrome back plate had thin scratches all over it. Being [...]

{ 3 comments }
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

If you own an Apple iPod, chances are that you have also amassed a nice collection of iPod accessories to go along with the most popular digital music player on the planet. Things like an iTrip, iTalk, retractable sync / charge cables and extra earbuds are all useful items to have with you at all [...]

{ 8 comments }
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

Product Requirements: Device: Original and newer iPod models After Judie and I attended TECHXNY, we were able to count the interesting booths and products that we saw on just one hand. The Case Closed Bags booth happened to be included in that count. This company, which is female owned and operated, doesn't sell products that [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV