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Pad & Quill Field Bag review

on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Pad & Quill have been creating handmade tech-accessories with old-world craftsmanship for many years now. Kari and Brian (Mr. and Mrs. PQ) pride themselves on not creating “cheap, mass produced crap” but incredibly well constructed items they would be proud to give their “discriminating” friends and family…and thankfully the rest of us as well. Recently, they Read More…

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MIXBAG modular shoulder bag review

on Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Bags for this and bags for that. I have specialized bags and cases for almost all of my daily use items. The problem with all these bags and cases is that they lack versatility. While some have the ability to carry other item besides the items it was designed for, there is usually no easy Read More…

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Skooba Design needs your help naming their new line of bags

on Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Skooba Design is giving their fans an exclusive sneak peek at one of their new collections that is being developed for a possible spring launch. These new bags are made entirely in the USA and appear to feature a more military style than some of their current offerings. Help them out by leaving your comments Read More…

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WaterField introduces the Outback Solo for iPad Air

on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

WaterField is one of my favorite companies. I carry their Finn wallet everyday and use their zippered pouches and bags all the time. They make the stuff I’d make for myself if I was a maker. I love the look of their new Outback Solo. It’s sized perfectly for the just announced Apple iPad Air. Read More…

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Skooba Design Checkthrough Security Brief, Standard Review

By: James Goforth
on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

I am a big fan of laptop/gear bags, and I’m always searching for a bag that not only will protect my equipment from everyday bumps, but also hold everything that I like to carry with me.  I was very happy when Julie was kind enough to assign me the Checkthrough Security Brief by Skooba Design. Read More…

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STM Vertical Medium Laptop Shoulder Bag Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Sunday, February 13th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear

STM, an Australian company that makes very nice bags, has been featured here before. This time, I get to review one of their full-sized laptop bags- the medium-sized, vertical shoulder bag. It’s a great looking bag and I could not wait to try it out!

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MobileEdge ScanFast Checkpoint Friendly Briefcase 2.0 Review

on Saturday, October 30th, 2010

When you are going through airport security, what’s the most important thing?  I mean, aside from making sure your socks don’t have holes in them, that is.  You want to get through it fast, right?  And it sure is a hassle having to remove your laptop from its bag and then put it back in Read More…

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Skooba Netbook Messenger Bag Review

By: Alisa Clark
on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

As soon as I opened the Skooba box I fell in love with the color of my bag! I know that sounds like a girl thing but let’s face it-I’m a girl! If you want something that sounds like a guy thing, how about my 80 year old father who said- “It has lots of Read More…

All the gear I can fit in this bag!

Olympia Multi-Purpose Waist Pack Review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, January 10th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

As you all know, I have been searching for the ultimate gear bag for years.  I posted a glowing review of the Duluth Traders Fire Hose Field Bag just a few weeks ago, and that was the best bag I had seen.  I bought an Asus eeePC 900HA (one of the last available 9” netbooks) Read More…

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Saddleback Leather Company Pouch Review

on Sunday, November 8th, 2009
Posted in: Cases, Covers, Gear, Reviews

My reviews of Saddleback Leather Company bags have proved to be very popular on The Gadgeteer.com. Many of our readers who have gone on to purchase their products have written back to let us know that they have been more than happy with them. Today I wanted to do a quick review of one of Read More…

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Saddleback Leather Company Messenger Bag Review

on Monday, September 14th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

Do you have problems with your laptop and gear bags holding up to all of the every day wear and tear that you subject them to? The Saddleback Leather Company makes gear bags that are super rugged and are built to last a lifetime. To back that up, they offer a 100 year warranty on Read More…

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WaterField Muzetto Gear Bag Review

on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
Posted in: Gear

It’s no secret that I’m not a girly girl. Give me some old jeans, a tshirt and a pair of sneakers and I’m perfectly comfy. Same goes for my gear bags. I don’t want a froo-froo bag with flowers or Hello Kitty on it. I like like simple unassuming bags that don’t look too shiny Read More…

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Skooba Design Checkthrough Messenger Bag Review

on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

I remember as a kid traveling with my parents (aka, back in the day) when there was no security at the airport or during college being able to say goodbye to my girlfriend at the gate. But sadly those days are forever gone…. Today, we have painfully long lines to get through security where you Read More…

Tom Bihn Empire Builder Bag Review

By: Jonathan Didier
on Friday, October 17th, 2008
Posted in: Gear

For the past seven years, I’ve been using the same messenger bag as a laptop bag. I got it for free at a conference, and by the end of those seven years, it looked like they should have paid me to take it. So, when the opportunity arose to review the re-designed version of the Tom Bihn Empire Builder bag, I jumped at the chance.

Mobile Edge Alienware Odyssey Messenger Bag Review

By: Ryan Preston
on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
Posted in: Gear

My Dell laptop backpack has seen better days. There are several places where the material has frayed and it seems like it gets worse with each passing day. That is why I jumped at the opportunity to review a new bag.

Mobile Edge has put together a line of Alienware branded bags. This review covers the Mobile Edge Alienware Odyssey Messenger Bag. Although my current bag is a backpack, I actually prefer the messenger style of bag in terms of look, accessibility and comfort.

Saddleback Leather Company Explorer’s Satchel Review

on Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Anyone else out there ever had a secret fantasy about wanting to be like Indiana Jones?
Come on, I can’t be the only one. I remember the original movie and falling in love with the
character. Traveling to exotic locations, searching for treasures, yeah, that’s me in a nutshell!
Ok, not quite… But I do live in Indiana and… ok, the similarity ends there. Or it did till now.
Now I am one step closer to fulfilling that fantasy because I have an Explorer’s Satchel from
Saddleback Leather Company.

Mobile Edge Mini Messenger Bag Review

on Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear

Mobile Edge carries a nice selection of gear and laptop bags for both men and women. They recently sent me their Mini Messenger, which I’ve been using for a few days now to see how well it performs as an everyday bag for this gadgeteer. Let’s see how it stood up…

Tom Bihn Aeronaut, Packing Cubes and Organizer Pouches

By: Michael Shulver
on Thursday, February 28th, 2008
Posted in: Gear, Travel Gear

Last October I received a pile of cases and accessories from Tom Bihn. Over the years I’d reviewed several Tom Bihn products, all bought with my own hard earned cash – no review samples. Tom Bihn’s products are very good value I think, but a little expensive. When reviewing a case that represents days of toil in your day job, even the most tolerant of reviewers is likely to be a little more harsh. Tom Bihn’s stuff has always come out shining – not perfect, but always well worth the money.

Tom Bihn Empire Builder Bag

By: Michael Shulver
on Monday, January 28th, 2008
Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear

Back in 2002 I wrote my first ever gear review for The Gadgeteer. I reviewed the Tom Bihn Empire Builder after buying it as protection for my Titanium G4 Powerbook. I was really happy with the case, and still am.

Ice Red Drift Messenger Bag

on Monday, December 17th, 2007
Posted in: Gear

Messenger bags are my favorite style of gear bag to carry. I like them best because they usually have one large compartment that I can dump all kinds of gear into. I also like that they are typically designed to sit flat on the floor or desk, instead of flopping over. if you’re looking for a messenger bag that has ample storage, but with a small price tag, you might want to check into the Drift messenger bag from Ice Red Designs. I had reviewed their UNI cargo tote bag a few months ago, and found it to be a good value for the money. Let’s see if their messenger bag is a good buy too.

Ice Red UNI Cargo Laptop Tote Bag

on Friday, October 5th, 2007
Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear

Looking for an inexpensive bag for your laptop that is geared towards women and doesn’t really look like a laptop bag? How about the Ice Red UNI Cargo Laptop Tote bag.

Maxpedition COLOSSUS Versipack

on Friday, October 5th, 2007
Posted in: Gear

I am regularly out in the middle of nowhere for work or camping with the family. Being the tech-toy junkie that I am, I bring a wide range of devices with me wherever I go. The Maxpedition COLOSSUS Versipack is an ideal bag for consolidating and protecting them in the wild. The COLOSSUS is the largest bag in the Versipack series.

Saddleback Leather Company Briefcase Review

on Friday, August 31st, 2007

I love leather gear bags. Not the froo-froo kind though. I’m talking about the more rugged style of leather bags. The kind that Indiana Jones might appreciate if he was a real person. The kind of bag that might be able to tell stories if it could talk. The kind of bag that isn’t made on an assembly line, but in a more personal setting. Bags from the Saddleback Leather Company of Texas fit this criteria and according to owner Dave Munson, these are the kind of bags that your grandkids will fight over when you’re dead. Sounds good enough to me, let’s take a closer look…

Maxpedition Operator Tactical Attache (#0605)

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
Posted in: Gear

I have been in the market for a new briefcase after my venerable piece of junk brief bit the dust a few months ago. Enter the Maxpedition Tactical Attache! It is designed to conceal a gun in a large pocket, but as I do not own a gun (outside a long unused Tippman paintball gun), I cannot comment on this feature.

Tom Bihn Super Ego and Ego Messenger Bags

By: Eric Dey
on Monday, May 14th, 2007
Posted in: Gear

It is one of the biggest ironies of the current digital age. While our information may effortlessly reside in a persistent data cloud accessible from anywhere, all the mobile stuff we need to access that cloud needs an earthly place to stay while we are out and about.