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Phorce Pro is a 3 way convertible bag that holds and charges your gear

on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The Phorce Pro is a briefcase that converts into a backpack or messenger bag. That in itself is not unique; we’ve seen numerous bags that have this ability to convert from one form to another. What sets the Phorce Pro apart from those bags is that it has a built in rechargeable 26,000 mAH lithium-ionRead More…

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The Bolstr is smaller than a gear bag but bigger than a holster

on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Crowdfunded, News

Men seem to like to carry lots of stuff in their pockets, and sometimes they have too much stuff and need a bag.  But many men have aversions to bags that are much smaller than a laptop bag or to bags that don’t look like they can be carried into war.  Sometimes neither of thoseRead More…

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WaterField Designs celebrates America’s birthday with their new Franklin Tote

on Monday, June 30th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

In honor of our country’s 238th birthday, WaterField Designs has just announced their new Franklin Tote, a leather shoulder bag made here in the good old USA. The tote is made of full-grain leather that has been naturally-tanned in one of the few remaining US tanneries. The bag is 14.5″ x 13″ x 4.75″ andRead More…

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RUNNUR – a shoulder bag for your gear minus the bag

on Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Gear, News

I’m getting ready to go on a vacation / road trip and you know what that means when you’re a gadgeteer… It means it’s time to figure out what gear to bring on the trip. Which computer to bring, tablet, notebooks, cameras, and of course, which bag to carry it all in. I already haveRead More…

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Keep a spare gear bag in your gear bag

on Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

Because there are limits to the number of carry-on bags when you travel by plane, do you ever find yourself taking a bag big enough to hold what you need to carry on that’s way too bag for daily use once you get to where you’re going?  Or maybe you pick up too much documentationRead More…

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Pad & Quill Field Bag review

on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

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, theyRead More…

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MIXBAG modular shoulder bag review

on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

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 easyRead More…

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Skooba Design needs your help naming their new line of bags

on Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, 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 commentsRead 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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WaterField Design Indy bag review

on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

If you’ve been looking for a small shoulder bag which is roomy enough to carry your iPad or Android tablet along with a few other essentials, the WaterField Design Indy bag should tick all the necessary check boxes on most people’s shopping lists. ✔ Looks great ✔ Well made ✔ Not bulky ✔ Comfortable ✔ Room for accessories WaterField offers the IndyRead More…

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WaterField Designs Outback Tote Review

on Monday, September 17th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

The Outback Tote from WaterField Designs is one of the newer offerings from this company who have long been known for their high quality gear bags and pouches. Designed to hold whatever you need to carry, this bag may look rugged, but it is really like a comfortable pair of jeans. Let’s take a closerRead More…

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Oberon Design Bold Celtic Tote Handbag and Wallet Review

By: Tina Snell
on Sunday, June 17th, 2012
Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Wallets

The Gadgeteer has reviewed several items which are handcrafted by Oberon Design. When I was asked to review the Bold Celtic Tote Handbag and the matching Bold Celtic Women’s Bi-Fold Wallet, I was really excited to get the opportunity. You may remember the news item for the iPad cover with the Tree of Life pattern on it. I am a very happyRead 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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Kenton Sorenson Handmade Leather Short Stay Bag

on Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

Kenton Sorenson designs simple, elegant leather goods in his Wisconsin studio.  His pieces are made from salt-cured, vegetable-tanned leathers from “unbranded male cattle hides raised by American ranchers – a type less than 1% of all available hides.”  Each piece is “cut, oiled, conditioned with beeswax, and hand stitched using a heavy thread prior toRead 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 inRead 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 ofRead More…

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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 ofRead 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 onRead 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 shinyRead 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 youRead More…

Tom Bihn Empire Builder Bag (2008) 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
Posted in: Bags, Gear, Reviews

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.