One of the first things we noticed when our Toshiba Z930s arrived were their shockingly light weight. Everyone in our office took turns holding it, amazed that something could be insanely portable and functional. Next, we started comparing it to some of the other computers in the office and we couldn’t figure out how to communicate its extreme light weight. Thus, Jordan and Casey took on the challenge. This is what they came up with.
The Tuckpack Sleeve Notebook Bag is worthy of the priviledge of carrying your Mac Portable. Not only are these new line of computer notebook bags extremely stylish, they are also very thoughfully designed. Sized to hold up to a 13 inch MacBook, the bag has extra plush micro fleech padding inside to offer excellent protection for delicate requirements. A durable exterior has double stitched bindings with secure Velcro closures. It is hard to justify getting excited over a computer bag, but rest assure, when you see any one of these handsome looking designs in real life, and check out the features, the TuckPack Sleve it will be another must have item from Speck.
Speck has a vast array of cases and bags for all iPods, including the current iPod Touches and the iPhones. See though, Fitted, Pixel Skin, Tough Skin…check out the complete lineup on the speck website and by the one that catched your attention, you wont be disappointed. Every product comes with a complete money back guarantee and one year warranty.
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We also got the chance to retrofit a couple of hardshell protective cases for the MacBook lineup. The fact that these covers come in SEVEN gorgeous colours (uncluding CLEAR) is noteworthy, but the way the cases are engineered to fit on the the aluminum notebook body, will give you the feeling that your computer is completely protected from scratching and denting. The rubberized shell has a really great feel to it and is custom vented to allow for safe heat disbursement and access to all ports, battery compartments and DVD drives. Cases for earlier iBooks are available in an acrylic type finish and are good, but this current line of casing for the newest macbook aluminum notebook is truly a knockout. Once you have one on your New Macbook pro, you really will wonder how you got along with out it.
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Waterfield Design has unveiled their latest laptop cases, introducing both a hard and soft case for Apple’s newest notebook, the MacBook Air.
The new “HardCase” is made of leather and ballistic nylon, and is also customizable.
Customizable options include a choice of hardware—matte black or nickel; a choice of colors for the underside of the flap — black, kiwi, or pink; and different sizes for fit on any Apple laptop.
A removable, Suspension Shoulder Strap with a built-in, non-sliding, shoulder pad suspends the load.
The HardCase is available for a pre-order prices ranging from $229-$249(USD) depending on customizable options.
The SleeveCase soft case is a nylon shell with a neoprene interior, built for the size of the MacBook Air. The SleeveCase is also customizable and comes in several different types. Options include: either a horizontal or vertical orientation, and adding a strap to the sleeve and use it as a stand-alone case. Other
options include a front flap for added protection and the “Piggyback,” a detachable gear holder for accessories.
The SleeveCase will sell for $39(USD).
More information on both cases is available online at www.sfbags.com
Laptop gear manufacturer Spire, has announced 3 new laptop courier bags.
The new bags are known as the Viro, Endo and Mojo and have an MSRP of $80.00, $90.00 and $100.00, respectively. “These bags don’t just protect your laptop – they do it with style, simplicity and attention to detail.” says Cory Barnes, owner, “And like all Spire bags, they are designed to hold up to a lifetime of use.”
The Viro will hold a 13″ MacBook or 14″ widescreen PC. The mid-sized Endo is designed for the 15” MacBook Pro or 15.4″ widescreen PC. The largest bag, the Mojo, is for the 17″ MacBook Pro or 17″ widescreen PCs.
Some bag features include: MP3 pocket with metal grommet headphone port, pass-through on rear of bag for rolling luggage handle, mesh water bottle pocket, glow-in the-dark zipper pulls and multiple pockets to hold accessories and doodads.
Product: Cargo Mambo Combo
Price: $209-$289 (Depending on size and configuration)
When you invest over $2000 in a piece of technology, one of the most important accessories is the one you’ll use to carry it around. When I got my MacBook Pro, the first thing I did was throw it in a sleeve; the next thing was throw out my old bag and search for a new one. The choice was broad, ranging from full-size back packs to business carry-alls to small sleeves with few pockets. One of the brightest stars of the bunch came from Mambo Cargo by WaterField Designs.
The Cargo Mambo Combo came well equipped. The Combo featured the Cargo Sleeve Bag, a Laptop Sleeve, Shoulder Strap and accessory pouch.
The Mambo bag was immediately impressive, taking quite some time to find every little pocket. One thing most bag makers seem to forget is the importance of pockets. The Mambo is a really great example of a bag that utilizes its real-estate to provide exceptionally useful storage space, without compromising the overall look. The Mambo uses its flap, front-side, body, backside and one of the sides for storage. Many of the pockets have extra organizers in them for such things as business cards, pens and pencils and media devices. It was really refreshing to see the attention to detail put into this product. Whether it’s the unique clipping strap on the front of the flap, the way the shoulder strap is easily stored on the side of the bag, or the protective lips on the top of the main storage compartment, this bag shows-off quality and detail at every corner.
When you first look at this bag, you may be surprised to realize that unbuckling and lifting the front flap does not reveal the main storage compartment. Instead, the main storage pocket is always accessible from a zipper on the top of the bag. While this certainly represents an interesting paradigm shift in the design of carrier bags, this is certainly an improvement I was quite happy with. This makes accessing your most important stuff extremely easy, while maintaining a traditional look.
The actual design of the bag is interesting as well. The unit I had a Silver-Black design on the front, as well as on the computer sleeve. While I generally like the design, I did get mixed reviews from people. While some really liked modern and somewhat flashy look, others felt it was a bit too flashy. If you don’t want to stand out much, this bag may not be for you.
The overall build of the bag is extremely impressive. The Cargo Mambo screams quality. Everything form the material used to the zippers and inside compartments. The only thing lacking inside the main compartment is more padding for laptop protection. While the sleeve is great, it is optional and I would not recommend using this bag for your laptop without some additional protection, whether it be the Mambo Sleeve or an alternate choice.
The Cargo Mambo Combo comes with some great additions. The padding for the shoulder strap makes using the bag much more comfortable and much more usable, while the well thought-out computer sleeve gives your notebook the added protection lacking in the bag itself.