updated 07:10 pm EDT, Wed October 17, 2007
and Skooba Backpack
SOLO has debuted the Vintage Bucket Tote, a vertical leather bag that comes with espresso-colored leather and antique brass details. The reinforced padded laptop section holds up to a 15.4" laptop, and includes a Kingfisher Blue lining. The open top keeps the computer compartment concealed with a protective Velcro flap, and a snap-close security strap. The tote is priced at $100. Skooba Design, meanwhile, has introduced a series of new cases including the "Skooba Shuttle," laptop backpack with a system of air-filled cells in the laptop compartment, acting as tiny shock absorbers. Other features include an audio pocket with headphone wire port, padded and ventilated back panel with contoured shoulder straps, dual shock-absorbing top carrying handles, a multi-compartment accessory organizer. The backpack is priced at $140.
Also new is the "Skooba Skreener," a courier-style laptop bag with a unique graphic treatment -- h an actual X-ray image of items typically found in laptop and travel bags—computer, phone, music device, batteries, cords, and much more.. The bags sport dual audio pockets with individual earphone ports (one for music, one for phone), an expandable main compartment, and over a dozen other pockets and compartments. The case is priced at $120.