Tag - Bag
You have to wonder whether smartphones were designed by men: there's just so much about them that is handy when they're in a typical shirt pocket and not when you have to carry them in a bag. Yet if you are always going carry your phone in some kind of case, at least let that bag do more for you. Knomo's Bond Charging Leather Power Purse holds your iPhone with plenty of room to spare but also plenty of power: it comes with a battery.
As the Traveler-in-Chief of the MacNN staff, I spend a ridiculous amount of time on ferries, busses, trains, airplanes, taxis and Uber vehicles, and my own car. From thrice-weekly lunch meetings to month-long Fringe tours, not only do I log tens of thousands of miles every year, but my notebook computer comes with me nearly all the time. It has to be a bag that can withstand the rigors of everyday use, of the occasional overstuffing, long road trips, and the merciless treatment of the TSA. Repeatedly. Does Booq's Boa Saddle measure up? We'll give you the lowdown in our review.
There have been quite a few entries in this What's in your Tech Bag series, and with each week I have seen a bit more of the personalities that I usually interact with through text or in one of our podcast recording sessions. With my own entry into the list, I dread to think what Sherlock-esque insights into my soul I will get from my colleagues, but I'm guessing their first question to me will be "Why do you carry duct tape around with you?"
Week four of our "What's in your Tech Bag" series has arrived, and now its my turn to open my bag up to the world. In the interest of changing things up a little I have decided to put a slight spin on my entry. The contents of my backpack are constantly changing as I go out to accomplish different jobs, so instead of pulling apart what is in my bag right now, I am going to show you what I pack every January to survive the monolithic CES.
Part three of our "What's in your Tech Bag" series is upon us, and it falls to me next to go over my essentials. Here's the thing: because of life circumstances and care taking obligations, I don't get out much. When I do, its generally some sort of crisis involving a technological repair, and I'm rolling heavy with tools and gear specifically for the gig, with one knick-knack for inspiration. We're in luck, though, I've got a recently packed bag to show you.
Following in William's shadow, I thought I'd go ahead and show you guys what sort of things that I keep in my bag. Like William, I always find it interesting to see what sort of things people tote around with them in their daily life, especially because I think it's a good snapshot of the type of person they are and the type of life they lead.
Previously on MacNN... in a piece about Living With: Knomo Leather Case, we not only enthused about a bag we've had for seven years, we said it would take a huge shove before we'd move away from it. Then, as we just said on the new One More Thing podcast, it's as if the makers said right, Challenge Accepted. For a week now, we've been using a much more recent alternative, the Knomad iPad Air Leather Portable Organizer. Most of the things we liked about our case are here, too, and there are even reasons why we could now see a benefit to sometimes using this instead.
As reported earlier today, US Apple retail stores have now joined with Australian and UK stores to allow in-store pickup of reserved Apple Watch models. The US website now offers the option of reserving a pickup time alongside normal mail delivery when buyers choose an Apple Watch model from the site, giving customers the option of picking a specific time and nearby store if desired. In-store buyers also receive a custom bag with their purchase.
Prolific UK band Radiohead has announced the release of app they have created in collaboration with Universal Everything, entitled PolyFauna. An experimental game, frontman Thom Yorke says the app was "…born out of The King of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the sounds from the song 'Bloom.'" PolyFauna aims to envision "an interest in early computer life-experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious," with players being able to create worm-like constructs with a finger swipe. Available for Android devices on Google Play and iOS devices through iTunes, PolyFauna is free.
Today, accessory creator Booq announced its latest addition to its Python Collection for photographers, the Python Mirrorless. The top-loading shoulder bag has the space to hold either a mirrorless camera with a large lens, or a compact DLSR with a small lens. Comprised of a durable, water-repellent nylon exterior and densely-padded interior, the Python Mirrorless can house an iPad mini or other small tablet with its chargers in the main interior, and has room for business cards, an extra battery and wallet in its exterior side pockets and slip-in back pocket.