Stylish bag features tough, all-natural material, custom hardware
Ah, the humble messenger bag. The preferred method of tech-transportation of students and working professionals alike. So sturdy. So reliable. And frequently, they're pretty downright boring to look at. That's where Booq comes in, with the ultra-stylish Shadow, a bag that is designed to carry all your stuff, and look good while doing it. Check out our full review to see what we thought about it!
From MacBook case to man bag
Seven years ago I spent a fortune on a fashion item without realising it. It was a Knomo leather case and I did not know that Knomo is a big name in fashion until my wife Angela told me so about twenty minutes ago. All I knew was that it cost ¬£80 (about $125) and that I had bought it in a London Apple Store because I felt I had little choice. Flash forward seven years and I still have the bag but it's contents are completely different -- and now I'm getting men stopping me on the street to ask about it.
Many 2011 iPad accessories will also work well
Apple's latest iPad, the 2012 edition, is only slightly thicker than the previous model, meaning that many non-form-fitting accessories should be compatible. Nonetheless, accessory makers are scrambling to announce all-new and compatible cases and other products to assure buyers that they'll work with their new iPad. California-based Scosche, Belkin and Waterfield Designs all have new cases, bags and stands.
Checkpoint-friendly designed for Apple stuff
The Cadet is a new luxury briefcase available from accessory maker Tom Bihn in two sizes, designed for Apple notebooks and tablets (though it is compatible with similar-sized models from other brands) that has room for extra supplies and small accessories. It is checkpoint-friendly and features an external iPhone pocket, a lifetime guarantee, and top-quality materials for mobile device owners. The company has been producing bags for computers for 30 years.
Bag offers fitted, padded compartment
TOM BIHN today opened up pre-orders for the Ristretto Vertical Messenger Bag for the 11-inch MacBook Air. The bag is designed specifically for the updated 2010 Air, which was originally available only in a 13-inch version. The Ristretto uses open-cell padded foam for interior protection, and four-ply Taslan coating. Brushed nylon lining is meant to protect an Air from scratches. The exterior is lined with Cordura.
Messenger and backpack options available
Notebook protective gear maker STM Bags are introducing two new bags, the Jet backpack and the Vertical messenger bag that offer room for a mobile office-full of of digital electronics, including a nylex-coated pocket inside each for the iPad right alongside laptops, cell phones, cords and other accoutrements.
Four new bags for storing iPads, accessories
Booq has launched a new line of Cobra laptop and iPad bags, consisting of the Cobra Case L, Cobra Brief L, Cobra Slim L, and Cobra Courier XS. The Cobra Case L is a full-sized briefcase capable of holding any 15 - 17-inch MacBook Pro, and features two exterior quick-access pockets, a large back magazine pocket, one main compartment, and a front exterior pocket with integrated plush lining thatís capable of holding an iPad. Multiple smaller compartments are also included for storing chargers, hard drives, or similar sized accessories.
Co-Pilot bag holds iPad and accessories
TOM BIHN and STM Bags have both introduced new iPad bags, the Co-Pilot travel bag and the STM Micro Shoulder Bag. TOM BIHNís Co-Pilot bag is designed as a small personal carry-on that can be used to hold an iPad and accessories when traveling. It features a ballistic nylon exterior and lightweight Dyneema/nylon interior, which helps protect the iPad from scratches. The bag consists of three front pockets, one main compartment, and a back section, while users can choose to carry the bag from a Poron-foam handle or an attachable shoulder strap.
Bag fits either 13-inch or 15/17-inch Mac notebook
Booq has launched an airport-savvy notebook bag, the Taipan lift. The new bag features the ability to quickly unfold, leaving the notebook section unobstructed for quick inspection at airport security checkpoints. The front pocket provides compartments for paperwork and other items such as a boarding pass, wallet and water bottle. The opposing side holds either a 13-inch MacBook or MacBook Pro in the small version, while the large variant accommodates a 15-inch or 17-inch MacBook Pro. The bag has two handles, a removable shoulder-strap, and a quick-access 30-degree opening in addition to the zippered 180-degree opening.
New bag has unique Terralinq number
Booq has launched a new notebook bag, the Taipan shadow. It is a messenger-style carrying case geared toward maintaining a professional look. It can handle magazines, business cards, keys and notebook accessories, with a densely padded laptop compartment with a soft interior. The design also accommodates luggage trolley pass-through for easier transportation at airports.