Cases / Bags
There are very few bags out there that let you carry a massive amount of stuff without sacrificing style. C6 has managed to create a rugged, stylish and handy backpack that is very easy to carry around. The C6 backpack comes in two different sizes—a large and small—and in multiple colors, including black and forest green. The small backpack and the large backpack are both excellent choices, though the larger one may be the way to go.
Vaja makes several models of leather cases for iPhones, iPads and whatnot. Today, the Nuova Pelle premium leather iPhone case is our item of interest, and it’s worth the attention. The Vaja Website states the Nuova Pelle is a study in minimalism, and they are right about that.
Waterfield Designs’ Finn Wallet is great, especially because the materials are high quality, the colors are fantastic, and the design is exactly what you would expect from Waterfield. The Finn Wallet is available with three materials from which to choose: full-grain cowhide with a natural deer tan finish in six colors, silver and black nylon “Flash,” and tan waxed-canvas.
When I offered to review Citizen Berlin messenger bag from Chrome Industries, I have to admit it was based entirely on looks. I absolutely love the design of this bag, and will cover that in a bit. But truth be told, when I received the Citizen Berlin, I didn’t even know how to use it. That won’t be an issue for fans of messenger bags, who will instead be able to focus on all the features the Citizen Berlin offers, and rightly so.
WaterField Designs has introduced yet another successful line of premium products for Apple’s premium devices. The Staad backpack is a one-of-a-kind bag, made with extremely high quality materials and assembled with fine craftsmanship. It comes in tan waxed-canvas or black ballistic nylon color options, and offers customers the choice of black, chocolate or grizzly premium leather for the flap of the bag. Whichever color you choose, the Staad goes with almost any kind of office clothing, but also works great for when you dress casually as well.
Is it true that WaterField Designs has never sold a backpack until now? We’ve been a fan of everything from their laptop bags to iPad sleeves to Nintendo 3DS cases, and it never occurred to us that they didn’t actually sell a backpack. No matter, because they do now via the Staad backpack, and it’s everything you’d expect from WaterField.
Chrome Industries has announced the third issue of their City Series bags, this time inspired by Berlin. The new Chrome City Series Berlin bags—Citizen Berlin and Yalta Berlin—are made with water resistant “felted” polyester and embossed suede. The inside features Chrome’s own Bavarian inspired needlework print, while the hardware is finished with an antique brass finish.
Exotic sports cars are made of the stuff. Jetliners are made of the stuff. So why shouldn’t a laptop case be made of carbon fiber, one of the lightest, strongest materials available? If DFWComposites recently-launched Kickstarter campaign reaches its funding goal, a Carbon Fiber laptop sleeve could be in your MacBook’s future.
Most bags make you choose one: your iPad or your Mac. These days, people just can’t leave home without having multiple devices in tow. This is true for people like me who have to carry a Mac to do work while using an iPad for music and reading newspapers and magazines. At the same time, I’m also expected to carry notebooks, my iPhone, and of course, all of the chargers for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. I’ve never owned a bag that could carry all of this stuff, until the Booq Viper Courier.
The Altego line started late last decade with laptop sleeves, and has now firmly expanded into messenger bags and backpacks designed for the MacBook- and iPad-toting crowd. With a strong focus on individual designs, the company’s products stand out and offer solid features for protecting and carrying your gear. The latest addition is the Polygon Sunfire line, which combines geometric shapes and a bright orange attitude, but in a pleasingly subtle way.
With the ever-diminishing size of laptops, carriers have become smaller, too. The problem is that you still have all the stuff you need to take with you: power cables, external drives, pens, etc. You need something that’s light and mobile, but can also organize your digital life. The Booq Viper is an answer to that; a hybrid of the traditional bag and the minimalistic sleeve.
So maybe you don’t play chess, but who wouldn’t want to come out ahead? As successor to the Renegade backpack, the GAMBIT packs more storage space along with more comfort, so inveterate schleppers, haulers, and the technologically-obsessed can carry their gear safely without needing a chiropractor’s assistance.