Cases / Bags
The Rough Rider Leather Messenger is all about maximizing space and carrying all of your digital devices in style. The bag is made of very high quality leather and waxed canvas (two of my favorite materials for products like this), and when you’re walking around with the bag (or running for the bus or train) the strap system keeps all of your stuff close to your body so it doesn’t move around too much.
WaterField Designs is continuing its push into designing excellent products for not only Apple products, but for many other gadgets. Today, Waterfield introduced the Rough Rider Leather Messenger for users to carry around their laptops, tablets, smartphones, and any other gear that needs transporting.
Your football team may not have won the Super Bowl (mine did), but that doesn’t mean you should abandon them this off season. On the contrary, it’s more important than ever to show everyone what colors you bleed when you bleed colors other than the actual color. It’s what I’ve done for 30 years now, and it finally paid off. So, here’s your chance to get your NFL skins ready for the 2014 NFL season.
Before you brush off that headline as a simple but fine example of clever wordplay, know that I do think it’s a fantastic idea to literally show some skin this Valentine’s Day. I’m all for the romance and the sweet, sweet lovin’ and whatnot. More relevant to AppleTell, however, are skins for your Mac, iPhone and iPad products, and both DecalGirl and Slickwraps are offering some specials.
Apple’s Macbook Pro is one of the best laptops Apple has to offer, and with its aluminum design and glass display, you can’t cover it up with just any case. Instead, it requires something like a Pad & Quill Cartella case with its excellent combination of wood and leather. Pad & Quill uses the highest quality leather with a Baltic Birch wood frame to hold the Macbook in place. The Cartella comes with two outer leather color combinations: bonded whiskey and black colored leather.
Nothing accents an all-aluminum Macbook more than a culmination of high quality leather, waxed canvas, and wood crafted into an insanely high quality product. Pad & Quill goes above and beyond in developing its products, and The Sleeve for the 13″ Macbook Pro/Air is no different. It builds upon every other product that PQ has to offer, and their quality and craftsmanship never wanes.
Pad & Quill has quickly become respected in the world of iPhone and iPad cases, joining a select few companies that have a keen eye for materials, quality, and craftsmanship. Leather and wood in a product rarely go bad, and when you blend in an all aluminum and glass iPhone, as they have with the Little Pocket Book for iPhone 5/5s, you have an excellent combination of high quality materials melding to provide you with excellent protection for your smartphone.
The Gambit 17 Laptop backpack has pockets, zips, ties, and pouches for just about anything you could wish to carry, all wrapped up in well cushioned padding and super soft fleece to keep your gear safe. And it’s got so much room I was able to fit not only my electronic gear but also clothing and souvenirs during a recent trek across India.
Altego advertises the Polygon Sunfire’s “clean angular lines” and endorphine-inducing “aggressive looks,” but the real genius of this bag are the myriad thoughtful details that make it a great hauler for your MacBook, iPad, and other gear. I used the Polygon for over a month as my primary commuter bag, and I found each of the bag’s features to be well thought out, genuinely useful, and, most crucially, perfectly suited to the task at hand; helping me schlep all my stuff.
There really isn’t much you can say about a Macbook sleeve beyond protection and the style which are important with all cases, bags, or other accessories. It’s a good thing C6 creates a number of products with the same high quality materials that it includes in its backpacks and laptop bags. The attention to detail on this case is what strikes you most, followed by the excellent choices of color combinations. The C6 neoprene zip sleeve for the Macbook comes in 12 different color combinations, including the classic C6 orange and olive green color.
C6 makes a number of high quality products that accent your Apple products and help you carry your stuff in style. Most of their bags are designed for carrying the maximum amount of items without sacrificing style or portability. C6′s laptop bag is no different in this regard, nor does it differ when it comes to materials and workmanship, which is a good thing.
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.