The company whose tagline is “The original maker of bombproof gear for living and riding the city” has introduced two new bags for the urban commuter. Whether you’re biking, walking, or taking the train, Chrome Industries’ new Postbag or Rucksack can get your gear there safely. Hopefully your commute doesn’t require bombproof protection, but if you are less than delicate with your Macbook, iPad, and other gear, Chrome has got you covered.
There are few Apple devices Moshi wouldn’t like to cover with an iGlaze hard case, the latest of which is the 13″ Retina MacBook Pro in translucent and graphite black color options. That’s good news if you own one, because the iGlaze Pro is worth considering no matter what you need covered.
It runs counter to common sense to own a battery-powered device that doesn’t allow you to replace the batteries quickly and easily—and that goes for laptops, tablets and phones. We do ourselves no favors by settling for expensive electronics with batteries that can’t be removed and replaced; the products might look great, but when it comes to batteries, recycling, and reuse, there are big problems.
Twelve South’s PlugBug World, like so many of the company’s products, combines a cute name with serious functionality. By adding a 10W USB power adapter to your MacBook’s existing charger, this little red device can free up your USB ports and charge your iPad faster, while its selection of international plug adapters lets you pull off this amazing feat across the globe.
The HEX Drake Messenger Bag features a stylish elegance that’s easily coordinated with an outfit. Whether you’re a refined gentleman, fashion-forward lady, or just want to dress up your workaday routine with some casual elegance, the Drake offers a winning combination of style, protection, and utility for carrying around your MacBook, iPad, and accessories.
MacBook Pro vs. Retina MacBook boils down to how much you can afford, and how much of a desirability premium a Retina display adds for you vs. the versatility and potentially longer lasting value added of an upgradable machine. Personally, I lean toward the latter, and I can get a Retina display a lot cheaper in an iPad.
MacCase’s Premium Leather Flight Jacket has a retro flair, reaching back to the era between the two twentieth-century world wars when aviators wore leather flight jackets to buffer the wind-battering they got in open-cockpit aircraft and chilly temperatures at high altitudes in non-pressurized cabins. The Flight Jacket Case looks like a piece of kit in which Indiana Jones (a young Indiana Jones) might’ve packed his gear around.
The Booq Boa courier messenger bag is supposed to be Booq’s most comfortable and versatile bag to date. It’s a messenger bag made from water-repellent ballistic nylon and trimmed with night-time reflective binding. That means you’re sure to be seen, at least by cars, which is a good thing indeed.
The TwelveSouth BookBook is designed to mask your Apple device in a faux-vintage leatherbound book, and the company’s lineup now includes a BookBook case for the 15″ Retina MacBook Pro. If you still miss the days of used bookshops, the BookBook case lets you convert your MacBook into instant nostalgia.
I’m trying to decide whether to upgrade to a new Mac, a new iPad, or both. Mac vs. iPad is exactly the dilemma I apprehended when I convinced myself to get an iPad. Apple now has me on a two-device upgrade cycle rather than my previous schedule of replacing my anchor Mac at roughly three-year intervals.