bags

  • Review: Two Acme Made shoulder bags


    The holidays are approaching, and although gadgets, cameras and the like will be flowing like wine, one sector shoppers tend to neglect is how to carry said gadgets. After all, you upsize your laptop and it no longer fits in your briefcase, or you get a new lens and now you need a better camera bag. Acme Made makes quite a lot of the bags, briefcases, and soft shells you’ll be wanting… Read More

  • Astro Gaming drops some console gamer-orientated bags


    “Mobile Gaming” is a term that is frequently misunderstood. It’s not just about pocketable systems like the DS and Wonderswan — it’s a frame of mind. Are you the kind of person who says “I guess we can watch a movie or something” or do you say “Sweet, I’ll bring Rock Band!”? Do you reminisce about NES games, or do you keep a Nintendo… Read More

  • Tread: bags and cases made from recycled tires


    Tire rubber certainly is a “supermaterial.” Although I feel it’s more suited to resisting wear and providing grip to F1 cars, it’s also tough, waterproof, and flexible when correctly manipulated. Tread has a lot of faith in the stuff, and has been repurposing South American waste tires to make all sorts of laptop bags, camera cases, and cell phone pouches. The prices… Read More

  • Sweet camera case looks like a bowling ball bag


    I can tell you right now, if Seattle hears of this, it’s the only bag anyone will ever have. What with DSLRs on the uptick and irony being what it is here, I have a feeling that the Cha Cha Lounge and Linda’s will soon be packed with apparent bowlers, trying to find an inconspicuous way to look conspicuous. Or vice versa, I don’t know. I’m surprised I haven’t… Read More

  • What exactly is a TSA-friendly laptop bag?


    I don’t have too much of a problem sliding my laptop out of my bag whenever I travel, but to be honest every second that’s taken out of that whole security situation is one more second I could be sitting at the gate playing SNES, so I might invest in one of these special bags. But what makes them so special exactly? Read More

  • Review: Naneu K4L

    Naneu makes high quality camera bags that double as backpacks. We reviewed the K3 last year and found one minor problem but the K4L has addressed the issue and I believe it’s one of the best camera/laptop bags I’ve used.
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  • New Lowepro bags baggin' it up this month


    Lowepro has a metric bushel (you heard me) of bags coming out, new and “new to you.” As always, they look perfectly decent and you know they’re going to be solid. Hit the link below for more info on the new gear. Read More

  • I don't get it: Ziplocking laptop bag for the shower

    I’m all about being productive, but the shower is not a place for browsing for porn. Or maybe I’m just old fashioned. This ziplock laptop bag allows you to do just that, or at least it’s supposed to, but I’m not going to try it with my MacBook. On the other hand, if you live in a wet climate, like I do in Seattle, then maybe this makes sense, though I’ve never had… Read More

  • AT&T delivers plastic bag via 2-day DHL


    A lot of people are harshing on AT&T lately for service issues but don’t let it be said that they can’t send a plastic bag on time and under budget. TUAW’s Brett ordered a 16GB iPhone but got charged for two. After canceling his order, AT&T was kind enough to send him, in a huge box, a “MISC iPhone PPA BAG” aka the bag the iPhone comes in when you buy it… Read More

  • Lowepro releases new camera bags for your carrying pleasure


    I could have used one of these when I was traveling, although at the time I owned only one lens and no flash, so I suppose my laptop bag was just as good. The Inverse AW beltpack, left, and the Nova AW shoulder bag at right are both weather-sealed and provided with all the little pockets, padded compartments, and accessibility options that a pro photographer could need. I’m not sure… Read More

  • Sushi's new bag line: This jam's for the ladies

    It’s great to see nice-looking laptop bags for the ladies. This is from the same place as the blinged-out MacBook Air. Read More

  • Rickshaw Bags shipping in May

    [photopress:rickshaw.png,full,pp_image] Recently launched at TED 2k8 is SF-based Rickshaw bagworks and I’ve just received word that they’ll be shipping bags out in May. I can’t vouch for the quality of said bags, but we’ll get a few into CG and test em out. Rickshaw Read More

  • Another show, another set of Golla bags

    We see Golla at almost every show and they keep showing off nicely designed cases and bags for laptops and mobile gear. Now they have a new line of backpacks and some sleeves for different sized laptops — up to 17 inches. They don’t quite fit in with the little booths selling “unified mobile development platforms” but it’s nice to see a bit of color. Product Page Read More

  • Two new bags from Crumpler

    Crumpler bags are often better known for their fun Aussie looks; confoundingly silly names; and playfully obtuse catalogue descriptions; than they are for their pure functionality to photographers. While that doesn’t change a lot with their latest offerings from PMA 2008, they’re still fun bags (hee-hee) nonetheless and that’s important too, ya know? On the one hand… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Timbuk2 'Commute' bag for $40 at REI

    Hey-o. Looking for a new computer bag? This Timbuk2 number is $60 off. It’s available in black or “moss” from REI for $39.83, down from $100. These are popular bags so I’d not expect to see them last long at this price. Timbuk2 Commute Computer Bag [REI] via dealnews Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Komen Milano

    Looking for that special gift for the lady in your life? Or maybe your ready to tell the lady in your life that you’ve been following (but doesn’t know you exist) how much she means to you. Or maybe you really like pink and you want to give a little to a worthy cause. Whatever the case, consider the Komen Milano from Mobile Edge. It’s made of faux pink crocodile and 10% of… Read More

  • Geek Trends: iPod Pockets


    I’m a certified bag nut. I seem to acquire them everywhere and frequently have to purge my collection to make space for actual possessions — otherwise I’d just be carrying around bags in larger bags (it’s happened before). That said, I’m distinctly aware of pack-efficiency. The more they can carry, the better, as long as the size doesn’t expand. There… Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Hands On With OGIO

    The SIA show is something I’ve been looking forward to for a few months, while it isn’t the Surf Expo, the Summer Snowdown will quench my outdoorsy action sport needs. There was a ton of cool stuff that I’ll be throwing down as quickly as my phalanges will let me, so stay tuned because there’s something for everyone ranging from gear bags to liquid armored… Read More

  • What's In This Bag?


    Kevin Poulsen, ex-hacker extraordinaire, posted a teaser image on Threat Level, one of the Wired blogs. He writes: I’m so excited by this piece we’re running tomorrow, that I’m posting this preview pic to give THREAT LEVEL readers an exclusive chance to guess what the subject is. Here’s a clue: this will be the best thing that’s ever appeared on the internet. Read More

  • Review: Osprey Meridian and Aura Packs

    While I haven’t been traveling as much as some of the other CrunchGear writers in the past few months, I’ve done enough to put a set of Osprey packs — Meridian 28-inch and Aura 65 — through the ringer. They’ve been to Italy, South Korea, Puerto Rico and numerous places around the NYC area. I’m happy to say they passed with flying colors. Read More