Gift Guide – Bags/Cases

  • iPod touch gets speed and space increase, sweet new games, price drop

    iPod touch gets speed and space increase, sweet new games, price drop


    There are some sweet upgrades just announced for the iPod touch, but… no camera. I guess Apple felt that would make it too good. What we have seen is a serious upgrade to the hardware. We’re also seeing a lot of new games coming out, some top-tier titles like Assassin’s Creed: Discovery, as Apple takes a shot at biting a bigger piece of the mobile gaming pie. And of… Read More

  • Meet DiGORO, the android that will one day clean your house for you

    Meet DiGORO, the android that will one day clean your house for you

    DiGORO is certainly not the first robot taking care of household chores out there, but it’s definitely one of the coolest. Developed by a team of researchers at Honda Research Institute and other Japan-based organizations, the robot is capable of imitating human movements like wiping or moving objects from one place to another. Read More

  • Review: Acer easyStore H340

    Review: Acer easyStore H340

    Windows Home Servers are dropping in price and the Acer easyStore H340 is leading the charge; I like that. This server doesn’t offer a lot of extras like the HP MediaSmart line, but it’s amazingly low price outweighs everything else. Read More

  • Video: History of the Internet according to MS

    You know, I have to give props to Microsoft’s ad agency Bradley and Montgomery for a hilarious new ad promoting IE8. It’s full of celebrities poking fun at the Internet with intermittent sprinklings of IE8 that don’t overwhelm and bore you like other MS ads. Kudos all around. Happy YouTube Friday! Read More

  • Review: Waterfield Cargo Mambo Combo Messenger-Style Laptop Bag

    Review: Waterfield Cargo Mambo Combo Messenger-Style Laptop Bag

    This is one tough, yet elegant bag that will carry your gear in style. I have a
    lot of bags, a whole closet full of ‘em. Although I usually don’t get bags in
    the $200+ dollar range, (I’m kinda cheap that way), this bag is worth the price
    if you need an incredibly well made bag that can go from casual to client
    meeting.
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  • Mini-Review: Acme Made camera case

    Mini-Review: Acme Made camera case

    There isn’t too much to talk about here, but this gorgeous little case from Acme Made deserves a look from anybody looking for an expensive but lovely little gift for a spouse or lady friend. Pictures and such after the break. Read More

  • Review: Travelon TSA-approved Checkpoint Friendly laptop bags

    Review: Travelon TSA-approved Checkpoint Friendly laptop bags

    What is it about airports that bring out the worst in humanity? Is it waiting in long, arbitrary lines?  Is it being forced to reveal to everyone the holes in your socks?  Is it the $100 beers at the airport bar?  I try pretty hard to be a “good citizen” when I travel: my carry-on luggage doesn’t exceed the maximum dimensions permitted by the airline; I make sure I put all… Read More

  • Review: Seattle Sling Dry Bag

    Review: Seattle Sling Dry Bag

    It works! The Seattle Sling Dry Bag is waterproof thanks to a dry bag so I decided to put it to the test. Thankfully for the Hitachi Blu-ray camcorder within (love you, Hitachi) it works as advertised. There is more to this case than just a waterproof dry bag though, but simply put, I’m satisfied.  Read More

  • Review: Zagg InvisibleSHIELD Gadget Protectors

    http://www.viddler.com/player/9cd39f87/ Zagg makes the InvisibleSHIELD line of gadget protectors.  The one I install in the video above is for my Canon DigitalRebel XT camera, but they make screen protectors for a dizzying number of cameras, phones, laptops, and more. Bottom Line Installation is quick and easy, and it really is invisible once installed. For a couple bucks, these are a pretty… Read More

  • Review: Kata DR-467 Digital Rucksack

    Review: Kata DR-467 Digital Rucksack

    I can’t help but compare Kata’s ‘digital rucksack’ to the Lowepro Fastpack I reviewed earlier this year. Its looks, features, and price are similar, but it all boils down to personal preference and what you’re looking to do with it. My initial reaction when the Kata made it into the office was that it was a cheap knockoff of the aforementioned Lowepro, but after a… Read More

  • Review: Proporta Gadget Bag

    http://www.viddler.com/player/c3bc2eba/ The Proporta Gadget Bag is a handy way to store all the stuff that comes with your gadget lifestyle: batteries, battery chargers, media sticks, cables, etc.  The Transformer-like nature of this bag means you can take the right-sized compartment for the trip to the coffee shop, or assemble the whole thing to organize your gear for a longer junket. … Read More

  • Review: Naneu K4L

    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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  • Review: Proporta Dual Skin case

    Review: Proporta Dual Skin case

    Well, now that we all know what side my bread is buttered on let’s take a look at the first of the iPhone 3G cases to hit these shores. While the Proporta Dual Skin case can fit any iPhone, this thin silicone case is made specifically for the 3G. It slips on like a rubber sock and keeps your the phone’s precious case from scratching against objects in your pocket or bag.
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  • Review: Lowepro Flipside 200

    Review: Lowepro Flipside 200

    Much like its big brother the Fastpack 250, the Flipside 200, has been a great addition to my arsenal of travel luggage for gadgets and cameras alike. The Flipside 200, however, has primarily been my camera bag for the better part of the last three months. My Pentax K200D with battery grip and two extra lenses fit nice and snug into the compartments that are revealed by zipping open the main… Read More

  • Review: Golla Chorus 15.4-inch laptop sleeve

    Review: Golla Chorus 15.4-inch laptop sleeve

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1629.JPG,full,pp_image] In the long, storied history of bag reviews (see Mark Twain’s What Shall I Put In My New Canvas Sack? from the January 1897 issue of Harper’s Monthly for an example of the proto-bag review), it has been the journalist’s imperative to offer a fair and intelligent comparison of the “usefulcasity” of the bag when compared… Read More

  • Review: Otterbox Armor Series iPod Touch case

    Review: Otterbox Armor Series iPod Touch case

    The Otterbox Armor Series iPod Touch case is waterproof, dustproof, dirtproof, sandproof, and drop-proof while at the same time allowing access to most of the Touch’s functions. While the extra added bulk might scare some people off, those who need maximum protection at a not-too-shabby price will appreciate this case. Read More

  • Review: LowePro Fastpack 250 backpack

    Review: LowePro Fastpack 250 backpack

    It seems my never-ending quest for the ultimate gear bag has come to an end. LowePro, purveyors of everything camera related, appears to be the definitive winner at the moment. I’ve been testing out the Fastpack backpack over the last couple weeks and it’s been a great experience. It’s meant to be a photographers gear bag, but I’ve found that all the pockets for lenses… Read More