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Today only, Amazonâs offering fantastic prices on three different Tumi bags as part of a Gold Box deal, bringing them all down to historically low price points.
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Centuries of gender role reinforcement have ingrained the idea that women carry purses, while men stuff everything they need into every last pocket on their person. But with this R2-D2 dome purse that ThinkGeek is now selling, thereâs finally no reason for anyone to feel embarrassed about carrying a handbag.
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For longer hotel stays, it makes life easier to put all your clothes in drawers instead of rifling through a tangled web of t-shirts, shorts, and shoes. Or, you could make things even easier with a suitcase that transforms into a pre-packed dresser.
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If your laptop bag is starting to wear out, here's a great chance to replace it with a quality backpack from SwissGear for just $35-$46.
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What good is a set of wheels on the bottom of your suitcase if somewhere between checking your bag and retrieving it from a luggage carousel one or two of them have been broken off? Your bags are actually harder to transport after that happens. But since standing spinner suitcases are just so convenient, Heys has introduced the first set of retractable wheels on its new Stealth that keeps them safe and out of the way while a bag is being handled
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[Ed. Note: My wife liked this one so much she insisted she review it]
In many ways, my work is old school: unlike my other half, I work in an archive and write about the past. You might call my professionalÂ aesthetic â19th century schoolhouse.â Or at mostÂ â1920s Paris bookshop.â In other words, Pad&Quill. So when the Minnesota-based makers of the luxurious, leather notebook-style iPhone wallet caseÂ sent a new top-shelf work bag to our house, I claimedÂ it. Over the past month I’ve beenÂ fillingÂ it with my MacBook, iPad, iPhone, papers, pens and books. VoilĂ the AttachĂ©…
The AttachĂ© bag follows the classic standards of its namesake case: itâs boxy, with plenty of space for documents and laptops. The sturdy leather keeps my files from crumpling and my computer from getting dinged — without the bulky (unsightly)Â padding you usually find in a laptop case.
While the exterior is a nod to the past, the interior reminds me that we live in the twenty-first century. The two compartments I use for my wallet and phone are lined in a bright orange soft suede. A free de-dust-ification every time I use it. Open the zipper pouch and itâs more orange:
The only part of the bag I havenât found useful are the top straps of the interior pouches. This is because Iâm impatient. The layout keeps me organized, but I canât be bothered to tuck in the contents of those pouches. Instead, Iâve been sticking my lipgloss into the strap loop. The AttachĂ© is fun for a boy or a girl. :)
You can carry the bag by its attachĂ© handle or wear it like I do, Ă la messenger using a detachable, adjustable strap. If youâre on the shorter side (Iâm 5â4â), you might want to have a cobbler add a hole to the belt-like strap. In my case, it sits just perfectly on my hip on the shortest setting.
The hardware used to attach the shoulder strap on either side is extremelyÂ robust. This is one of the first things I checked on the AttachĂ©, and hereâs why: When I first started my grown-upÂ job, I was carrying a similar, chintzier bag one morning and had the unfortunate experience of having the strap pivot break off while I was greeting my new colleagues. The strap snapped out and the bag dropped right to the floor. Was this former grad student fit for a 9-to-5? I wasn’t feeling it.Â Not so withÂ the AttachĂ©.
Every detail âÂ copper rivets, interior zipper, front button closure âÂ is sturdy, functional, and beautiful.
The AttachĂ© bag is a welcome complement to the repertoire of Pad & Quill offerings, which began with ultra-slim wallets and sleek Moleskine-styled gadget cases and now include some of the best-looking tech bags you can find (each bag is designed to satisfy). Everything they make is top shelf, with “leaves a good impression”-type quality.
P.S. This bag is truly unisex. But in case you’re not convinced, hereâs a picture of a dude wearing the black version. (It’s not a purse,Â it’s European!)
The AttachĂ© isÂ available on padandquill.comÂ for $440 but Pad & Quill are offering 9to5Mac readers 10% off this bag using code 9to5M at checkout. Â Tweet, Facebook Like, Plus this post or sign up for our newsletter (or do all 4 to increase your chances) for a chance to win one in our giveaway. Â We’ll notify winner via DM/Facebook/G+/newsletter email and announce the winner on this post next week.
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A laptop bag can protect all of your electronics as you bump into other passengers on a crowded subway, or simply get caught in the rain. But the MTS Multi-Threat Shield briefcase goes much way further than thatâit can also protect you from gunshots, knives, and even physical attacks when unfurled into a three-foot long shield.
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Unless you're just wandering off into the wilderness for a week, there's often a lot of waiting involved when travelingâwhether it's for a flight, a hotel room, a taxi, or even dinner. So for all those times when you're stuck in line with no place to sit, the Bagobago might actually be the best traveling companion since it's a lightweight backpack with a compact stool built right in.
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The bigger a portable charger you carry, the longer your gadgets can run while away from a power outlet. But backup batteries are heavy, so it's a tradeoff between capacity and what's comfortable to stash in your pocket. Unless you throw a bag like the Phorce over your shoulder, which makes it easy to haul around your toys, a laptop, and 26,000 mAh of extra power
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