Archive for March, 2006

Man Purse Accessory Week recap

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Here’s a quick summary of features from the Satchel Pages’ recent survey of man-purse accessories:

Five accessories to solve your iPod earbud tangle-and-dangle problems.

The creeping problem of highly specific gizmo-holder accessories and their antidote, a high-tech hanky.

Four different takes on an accessory that frees your laptop bag to be the man purse it wants to be: [...]

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Hustle & Flow, clutch & go

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

A scene from the Oscars, earlier this month: Terrence Howard, nominated for best actor for his role as a singing pimp in Hustle & Flow, uses his red-carpet moments at the Academy Awards to show off his taste in man bags.
An alligator clutch in one hand; the other ready, it appears, to receive the Oscar [...]

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How not to have your wallet stolen

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Man Purse Accessory Week was rudely interrupted last Friday, but we conclude it today with a brilliant accessory idea for satchel-savvy men who like to bring their big bags into the big city.
New man-purse toters often experience a newfound sense of comfort . . . mostly because they no longer have to sit with a [...]

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News Flash: Origami man-purse breakthroughs revealed!

Friday, March 10th, 2006

We interrupt Man Purse Accessory Week here at the Satchel Pages to bring you confirmation of suspicions we expressed last week, in the midst of all the “What is this thing called Origami?” hype. After having a good look at the curious new device featured in the Origami video thousands of people were speculating about, [...]

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Man-bag lunch

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Man Purse Accessory Week continues . . .
Yes, it’s a $50 lunch box. However, I really like the portion control. I also really like that stuff doesn’t get squished when I’m on the bus. And I really, really, really like that it fits in the water bottle holster on my Man Bag. And it will [...]

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Like underwear for your laptop

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

What’s been going on in the wacky world of laptop sleeves? Today, for Man Purse Accessory Week, a quick tour of some of these snug-fitting undergarments that dress and protect your laptop so you can carry it safely in your man purse:

The fun folks at Shinza have been testing their polyurethane ZeroShock cases by dropping [...]

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That amorphous thingy holder for your man purse

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Here’s our quick, uninformed take on the glamorous, fast-paced world of man-purse-accessory design:

High pressure

High fashion

High speed
Highly specific

Hi, Mom!

Sorry, we’re still new at this. But it seems to us that most accessories that make it easier to use your gizmo, and that you therefore carry in your “tote” with it, succeed or fail by how brilliantly [...]

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Man-purse accessories to untangle your earbuds

Monday, March 6th, 2006

This week is Man Purse Accessories Week at the Satchel Pages, which we begin with a look at several solutions to a problem that afflicts man-purse carriers and non-carriers alike: tangled earbud cords.
Man-purse toters have a slight advantage here: they can use a heavy-duty case to store their resting earbuds — such as the SendStation [...]

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February was Man Purse Month

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Here at the Satchel Pages, of course, every month is Man Purse Month. But February has ended and it’s time to review the highlights:

Messenger bags, Baghdad-worthy backpacks, and laptop sleeves from Tom Bihn, plus those famous “We are sorry our president is an idiot” labels.

How to sneak into sporting and other events with your man [...]

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The man purse is the computer

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

The Microsoft Origami clutch featured in the leaked video we commented on yesterday reminded us of another half-purse, half-computer concoction we heard New York Times technology writer David Pogue discuss recently. It’s called the HardCover Case, and it’s a notebook designed to fit around a notebook computer:
It looks for all the world like a leather [...]

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