Archive for the 'Accessories' Category

Laptop cases for power-hungry men

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

Sick and tired of friends and co-workers who always seem to get a large charge when they see you lugging around your man purse?
Well, here’s a bag that carries a charge you can put to use — juicing your laptop while it’s packed inside.
Every company wants its own line of manbags, it seems. Maybe it’s [...]

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How to put a pocket on your backpack

Monday, December 18th, 2006

While we’re talking about products from Built NY, we thought we’d bring your attention to an odd little product of theirs called the Electric Pocket.
What’s odd about it? Well, for starters it’s shaped like a hot-water bottle, but it’s meant for items you distinctly won’t want to get wet — or hot. Plus it has [...]

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Neil Strauss’s man purse of seduction

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

We’ve all heard the excuses men give when they try to explain why they’ve broken down and started carrying a purse:

“I can’t carry all these gadgets in my pockets.”

“Wallets give me back problems.”

“Jack Bauer wears one.”

and of course

“It’s not a purse. It’s European!”

But have you heard this one?

“I use it to pick up women.”

What’s this? [...]

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Bags full of weapons

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Men got along fine for quite some time without carrying purses. Why the need now?
The obvious, short answer is gizmos. The number of iPods, cell phones, and handheld computers has increased exponentially, whereas the number of pockets has stayed pretty much the same (cargo pants, of course, being the valiant exception).
But is there any more [...]

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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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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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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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