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Archive for the 'Backpacks' 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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The further adventures of Jack Bauer, backpack designer

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Over at Digg, user detour99 points to a page of Oakley computer cases and labels it “If Jack Bauer made laptop bags . . .” He adds:
These rock-hard laptop bags from Oakley would appear more at home dropped into a war-zone rather than carried on the bus. They do however score a high amount of [...]

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A hunky rolling backpack for school

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? How about just world history? Plus maybe biology, English, and that humongous calculus textbook, too?
Ah, the pleasures of lugging big fat schoolbooks in an ever-expanding, droopy backpack. Someone please explain to us how it has come to this: In the age of digital documents, email, IM, [...]

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A messenger bag in a backpack

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

We’ve heard from man-purse enthusiasts employing the bag-in-a-bag strategy. But here’s a bag that appears to do all the fancy inserting for you: The Chrome Messenger Backpack.

It’s like a bag within a bag. The independently suspended weatherproof liner freely floats within the outer shell eliminating seams exposed to the outside elements. Your cargo is safe [...]

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Backpacks for laptops: Going half-commando

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

We know what you’re thinking: The commando option is a bit rough, isn’t it? Who doesn’t have time to unplug a few cords from his laptop before shutting down?
The great divide, then, is this: How carefully do you wind your cords?
There are plenty of cord-management options for earbuds. You can find CAT5 or Ethernet cables [...]

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Backpacks for laptops: The commando option

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Here’s a quick quiz. When it’s time to pack up your laptop for a short trip — say, to go home from a cafe, or to take it to work, are you more likely to:
A. Shut down the machine, carefully unplug the power supply and any attached peripherals, then fold and tie all cords, inserting [...]

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A wheeled carry-on backpack

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

One term we excluded from our search for the most popular names for a man purse last week was carry on. That’s because — like most airlines — we distinguish between bulky luggage stuffed into an overhead bin and those “personal items” you can usually sneak to your seat with. Man bags, messenger bags, and [...]

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What to call your man purse so it doesn’t seem out of the ordinary

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Our last post on Google Trends and its implications for man-bag carriers everywhere left out a few terms that people might use to refer to a man’s handbag. So today we’ll set out to see if we can find a better answer to a simple question:
If you want to make it sound as innocuous and [...]

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Google’s guide to renaming your man purse

Monday, May 15th, 2006

A new tool from Google makes it easier than ever for nervous male carriers of handbags to decide what they can safely call their man purse. The tool is called Google Trends, and it allows you to compare the popularity of various search terms over the last few years.
How is this useful to the pursed [...]

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