I absolutely love gadgets of all kinds, and own quite a collection to say the least. The one thing that is always difficult is, how on earth do you carry them all. I currently have a really good shoulder bag that I purchased on my last trip to New York, NY, it has various pockets for storing a number of items, and the large pocket is big enough for carrying my 15″ MacBook Pro laptop. I really like this bag and many of my friends have said they would want one just like it.
One drawback of my current shoulder bag, is that if I need to carry the laptop charger as well as the laptop itself, the top cover tends to get scratched. The last thing I want is any of my gadgets getting scratched!
However, I did recently come across this new bag by STM, an Australian bag manufacturer that would be fantastic for carrying around all my gadgets, and seriously considering purchasing one, because their bags are specifically designed to store all your gadgets, they have a specific home in this bag, protecting them from any scratching or damage.
The bag is the STM Velo Medium Laptop Shoulder Bag – in Black. The best feature of this bag, that I can see is the separate laptop compartment, it is housed in the rear of the bag and slides in from the side. As it is at the back of the bag, it is protected against your body when carrying it.
There is various pockets inside specifically designed to house gadgets like an iPad, and places for your water bottles, and that all important laptop charger.
Here is specifications shown on the STM Website:
The perfect solution for the everyday commute. Travel by bike, auto, plane or train, the velo completely organizes even the most complicated day.
- Front fleece lined drop pocket for phone, iPod or sunglasses
- Comfortable top grab handle
- Main flap secured with two quick release buckles
- Two zippered side pockets for water, umbrella, etc.
- Back slip pocket for paperwork and zippered option to slip over a luggage handle
- Comfortable, padded and adjustable shoulder strap
- Unique side-entry laptop protection compartment lined with super plush corduroy and high density foam
- Large main compartment for paperwork with soft nylex lined tablet/e-reader pocket
- Multiple organizer pockets for chargers, cords, memory devices, keys, wallet, travel docs, etc.
Main Fabric: 300D water resistant micro ripstop polyester
Lining: STM plush power corduroy lining
Laptop Space: 14.8 x 9.8 x 1.6 in / 37.5 x 25 x 4 cm
External Bag: 19.7 x 14.6 x 7.5 in / 50 x 37 x 19 cm
Weight: 2.8 lbs / 1.2 kg
The only place I have managed to find that sells them in the UK is AllMacShop at £69.98