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December 18, 2007

flo backpack

I’m skeptical. When this comes out I don’t see it lasting long, from either the lack of demand or the durability. The way this works is it can basically change size by snapping in some other shell, that you probably keep in your storage unit with all your Millenium Falcon and Star Wars stuff. I don’t see the snapping parts working togther very well. Unless it’s Rubbermaid or something like that. I bet it would be easy to wash, just throw it in the dishwasher. The idea is at least practical.


Tumi Solar-Powered backpack: for a good cause

October 18, 2006


I’m going to pick one of these $695 solar powered backpacks up pretty soon, being limited edtion and all (only 500 being made), that is when I’m done saving for my children’s education. It has a little flap that opens up to reveal the solar panels. So if you are a geek who has escaped the confines of dorky style, you could hide those solar panels and nobody would even know you are a geek until you need to charge your PDA, then all your geekiness hangs out in the open, with no place to hide. It comes with a laptop sleeve but the specs say it will charge your PDA or cellphone, no mention of charging a laptop. This is a pretty nice backpack for your laptop and gear, and 100% of the proceeds are going to Doctors Without Borders, so if you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.

via [gizmodo]

product page [tumi]

Laptop sleeve made from corduroy pants

October 3, 2006

sam's pant leg

Sam, with talents in blogging, sewing and design had an ephiphany with his pant leg and his laptop:

…somehow I discovered that my 12″ PowerBook, when inserted lengthwise, fits snugly in the cuff of a regular pair of corduroys. And with this newfound slice of knowledge, the obvious thing to do is to make a stylish, one-of-a-kind, laptop sleeve out of a pair of pants! Yes!

The end result is a laptop sleeve made from corduroy, and a cut-up hoodie.

Sam’s project via boingboing

Bag of Holding: for Geeks

September 23, 2006

Bag of Holding

A bag of holding makes reference to the game Dungeons & Dragons. Give this bag as a gift to your nerdy loved one. [product page] $27.99

via [CrunchGear]

Shoulder bag named "Blogger" by Timbuk2

September 21, 2006

Timbuk2 Blogger Timbuk2 Blogger
I’ve always liked the bags by Timbuk2. They make some pretty cool handy stuff that looks good too. Like this one which fits a 15″ laptop and of course is made the same quality material as their other bags. The reason I really like this bag is that it is very simple. It’s got the three main compartments for your laptop, regular stuff and small stuff. Isn’t that all you really carry around anyway? I’m curious though if they made the bag for bloggers in mind and decided to call it “Blogger” or if they made a bag and decided that if they named it “Blogger” all the bloggers would talk about it. Either way you choose it’s working. It’s $80 [product page].
via [crunchgear] and [uncrate]

Yoda Backpack – Not just for the young padawan

August 28, 2006

Yoda BackpackI was thinking I might pick one of these up to for my commute, you know to hold my papers and digi-equipment. I’d guess it is big enough for a 12″ Powerbook, some light reading and a sandwich.Yoda Backpack If I got it of course I’d have to hide it from my toddler, and I don’t know that my wife would like it if she saw me not using that boring briefcase she gave me. Seriously, if I had the Yoda Backpack I would be envied by the two programmers I sit next to. Yoda Backpack with booksOne of them has all sorts of sci-fi action figures (including both the Millennium Falcon and Starship Enterprise) and only in yodaisms he speaks. The other wears a black cloak in the middle of August, always speaks into his cupped hand between long mechanical breaths. I’d get mugged at work with the threat of getting my harddrive wiped clean in the middle of the night …just for this backpack… I’ll just stick with my briefcase, it’s safer.

For $39.99 at


Backpack with speakers for iPod and cell

August 26, 2006

Skullcandy speaker backpack Gizmodo posted about the Skullcandy LINK Backpack, possibly targeted toward people who are allergic to headphones. Just plug in your iPod and this backpack and blast your Metallica or a nice quiet audio book right through the 60mm speakers.

Skullcandy speaker backpack audio controlsIt appears that you can also take calls through the backpack speakers as well, so now as you walk to class you can publicly phone Dad to ask for more cash. From the Smarthome store:

When you get a call, you can either eliminate the music entirely or simply reduce the music volume with the mid-strap control buttons, which allow you to listen and talk hands-free. Adapters are included for most major mobile phones.

Product page via [gizmodo]

SunTrap Bag by Rosanna Kilfedder

August 22, 2006

SunTrap Bag by Rosanna Kilfedder The ultimate handbag for the green woman. This geeky bag will light the interior when you open it and charge your cellphone. Things you could hear if this bag goes into production: “Um honey, may I borrow your bag, my phone is about to run out of battery.” Or, “Sorry about that, my phone ran out of battery, I just plugged it into my wife’s hangbag so I’m good to go.”

design by Rosanna Kilfedder via Treehugger