Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at two great products from STM and yes, we’ll be giving them away as well. There’s something for everyone and by now, you should already know what you’ll need to do to win one. Keep on reading.
First up is STM’s Sonic Medium Laptop Shoulder Bag. I like it because it’s pretty retro-looking and that’s always cool in my book. Why can’t we all carry our laptops around in style? It only comes in blue and fits most 15″ laptops. Its exterior is lined with polyurethane that’s soft to the touch and feels durable. And it uses a zip to secure the main compartment, so no more embarrassing velcro-snapping sounds.
Even though STM states that the bag is a “medium”, I’ve never seen a “small or “large” Sonic bag on their site so I’m guessing that it’s only offered in one size. It’s actually pretty large, measuring 31.5 x 41 x 14.5cm and can easily fit a 15″ laptop with ample space to spare.
The laptop compartment is pretty heavily padded although, for my 13″ MacBook, there’s still quite a bit of space for it to slide around. I’m sure that a 15″ laptop would fit snugly.
In the smaller front compartment, there are a couple of zipped pockets and storage space for your hard disks, thumbdrives and so on. Otherwise, I’d say that the Sonic is quite simple in design and doesn’t have much to fiddle with. In case you’re wondering, that’s a good thing. It also has a huge foamy shoulder pad (not pictured) so carrying your laptop around all day won’t hurt your bony* shoulders.
*If you’re a geek.
Good: Retro look is funky. Lots of space. Heavily padded main compartment. Nice, thick shoulder pads.
Bad: Front compartment not sufficiently padded. Slightly on the bulky side.
Next up is the iPad org board. It’s actually seen its fair share of hype when this puppy was released. Simply put, the org board is an utilitarian’s wet dream. It has an iPad sleeve on one side and on the other, there are straps to attach more stuff like your iPhone, iPod and 2 pens (or whatever that’s able to fit, like cables or earphones).
The iPad compartment is lined with neoprene and has a flap to conceal the iPad. Even with the flap open, the iPad will not be able to slip out of the case. Trust me, I’ve tried. It’s a very tight fit.
The org board can be used on its own and makes for a very solid iPad case that you can carry around for short spans of time. It also gives you the opportunity to safely store your iPad in any bag you use on a regular basis.
Good: Neoprene case offers moderate protection. Organisational section is very handy.
Bad: Can’t use the iPad while in the case. Org board gets quite heavy when completely filled.
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