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Week In Review ~ 13 July
Love your organization? Tired of having to carry gadget charging accessories? Need to be super stealthy when carrying top-secret information? Perhaps you’re after some eye-catching work/play carry or a handy daily carry piece that won’t break the budget. It’s all in our Week In Review…
Colorful carry with everyday functionality
Keeping in line with BAGGU’s philosophy of making ‘simple, high quality bags in many bright colors’ their Knapsack favors functionality over flash. There’s an exterior front pocket and a separate padded section in the main compartment that can hold up to a 15-inch laptop. The velcro closure for the exterior pocket may not be to your liking and the top flap buckle certainly can’t compare with military-grade buckles but that’s not the point of this knapsack. It’s designed to hold up to your daily urban adventures, not to mention the bonus of the wallet-friendly pricetag – $64.
Leading the charge to reduce EDC
If you love your Apple gadgets, chances are you’re carrying around a charger or a cable connector on a frequent basis. Bluelounge’s Kii is designed to minimize your EDC by serving as a compact charger-connector for iPods, iPhones and iPads. It can be carried on a keychain (and resembles a key in appearance), with one end serving as a connector while the other end is a USB that inserts into your laptop to charge your device. Check out the video above for more information.
Hybrid carry for happy organizers
If you’re a little bit obsessed with organization, William Joseph has produced some hybrid carry that might need to find its way into your carry collection. Their Exodus pack is a combination of a backpack and vest which can be separated via buckles if required. Additionally this pack incorporates an interesting closure system in the form of Zip-No closure technology which uses rare earth magnets instead of zippers for frequently accessed compartments.
Refined rawness for work or play
xobruno’s Dumaine messenger bag has a rugged urban chic look to it that would accommodate work and play. This handmade messenger is made from distressed waxed leather with a raw edge and incorporates brass hardware. There’s a front zipped pocket, two back slip pockets and an interior sleeve pocket for a laptop (with three size options to suit 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch laptops). You can read a little bit of background info on the brand’s founder Michelle Kline here.
A cool bit of change to stealthy carry
This is officially awesome. EDC carry for micro SD cards in the form of a coin. The MicroNickel is created from a real coin and opens via a metal ring that can be worn on your finger and which looks like a normal piece of jewellery. The perfect means of carrying super sensitive information – just make sure you don’t get it confused with your other coins!