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The Week in Mac Accessories: Better bags for your MacBook

This week's roundup features several different bags for toting your laptop around. Plus: A cool new standing desk, external storage solutions, and more.

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Better bags for your MacBook

This week's roundup features several different bags for toting your laptop around. Plus: A cool new standing desk, external storage solutions, and more.

1
Brenthavien

The $40 Tred Sleeve Plus is “an ergonomic, protective sleeve” for your MacBook that offers “excellent drop protection” while featuring a “slim, contoured silhouette” and comes with an ID card window, optional arm strap, and a zippered front pocket for small accessories.

2
Cargo Works

For the Mac lover who has everything—and has to carry it everywhere—the $60 MacBook EDC Kit has room for your laptop, tablet, and smartphone, plus Molle webbing on the front to attach items and interior elastic webbing to keep everything inside the bag secured.

3
G-Technology

This company has introduced its Evolution Series of external drives, including the $230 G-DRIVE ev ATC with Thunderbolt, the $180 G-DRIVE ev ATC with USB 3.0, and the G-DRIVE ev RaW, which starts at $100 for 500 GB of storage. The devices are shipping “soon,” the company says. 

4
id America

The $60 Wall St is a “sophisticated, genuine leather laptop clutch is designed for your laptop, cell phone, cosmetic and business essentials you keep on hand.” It comes in 15 different color combinations.

5
Intrepid Bag Co.

We don’t often feature in-progress Kickstarter projects, but we’re suckers for fine leather craftsmanship. The Explorer Line—a messenger bag, an instantly convertible leather backpack, camera strap, wallet, and tech roll cord organizer—features lots and lots of it: You can pledge $899 for the entire collection, or less for individual parts. The pledging deadline is March 26.

6
Maclocks

The $45 Blade is a simple security system for your MacBook—an adhesive bracket attaches to the underside of your laptop (incidentally improving airflow and ergonomics), then connects to your workstation with a $25 cable lock. You won’t have to worry about your MacBook ending up in the wrong hands.

7
Stir

The $2990 Stir Kinetic Desk M1 is a standing desk designed seemingly with Apple fans in mode and vice mind—it includes an iPad-like touchscreen built into the desktop: tap twice, and the desk adjusts its position from sitting to standing mode and vice versa. Shockingly, it can be assembled in just about 15 minutes. 

8
STM

The Dux is a MacBook protector with a transparent cover and reinforced corners. It offers access to all of the laptop’s ports, and includes textured rubber feet that prevent the MacBook from sliding on smooth surfaces. Its open hinge allows your MacBook Air to breathe and cool itself easily.