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Environmentally friendly case offers unique design that may not be for everyone.
Our collection of reviews of iPad bags, packs, and slings grows larger this week. New reviews include Tom Bihn's Synapse, STM's Jacket iPad, Timbuk2's Freestyle Netbook Messenger, Cocoon's Harlem iPad/Netbook Sling, Incase's Travel Kit Plus, Loopbag's Transit iPad Case, Case Logic's Netbook/iPad Attache, and Kensington's Sling Bag.
If you really don’t need many extras, and you don't mind some rough design edges, Case Logic’s Netbook/iPad Attache is an OK option when you consider its rock-bottom price.
Instead of a device-specific padded compartment, the Synapse offers a place to put your sleeve-encased iPad or 13-inch (or smaller) laptop, making for a surprisingly versatile daypack-sized backpack. Throw in quality materials and construction, as well as a clever design, and you get a standout bag for those of us blessed with both an iPad and a laptop.
The Travel Kit Plus is an impressive pack that makes it simple to tote the essentials for on-the-go typing: your iPad, Apple's Bluetooth keyboard, and a few accessories. It even includes a useful portable iPad stand. Its biggest limitation is that its bulk makes it awkward to fit inside other bags, but it's not quite big enough to hold documents on its own.
The Cocoon Harlem iPad/Netbook Sling is a good bag if you need to bring a lot of accessories and trinkets along with your iPad. Solid construction and unique design make this bag a pleasure to use.
Timbuk2's venerable build quality and smart design are present in this scaled-down version of the company's classic messenger.
The STM jacket iPad succeeds at its goal of iPad-carrying minimalism. Good build quality at a great price make this a solid choice if you don't need to carry many extras.
The Sling Bag is a decent iPad and netbook bag at a rock-bottom price. It offers a smaller form factor over traditional notebook bags, but has enough extra room for a couple magazines or a book. Thanks to a few design flaws, though, you can do much better if you spend just $10 to $20 more.
The Loopbags Transit iPad Case is built well, though it's a better fit for netbooks than for the iPad. A unique, though perhaps gimmicky, design sets it apart from the crowd.
Zippered sleeves protect your iPad inside another bag, such as a backpack, briefcase, or messenger bag. We've added a number of new reviews of such sleeves.
A case as simple as its name, Case Logic's iPad Case - Black is a slim but protective zippered sleeve for the iPad. And it's black.
Repurposed netbook case is a little large for iPad, but sports nice features.
This puffy nylon case provides ample iPad protection along with a zippable accessory pocket and retractable handles.
Classy and slim iPad case provides good protection, looks sharp.