RoadWired introduced new versions of its lightweight laptop bags on Monday—and a new name for its company.
RoadWired plans to change its name to
Skooba Design, adopting the name of one of its laptop bag collections that has driven much of the company’s growth. RoadWired
introduced its Skooba line back in 2005. “We are going where the business, products, and customers have taken us,” CEO Michael Hess said in a press release announcing the new moniker.
That direction includes new versions of the Skooba Satchel and Skooba Seventeen, which were introduced Monday. The $99.95 Skooba Satchel 2.0 can fit most 17-inch laptops in a bag containing 15-plus pockets and compartments for storing files, folders, accessories, and other gadgets. The $119.95 Skooba Seventeen 2.0’s ZipFit system can expand up to 4 inches to fit 16.5-by-11.75-by-3.25-inch laptops; it offers 20-plus pockets and compartments.
Both the Satchel and Seventeen have added Skooba Design’s new Superbungee shoulder strap. According to Skooba, the strap is made of a high-density, floating bungee/shock cord ring that acts a shock absorber to minimize perceived weight. The wearer side of the contoured shoulder pad features a grid of air-filled cells aimed at making carrying your bag more comfortable.
Besides shipping with the updated Satchel and Seventeen products, the $25.95 Superbungee Strap is available separately in six color combinations for older bags.