Timbuk2, maker of messenger bags, backpacks, Kindle Paperwhite dinner jackets, and laptops sleeves, now hopes to attract even more attention from the tech set with two new bags that can recharge your devices. And if you've ever wondered how the company's famous bags get made, we scored a tour of the San Francisco factory floor to show you how that gets done, too. … Read more
Congrats to Chris L. of Rochester, N.Y., for winning a TyPad 2 iPad case with Bluetooth keyboard in last week's giveaway. If you love CNET (but of course you do!), you'll love this week's prize, a custom Timbuk2 bag sporting the CNET logo.
This isn't just any custom bag, though. It was designed by me and my CNET colleague Seth Rosenblatt using Timbuk2's online customization tool. Not to brag about our design skills or anything, but everyone here in the office who's seen this bag wants it -- badly. … Read more
Not surprisingly, Apple's very particular about just what it lets into its brick-and-mortar and online stores. Which is why Timbuk2 gave its limited edition Mission MacBook Messengers a little extra Apple flair.
The new bags, which cost $130 and are an Apple online exclusive for now (they're just about to hit Apple.com but aren't being sold quite yet), come in three "wicked" colors: Specialty White, Specialty Gunmetal Racing Stripe, and Specialty Black.
However, the white model and its supershiny vinyl and perforated faux leather finish is the most eye-catching and most closely mirrors Apple's trademark white products. … Read more
Timbuk2 makes some interesting laptop and tablet cases, and I thought it was worth highlighting the Crater laptop sleeve, which hit the market a few months back and is ostensibly designed for Apple's MacBook Air models but can also be used with slim Windows ultrabooks.
It has a rubbery, meshlike feel to it, and is very lightweight (I've used it for the last week with an 11-inch Macbook Air). The key feature is that if you hold it up to the light (or just look at it), you'll notice that it has lots of little perforations or &… Read more
With a lot of people buying Apple's magnetic Smart Cover to go along with their new iPad 2's, many iPad accessory case makers are starting to tout the ability of their sleeve-style cases to accommodate the iPad 2 with that Smart Cover left on. The idea, of course, is that when you travel, you'll want a little more protection for your precious Apple tablet, and the sleeve is the perfect way to completely cover your iPad 2.
Timbuk2's upcoming Pop-Up case is kind of a hybrid sleeve/hard case, with a rigid front for added protection, … Read more
Fans of Timbuk2 bags need no longer hack together camera bags out of third-party padding materials. The company is now offering its own camera bag dubbed the "Snoop."
The limited edition messenger bag, which from the outside looks just like any other bag, features a padded camera and lens compartment that can be fully sealed with a top zipper and removed when not in use. It then locks back into place with velcro. Other features include a clear front pocket for stashing memory cards, and a padded compartment behind the camera zone for a laptop.
Netbooks are generally small enough to fit in most any bag you've got, but if you want something small to carry around your Netbook (and your Netbook only), Timbuk2's new T-Pack does the trick. This bag can be used in one of three ways: as a standalone, padded case to be thrown in another bag, as a shoulder bag, or as a backpack-style bag, which in the above photo looks kind of ridiculous.
Along with holding your computer, the bag also has a zip pocket on the bottom that can be used to stash your power adapter, along … Read more