That most dreaded time of year is just around the corner. And the pressure is on to ensure that you buy the perfect present for the woman in your life. Make the wrong decision and you’re paying for it for the rest of the year!
If you’ve decided that your special lady deserves a laptop, you might be thinking that picking the best laptop spec for your budget will be the hardest part. Wrong. You’ve got to make sure you have the right accessories. The most popular laptop accessory we sell is the humble laptop bag. A bag is there to protect your laptop; store pens, papers, chargers etc and express a little part of who you are. Actually scrub that last part. The market is awash with functional, black, boring laptop cases that say nothing. Fortunately, laptop manufacturers have realised that woman use laptops too (crazy, I know!) and that they want to look good whilst transporting their precious tech around with them.
I asked a few bag manufacturers for bags that they think women will love – and luckily for you – they came through.
I’ve picked a few of my favourites for review, and I hope these will help guide you in your decision (and maybe even earn you some brownie points).
First up is the Belkin Sleeve for Ultrabook – Quicklinx: 90HP
This is slim and sleek – ideal for popping into another bag, or covering your laptop whilst it’s in a drawer. The laptop fits into the sleeve with a bit of wiggling. This is just down to it being new. However, no amount of wiggling could get a 13.3″ MacBook Air into it. The magnetic flap that closes the sleeve adds to the sleek design. The interior is brushed to ensure that the laptop chassis stays scratch free.
This bag has plenty of pockets and compartments. Really, it’s like a handbag that has room for a laptop. It feels like a quality sturdy bag that will last (at least until red and black go out of fashion). I particularly like the red contrast handles and the red interior lining. The front pocket is great for keys, and my work pass and my purse can fit in the inside.
This is more like a laptop bag than the Adelaide, but it is still quite feminie and retains a stylish edge. It feels like a well – built quality bag. It isn’t as roomy as the Adelaide – it doesn’t have the additional front pockets. But there’s enough room to store your phone, a slim purse, a few keys and some documents. This is a good one for a lady who wants to look professional and fashionable.
The final bag I’m going to review is the Techair Portrait Case – Quicklinx: 8HJM
To be honest, this isn’t a ladies’ bag as such, it’ll do for anyone. But it’s nice enough for a girly girl to own! It’s a cross body style bag, with a red lining to the front compartment. The larger compartment has a faux fur lining, ensuring that your Ultrabook is nice and snug. There’s not much room for anything else – I couldn’t find my sandwiches in it, or a big purse – but other than that I like the simplicity and cross-body styling of this bag.
Just in case you’re wondering (no pun intended), the sexy piece of kit trying out the bags is the Acer S7.