Mobile Edge Comes Through

imageI got an extra Christmas present in December from the makers of my laptop bag: Mobile Edge. Lewis Lustman, director of marketing for Mobile Edge, left a comment on an earlier post of mine and then followed up with an email to me.

I picked the Mobile Edge Chocolate Suede Tote because I wanted a laptop bag that looked like it belonged to a woman, and that didn’t involve black canvas or vinyl. It was a tough search, especially since my laptop—at 17”—was too large for many of the more fashionable bags. When I found a Mobile Edge bag at Fry’s, though, I discovered that I could fit my laptop into the bag, as long as I didn’t put it into the actual slot created for it. Since the bag was quite padded anyway, I’ve been merrily using it and putting file folders in the laptop slot since.

Recently, though, Lewis told me, Mobile Edge had started making an insert just for laptops like mine (huge) and he wanted to send me one. Naturally, I accepted.

Now, one of the things I really liked about the Mobile Edge tote I chose was that the interior piece that holds the laptop is just an insert; it can actually be removed completely from the bag (and get this, when you remove it, you don’t loose any interior pockets or features!). This means you could buy a couple of inserts and say, use the same bag for more than one laptop.

When my new insert arrived, I pulled out the old 15” insert, popped in the 17” and the laptop fits perfectly. I have had a chance to use the bag since putting in the new insert, and things do fit a bit better when you can put the laptop into the right place, so it actually feels like I have more space, not less.

I’m still a huge fan of this bag, which is well-made and durable, and I can now recommend it unreservedly for carriers of 17” laptops as well.

My one remaining complaint is that bag + laptop + peripherals + book + ... well, it’s all a little heavy. That’s more of a physics problem, though. I’ll let you know if Mobile Edge cracks the code on breaking that whole two bodies of mass attracting each other thing.

Thanks, Lewis!

Posted by Susannah Gardner on 01/02 at 07:21 PM • A Little Design
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  1. Sounds like a good gift idea! Thanks for sharing

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    Posted by renewing your mind on 01/08/07 at 05:22 PM
  2. Thanks for sharing this!  I have been looking for a good laptop bag for my 17” laptop as well and have so far been unsuccessful.  i will have to check this one out seeing as I have a major crush on Fry’s it is a bonus to be able to have a real excuse to go there!

    Posted by Jenn on 01/30/07 at 04:15 PM
  3. I have a Mobile Edge bag, too. My pink leather laptop bag I had at SXSW is Mobile Edge.  Fantastic bag, I totally love it and want to get a matching one for Kathy. grin

    Posted by Joelle on 03/01/07 at 08:29 AM
  4. Thanks for sharing. I’ll present Mobile Edge bag to my wife.

    Posted by phone cards on 05/13/08 at 05:18 AM
  5. if things keep going the way they look to be going you will not be needing your laptop tote for much longer, your mobile device alone should be more than capable to get the job done. I know that i now get and respond to most of my email via mobile, and am looking forward to loosing the 4 pound anchor as soon as possible.

    Posted by david hurowitz on 05/23/08 at 09:54 AM
  6. I have a Mobile Edge bag, too. My pink leather laptop bag I had at SXSW is Mobile Edge.  Fantastic bag, I totally love it and want to get a matching one for Kathy.

    Posted by Nokia Temaları on 06/29/08 at 02:29 AM
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