Backed Or Whacked: iPads In Good StandingIn the campaign video.
However, the Tribunga is no couch potato. It can support an iPad at chest level while standing or walking (although probably not with the degree of stability that the Trego provides). It also seems like it might work well as a video stabilizer if one deigns to touch it. With a backer price starting at $30, the Tribunga stood to be a relatively inexpensive way to keep your iPad or other portable electronic device on your person. However, the campaign wound down with only about 10 percent of the $20,000 requested.
Whacked: iWorm . In a category of products that is a mass of metal placed within range of the magnet of dorkiness, the iWorm stands out. Resembling a mutated stethoscope, the iWorm braces the weight of the iPad — and the rest of its form — around the shoulder blades and chest. Creator Jeffrey Gu lays out the tongue-in-cheek ultimatum plainly: “Basically, you get to decide between having pain therapy or having the iWorm. There are only two choices in this world.” Gu stirs no controversy in readily admitting that the prototype could use some design enhancement. That said, the best design embellishment without a doubt is the presence of smiley faces on the two green balls that rest the iWorm against the front of the person with enough emotional fortitude to wear it.
STM Nomad Shoulder Laptop Bag ReviewMore than a messenger bag, STM’s Nomad Shoulder Bag lives up to its name, enabling you to be nomadic with just one bag. Looking in this bag is like looking into the T.A.R.D.I.S. It seems much bigger on the inside with pockets upon pockets. It comes with a sturdy and very attractive laptop sleeve that slips perfectly in place into the bag and is easily accessed through a zipper instead of just the usual access point, the flap. The shoulder strap is very customizable and has a cushioned shoulder pad. This water resistant bag holds up great.
Although this bag comes in three colors, gray, orange, and blue, we chose to test out the blue. It is a soft robin’s egg blue that is easy on the eyes. The main material is a water resistant santori, which means that you can dash through a spat of rain with it, but not let it sit in a puddle. Incidental moisture slicks off it. This medium bag seems more like a large at 13.4 vertrical inches, 16.9” horizontal. Although it says it fits most 15” laptops, I was able to very comfortable fit my 17” Macbook with a shell on into both the sleeve and the bag, with no problems at all. There is definitely some wiggle room here. Once weighed down with all the items, the bag was surprisingly very comfortable. The adjustable straps let me get the weight distribution just right. If you want to sling it behind you, messenger style, then the two metal clips at the bottom secure the fold-over flap so that nothing bounces out.With all that cushion and protection the laptop is very secure.