Targus, the laptop bag specialist, has joined the fashion fray with what it calls its Fashion-Forward Lifestyle collections.
The Crave Collection is made of cushioned, nylon material and reminds me of my parka. It’s fluffy, stuffed with double-foam padding, and is stain- and scratch-resistant. You can get it in either blue or green and it comes in three different styles: a 16-inch Backpack (TSB158US), 15.6-inch Laptop Slipcase (TSS113US) and 10.2-inch Netbook Case (TSS112US). Each includes a front zippered compartment, and the backpack also has a back panel with air ventilation.
If you’re in the market for something a little funkier, check out the Phobos Netbook case, which is supposed to conjure visions of acid-washed jeans. Like you ever forgot them. The crinkled case is also water-resistant and includes a front compartment for extra storage space and a magnetic closure for easy opening.