The right suitcase or bag can make or break your trip to France. If you need to stay connected, though, or you're a true gadget junkie, the right bag is even more crucial. It needs to be rugged, to protect your precious electronics and, most of all, be easy to carry. These bags will make it easy to take those great laptops, cameras, mp3 players and camcorders with you.
There are several things to commend this laptop backpack. It's stylish (although men will likely prefer pick #2 below as this is very feminine). It features a separate section for files, books, magazines, and it has a pull-out cosmetics pouch. A nice bonus is that 10 percent of the sale is donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. You can do good and look good while traveling with your laptop.
This is the ideal store-it-all (or at least most of it) bag. With this bag, getting through airport security, hands-free and with all your gear, could be a breeze. OK, well at least you can listen to tunes while you wait. This messenger style laptop bag includes:
- MP3, iPod or cell phone pocket
- Organizer panel
- Key Clip
- Accessory attachment point on each shoulder strap
- Headphone Port
- External laptop sleeve
- Fully padded laptop sleeve with plush lining
If you're traveling, odds are really high you'll take pictures. You really don't want to toss your camera into a purse or pocked. It's better to be sure it's protected. What's nice about the Aurora is that you can get a medium (to hold an SLR and lens). I also love that it has lumbar support, great for the days when you've been walking, sightseeing, shooting and riding bumpy trains or the Metro.
For those of you who simply must stay connected, this bag provides a rugged style and rare roominess. You can toss the strap over your larger rolling suitcase, or you can wheel this bag on its own. It also has a three-file compartment, a great extra for business travelers. The best part is it is simple to pull out your laptop for airport security checks.
5. Baggallini Phone and PDA Gadget Bag
Sometimes it's just as important to have a good bag for little gadgets as it is for the large ones. This is a nice compact and protective gadget bag for your phone, PDA, some digital cameras or your mp3 player. It features an adjustable flap closure and elastic sides to fit Blackberry, Treo, and other popular PDAs and Smartphones. A back pocket holds credit cards, coins and liptick or pens.
If you've ever seen French TV (or you've traveled with kids), you already know it's important to bring your own DVDs and DVD player with you. This case is great because it does double-duty: you can use it as a carry case, or to prop your DVD player up on the back of a car, train or plane seat.
There is no need to get a hotel room with a desk if you have this folding miniature desk. And you can use your laptop in style, with gel wristpads and storage saddle bags. The whole contraptions folds up, and can be slid into your suitcase.