2014 iPad iPhone iPod Buyers' Guide from iLounge.com


Incase EO Travel Roller Bag

Anyone who takes quick trips knows that having to carry multiple bags—luggage plus something to lug around a computer and iPad—can be a pain. That’s why we can definitely see the appeal of Incase’s EO Travel Roller Bag ($250). The same size as a traditional carry-on bag, it includes dedicated space for your Mac and more. Read More


Twelve South Rutledge BookBook for MacBook

Twelve South has had a busy few weeks when it comes to updated iDevice accessories; check out its new SurfacePad for iPad mini and Compass 2. Now it’s decided to give the Mac some love with Rutledge BookBook for MacBook ($100). The South Carolina-based company has had versions of its leather, book-inspired MacBook case since 2010, and those initial versions can still be had for $80. Rutledge is an aesthetic update, and boy, is it pretty.  Read More


Ogio Commuter

While portables are getting smaller and smaller, bigger bags seem to be the trend lately. Take Ogio’s new Commuter ($100). The water resistant backpack is almost 20” tall, with 1,350 cubic inches of space inside. Read More


Hex Onyx Premium Capsule Collection

Hex has always been known for nice bags, but it’s pivoted to focus on premium options. The latest family is Onyx Premium Capsule Collection, made up of three Mac bags at $180 each. Available as a duffle, tote, or backpack, each has room for a 13” or 15” MacBook, plus an iPad and iPhone. Despite the different styles, each bag uses the same materials and clearly belongs alongside the others. Read More


Tenba Transport Air Case with Wheels

We’re not convinced that traveling with or shipping an iMac is something most people will ever consider, but then again, for certain professional reasons, it makes a lot of sense. That explains why Tenba is one of a handful of companies making travel cases for the all-in-one machines, including its Transport Air Case with Wheels ($655). This edition is for the newest 27” iMacs, but you’ll actually find more than 30 sizes on the company’s web site.  Read More


WILL Leather Goods Kent Messenger Bag

A fine computer deserves a fine carrying bag, right? Well, If you really want to carry your MacBook Air or 13” MacBook Pro in style, WILL Leather Goods’ Kent Messenger Bag ($395) is an option. It’s made from some of the most handsome leather we’ve seen on a bag. The construction process helps to ensure that it’ll stand the test of time, and we have to believe the vegetable-tanned finish will age well over the years. Read More


Booq Boa nerve

Booq is back at it, with yet another bag for taking your Mac on the road. This time, it’s a messenger bag called Boa nerve ($150). Not only has the company made the bag look nice—something we’ve come to expect—but it has also built in some really cool features that make it a particularly great choice for bikers. Read More


Incase DSLR Pro Pack + DSLR Pro Sling Pack

Incase wowed us with its DSLR Sling Pack, a great camera bag that also has room for an 11” MacBook Air or iPad in the back. But if you’re a photographer with a bigger Mac, the company has options for you as well. DSLR Pro Pack ($150) and DSLR Pro Sling Pack ($170) both offer dedicated space for your DSLR, plus room for up to 15” MacBook Pros, not to mention accessory pockets galore. The former is a full backpack, while the latter is a sling-style bag. Read More


Waltzing Matilda Avery Sleeve

There are a few qualities that push the price of tech accessories up, including the use of real leather, and being assembled in America. Waltzing Matilda’s Avery Sleeve ($160) might make more sense, then: the expensive envelope is all real cowhide, 100% American sourced, and manufactured in the USA. And should be the case for the price, it looks really nice. Read More


Booq Boa shift

Booq is known for its high quality canvas bags, and Boa shift ($150) is no exception. This time, it’s a deceivingly spacious backpack. Despite the fact that it doesn’t look huge, there’s an incredible amount of storage space inside, along with all the usual Booq benefits, including a system for tracking lost bags. Read More


CalypsoCrystal CalypsoFlip

Expensive by any means, CalypsoCrystal’s new CalypsoFlip ($299) is certainly more focused on fashion than pure functionality. Coming in six different interior colors, and four different sizes for the current MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lineups, it’s a handsome case designed to stay on the laptop rather than being removed. Read More


STM Bags Impulse Medium Laptop Backpack

We’ve come to expect that when STM sends us a bag to check out, we’re going to be impressed. Its new Impulse ($100) is no different in that regard. The polyester backpack is a solid option, especially for those who need to carry books, a tablet, and other gadgets along with their MacBooks. Read More


Côte&Ciel Diver Sleeve for Evernote

For many people, Evernote has become an essential tool—a smart app with a great ecosystem that just makes sense. The company has started to branch out, moving into the accessories market with items such as last year’s Moleskine notebook, and its new collaboration with Post-it Notes. Now add to that list Côte&Ciel’s Diver Sleeve for Evernote. Where does a MacBook sleeve fit in to the equation? It frankly doesn’t. But it does look pretty nice. Read More


Cocoon Slim Backpack

Cocoon has based its business around its Grid-It! elastic band accessories, which are available as standalone products and built into various accessories. The latest, currently an Apple Store exclusive, is Slim Backpack ($80). Designed to hold any current Mac laptop up to a 15” MacBook Pro, the waterproof ballistic nylon bag is attractive enough from the outside, though not terribly different from the pack. It’s the faux suede-lined interior design that makes this one stick out. Read More


Toast Tech Covers for MacBook

Wood and aluminum may seem to make odd bedfellows on paper, but the combo can work under the right circumstances. Toast has seized on this, creating an entire business out of selling thin wooden stickers for Apple devices. Recently added to the lineup are Tech Covers for MacBook ($60+), currently including covers fitted for the non-Retina 13” and 15” MacBook Pros, 13” Retina Pro, and 13” Air. Read More

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