First Look: Speck CorePack 10 + PortPack 10 for iPad

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Unfortunately not tailored specifically to the iPad, but each with padded compartments capable of holding Apple’s tablet or significantly thicker netbooks, Speck’s new CorePack-10 ($50) and PortPack-10 ($50) are smaller and improved versions of earlier laptop bags we’ve seen from the case and bag maker. CorePack-10 thankfully slims down what was one of the bigger horizontal laptop shoulder bags we’ve seen, retaining the same nylon-bodied, dual-compartment design that seals with a flap on the front and a zipper on the back where the iPad is held. Pulling the two sides apart turns the still large bag into two halves that lie flat; opening the front side’s flap yields a plaid interior with small zippered compartments and a large open area large enough for a textbook, notepad, or other items. A new shoulder strap design incorporates a flip-up, flat handle that we like more than the puffy one in the original CorePack. PortPack-10 is significantly more traditional, a flap- and single zipper-shut vertically-oriented compartment with padded iPad and “other stuff” areas — capable of expanding using a zipper release if you need more space — plus two smaller zippered pockets and an open rear pocket. The shoulder strap here is handle-less, but still adjustable. We like the ballistic nylon and plaid combos used in each of these designs.

First Look: Speck CorePack 10 + PortPack 10 for iPad


First Look: Speck CorePack 10 + PortPack 10 for iPad

First Look: Speck CorePack 10 + PortPack 10 for iPad

First Look: Speck CorePack 10 + PortPack 10 for iPad

First Look: Speck CorePack 10 + PortPack 10 for iPad

First Look: Speck CorePack 10 + PortPack 10 for iPad

First Look: Speck CorePack 10 + PortPack 10 for iPad

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Company and Price

Company: Speck Products

Website: http://www.speckproducts.com/

Model: CorePack + PortPack for iPadt

Price: $50 Each

Compatible: iPad

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.