The Targus 15.4″ Trademark Backpack Review

[Ed. note: Larry originally wrote this?review for the Palm Is Life forum, but he has also translated it for Gear Diary. To see this?review in the original Chinese, click here.]?

As my travel gear and gadgets are getting more and more heavy, I need a backpack to balance the load on my shoulders rather than try to use a side pack which I?find uncomfortable and?might even hurt me.

Last week, I got a Targus 15.4″ Trademark Backpack from Targus Taiwan; let’s see what it claims to do for you.

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Here?are the Product Details that are quoted from Targus official site:
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The Targus Trademark Backpack contains a full zip down workstation compartment and padded notebook sleeve designed for notebooks with up to 15.4″ screens. The padded contoured shoulder straps and mesh lumbar back panel are designed to increase ventilation while transporting your notebook and supplies. The backpack is also equipped with locking zippers on the notebook section and an elastic security strap for added protection. A business card holder, 3 pen loops, multiple accessory pockets, hidden zippered storage pocket and removable cell phone pocket make it easy to transport your office supplies. Two zippered side pockets and two water bottle holders are also included for convenience. This casual backpack is great for a student or executive to protect their notebook on-the-go.

I took some pictures for the Targus Trademark Backpack, so let’s take a look:

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Adjustable shoulder straps that?adjust to?fit your need.?

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Side mesh pack allows you to carry bottled water.

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A removable cell phone pocket is attached on a shoulder strap.

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Inside the front zippered chamber.

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A hidden zippered pocket is 4.75″ in width and 5.9″ in depth, and it can be used to store a?pocket sized camera, MP3/MP4 player, PDA, cell phone, cables and keys, etc.?

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Now let’s take a look at the notebook section… oh! what’s that inside? uh ha!… it’s the other Targus backpack! [Ed. note: the additional backpacks are shown for size comparison purposes, they are not included with the 15.4 backpack reviewed here.]

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The capacity of the 15.4″ Trademark Backpack is much bigger than my currently used carrying cases. In fact, it’s my 3rd Targus backpack.

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Inside of the notebook section.

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Here I put in a 14″ Compaq notebook, there is a 1.5″ gap though. It may fit up to 15.4″ notebook PC.

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The instruction card shows all functions of this backpack.

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Lifetime Warranty???… Yes! it is true. You can send you broken backpack back to Targus for repair under limited usage condition.

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The list price of the Targus 15.4″ Trademark Backpack is at $59.99 US, for more detail please refer to Targus official site.

Technical Specs:

Color – Black
Device Compatibility – 14.33″ x 11.81″ x 1.69″
Exterior Dimensions – 19.5″ x 16.0″ x 9″
Exterior Material – Nylon
Warranty – Limited Lifetime Warranty
Weight – 3.6 lbs

Features:

Capacity – Interior notebook compartment designed to fit notebooks with up to 15.4″ screens
Organization – Top-loading backpack equipped with padded notebook sleeve and elastic security strap for extra protection, functional zip-down workstation, business card holder, 3 pen loops, multiple accessory pockets, locking zippers on the notebook section, a hidden zippered storage compartment, removable cell phone pocket, two zippered side pockets and two water bottle holders
Ergonomics ? Contains padded contoured shoulder straps, a padded carry handle, a padded mesh lumbar back panel to increase ventilation and feet to protect the bottom of the case.

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About the Author

Larry Liaw
Since Larry was a child he has always been curious about the world of electronics. Right after reading the biography of the greatest inventor ? Thomas Edison, he made up his mind to become a person with a high-tech background that would be capable of inventing the greatest products in the world; it?s not only a goal, but also the dream of his life, a dream that has never died. Larry has spent a lot of time and interest in researching PDA technologies. Besides, keeping up with and studying them, Larry is an administrator of the popular Taiwanese site Palm Is Life (which has well over 36,000 members) and he also has a PDA hardware DIY web site. Larry is always looking for ways to improve the electronics devices, consumer products, even the vehicles he owns, trying to make them even more functional and convenient. He believes that this is the spirit which a high-tech person must have.
  • Nice backpack!!

  • TrvlngDrew

    I’m an old guy that wears a suit everyday and I have very large shoulders (little waist still!) and it seems that backpacks look really silly on me to say nothing of the suit scrunching.

    Can’t seem to find an elegant solution so carrying Tumi briefcase when light load and a wheelie Tumi briefcase when really loaded down..

    Guess I’m longing for a time long gone.. Or anyone else with similar dilemna and solution?