I am amazed at how much stuff I used to carry in a gear bag. The bags were huge and packed with back-breaking weight. As our devices get lighter and smaller, the need for huge, heavy bags is a thing of the past. The Mobile Edge Tech Briefcase promises to make your commute stylish and slim at only $79.99.
The Tech Briefcase is a messenger style bag designed to protect your tablet and laptop while keeping you mobile. While keeping a low profile and light weight, the bag does include extra storage for the daily essentials, but it is not an option for those who like to carry the kitchen sink. The Vegan leather finish comes in black and brown, and each look pretty classy.
While being slim, The Tech Briefcase can hold up to a 14″ laptop, so my MacBook Air is a perfect fit. I am also able to hold an iPad Mini in one of the alternate interior pockets. The taller of the pockets on the inside includes a velcro strap to secure the laptop, and the shorter pocket for a tablet has a poly fur lining. There is plenty of padding to protect both devices while being transported.
The front of the Mobile Edge Tech Briefcase contains two padded zipper pockets for accessories. I am carrying a travel power strip in one and my MacBook Air power block in the other; both fit perfectly.
The back side of the bag has two thin zippered pockets. The larger features three neoprene sleeves of varying sizes that can hold many items. There are spots for two pens or pencils, slots for two USB drives, and two memory cards. The smaller pocket is simply an open space for slimmer items. While there is not a ton of storage space, the essentials can all be carried in a light, slim packages.
Since I save most everything in the cloud and have cut down to carrying mainly just devices and their chargers, the Mobile Edge Tech Briefcase is perfect for daily carry. I choose to utilize the removable shoulder strap and the bag is super light. There is plenty of protection for such a mobile option and the bag looks great. I will start the school year using the $79.99 Tech Briefcase as my daily gear bag, and I am so glad I will not have back pain from lugging around a giant pile of stuff I will not use.
Source: The Mobile Edge Tech Briefcase was a manufacturer supplied sample.
What I like: I love the light weight and slim design. Perfect for being mobile on a daily basis.
What can be improved: The only thing I can think of would be some padding on the removable shoulder strap.